Arch Grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Economy & Innovation Rundown: Imagination And Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-imagination-and-startups <p>On Friday, <a href="http://archgrants.org" target="_blank">Arch Grants</a> announced the finalists for its <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grant-finalists-announced" target="_blank">2014 Arch Grants Business Plan Competition</a>. The field has been whittled down to 46 entrepreneurs. Twenty of those finalists will win $50,000 each along with business support services to help them launch amazing businesses. In exchange for winning, they have to locate, or relocate, to St. Louis for at least a year.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:33:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35275 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Imagination And Startups Arch Grant Finalists Announced http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grant-finalists-announced <p>Arch Grants named the 46 finalists Friday who will compete for the 2014 round of grants.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty companies will receive $50,000 grants each in exchange for moving to St. Louis.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The finalists have businesses proposals that range from education and consumer products to biomedical devices and technology. They represent four countries, including Canada, Colombia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., as well as 11 states.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 35226 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grant Finalists Announced Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-ladies-first-sometimes <p>By the time this post is published, people across St. Louis are reveling from having watched the first Cardinals’ home game of the season and are gearing up for a fabulous season.</p><p>I’m hoping that is the case because this week's rundown on economy and innovation isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Actually there could be flowers, but you’ll have to wait to read about that.</p><p>First, let’s talk entrepreneurship.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:44:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. Shortage Of Programmers? Time For Code Red http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shortage-programmers-time-code-red <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis startup wants to provide schools with a curriculum, training and support to help teachers show students how to write computer code so they can land a good job even if they don't go to college.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To get an idea of why training students to write computer code should be a higher priority for schools, consider these numbers:</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:15:08 +0000 Dale Singer & Tim Lloyd 32036 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shortage Of Programmers? Time For Code Red Rock 'N Roll Craft Show Brings Weekend Of Bands And Art http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rock-n-roll-craft-show-brings-weekend-bands-and-art <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thirddegreeglassfactory.com/">Third Degree Glass Factory</a> is loaded this weekend with everything from quirky t-shirts to handmade jewelry.</p><p>Jessi Cerutti is an organizer for the <a href="http://www.rocknrollcraftshow.com/">Rock n’ Roll Craft Show</a> and stands in the back of the room while a band tunes up before serenading shoppers.&nbsp;</p><p>She says they felt the impact of the sluggish economy for a couple of years, but attendance for the annual event, now in its ninth year, has steadily grown. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:35:07 +0000 Tim Lloyd 6768 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rock 'N Roll Craft Show Brings Weekend Of Bands And Art Arch Grants announces 15 recipients of $50K startup grants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grants-announces-15-recipients-50k-startup-grants <p>Fifteen start-up companies are getting a boost from St. Louis business accelerator Arch Grants. The winners of Arch Grant&rsquo;s global business plan competition will each receive $50,000 to help them get started in the city.</p><p>Arch Grants co-founder and president Jerry Schlichter says the recipients were selected from more than 400 applicants.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 16:12:47 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Joseph Leahy 3640 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grants announces 15 recipients of $50K startup grants Arch Grants aims to anchor start-ups in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grants-aims-anchor-start-ups-st-louis <p>Ten grants are up for grabs for new businesses that set up shop in St. Louis. A local non-profit, Arch Grants, says it will award the $50,000 grants this May in an effort to bring innovative businesses to the city.</p><p>Arch Grants Co-founder Joe&nbsp;Schlafly&nbsp;said the for-profit start-ups that are selected will be required to stay for at least one year.</p><p>&ldquo;St. Louis is not a dog-meat, down place,&quot; Schlafly said. &quot;It is a place where&nbsp;things&nbsp;are happening. We&rsquo;re open for business. We want to be on the short list, not just [on] no list.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:40:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2922 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grants aims to anchor start-ups in St. Louis