ACCELERATE CREATORS

Elevate/Elevar Accelerator

Elevate engages with Black and Latinx founders of early-stage companies committed to the St. Louis region. Founders execute a six-month curriculum that connects them to mentorship and resources. By the end of the program, companies exit with an expanded network, a developed portfolio, and secured investment.

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Whether you’re an investor, industry executive, attorney, policymaker, or have other expertise, company teams can use your experiences and networks to help them and their ventures become better. An advisor is a seasoned professional or entrepreneur with a variety of skills and backgrounds.

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Volunteer for office hours with our early-stage entrepreneurs. If you’re a lawyer, accountant, marketing or HR professional, help our founders problem solve, game plan, and learn ways to integrate strong practices into their models.

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Share your Dream of Change. Vote on which businesses receive seed funding. Serve on the selection committee.

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This work requires the support of people, foundations, and corporations who believe in the power for all entrepreneurs to thrive and grow our region’s economy.

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Investors partner with our organization to fund the education and acceleration of our ventures. They’re committed to empowering our ventures to create systemic change through innovation.

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Help Elevate recruit from your network of entrepreneurs by nominating founders and co-hosting events.

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