Capital Innovators, A Top 10 Accelerator Program In The Country, Has Applications Open For Fall 2017
Capital Innovators is one of the backbones to the St. Louis startup community. They serve as a liaison between corporations, universities and startups helping bring investment to early stage companies. It’s through startups and building businesses that jobs are created in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. They often partner with local VC firm Cultivation Capital.
The Capital Innovators accelerator program has been named a top 10 accelerator program in the United States three years running. They’ve helped accelerate over 70 startups to date.
They offer startups in their program $50,000 in seed funding, and a 12 week cohort based program. They hold sessions twice a year and hold a demo day at the end of each session. Capital Innovators works closely with VC and Angel firms in the St. Louis are and across the country to help startups get follow on investments at the end of the program.
The charm and resources of St. Louis attract more and more startups to apply every session.
“We broke the record for the number of applications we received for this Spring’s program,” says Brian Dixon, Capital Innovators COO. “Over 350 companies applied from 50+ countries and 35 states. Fifty percent of the companies selected are from outside of the St. Louis area, with one being international. We view this as a positive sign that our brand recognition is spreading, bringing with it the opportunity to find the best startups from around the world and show them the benefits our program and region provides.”
Startups can apply for the Fall 2017 session at F6s here. Applications are open through June 30th. They base their model and philosophy on: innovation, iteration and implementation. The fall session runs from September 18th through December 15th.
Some of their most notable alumni include: Bonfyre, LockerDome, and Pixel Press.