Brian Heffernan

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Brian Heffernan is St. Louis-based freelance journalist who has been published by Al Jazeera America, Riverfront Times and St. Louis Magazine. He also runs product and communications for Joojoo, a St. Louis startup that helps friends share recommendations about where to go, what to do and whom to hire. Brian earned both a master's and bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and loves corndogs.

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Leadership Hires RiverVest Venture Partners, a Clayton-based venture capital firm that focuses on life sciences startups, announced this week...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. CIC Leadership Changes St. Louis will lose a prominent figure in its entrepreneurial community this summer. Dougan Sherwood, managing director...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. New Digs Square hosted a grand opening this week for its new office in the Cortex innovation district. The mobile...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Philanthropy in Tech Twitter founder and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey fulfilled classroom wishlists for nearly 300 Missouri schools...
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Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com CEOs-for-Hire St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced a new platform this week that allows startups to hire chief executives for...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Event Announcements LouFest founder Brian Cohen and Cortex president and CEO Dennis Lower announced plans for a three-day festival...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Accelerator-Bound St. Louis-based Pushup Social was one of 20 startups selected for Plug and Play Ventures' retail accelerator in...
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Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. “We Want To Hire More St. Louis Startups.” Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, one of the world’s most...

Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious startup incubators in the world, wants to invest in more St. Louis startups. That’s according to the Silicon Valley incubator’s president, Sam Altman, who participated in several...
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Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth St. Louis County has begun work to develop a 575-acre plant science innovation district in Creve Coeur. The...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Iconic Investments The CityArchRiver Foundation has met its campaign goal to raise $250 million in private funding to renovate the Gateway...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. University Beat Washington University Olin Business School dean Mahendra Gupta will step down from the position in June. During...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Life After The Rams News of the Rams moving to Los Angeles has left many St. Louisans wondering what’s next for...

Weekly Download returns this week from a holiday break. Here’s a recap of STL startup news since we've been gone. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth Lockerdome plans to add 300 jobs as it moves across...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Braggin' Rights: St. Charles County ranks best in the state for tech job growth and is the only...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth: Venture Café’s weekly happy hour gathering for entrepreneurs and innovators celebrated its 20,000th visitor on Thursday. The gatherings held at the @4240 building in...

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth: St. Louis-based LaunchCode received a $350,000 grant last week to open a location in Rhode Island. LaunchCode places budding programmers at apprenticeship...

Here's a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Contest Winners: MagBiosense, a medical device company developing a diagnostic device for heart attacks, won the $50,000 top prize at Startup Connection on...

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