Event Info


Joe Reagan shared his thoughts on the state of entrepreneurship in St. Louis

$160,000 in cash and prizes was awarded at the October 3rd StartUp Connection at the Saint Louis Science Center. 

See more details on who participated in the Resource Fair and the 60 startups in the Innovation Showcase

Awards winners were:

 The People’s Choice Awards (voted on by the audience):

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and Edward Jones presented $100,000 to the top three winners of the Startup Challenge business competition:

 Additional cash prizes included:

Service Prizes of $37,000+ included:

 The StartUp Connection Innovation Showcase included 60 ventures from a range of industries, including IT/Tech, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Education, and Bio Science sectors.   Entrepreneurs gave their elevator pitches from the Innovation Stage and fielded questions at their displays.

Startup Champion Award 2013 – Dr. William Peck, retired Chairman of Innovate St. Louis