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Capital Innovators

Turning Vision Into Reality


Capital Innovators was founded by Judy Sindecuse in 2010. After extensive research on entrepreneurship in St. Louis, Judy concluded that the region’s early-stage tech startups required better access to funding and mentorship in order to flourish. By bringing St. Louis’s resources together, she founded the region’s first seed Accelerator program, Capital Innovators. Capital Innovators has a history of operating 12-week Accelerator programs with the objective of de-risking early-stage investments. Over the programs 9-year history, the Accelerator has consistently been ranked in the top 5% of programs across the United States. It has expanded to providing later-stage seed and Series A funding outside of the Accelerator program, developing innovative partnerships with both universities and corporations, and launching verticalized corporate Accelerator programs, as well as source cutting-edge technologies and startups for organizations.