Capital Innovators Accelerator Program - Overview

Capital Innovators

Capital Innovators' startup accelerator program, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the top ten highest-rated accelerators in the US, and the only Midwest-based program in the top ten. Their pool of more than 50 experienced mentors help early-stage IT companies grow and prepare for the Capital Innovators demo day.

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Year founded



St. Louis, Missouri


1 (314) 669-5832


4240 Duncan Ave #200, St. Louis, MO 63110 US

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What are the benefits of Capital Innovators' accelerator program?

The first is a $50 thousand investment in your startup. Capital Innovators also offers their companies more than $600 thousand in additional perks that can include legal services, accounting services, digital marketing, and much more. In addition, if there's a service you need during the 12-week program Capital Innovators can leverage their deep connections within the St. Louis business community so if you don't get the service for free, you'll likely get it for a dramatically reduced price.

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Do we need to move to St. Louis for the Capital Innovators accelerator?

Yes, you do. For 12 weeks a majority of your team will work in Capital Innovators' St. Louis offices. That said, even though Capital Innovators is a proud supporter of tech in St. Louis, you don't have to base your company there after the program ends.

However, because St. Louis is a growing tech hub but is still a far less costly area in which to do business than the coasts, 95% of the startups that go through Capital Innovators' program decide to stay in St. Louis. Which means that you'll have lots of potential support during and after the accelerator.

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What kind of companies does Capital Innovators look for?

First, they consider what problem the company is trying to solve, and whether their solution makes sense. Then the Capital Innovators team carefully assesses whether that company would be a good fit for the program and would get the most benefit from the group of mentors and local business connections. They also look at your competition and how your solution stacks up.

Their advice is to be as specific as possible in your application, especially in regards to how you meet those qualifications.

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Who are some of the companies in Capital Innovators' portfolio?

Capital Innovators' portfolio companies range from "dark intelligence" security services to personal care products retailers. Here are a few of the startups they've worked with:

  • KIND Soap Company - natural bath and personal care products.
  • OurVinylTV - a free music video station for independent artists and their fans.
  • Pixel Press - tools for kids to build and collaborate on video game development.
  • Semantix - AI for information management.
  • StatRoute - statistics platform for fantasy sports.

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