About Capital Innovators

The Capital Innovators startup accelerator program was initially created 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 program's 7-year history, the Accelerator Program has consistently been ranked in the top 5% of programs across the country.
We've expanded to providing later-stage seed funding outside of the accelerator program, developing innovative partnerships with both universities and corporations, and launching verticalized corporate accelerator programs