Core Projects


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About the Council

Tech Forward and Founder Friendly

The TechSTL Council serves as the St Louis champion for technology by strategically and equitably investing in regional collaboration to advance tech workforce development and retention, along with spurring innovation opportunities in existing and new business ventures across the 15 county bi-state region. We are committed to bolstering the innovation ecosystem of Greater St Louis by aggressively growing tech talent, tech jobs, and tech startups.

Our Commitment to Transforming the St Louis Tech Scene

Modeling our core value of inclusivity in innovation, TechSTL is democratizing membership to build the largest, most diverse – and therefore strongest – tech council in North America.  With annual membership of $500 per entity, we expect to confirm 1000 members by the end of 2022. The Board of Directors is also looking for up to 250 community stakeholders who want to serve on the council. Annual membership includes exclusive access to working committees, roundtable discussions, speaker series, and industry-leading networking events. Members will also be involved in regional initiatives around advanced data collection, public policy efforts, national marketing campaigns, and public relations opportunities.

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Working Committees on Core Projects

Founder Friendly

The Working Committee devoted to growing the culture of innovation to advance the STL Startup Community and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Projects include Founder Playbooks, Events, Investment, and more.

Talent Pipeline

The Working Committee tackling the rapid expansion of the tech talent pipeline through mapping IT career pathways, increasing regional awareness of St Louis, and developing incentives for talent attraction.

Digital Divide

The Working Committee focused on constructing the partnership network, resources, and opportunities needed to more aggressively and equitable work to bridge the digital divide across the St Louis metro.

Why St Louis is Made for Tech Innovation

Global Industry Leaders

Collaborate alongside innovative cluster powerhouses – biotech, agtech, geospatial, fintech, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing

Innovative Startups

Join forces with our thriving and diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem - Forbes recently named St. Louis the #2 rising city for startups

Top Research Institutions

Home to some of the world's leading research and commercialization universities, STL brings you to the front-lines of academic innovation

Robust Investor Network

With over a dozen Venture Funds, Angel Networks, Seed Round Accelerators, and Non-Dilutive Equity Grants, St Louis is ripe with investment pathways

A Collaborative Community

St. Louis resources in business, government, academia, and the community all work together to make it a thriving and diverse tech environment

Expanding Talent Pipeline

Our universities and workforce development organizations are rapidly expanding their offerings to prepare the talent for the future

Diversified Opportunities

Home to many diverse cultures, lifestyles, and ideologies, the St Louis community values inclusion, equitable opportunity, and social justice

Enviable Affordability

US News & World Report recently named St. Louis among the top 25 most affordable cities in the United States, our city is a great place to call home

Boldly Converging Community + Innovation

St Louis, Missouri

Meet Our Founding Members