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We are grateful for the generous support of entrepreneurial ecosystem partners, in-kind donors, anonymous friends, and the following companies whose leadership made this first-of-its-kind, purpose driven, and university-led accelerator possible:

Edward Jones Logo

"At Edward Jones, our purpose is to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our clients, their families and our communities. We have a commitment and an opportunity to partner with UMSL Accelerate to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs across the St. Louis region. Our goal is to help nurture and empower diverse founders to make a meaningful impact with their ventures." 

- Learn more about Edward Jones and their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Alliance Sponsor:

Thank you to the following Alliance Sponsors who have provided financial and in-kind resources to support the winning founders:


Ecosystem Partners:

Thank you to the following Entrepreneurial Support Organizations who have pledged to collaborate with, socialize on behalf of, and otherwise support the winning founders:

In-Kind Supporters:

Thank you to the following entities who have pledged to provide in-kind support to the winning founders:

In-Kind Supporter Value/Team Description
IBM Cloud credits and services $120,000 Cloud credits & services
Zendesk $65,000 CRM software*
Hub Spot $30,000 CRM software*
AWS Cloud $25,000 Cloud computing credits*
solidworks.jpg $17,500 CAD software*
F6S network partner
*These services were obtained thanks to the support of F6S.
 If you would be interested in sponsoring this accelerator or otherwise partnering with us, please contact us.