Scholarships for St. Louis Startups

A few weeks ago I met Bob Walsh, well known MicroISV guru (he wrote the book on it). He has a startup-acceleration company called; which he persuaded me to take a look at. The site offers a pile of information, for a fee, to help startups “cut to the chase” as they get moving. I was initially skeptical, because there is such a vast amount of such information for free online.

Then I thought about it a while, and thought about various potential and actual founders I’ve met, and thought about how much time a person can spend browsing around for information, and looked through the guides on StartupToDo… and it now appears to be a worthwhile resource for first-time founders to use (and pay for). Speed is everything, StartupToDo could save a founder some hours.

At the same time, I’ve been looking for ways to help boost the nascent St. Louis startup and software-company community.

Putting those two things together, Oasis Digital (my firm) is going to sponsor (that is, pay for) a StartupToDo membership, for up to 10 St. Louis area startup companies. The rules are simple:

  • Must be a software product / service or related startup company (not consultant)
  • Must be located within 50 miles of St. Louis, MO
  • Either starting in the near future or in the last year
  • First 10 that meet these requirements, “win”
  • Act fast – you must “apply” by the end of December 2009.

Read the official details on Bob’s site, and follow his directions to “apply”.

While you’re at it, consider getting involved with ITEN-STL if you aren’t already. ITEN offers assistance of various kinds to St. Louis area startup firms, and I am an ITEN mentor.

One thought on “ Scholarships for St. Louis Startups”

  1. Sounds like a great plan. Especially if you have got solid information for the start ups. I am sick of spending hours looking for information.

    (I am finding some better info in the local library.)

    Anne Borman

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