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* 1. Startup Connection is St. Louis’ largest annual celebration of entrepreneurship. As the premiere event during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Connection brings together the entire startup community under one roof. On November 7, 2018, Startup Connection will celebrate St. Louis’ promising early-stage companies and highlight the region’s entrepreneur support organizations. Last year’s event drew over 1,200 people!

As an applicant, you are applying to demonstrate / showcase your business, products, services, and/or technologies at the Venture Showcase during Startup Connection.  Roughly 65 startups will be selected for the Venture Showcase.  Being selected means that you will have the opportunity to showcase at a booth (table), be highlighted in various Startup Connection communications and materials, and be in contention for several awards to be given during the event.  If your startup is selected, there is a nominal $50 fee that is required to participate.

Applications opened on June 15th, 2018 and will close on September 7th, 2018.  You will be notified of your application status during the second half of September 2018.

Startup Connection is managed by a group of volunteers from various entrepreneur support organizations in St. Louis.  Any questions, concerns, clarifications, or feedback regarding the application process can be sent to Ben Burke at ben.burke@archgrants.org.

If you are a non-profit organization, please apply to our Resource Fair at startupconnection.org/resource-fair.

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* 2. Company name:

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* 3. Please select the sectors / industries that most closely align with your business:

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* 4. In what year was your company founded?

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* 5. Main contact name:

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* 6. Main contact position:

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* 7. Main contact email address:

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* 8. Main contact phone number:

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* 9. Please describe your business in 250 characters (~50 words) or less.  If you are selected to showcase at Startup Connection, this information may be used in public facing material.

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* 10. Please describe your business in 4,000 characters (~800 words) or less.

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* 11. How many founders, co-founders, or employees are currently working in the business?

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* 12. Did this business generate revenue in the year listed?  If so, how much?  If not, please leave blank.

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* 13. Company website:

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* 14. Are you currently working with a professional service provider in the area listed?  If so, please provide the name of that organization.  If not, please leave blank.

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* 15. Should you be selected, how would you demonstrate your business at your booth?

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* 16. Should you be selected, will you need electrical access at your booth?

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