Are you an entrepreneur looking to launch your next big idea? Are you a startup looking for funding? Join us this Thursday at 11:30 AM for an online chat with @ArchGrants executive director to learn about how to apply for arch grants!
Where: Online using twitter. You can participate in the chat by adding the hashtag #STLChat or using a chat program like tweet chat it is super easy to use. Once you log in with your twitter id you can follow the chat by entering STLChat in the hash tag box.
The direct link to #STLChat > http://tweetchat.com/...
How to apply for Arch Grants
Sara Spear, Executive Director
About Arch Grants
Arch Grants seeks to create a more robust startup culture and infrastructure in St. Louis. To increase employment growth and establish St. Louis as a place where entrepreneurs want to start and grow their businesses, Arch Grants offers startups funding in the form of grants and supports the startups as they remain or transition to downtown St. Louis. The Arch Grants Business Plan Competition helps to shape the image of St. Louis among aspiring entrepreneurs and others looking to have a formative role in building a new entrepreneurial climate in St. Louis.
Through the Business Plan Competition, Arch Grants selects promising startups to receive $50,000. Typically, taking venture capital forces an aspiring entrepreneur to sacrifice a significant stake in their company in exchange for funds. This process is often limited to ventures with access to the startup hotbeds like Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. Arch Grants provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to start a business with non-dilutive capital. In addition, Arch Grants supports the growth of winning companies by providing access to business networking and mentoring, free legal and accounting services, collaboration with local universities, and discounts on housing and affordable office space. After receiving an initial Arch Grant, startups have the opportunity to secure a second round of up to $100,000 in funding along with direct access to St. Louis-based angel investors.
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Chat with you soon!