There are some great programs in St. Louis universities that build and nurture entrepreneurs. WU, SLU, UMSL, SIUE, Harris‐Stowe, Maryville University, and Webster all have some form of entrepreneurial education programs.
In addition, idea generation forums, business plan competitions, Angel networks, internships and mentoring programs are all fantastic resources for area entrepreneurs.
We hope that Fund St. Louis can be a go-to for these programs. Students can get further attention and validation for their ideas during and after competitions, Angel networks can be a source of matching funds for innovative ideas or the site can be the go to place for those ideas that don’t win the grand prize and potentially even get funding. With all of this activity, it is our hope that these students build their exciting ventures right here in St. Louis!