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List of St. Louis innovation resources


Here is a helpful list of local resources, mostly free, for St. Louis area innovators and inventors, courtesy of Gary Kellman, President of the Inventors Association of St. Louis:

Non-Profit Organizations:

  • St. Louis Public Library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center Free patent and trademark workshops with USPTO assistance. http://www.slplptrc.blogspot.com.
  • St. Louis Makes • Free. Nonprofit business commercialization resource for producers of consumer goods and other manufactured products, www.stlouismakes.org. LAUNCHING FALL 2014.
  • St. Louis Product Management Group • Free. Join their LinkedIn group. Nonprofit focused on product management, i.e.: how to improve margins and grow sales, www.stlpm.org
  • Gateway Venture Mentoring Service • Free. Nonprofit providing startup mentoring, www.innovatevms.org
  • Inventors Association of St. Louis • Free. Nonprofit providing resources to inventors. IASL’s meetings are on the 1St Thursday monthly at: Venture Café St. Louis • 4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor • St. Louis 63110, www.inventstl.org and www.inventorsconnection.org

Annual Business Plan Competitions


Annual/Monthly/Weekly Events


Incubators & Venues



  • TechShop St. Louis • CNC prototyping and maker shop. Opening soon, www.techshop.ws
  • Capital Innovators • Nationally ranked top 10 startup accelerator program that provides funding, mentorship, connections, and follow-on opportunities, www.capitalinnovators.com
  • Accelerate St. Louis • Free. Online access portal to the StL business growth and innovation community. Includes a regional calendar, www.acceleratestlouis.org

3 thoughts on “List of St. Louis innovation resources

  1. A nice list of St. Louis area resources for small businesses is found on the resource page of the Small Business Monthly at http://www.sbmon.com/Resources


  2. Another list of St. Louis area resources in on the linkpage of the St. Louis Arch Angels:


  3. The State of Missouri also runs a resource listing page at:
    Useful before you risk going offshore for services.


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