Tool Kit - Funding


The BALSA Grant helps first time entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. BALSA Grant finalists receive:

  • Free (non-dilutive) cash grant of up to $5,000
  • In-kind professional services
  • Business workshops
  • One-on-one mentoring



Doing Business in Missouri – Financing

Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Arch Grants

Arch Grants is a nonprofit organization that accelerates economic development by providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis. Through its competitive Global Startup Competition, Arch Grants retains and attracts the most innovative entrepreneurs to the St. Louis region. This program is an aggressive effort to inspire the next generation of employers, civic leaders, and philanthropists for St. Louis.