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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 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, in partnership with local charitable fund, provides $50,000 each to five high-growth startups in Greater St. Louis

By SPN Newsroom / November 9, 2021

St. Louis-based NISA Investment Advisors’ Charitable Fund has partnered with nonprofit Arch Grants to increase the amount of funding available from Arch Grants’s annual startup competition via the newly formed #STLOnward Awards. NISA contributed $270,000 to the effort, allowing Arch Grants to fund five high-growth startups for $50,000 each. This comes in addition to the…

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Kansas City-based agtech startup expands to St. Louis in a bid to enable more scientific breakthroughs

By SPN Newsroom / October 4, 2021

TechAccel—a Kansas City-based technology and equity company investing in scientific breakthroughs to produce healthier plants, animals and foods—today announced its completion of a lease agreement for office and lab space at the Bio Research Development & Growth (BRDG) Park on the campus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.  The new, larger…

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Omaha’s FNTS named to list of North America’s top tech providers

By SPN Newsroom / April 2, 2021

An Omaha-based managed service provider and data center has been named to a list honoring North America’s top 250 tech companies, according to a statement released yesterday. The company, FNTS, has joined the CRN Tech Elite 250 List, an annual register of IT solution providers of all sizes in North America that have earned cutting-edge…

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Sioux Falls B2B software integration developer Prismatic launches today

By Matthew Robbins Case / March 30, 2021

A Sioux Falls-based embedded integration platform developer for B2B software companies announced its general availability launch today. The company, Prismatic, strives to provide an easy-to-use integration platform in an era of increasingly specialized business software usage. A few years ago, Prismatic CEO and co-founder Michael Zuercher noticed a need for B2B software companies to have…

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Free three-day virtual summit to be held by gener8tor

By SPN Newsroom / March 26, 2021

The 2021 gener8tor CommUNITY Growth Summit will be held virtually from March 30 to April 1 and features keynote speakers, fireside chats and panel discussions involving representatives from startups, the arts and workforce development. The event will be hosted by gener8tor, a Silicon Prairie-based entrepreneurship cultivation platform that includes startup accelerators, corporate programming and conferences. …

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GiftAMeal continues to expand reach of hunger-fighting app with new chain restaurant partnership

By Tom McCauley / March 3, 2021

GiftAMeal, a mobile app that helps people discover new restaurants and provide meals to the food-insecure, announced today that it has teamed up with Lion’s Choice, a St. Louis-based regional chain (with locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas City) that has been serving roast beef sandwiches since 1967. Beginning today, Lion’s Choice customers are eligible…

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Venture Café St. Louis announces first expert-in-residence for new EdHub program

By SPN Newsroom / February 26, 2021

Venture Café St. Louis, a nonprofit organization connecting aspiring entrepreneurs and founders, recently launched an expert-in-residence program to support individuals and teams building early-stage startups and education programs that address educational inequity and other systemic challenges. Part of the organization’s EdHub initiative, the expert-in-residence program will feature Dr. Marcus Howard as its first expert. Howard…

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HTI Labs fights human trafficking through research, technology, policy

By Tom McCauley / January 6, 2021

An Omaha-based company using a data-driven approach to combat human trafficking recently raised funding to expand its crucially needed work to support law enforcement, victims and survivors of the practice.  HTI Labs,  a social enterprise corporation combating human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault through data-driven research and tech, has grown far larger than CEO…

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