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Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-9-2014



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Venture capital investments usually help new promising startups to grow and expand their business. Venture capital investments are typically defined as the investment by professional investors of long-term, unquoted, risk equity finance in new firm. Venture capital investments are key to the growth of startups. Any of the venture capital startups in St. Louis could be the next company that will achieve great growth in business, the economy, job creation, and innovation. At the same time, organizations that support startups are very important to provide different ways of support to startups. Organizations such as universities, accelerators, and incubators provide space for startups, networking, mentorship, and guidance. The St. Louis Regional Chamber is tracking startups that received venture capital in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which includes 15 counties in Missouri and Illinois. This project explores the current distribution of startups that have received venture capital versus the startup support organizations (Universities, accelerators, and incubators), and the current concentration of employment in the St. Louis, MO-IL (MSA).


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Startups, Startup Support Organizations, and Concentration of Employment in St. Louis, MO-IL MSA
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