North City Residents—Add your voice!
“If given the opportunity, I would participate in selecting what businesses do or do not come into my community.”
90% of the residents surveyed in WEPOWER’s Dream of Change Resident Survey agreed or strongly agreed with this statement.
While Elevate/Elevar recruits business owners from all over the region to scale their companies, we focus on sparking living-wage employment and economic development opportunities in North St. Louis City.
The Elevate/Elevar accelerator partners with residents of North St. Louis City. Through surveys, appointments to selection committees, and participatory budgeting ballots, residents inform business strategies that impact their neighborhoods.
VOTE ON FINALISTS
Vote this November on which finalists are accepted into the business accelerator and receive seed funding to grow their business. The founders of these businesses sign on to the Commitment to Community. Sign up to be sent a ballot during the vote period.
SHARE YOUR DREAM OF CHANGE
Tell us about your vision for your community and its jobs and businesses.
SERVE ON THE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Select which businesses advance as Elevate finalists. Apply to serve on the application review and interview committee.