The mission of Accelerate St. Louis is to accelerate the growth of St. Louis’ dynamic startup community by strengthening connectivity and raising awareness of the innovation that is happening in the region.
Accelerate St. Louis wants to showcase the best of what is happening right now through the St. Louis Startup Roadshow. During the Roadshow, delegations of top tier startups from St. Louis will travel to New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco to promote their businesses and the robust St. Louis startup ecosystem.
The St. Louis Startup Roadshow will consist of three parts:
St. Louis (September 6)
Before the delegations depart for their respective cities, a Send Off Party will take place in St. Louis- bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and community members.
New York & Chicago (September 14-15)
8 selected FinTech and Cyber startups will travel from St. Louis to New York City and then on to Chicago to pitch on stage in front of venture capital, independent investors, and media in both cities.
San Francisco (September 18-20)
8 selected tech startups will exhibit and participate in TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s 3-day conference. They will exhibit in the St. Louis Pavilion on the main floor and have opportunities to learn from experts, connect with investors, and share their companies with thousands.
*Flights and TechCrunch pass are sponsored. Participants will cover other expenses, including hotels.