(KTVI) – A St. Louis start-up called "SixThirty" could be a shot in the arm for the city's economy – and is generating buzz all around the globe. It’s a financial services tech accelerator program headquartered in St. Louis.
One of the founding members, Jay Delong, with the Regional Chamber, stopped by to talk with Christine Buck about this exciting venture.
SixThirty is backed by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and local investment firm Cultivation Capital. SixThirty will make four $100,000 investments each fall and spring in financial-based technology startup companies, for a total of eight investments per year.
Companies selected to take part in the four-month accelerator program will receive hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the top financial services companies in the region.
The first four companies selected for the inaugural class will start the four-month program at the beginning of October and will be housed in the T-REx startup co-working space in downtown St. Louis.
SixThirty is now accepting applications for its Fall 2013 inaugural class. Applications are due online by September 6, 2013. For more information on SixThirty or to apply, please visit www.sixthirty.co .