|Description||global business plan competition|
|Venture Round, 2/2012 ||$2.5M|
Arch Grants is an international business plan competition established to attract entrepreneurs in any field to launch new, innovative businesses in St. Louis. Grant recipients receive up to $50,000, along with a broad package of services designed to support the launch and continued growth of these businesses, including discounted housing and office space, university collaboration, business mentoring, free legal and accounting services. Winners also have the opportunity to win a second round of up to $100,000 in funding along with direct access to St. Louis-based angel investors. Arch Grants is open to entrepreneurs in sectors including I.T./technology, Internet Applications, Fashion (excluding retail), Cloud Computing, Medical/Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Manufacturing.