The Arch Grants global competition awards $50,000 grants to promising start-ups that re-locate or stay in St. Louis. We have awarded $3.1 million to date and we do not take a stake in the company. Since 2012, we have funded 55 companies from applicants across the world. In the first eighteen months of our program, our entrepreneurs have created 192 jobs, generated $6.5 million in revenue, and raised $17.7 million in follow-on funding. In addition to the grant, startups receive free legal, accounting, marketing, and mentoring support through extensive partnering with local organizations.
St. Louis is #2 in the U.S. in ease of starting a new business: