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Gateway Accelerate, serving as part of UMSL Accelerate's "Collaborate" arm, facilities entrepreneurial growth in the St. Louis region by attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to St. Louis to contribute their expertise to the mission of UMSL through our International Accelerator. The program focuses on fostering collaboration between existing organizations in the St. Louis Region with the united goal of attracting technologies and founding companies to the market through collaboration, capital formation and mentorship. The program is unique to the region because it provides international entrepreneurs the opportunity to immerse themselves into the business world through:
Both classroom and experiential learning
Robust networking opportunities within the region’s innovation ecosystem
Hands-on experience working through a commercialization strategy.
New program participants will be selected twice a year through an application process, and the qualifying entrepreneurs will receive assistance with the cap-exempt H-1B visa application process.