Elevate Accelerator

Of the residents surveyed in WEPOWER’s Dream of Change resident survey, 90% agreed or strongly agreed to the following: If given the opportunity, I would participate in selecting what businesses do or do not come into my community.

While Elevate recruits entrepreneurs from all over the region to scale their companies, we focus on sparking living-wage employment and economic development opportunities in priority geographic areas. The accelerator currently partners with residents of North St. Louis City. Elevate facilitates surveys, selection committees, and participatory budgeting ballots to support residents in informing business strategies that impact their neighborhoods.

Share your Dream of Change.

Tell us about your vision for your community and it’s businesses.


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I want to see…

Elizabeth Vega, _______ resident

Select which businesses advance as Elevate finalists.

Apply to serve on the application review and interview committee.

Vote on investments. In the future, Elevate will host a participatory budgeting process. We want you to vote on how the Community Managed Fund invests its returns in your area. Sign up to be notified when a ballot is ready.