A non-profit startup incubator providing the early-stage entrepreneur with low cost and flexible enterprise space, while servicing the region with quality programming and inspiring community.
A global movement working to build stronger and more inclusive innovation ecosystems and accelerate and enhance the innovation process, offering three core programs: a Thursday Gathering, a Civic Innovation Center, and the Captains of Innovation program, coupled with localized programming and support to serve the unique needs of the St. Louis innovation community.
Partnering with the growing Cortex Innovation Community, CIC St. Louis offers beautiful design, a wide variety of dedicated offices, stocked kitchens, phone booths, wet lab space and event spaces.
Danforth Plant Science Center
At this independent, nonprofit research center, scientific teams focus research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture.
Cortex Innovation Community
Founded in 2002, Cortex is the Midwest’s premier innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development, and commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies.
Providing access to collaborative, state-of-the-art lab space and scientific equipment, along with flexible office space for portfolio and incubator companies, the BioGenerator Labs – the first co-working wet lab model in the nation – is home to more than 50 companies and 225 users.
A national nonprofit launched in St. Louis, creating economic opportunity by offering free and accessible tech training to aspiring technologists and matching them with companies in need of talent.
ITEN provides programs for rapid development of scalable tech ventures, engaging experienced entrepreneurs to help others build successful, growing companies.
With its global startup competition, Arch Grants is helping to build a new economy in St. Louis by providing $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.