Innovate St. Louis is a catalyst for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in St. Louis through a variety of initiatives, keeping the entrepreneur at the center of everything we do:
• We communicate the progress of the entrepreneurial movement in St. Louis to the larger public to celebrate our collective successes and stimulate additional startup activity and capital formation.
• We help to create vibrant entrepreneur centered communities where entrepreneurs, investors, and relevant stakeholders can connect to accelerate the success of new ventures.
• We develop and assist entrepreneurs through our two flagship mentoring programs,Innovate Venture Mentoring Service (IVMS) and the IT Entrepreneur Network (ITEN).
Innovate St. Louis began its work in mid 2007 to accelerate successful innovative entrepreneurship in the St. Louis region. Here are a few highlights generated by the more than 450 companies who we have worked with in our first few years:
• Over $50 million in annualized revenues
• Over $80 million in investment
• Over 1100 jobs created
That’s just the start. Join the St. Louis innovation movement and together we will grow the future of our community.