Tool Kit - Ecosystem
Entrepreneur Support Organizations
Neighborhood Business Ecosystem
The St. Louis Mosaic Project has created a map of the neighborhood business ecosystem for immigrant entrepreneurs.
The Small Business Empowerment Center
- Educational Workshops
- Community Programing
- Consulting Services
- Collaborative Partnerships.
Minority Entrepreneurship and Workforce Resources
BALSA Foundation Idea Support
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The BALSA Grant helps first time entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. BALSA Grant finalists receive:
- Free (non-dilutive) cash grant of up to $5,000
- In-kind professional services
- Business workshops
- One-on-one mentoring
East St. Louis Initiative
The East St. Louis Initiative engages local entrepreneurial leaders from East St. Louis with Washington University student teams and provides connections to make micro-enterprises sustainable.
Tech Ecosystem Map
EQ Ecosystem Map
GlobalHack is building a better tech ecosystem through software competitions. Our events bring together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and technologists to build innovative software solutions that solve real-world problems.
Digital Sandbox – KC
Digital Sandbox KC broadly seeks new innovation in information technology. The Sandbox provides innovators with proof-of-concept resources to support early-stage commercialization processes. The Sandbox may cover expenses for project consultants, market research, legal support, equipment and other market validation, prototyping and beta testing needs.