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Community Voice stories are contributions from startup founders and others in the local ecosystem with an authentic voice and a goal to educate and share insights. All opinions in the piece are the writer's own, and EQ acknowledges there are many perspectives on most topics discussed here. Share any feedback on this piece in the comments below. Interested in contributing a story? Visit: www.eqstl.com/submit-a-story/

By Diana Zeng of Full Circle. We asked her to tell us what Beef and a Toast is about, and why Full Circle started it. Beef and a Toast was born out of frustration. Frustration with the...

By Matt Menietti and the GlobalHack Team As a developer or someone who’s interested in technology, you may have been invited to hackathon without fully understanding what it’s all about. We put together a list of the top...

Looking for your next move? TEQ Jobs is your path to employment in the St. Louis tech scene. Each week we’ll highlight opportunities you should know about. 1904labs Full Stack Developer Who They Are: 1904labs is a managed services...

By Carter Williams, Managing Director of iSelect Fund The family office is changing. Rather than turn assets over to managers, today’s family offices increasingly prefer to invest directly, buying stakes in individual companies or acquiring them outright. In...

This time last year, we were 30 days away from EQ’s online debut. We envisioned Entrepreneur Quarterly (EQ) as an online daily and print quarterly publication that would fill a gap in St. Louis’...

By Savannah Davis It's a busy one at Venture Cafe this week. EQ's co-founder and managing partner Kelly Hamilton will be moderating a chat with Dr. Glen Stetten of Express Scripts and Stephanie Leffler of OneSpace...

By Carter Williams, managing director of iSelect Fund Most people think the key to job creation in their state or city is to attract relatively large, established companies. The facts say otherwise. Small businesses (those with fewer...

By Patty Hagen, executive director of T-REX. The way we work is changing, due in large part to a momentous generational change. The millennial generation is now the largest sector of the U.S. workforce—one in...

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we’ll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills...

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Savvy Coders FREE Crash Course...

Applebee's, the world's largest casual dining chain with approximately 2,000 locations, has partnered with GiftAMeal in the Greater St. Louis region with 32 of its franchise locations. Launched last fall, GiftAMeal helps individuals discover and recommend...

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we’ll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills...
SafeTrek startup

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we’ll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills...

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we’ll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills...

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we'll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills...

By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds In chapter two of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom’s Aunt Polly makes him paint her white picket fence. It’s a Saturday...
SafeTrek startup

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Some of STL’s hottest startups are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills in the tech industry and the...

By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds My great privilege in life is growing up in an entrepreneurial country, receiving a top-notch education at MIT and working for world class companies....

At my school, students took a test in the third grade to determine if they were “gifted” or not. If a student hit the mysterious threshold, he or she was placed on an academic...

By Chuck Cohn Most New Year’s resolutions involve self-improvement, whether it's in the form of getting fit or finally starting the company of your dreams. If your goals for 2016 involve launching a business, you...

We've now had a week to come to terms with the fact that St. Louis is no longer the home of the NFL's Rams. As many football fans look elsewhere to pledge their allegiance, many...
Downtown STL Innovation District Brian Matthews

By Brian Matthews, Managing Director of Cultivation Capital 2015 was another great year for increasing the footprint and impact of the Innovation Community on the fabric of Downtown St. Louis. Due to the continued rise...

The ride-sharing debate has loomed large in St. Louis this year. Entrepreneur and MTC Commissioner Chris Sommers shares his thoughts on what St. Louis’ fight for Uber means for our innovation community–and our city.
Lunch and Learn

Quality programming is often something all incubators and co-working spaces want to provide for their members. Ranging from a workshop to a panel, these organizations seek to provide programs to educate and inform entrepreneurs. As...
T-REX stock_burnout

It’s Saturday afternoon. Another week of the startup grind has taken its toll, and I’m struggling to find the energy to do more. Thankfully, following a morning of management meetings and a much-needed workout,...

I know my dad doesn’t know this, but I have a yellowed and fraying 16-year-old business card that I keep in my “specials” box. That’s what my kids call the large box we keep...

By: Erin Funk With a continued international focus on the challenges within the St. Louis region, YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) St. Louis‘ annual Blog Out Loud event is providing space for community members to...
EQ Startup Advice

By Noah Rosenberg, Founder of Marco If you follow the “startup porn,” companies launch through a fixed life cycle, punctuated by funding. “How far along are you?” is meant to be answered in terms of rounds. For...

By Jolijt Tamanaha My name is Jolijt Tamanaha, and I’m a recovering entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Champio, software that helps the 70% of Americans who hate their jobs. If only we could make those 70% of...
Desk bootstrap startup

By Tyler King, CEO of Less Annoying CRM When my brother and I started Less Annoying CRM, we decided to bootstrap. If you’re not familiar with the term, that means that the founders (i.e. my...

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