adFreeq, a socially integrated classified ad system incubated at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, is one of 20 startups to be awarded a $50,000 St. Louis Arch Grant. The goal of the Arch Grants is to help create “more robust startup culture and infrastructure,” in St. Louis.
More than 700 companies applied for an Arch Grant this spring.
The winning startups must agree to open a business office in St. Louis and provide financial and job growth opportunities for the community. The adFreeq team plans to open up a sales and management office in Lab1500, an entrepreneurial center, in downtown St. Louis.