Prize $ 50K
Takes 0% equity
Funds 6 startups per year
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Invests in North America
We are looking for the best and brightest underestimated entrepreneurs with creative solutions, technologies, and business models for improving the region's economic disparities.

Applicant Eligibility:
The most competitive applicants will be:
- For-profit startups and small businesses,
- Focused on business models that are scalable and impactful,
- Near- or post-revenue, and
- Based in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

Perks & Benefits for Winning Founders:
Winning founders will receive the following perks and benefits:

- $50,000 cash award, equity free for ~6-8 founders,
- 8-week exclusive, customized business development program,
- One lead mentor to serve as accountability coach,
- Paid student intern for 20 hours a week during program,
- Access to faculty and researchers to amplify enterprise with possible grants and further research,
- Access to 100,000+ person strong UMSL alumni database,
- Bench of subject matter experts for technical support and customer introducti...
We are looking for the best and brightest underestimated entrepreneurs with creative solutions, technologies, and business models for improving the region's economic disparities.

Applicant Eligibility:
The most competitive applicants will be:
- For-profit startups and small businesses,
- Focused on business models that are scalable and impactful,
- Near- or post-revenue, and
- Based in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

Perks & Benefits for Winning Founders:
Winning founders will receive the following perks and benefits:

- $50,000 cash award, equity free for ~6-8 founders,
- 8-week exclusive, customized business development program,
- One lead mentor to serve as accountability coach,
- Paid student intern for 20 hours a week during program,
- Access to faculty and researchers to amplify enterprise with possible grants and further research,
- Access to 100,000+ person strong UMSL alumni database,
- Bench of subject matter experts for technical support and customer introductions,
- Various in-kind technology support and direct resources,
- Demo day to pitch business to St. Louis startup ecosystem for further support,
- Free dedicated work space during program, and
- 18 months of incubator space post-program.

Responsibilities for Winning Founders:
Winning founders will be responsible for the following:

- Completing their submission of initial application and subsequent due-diligence documentation;
- Participating in pitch competition, announcement event, and demo day;
- Fully attending 8-week business development program;
- Submitting semi-annual reporting of business progress post-program;
- Signing a founder commitment letter; and
- Growing their company in Greater St. Louis.
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Staff

Dan Lauer
Admin
Michael Kehoe
Admin
Michael Kehoe Professional engineer turned social entrepreneur.
Mike Bynum
Admin
Mike Bynum Perfect the enemy of complete

Startups/Companies

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