Startups Take Home $50,000 at St. Charles County Demo Day

More than 220 attendees watched five startups take home a combined $50,000 in cash prizes, along with additional in-kind services, at the annual St. Charles County Demo Day held Wednesday, November 8th at OPO Startups in St. Charles.

The grand-prize winner was GrabMe Delivery, founded by OPO Startups member James Crain. The company won the $25,000 grand prize, along with additional cash prizes distributed by judges during the competition.

The second-place prize winner, CheckTheQ, took home the $10,000 runner-up prize along with additional cash prizes.

In addition to GrabMe and CheckTheQ, cash prizes were awarded to the following startups:

The annual competition is not restricted to startups headquartered at OPO Startups, but judging criteria does include the company’s potential economic impact on St. Charles County.

“Entrepreneurship and startups don’t just create economic opportunity, they are also an important part of building a community,” said OPO Startups Manager Megan McKissen. “It was really amazing to see that community come out and support a really exciting group of founders and startups. We look forward to continuing to grow St. Charles County Demo Day, and making it an important pillar of the St. Louis regional startup scene.”