Startup Newsletter March 2018
Capital Innovators Spring 2018 Cohort is Raising the Bar in St. Louis
Within the St. Louis startup ecosystem, it is hard to point to just one factor that has fueled the success and continued growth of the ecosystem. While there are many organizations, influencers and supporters that have made the ecosystem what it is today, Capital Innovators is definitely one of the key innovation engines in St. Louis. Their reach is well beyond St. Louis, expanding not only across the Midwest but also globally.
For those that are unfamiliar with Capital Innovators, its team provides innovation consulting, entrepreneurial-based programs, and acts as a liaison between corporations, universities and startups to catalyze investment into early-stage businesses. While there are many facets to Capital Innovators, it is best known for its nationally ranked accelerator program – which St. Louis is very fortunate to be the home of. In less than a decade, their program has an incredible track record of funding and accelerating over ninety companies, of which over 90% are still in operations and have raised over $300 million in follow-on funding. Compared to other accelerator programs across the country, these stats are staggering.