Tool Kit - Ecosystem

Blue 1647

BLUE1647(TM) is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center that fosters economic development in technology and 21st Century skills through people development (classes, workshops, and events around technology), workforce development (through youth and adult technology programs to prepare individuals for high-demand jobs) and Business Acceleration (through shared coworking-services).

Arch Reactor

We fall under the umbrella of the hackerspace and maker movements. While some of our members are involved in the information security industry, you won’t have any fear of getting your phone or computer hacked by visiting our space. The hacking we do is creative, not destructive. When we refer to hacking, we mean either the re-purposing or modification of a commercial product, DIY hacking together of a project, or just the act of exciting, creative work.

We are a 501c3 Educational Non-Profit Organization. Our space is a communal workshop for our members to share tools and work on projects. It is also a place to learn new skills, either in one of our classes, or from the many experts that make up our membership. Most importantly, we are a welcoming and creative place for all makers in the St. Louis area.


The .Zack Performing Arts Incubator

The Luminary

The Luminary is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit founded in 2007 as a forum for artistic research, production and presentation, conceived in response to both our immediate and international community, alongside our audiences, and in dialogue with artists

Centene Center for the Arts

The Centene Center for the Arts is a dynamic, vibrant arts accelerator owned and operated by the Arts and Education Council and strategically located in the Grand Center Arts District.  Through a leadership gift from the Centene Charitable Foundation, the Centene Center provides sixteen arts organizations with administrative office spaces offered at below-market rates along with rehearsal, collaborative, exhibition and event spaces provided to tenants at no additional cost.  The Arts and Education Council provides subsidized facilities and services at the Centene Center to allow arts organizations to apply their resources to expand programming and outreach efforts and make a greater impact in our community.

St. Louis Fashion Fund

Saint Louis Fashion Fund is a new non-profit, led by a 32-member Board of Directors, which includes leaders in culture, fashion, higher education, law and business. The Fund will support the activities of Saint Louis Fashion Week, now in its 11th year, while also bringing valuable projects and education to theSt. Louis Community throughout the year – industry panels, professional support for local designers, and fundraising activities to support future programs as well as the debut of a Fashion Incubator, housed in the former Garment District, which will open in late 2016.

Justine Petersen – Facilities

OPO Startups

OPO Startups is a place where entrepreneurs can connect, work and collaborate.

Innovative Technology Enterprises at UMSL

ITE Innovative Technology Enterprises at University of Missouri – St. Louis has laboratory space, office space and data center services available to launch startups in chemistry, nanotechnology and Information Technology.