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

Through its competitive Global Startup Competition, Arch Grants retains and attracts the most innovative entrepreneurs to the St. Louis region.

This program is an aggressive effort to inspire the next generation of employers, civic leaders, and philanthropists for St. Louis.

For more information, visit Arch Grants or follow their updates on:

Arch Grants Extends 2020 Application Deadline Indefinitely, Announces Relief Fund

$50K Equity Free Funding Isn’t the Only Reason to Apply for an Arch Grant Says SwipeSum

Arch Grants to Provide Equity-Free Funding to 5 Geospatial Startups in 2020

Arch Grants Awards $1M in Equity-Free Funding to 20 Startups Committed to Operating from St. Louis

In 7 years, Arch Grants has Become Essential to the Startup Ecosystem

Arch Grants Discusses Building Economic Sustainability

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Arch Grants: 2019 Global Startup Competition NOW OPEN

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Ten Semi-Finalists Announced for $1,000,000 Pitch Competition

“How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups”

Recapping the Web: “After Arch Grants: Two St. Louis Tech Companies Helping People with Vision, Hearing Impairments”

SensrTrx Partners With Jitterbit to Deliver API Integration Platform Capabilities

20 Startups Commit to St. Louis to Level Up Our City

Chaifetz Group Launches Competition to Offer $1 Million in Follow-on Capital to Arch Grant Recipients

A “No” from Arch Grants Isn’t a “No” to Your Business

Boomerang Generation: “The New Magnetism of Mid-Size Cities”

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From Science Research to IoT Device Design: Plant Analytics Startup Grows With Arch Grants

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It Takes a Village (and Universities Directly Engaging the Startup Ecosystem) to Retain Talent in St. Louis

Universities in St. Louis Are More Engaged Than Ever In the Startup Ecosystem

Diagnostics Tool Developer Secures $1M in Funding to Detect GI Disease

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How Allison Mitchell Made the Leap from Philosophy Major to Fashion Designer

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Bioscience Startup Founders: Expect Bumps in the Road From Academic to Entrepreneur

Mission Driven Startup Radically Thought Through Business Model to Reach Sustainable Business Goals

Want to Supercharge Your Startup? Apply for Arch Grants’ Global Startup Competition

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Arch Grants gets $500,000 from Missouri Technology Corporation

18 Startups Win $50,000 Each To Locate Their Business In St Louis

Ben Burke on Commitment and Creativity at Arch Grants

5 Reasons To Build Your Startup in St. Louis

Arch Grants’ New Executive Director on Why Startups Should Choose St. Louis

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Arch Grants Hires Emily Lohse-Busch as its New Executive Director

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Applications Open for the 2017 St. Louis Export Challenge Powered by Arch Grants and JP Morgan Chase

Arch Grants Startup Raises Seed Round

St. Louis is Quickly Becoming One of the Best Places to Grow a Business

Arch Grants Show Big Impact in First Five Years

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Ginger Imster Joins the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as VP of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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

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Arch Grants Churns Out Accelerator Winners

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients

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Arch Grants Keeps Its Entrepreneurs in the Ecosystem

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Making Bold Moves

MTC Pledges $1 million to Arch Grants at 2015 Arch Grants Gala; Winter Class Announced

This Serial Entrepreneur Still Finds New Ways to Scale Up

Candy Lab is Sweet on Virtual Marketing

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How the Startup Ecosystem in Downtown St. Louis is Growing into an Innovation District

How Venture Philanthropy is Taking Shape In St. Louis

Upstart City: Why The Sky Is The Limit When It Comes To St. Louis’ Startup Scene

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Arch Grants Announces Summer 2015 Global Startup Competition Recipients

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Arch Grants Announces 2014 Winners

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