The second annual Brown Smith Wallace St. Louis startup community survey was designed to identify the business challenges and opportunities the startup community faces and discover what has changed since our survey last year.
“For the second year, we had an opportunity to monitor successes and pain points in the ecosystem,” says Cathy Goldsticker, Partner and Startup Practice Leader. “We look forward to continuing the dialog about how we’re doing and what we can do to build upon the success that we’ve had.” Brown Smith Wallace conducts this reoccurring survey to benchmark the community’s sentiments.
While this survey doesn’t constitute a scientific study, the responses and observations can help focus the conversation about our startup community. In general, the respondents are optimistic and positive about the St. Louis startup community. Startups, and the community that supports them, are largely in agreement on the business challenges startups face and what factors are critical to a startup’s success. In our second
report, we have included results from our previous survey to compare how respondents have answered year over year.
To download a copy of the report, please submit the adjacent form.