Benjamin Bathke

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Benjamin came to Missouri all the way from Germany to get a Master's degree in Communications at Lindenwood University. In the spring of 2013, he sailed around the world on a ship with 600 college students and 10 startups, which made him realize that he wants to pursue a career at the intersection of journalism and entrepreneurship. He is an avid traveler, football player (American football, yes), and collector of new ways of thinking.

STL Entrepreneurs Impress at SXSW

This is EQ’s fifth and last article about SXSW. Read previous stories here. Although South By South West is in the books, St. Louis has left a lasting impression on Austin. The Gateway City's presence at the annual...

Two St. Louis Student Startups Named Among Best 8 in the Country at SXSW

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8b_nhmdBbU This is EQ's fourth dispatch from SXSW. Read the previous ones here. Student entrepreneurs made a major contribution to the mark St. Louis left on this year's edition of SXSW. For the second year in a row, two St. Louis student startups made...
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Blue1647’s Emile Cambry Recognized for Community Empowerment at SXSW

This is the third of five EQ stories from SXSW. Read the previous ones here. They say good things are worth waiting for. After skipping SXSW for a whole decade, Emile Cambry finally had little choice but to travel to Austin...

Stadia Ventures’ Tim Hayden Speaks and Judges at SXSW

This is the second of five EQ stories from SXSW. Read the rest here. It's never too early to start a company. Lachlan Johnson was only 12 years old when she started toy and fashion accessory company Flipoutz. Now 20,...
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U.S. CTO Megan Smith on the Power of Tech at SXSW

This is the first story of EQ's SXSW coverage. Check out the rest here. Civic engagement and technology used as a force for good were two of the most-discussed topics at South By South West Interactive this year. They were...
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Blue1647 Helps Bridge Opportunity And Job Divide In St. Louis

Less than two weeks after his arrival, Emile Cambry has already made a name for himself in St. Louis. Largely unacknowledged by local media, Cambry and his Blue1647 team opened the first technology innovation center on the...

Uber Update III – Political Stalemate Could Prolong Ridesharing Decision

Another week went by in the omnipresent ridesharing debate. There's been many things that unfolded--here are the most important ones. Wonder what happened before? Read EQ's first and second roundup. Saturday, August 22: After various sources had...
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St. Louis Uber Update – Edition II: Cardinals Players Join Ridesharing Debate On Twitter,...

The contentious debate about St. Louis getting Uber and other ridesharing services continued this week. Here are the latest developments. Read EQ's first Uber report here. It's been a turbulent seven days without any major decisions,...
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The St. Louis Uber Update: Five Things To Know This Week

Have you been trying to follow the contentious ridesharing debate in St. Louis but had trouble keeping track of all the events and people involved? Don't despair–here is EQ's weekly update on everything that...

Chicago Social Entrepreneur Emile Cambry Brings Education And Tech Opportunities to St. Louis

If Emile Cambry were to describe his mission in one sentence, it would be "bringing education and economic development together in a cool package." Luckily for St. Louis, he's bringing that mission to the Gateway Center this month with the opening of two facilities.
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#Uber vs. #Goober: Behind The St. Louis Ridesharing Parody App

When was the last time you took an Uber in St. Louis? A few members of the St. Louis startup community thought of a clever way to raise awareness about the fact that the Midwestern city remains the only U.S.-American metro without ridesharing. Here's the scoop.

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