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Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to become charitable app GiftAMeal’s largest restaurant partner, feeding families facing hunger in 12 states

By SPN Newsroom / June 29, 2022

With a growing number of Americans relying on local food banks for help finding their next meal, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken will join GiftAMeal as the app’s largest restaurant partner to help feed families facing hunger across 12 states, according to a press release issued today. Nearly one million meals have been provided by GiftAMeal…

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2022 proves Missouri is the next U.S. tech hub

By Subash Alias / June 6, 2022

This is an opinion piece by Subash Alias and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way humans move through the world. From social distancing to widespread masking to telecommuting, most people’s lives look a lot different now than in February 2020. The American tech industry hasn’t…

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Arch Grants awards $350,000 to four portfolio companies in Spring growth grants cycle

By SPN Newsroom / May 18, 2022

St. Louis-based nonprofit Arch Grants has officially awarded $350,000 in non-dilutive grants to four of its portfolio companies through its Growth Grants program. The list of companies includes Flipstik, Generation Mindful, HomeTraq and TCARE. “We are thrilled to award these four companies through the Growth Grants program,” said Gabe Angieri, executive director of Arch Grants.…

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Arch Grants, BioGenerator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and The Yield Lab partner to create an AgriFoodTech Arch Grants funding track

By SPN Newsroom / April 7, 2022

The St. Louis agtech ecosystem has coalesced its resources to attract startups to the St. Louis region by funding an AgriFoodTech track in the annual Arch Grants Startup Competition. BioGenerator, the startup arm of BioSTL; the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; and The Yield Lab have partnered with Arch Grants to extend more funding opportunities…

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Arch Grants increasing award amount for annual startup grants competition, will fund relocation costs

By Jonathan Gerhardson / February 7, 2022

Arch Grants has announced it will increase the awards for its annual startup grants competition beginning this year. The program awards annual non-dilutive grants to startups and early-stage businesses who base their operations out of St. Louis for at least one year. Winners receive $75,000, with an additional $25,000 available for eligible applicants to cover…

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Arch Grants Awards $400,000 to four portfolio companies in fall growth grants cycle

By SPN Newsroom / December 14, 2021

St. Louis-based nonprofit Arch Grants has officially awarded $400,000 in non-dilutive grants to four of its portfolio companies through its Growth Grants program, according to a press release issued yesterday. The list of companies includes Big Heart Tea Co., Native Pet, Rebundle and Swipesum. Earlier this spring, Arch Grants awarded $200,000 to two additional portfolio…

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St. Louis-based Arch Grants awards over $1.9 million to 35 startups

By SPN Newsroom / October 5, 2021

St. Louis-based Arch Grants has awarded over $1.9 million in non-dilutive grants to its 2021 cohort of 35 new startups and early-stage businesses. Each year, Arch Grants welcomes innovative, scalable and job-creating startups from around the world to participate in the nonprofit’s annual Startup Competition for a chance to be awarded $50,000 in non-dilutive grants…

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Opinion: Why you should narrow your next business location to certified sites

By Subash Alias / September 30, 2021

The following is an opinion piece from Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, a public-private economic development organization. It does not necessarily reflect the views of SPN. Business expansions are an exciting prospect, but they can also be intimidating. Major setbacks and delays during business expansion can cost a fortune. If your company needs assurance that…

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Upcoming Founders Thriving Retreat gives entrepreneurs the chance to form healthier relationships to work, life, success—and themselves

By Matthew Robbins Case / August 11, 2021

For an entrepreneur, the American Dream can come at a high price. Long hours, relentless stress and the various headaches inherent to launching a business can pile up on a person, robbing them of their joie de vivre—or worse.     Gv Freeman knows all about that.  Leaving his hometown in central Nebraska for the bigger city,…

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