The 2013 Arch Grants: $1M Global Business Startup COMPETITION

The Arch Grant Global Startup Competition

$1M Startup COMPETITION (with 20 WINNERS of $50,000 each)
PRO BONO AWARDS FROM TOP BUSINESS SERVICE PROVIDERS
BUSINESS MENTORING
OPPORTUNITY FOR FOLLOW-ON FUNDING
INTRODUCTIONS TO THE VENTURE/ANGEL NETWORK

Arch Grants is a startup competition that awards $50,000 grants to startups that are in St. Louis or that are willing to relocate to St. Louis.

20 WINNERS will each receive $50,000 in non-dilutive cash.

In addition, winners will receive pro bono services from top tier companies in the St. Louis region: accounting, marketing, legal, IT and more.

For-profit startups and entrepreneurs from any industry who are looking for grant funding — and are willing to locate in St. Louis.The grant is searching  for innovative, high growth, early stage ventures that demonstrate a commitment to St. Louis.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Step 1:

Submit a one-page application online. We suggest that you work on the answers offline and cut-and-paste them into the form. After the whole brilliant idea thing, the toughest part is being concise. Deadline: January 1, 2013.

Step 2:

When you find out that you’re a semi-finalist by January 18th (let’s stay positive, right?), You will be sent a criteria for a four-page executive summary. There will likely be phone interviews at this point for follow up questions. Deadline to submit executive summary: February 3, 2013.

Step 3:

If you are one of our lucky finalists, you will be  invited  to a weekend of events in St. Louis. You will meet with two panels of judges for 10 minutes each for Q&A. In addition, you’ll get to see the best of St. Louis.

Target dates: March 23-24, 2013.

Step 4:

The 20 winners will be announced at the end of April and they will be  invited them to begin the  program June 1, 2013.

Apply Now for the 2013 Arch Grant

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