Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer Global Startup Competition.

Since the launch of Arch Grants in 2012, the competition has awarded grants to 86 early-stage businesses grants totaling $4.7 million. Recipients receive a $50,000 equity-free Arch Grant and a host of pro bono support services from local Angel Vendors.

This season brings 10 companies to live in St. Louis. Some are familiar—three have been through other accelerators based in STL—and some not, with origins from both coasts and out of the country. Though the companies will officially be introduced at Downtown STL’s Summer Event tomorrow evening at Union Station, get to know the companies below.


(Chicago, IL)
Fletch is a student retention app that increases student utilization of on campus support services. It also makes it easy for students to organize study groups and leverage their peers for support.


(St. Louis, MO)
FocalCast is a enterprise cloud platform that turns any device into a live “Smartboard” for unlimited collaboration and presentations.


(St. Louis, MO)
Geneoscopy is developing a noninvasive, stool-based, preventive screening test to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer (CRC) in high risk individuals.

Helper Helper

(CO/St. Louis, MO)
Helper Helper is the simplest way for schools and students to coordinate and track volunteer hours.

Janus Choice

(Chicago, IL)
Janus Choice helps patients and their families find the right care after a hospital stay.

Longneck & Thunderfoot

(New York, NY)
Longneck & Thunderfoot provide business writing services and editorial news teams to transform company blogs into successful and influential marketing channels.


(St. Louis, MO)
Radiologics develops FDA-compliant data management systems for medical imaging in clinical trials.


(St. Louis, MO/Buenos Aires, Argentina)
S4 provides risk management solutions to transfer ag financial risk from row crop farmers to financial markets, by turning technical data into actionable information.


(St. Louis, MO)
TinySuperheroes is a superhero cape company with a big mission to empower Extraordinary kids as they overcome illness or disability. TinySuperheroes sell superhero capes and donates capes to small children fighting big battles.

Well Health

WELL Health is a HIPAA-compliant messaging platform that lets healthcare practices have conversations with patients on their existing text and messaging apps instead of phone calls, snail mail, and email.