Neighborhood innovation center

Empower and enable the people and small businesses of Dutchtown to succeed.


What is the Neighborhood Innovation Center


From Dutchtown, in the City of St. Louis, the Neighborhood Innovation Center (NIC-STL) is a start. up social impact 501(3) non-profit for fostering innovation in place-based neighborhood businesses.

We accomplish this mission by collaborating with local, regional, and national partners in governments, non-profits, and private sector organizations. We also depend on donors, volunteers, and anyone who shares our passion for supporting America’s small businesses.


Launch and Grow Microbusiness Summit

Saturday - April 13, 2024

Celebrate 314 Day at the “Launch & Grow Microbusiness Summit: Food Edition,” uniquely scheduled on April 13 to align with St. Louis’s annual celebration. Immerse yourself in the heart of St. Louis’s food entrepreneurship from 10 AM to 1 PM. A key highlight? Our exclusive workshop, “Starting a Food Business: Lean & Smart,” offering unmatched insights into launching a food business with a smart, lean approach. This not-to-be-missed session is your chance to gain a competitive edge in the culinary world. Join us to innovate, learn, and grow together.

Saturday - April 13, 2024

Explore tech-inspired activities at Dutchtown TechSpark Day and entrepreneurship at Meramec Magic + Dutchtown Open House from 12 PM – 5 PM. There’s something for everyone! Don’t miss out – RSVP on MeetUp.

NIC-STL is our answer to the call for the need to build an inclusive economy

Take tangible action to build thriving communities by strengthening our neighborhood businesses.

We ask your help to craft this place-based approach of revitalizing and sustaining a community of real economic equality, together.

Join us as a collaborator, a partner,  a donor or a volunteer.


3207 Meramec St, St. Louis,MO 63118

Our hours

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday

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