Building systems of race and gender equity for St. Louis' early-stage, entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

What would be possible if St. Louis proactively built systems of race and gender equity in its entrepreneurship ecosystem?

Since 2016, the St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective has been a regional effort working to ensure that systems built to support new entrepreneurs operate equitably, especially related to race and gender. 

12 ESOs

A group of 12 STL ESOs submitted a proposal for a first-of-its-kind regional collaborative around race and gender equity in entrepreneurship. 

8 pilot solutions

42 people worked in 4 action teams to identify 8 pilot solutions to make the entrepreneurship ecosystem more equitable.

439 members

439 community members have signed up to be involved with the collective.

10 personnel

10 dedicated full-time, part-time, or volunteer committee members that are committed to the effort.

The Collective is just that, a collective

Become a member, join an Action Team, send us a note; we are eager to hear from you. We are dedicated to collaboration, co-creation and transparency. In the spirit of learning, radical listening, an abundance mindset and a willingness to be candid and vulnerable, members of the Collective look forward to your input so together we can create new opportunities beyond the constraints of current resources.

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