A week of entrepreneurial events developing, connecting, and celebrating St. Louis’s startup ecosystem

Get to know the organizers

STL Startup Week is organized primarily by local startup founders, champions, and supporters. This highly-engaged team of volunteers continues to make sure STLSW is a big success each and every year.
Meet the team

Frequently asked questions

What kinds of events happen during Startup Week?

All Official events produced by STL Startup Week are live and in-person.

Who runs Startup Week?

STL Startup Week is a grassroots event led by community members and facilitated by the TechArtista Foundation. Organizers and speakers contribute on a volunteer basis, and all revenue from ticket purchases and sponsorships goes directly to hosting the event.

Who is Startup Week for?

STL Startup Week is intended for entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals, investors, entrepreneur support organizations, students, and members of the innovation economy. Attendees hail from a wide variety of industries, including, but not limited to: technology, agriculture, art, consumer products, education, fashion, finance, food, health, manufacturing, media, real estate, and social enterprise.

Don’t fall into one of these buckets and still find yourself intrigued by startups, entrepreneurship, and small business? Don’t be shy, join us! Part of STL Startup Week is welcoming new faces into the local ecosystem, regardless of your background, experience, or skill level.

I haven’t started my own business yet. Should I still attend?

Absolutely! STL Startup Week is a great environment to share your idea (if you have one) with others, collect feedback, and to find potential partners and resources. There’s absolutely no pressure or expectation that attendees have already created or scaled companies. Whatever stage you find yourself in, we’re here for you.

How much does it cost?

The vast majority of STL Startup Week events are free of charge. Our organizers are committed to making programming open and accessible for both new and existing members of the startup community. There may be specific events during the week that charge fees to help cover the cost of parking and food.

Don't miss Startup Week 2024

Mark your calendars now (November 11-15, 2024) to join us for a week dedicated to celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in St. Louis.