Our Mission: Ensure the region’s significance and dynamism in the 21st century by establishing and securing for St. Louis an innovation economy that is vibrant, wholly inclusive, and globally connected.
BioGenerator, the investment arm of BioSTL, creates and builds new companies and infuses capital into local startups.
Our GlobalSTL Initiative recruits high-growth, global companies, innovations, and talent to St. Louis.
We improve access to venture capital and national grants for our startup companies.
We promote a leading-edge physical environment, including incubators, labs and innovation districts.
Our Inclusion Initiative develops a diverse, inclusive and equitable innovation workforce.
We organize a unified, regional approach to government relations and public policy.
We build global awareness of St. Louis’ strengths.
Our Fundamentals team trains, coaches and drives resources to entrepreneurs.
The startup arm of BioSTL creates, grows, and invests in promising companies and entrepreneurs. It de-risks commercially-viable innovations; recruits and advises leadership teams; makes staged investments grounded in rigorous due diligence; and provides free access to wet lab space and research equipment. BioGenerator helps companies navigate the unique challenges of early-stage bioscience company development.Read More Details →
BioSTL’s international initiative recruits high-growth companies that enrich and expand St. Louis’ innovation economy and bring competitive advantage to local corporations and health systems. GlobalSTL attracts companies that match St. Louis’ strengths in food/agriculture, health care, and cyber security, financial, and industrial technologies. GlobalSTL serves as a navigator to St. Louis’ world-class corporate and innovation ecosystem and introduces oversees innovators to major customers and strategic partners to drive business growth in North America.Read More Details →
You probably know us for our gorgeous Gateway Arch, but Forbes calls us one of the top U.S. cities for startups (and for our food scene!) We’ve got 16 Fortune 1000 headquarters and a highly-diversified economy. We do health care, agribusiness, information technology, financial services, and professional services especially well. And, St. Louis has one of the highest standards of living in the country, along with the nation’s top-rated zoo and public park, the second-oldest symphony, the longest-running and largest outdoor theatre, two championship-winning, professional sports teams (with another on the way – hello MLS!), and hundreds of hiking and biking trails. We’ve found the sweet spot between convenience and affordability, and we have the cultural amenities of cities much, much larger than ours.Read More Details →