2019 ARCH GRANTS

GLOBAL STARTUP

COMPETITION

WE’RE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Arch Grants invests in people and their pursuit of game-changing ideas. Great leadership transcends industry. We fund entrepreneurs that possess passion and vision to shape the future of St. Louis.

 

EMILY LOHSE-BUSCH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

THE 2019 GLOBAL STARTUP COMPETITION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1ST, 2019!

Arch Grants is building a new economy in St. Louis by providing $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • $50,000 equity-free funding
  • Pro bono support services in legal, accounting, marketing, and human resources
  • Networking support and introductions to angel investment and venture capital networks
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Eligibility to pitch for up to $1 million in follow on funding exclusively for Arch Grants Finalists and Recipients (More info here)

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Idea stage to pre-Series A companies
  • All industries
  • Innovative product/solution
  • Scalable business model
  • Interest in St. Louis and helping its startup ecosystem grow and thrive

TIMELINE

February 1st, 2019: Application Opens

 

April 1st, 2019: Early Application Deadline

  • If you apply by April 1st you are guaranteed feedback on your application

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    04/1/2019 09:00 AM
    04/1/2019 10:00 AM
    America/Chicago
    Arch Grants Application Deadline
    Deadline for guaranteed feedback

     

April 15th, 2019: Final Application Deadline

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04/15/2019 09:00 AM
04/15/2019 10:00 AM
America/Chicago
Arch Grants Final Application Deadline
Applications MUST be received today!

REQUIREMENTS

  • 51% of your founding team, OR at least one full-time founder AND 51% of the full team, working full-time on the business in the city of St. Louis for the year-long program (Nov. 2019 – Nov. 2020)
  • HQ located in the city of St. Louis
  • Participation in Program (approx. 8 hours per quarter)
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