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​Flat World Holdings to Sponsor, Judge St. Charles County Startup Competition

Posted On September 19, 2017

(Flat World Holdings Managing Partner Kirk Ferrell at the 2016 Demo Day)

O’Fallon, Missouri – Flat World Holdings is proud to announce that it will be a sponsor of the third annual St. Charles County Demo Day to be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at OPO Startups in St. Charles, Missouri.

In 2016, Flat World Holdings co-founder and Managing Partner Kirk Ferrell served as a judge for the competition. That year, winners took home a combined $25,000 in cash and additional in-kind prizes. This year the prizes have been increased, with up to $50,000 in cash awards and a $25,000 first-place prize. Winners will also receive a variety of in-kind services from service providers, including legal, accounting, and marketing assistance.

“It wasn’t that long ago that Kirk and I were taking a chance on our idea and starting a new business,” said Flat World Holdings co-founder and Managing Partner Jeff Rothermich. “We are strong supporters of startups and entrepreneurs. Folks like the Demo Day finalists are moving our economy forward and helping to create opportunities for all of us. We’re proud of them and proud to continue our involvement with this competition.”

Flat World Holdings’ reputation for supporting entrepreneurship and belief in excellence through community involvement makes St. Charles County Demo Day a perfect fit.

“Flat World is one of the true stars of the St. Louis regional business community, and we are proud that they have their global headquarters here in St. Charles County,” said St. Charles County EDC President and CEO Greg Prestemon. “Their reputation as a company that believes in the importance of community and company culture is well known, and we’re thankful that they’ve been such a strong supporter of this region’s startups and entrepreneurs.”

If you are interested in applying to compete at Demo Day, click here to learn more and submit your application.


About Flat World Holdings – Headquartered in O’Fallon, Missouri, Flat World Holdings is a family of companies that turns your supply chain into a strategic advantage. Operating companies include Flat World Supply Chain, Flat World Hospitality, Ram International, Ram Custom Crating, and Prologue Technology.