Eleven businesses have been named recipients in the latest round of the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition.
The $50,000 grants are equity-free. The entrepreneurs will also receive support services from Arch Grants and its donors.
Executive Director Ginger Imster said this round includes a mix of tech, consumer products and even manufacturing.
"That is so essential to our regional economy," she said. "We want to always be seeding a diversified regional economy."
Of the 11 startups, Imster said 80 percent are minority or women-led: