Arch Grants Announces 10 Global Startup Competition Recipients for its Winter Class

Arch Grants, a non-profit providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs, announces today the 10 recipients of its 2016 Winter Global Startup Competition. The official unveiling of the 2016 winter cohort will take place at the organization’s fourth annual gala this evening, which is sold out.

The 10 Winter 2016 Arch Grant Recipients are:

Accelerate Wind

Accelerate Wind creates novel rooftop wind energy solution provider–one that operates quieter, cheaper, and more aesthetically pleasing than today’s solutions.

Exit 7C

Exit 7C is accelerating sustainable transportation with a flex-fuel conversion kit and a network of biofuel pumps that connect to an app.


Illerasoft’s software allows hospitals within the same health system to share equipment and introduce intelligence to asset utilization.

OfCourse Scheduling

Intentia Technologies provides focused technology solutions; Their product, OfCourse Scheduling, is a proven scheduling solution for higher education institutions.


Magnatone makes high-end guitar amplifiers in St. Louis and sell them worldwide.


NanoMetallix has developed a new class of engineered particles to enhance rocket propellants and explosive devices.

Pro-Arc Diagnostics

Pro-Arc Diagnostics increases access to therapy for immunocompromised patients with a unique JC virus assay.

Riley’s Premium Pet Products

Riley’s Organics is a trusted line of human grade USDA-certified organic dog treats with proven acceptance and growing national footprint.


SafeTrek keeps people safe by making safety automatic.


SensrTrx is a manufacturing analytics platform that takes machine data & transforms it into dashboards that display actionable information.

In addition to announcing the winter cohort at tonight’s gala, Arch Grants will honor Michael Neidorff, Chairman, President, and CEO of Centene Corporation with the 2016 Arch Grants Entrepreneur Award during the event. Past awardees include Rodger Riney of Scottrade, David Steward of World Wide Technology, and Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear.

Since the launch of Arch Grants in 2012, the competition has awarded grants to 96 early-stage businesses, and by the end of 2016 the organization will have awarded $5.2M in grants (Read more about Arch Grants’ impact over the last four years.). Recipients receive a $50,000 equity-free Arch Grant and pro bono support services.

“Our final cohort of 2016 Arch Grants Recipients are the capstone on our 5th Anniversary Year,” says Ginger Imster, Executive Director of Arch Grants.

“By the end of this year we will have awarded $5.2M in grants since the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition launched in 2012. We are thrilled to have another sold-out Gala and we look forward to celebrating the impact of philanthropy and entrepreneurship in St. Louis.”