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2024 Startup Competition

This grant is provided by Arch Grants

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About This Grant

The Arch Grants Startup Competition awards innovative, scalable, and job-creating startups with $75,000 non-dilutive grants (plus an additional $25,000 for companies relocating to St. Louis) and access to an ecosystem of resources in exchange for headquartering their business in St. Louis for at least one year. Competition applications are evaluated by over 400 industry experts from the St. Louis community and around the country.

How You Can Use the Funds

  • The Company locate their headquarters in the City of St. Louis for at least one year
  • 51% of the founding team or one founder and 51% of the team need to live in St. Louis for the program year
  • At least one founder is working on the company as their primary or full-time professional role

Documents Required

  • Fill out the application online

Eligibility Requirements

  • For-profit entities
  • Technology-based products, services or solutions
  • Scalable business models
  • Early-Stage companies (validated idea stage through pre-Series A funding. Please note: Companies exceeding $75k MRR may not be eligible for our program, as we focus on early-stage startups. Please contact if you have questions).
  • Are either located in Missouri or 150 miles or less from St. Louis on the Illinois side, or are willing to relocate to St. Louis for at least one year. This includes the business headquarters, significant operations, and 51% of the Founding Team (or 1 Founder and 51% of the team).
  • We will not be able to consider companies located in Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS (and their surrounding communities) due to a partnership and shared funding with LaunchKC. If you are a prospective applicant from this area, please refer to LaunchKC.