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New Private Equity Firm Sets Sights On Companies Making Economic Impact In St Louis

Lewis & Clark Holdings (recently rebranded from FTL Capital), the investment office of the Hillman family, has announced the launch of Lewis & Clark Capital. The new firm will specialize in private equity investments...

Brian Dixon On Human Capital And The Most Powerful Technology In The World: The...

How do you go from unpaid intern to COO at a nationally-ranked accelerator? If you ask Brian Dixon, who did just that at Capital Innovators, he’ll tell you, "look for signs, and follow them." Brian...
Dan Lauer

Dan Lauer On Disrupting Higher Education to Foster Innovation

Dan developed a simple idea for a children’s doll into one of the best selling toys of the 1990s. His secret to success? Process. Today, Dan is leading UMSL Accelerate, where he works with...

Why Values Matter To Founders and Entrepreneurs

Most startup founders are mission-driven: their entrepreneurial sense helps them identify a critical need no one’s thought to address, or a potential solution to a problem that no one’s considered . They’re on a...

Accelerator Program Alumni Becomes Resident Adviser to Future STL Startups

The St. Louis-based venture firm, Capital Innovators, is adding an entrepreneur-in-residence position (EIR) to their nationally recognized startup accelerator program. Devin Turner, CEO of the software company FocalCast will be the first EIR for...
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Biotech Crop Startup Plastomics Raises Investment For Early Seed Round

Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making crops hardier through chloroplast engineering, is pleased to announce the closing of an early Seed Round. Their technology will help farmers and seed companies meet current challenges facing agricultural...

Startups Compete for $50,000 in Prize Money at St. Charles County Demo Day

Two years ago, CareerHacker, my idea for a startup that helped students build professional online presences, was the first company to pitch at the inaugural St. Charles County Demo Day. CareerHacker didn’t take off the...
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith On Role of Regional Chamber to Bridge the “Valley of Death”

A Regional Chamber Board member describes Andrew in one word: Savant. Andrew Smith recently joined the Regional Chamber as head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has founded several companies in his career, and played...

Announcing STL Community Cast Partnership On EQ

I'm pleased to welcome Andrew Davis as a new author on EQ. He's the producer of STL Community Cast, a regular podcast that features thought leaders in St Louis and provides a platform to...

Jonathan Allen, Digital Storyteller on STL Community Cast

“We’re used to companies being a single voice. But to succeed in digital, you have to become a social company now. You need everyone to evangelize the company on your behalf.” Jonathan Allen is always...

Enterprise Bank & Trust Opens Fall 2017 Enrollment For Free Business Courses

Enterprise Bank & Trust has opened enrollment for the fall semester of Enterprise University. For over 15 years, Enterprise Bank & Trust has offered courses taught by industry experts. Enterprise University provides practical, in-depth...

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5 Downtown St. Louis Developments To Get Excited About Right Now

Downtown St. Louis continues to grow and thrive as an inviting environment for both businesses and residents. Here are five of the newest developments you’ll want to keep an eye on.

The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

See any places or details missing? Let us know: editors@eqstl.com.  Arch Reactor (Benton Park, St. Louis City) Arch Reactor...

St. Louis Startup Ecosystem Map

It takes a city to raise a startup. From organizations focused on building tech talent to...

Downtown STL’s New President And CEO Missy Kelley On What Downtown Needs Now

Melissa “Missy” Kelley, a longtime local business, marketing and communications leader and executive was promoted to...

St. Louis Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup Community

Twelve St. Louis area nonprofit and governmental organizations are initial members of a collective that will receive $420,000 over two years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help female and historically underrepresented entrepreneurs of color in high-growth sectors.

STL Startup Guides

Getting Started With Exporting: Resources for Entrepreneurs in St. Louis

Despite the long-held belief among exporting agencies that businesses should securely establish themselves in domestic markets before attempting to export, startups are now increasingly "born global." Here's what you need to know to get started in St. Louis.

St. Louis Startup Accelerator Guide

St. Louis is a hotbed for startup accelerator programs right now, each with features that...

St. Louis Startup Resources At A Glance

St. Louis has the one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the country, thanks...

Guide to Coding Classes and Meetups

Whether you’re looking for a career change, to pick up a hobby or to expand...

STL Startup Funding Guide

Million-dollar ideas need more than sweat equity to transform into a successful product or service....