The BALSA Foundation’s mission is to promote social equity and prosperity in the St. Louis region by empowering first-time entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. BALSA Foundation works to make entrepreneurship accessible – and success attainable –to anyone wishing to pursue new business ideas but who may not have the background, network, or resources to get started.

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BALSA Foundation Articles

On Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Mike Bynum of FedTech

Startup Mentoring in St. Louis

The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Mike Bynum from The BALSA Foundation

STL Startup Funding

STL Startup Funding Guide

Why (And How) You Should Use BioSTL’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship