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The Cortex Innovation Community announced that Microsoft Corp. will open a new regional headquarters and a Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in a state-of-the-art facility inside Cortex, located in St. Louis’ Central West End district.  The MTC...

Prosper Institute, an organization that helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced it has rebranded to Brazen and will roll out a new membership platform in May.
SafeTrek

SafeTrek Makes CNBC Top Startups List SafeTrek, the personal safety app, was ranked #3 in CNBC’s inaugural Upstart 25 list of “most promising young startups” on Tuesday. The list focuses on companies that “are building...
Instacart

The fast-growing retail delivery service announced it has expanded into St. Louis, its first city in Missouri, and will add 150 jobs.
Cap Innovators Spring 2017 Class

Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.
Focal Cast founders

The St. Louis-based startup helps power leading enterprise video platform with recording and streaming of collaboration sessions.
Founders_Assembly Promise Pay

Assembly Payments, formerly known as PromisePay, announced yesterday it will power payments for Gumtree Connect, the eBay-owned local classifieds site.
Karen Frame, CEO and Co-founder of Makeena

Makeena, a technology platform that connects natural products brands to shoppers across all retailers and social media, announced last week that it has purchased CommonKindness.com.
Purina Petcare Innovation Prize

Obe, founder of a new smart pet bowl, was announced today as the grand prize winner of the first Pet Care Innovation Prize powered by Purina.

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
Tim Hayden and Art Chou of Stadia Ventures

Stadia Ventures, the two-year-old sports-focused business development firm and accelerator that helps early stage sports startups connect with investors, announced it is moving its headquarters into the CIC@4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District next month.
Hatchbuck

The sales and marketing software company announced yesterday the completion of a $4 million Series A round of financing.
AgIdea

AgIdea, a contract research and development (R&D) company based in Pergamino, Argentina, is expanding in Missouri after selecting the state as the home of its North American headquarters.
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

Calling all digital marketing startups: pitch your ideas in front of potential users and customers and be eligible to win a cash prize of $2,500, sponsored by Purina.
Venture Cafe_horiz

For over two years, Venture Cafe has been a mainstay of St. Louis' innovation community. Its centerpiece, the Thursday Weekly Gathering, is an event that takes place every Thursday at Cortex's CIC@4240 and allows innovators...
Arcus Awards

The Regional Chamber will host its fourth annual Arcus Awards next month. Here's who made the list of finalists.
Tyler Matthews

Today, Venture Café St. Louis named entrepreneur and marketing veteran Tyler Mathews as its next executive director effective January 17.
Ven cafe

Here are five events to ease you into a busy 2017.

BlueStrata EHR, a company that provides electronic health record systems, announced on Friday that it is expanding in Creve Coeur and adding 52 new, high-paying jobs.
SQ1 program

CET announced it is now accepting applications for its 2017 Square One Ignite program.
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St. Louis County will have a new AgTech innovation district to build on the area’s leadership position in the field and to attract startups and AgTech companies from around the world. And it has a new name.
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Amidst the endless stream of holiday parties and squeezing an extra day (or three) into your holiday-filled month, let yourself be inspired at this week’s mix of talks, meetups and happy hours.
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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.
Karen Gheesling Mullis

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the closing of Archer Seed Fund, LP, at $15 million. Here's more about the firm's investment strategy.
Sparo Labs

Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in Downtown St. Louis, officially launched sales this morning of its flagship product, Wing®. Wing is the first over-the-counter, FDA-cleared smartphone sensor for measuring and tracking lung...
Hungry Turkey Run

We work hard building businesses and community every day, and have much to step back from and celebrate this week as we enter the season for giving thanks. This week is light on networking and...
Donald Danforth

It's Global Entrepreneurship Week this week, November 14-18, so start your week by planning to hit some of the big events listed in this guide. In addition to those special events, here is another handful of things happening...
Global Entrepreneurship Week

It's back: Each November, people in 160 countries around the world organize a calendar of events and competitions to inspire entrepreneurship. Powered by the Kaufmann Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 happens November 14-20. Here are 9...
BookaLokal CEO Evelyn White

Demo Days, Cortex Tours, Meetups oh my. Here is a handful of events to include in your plans this week. Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator Demo Day Wed., Nov. 9, 4:30-7:30pm Knight Hall, Washington University Join Prosper Women Entrepreneurs for...
Sherpa

Sherpa, a two-year old local tech company that developed a CRM platform, is moving 20 jobs to St. Louis City as it establishes new headquarters at 3030 Locust in Midtown Alley. Today, the company officially cuts...

Arch Grants, a non-profit providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs, announces today the 10 recipients of its 2016 Winter Global Startup Competition. The official unveiling of the 2016 winter...
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The Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis announced today that it has launched a new venture-capital seed fund aimed at helping to propel early-stage business ventures by students, faculty and recent alumni. As...
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From the annual Arch Grants Gala to WashU's premier hackathon, mark your calendar for five startup and tech events happening this week across the city.   LaunchCode Happy Hire Tues., Nov. 1, 4-6pm LaunchCode Mentor Center Interested in hiring a LaunchCoder?...
Obe

A gaming, learning and social platform for dogs and pet owners. A smart bowl that helps ensure pets get the nutrition they need. Fitness programs for pets and people. A sheep’s milk-based treat for...
Cyber Coffee

Mark your calendar for these 11 startup and tech events from across the city happening this week. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here. Hacknight Monday, Oct. 24, 6pm TechArtista Bring your projects and do...
Accelerate St. Louis Challenge 2015

Accelerate St. Louis, a regional entrepreneurship coalition created to accelerate the growth of St. Louis’ dynamic startup community through connections and resources, has selected 17 finalists for its annual Challenge and 16 finalists for...

The St. Louis-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and EVNTUR event marketing firm are hosting  a "first-of-its-kind geospatial technology showcase" this week on the Cortex Innovation Community campus. Happening October...

Mark your calendar for these nine startup and tech events from across the city happening this week. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here. A Night of Good: Industrious Happy Hour October 17,...
lil bub ringtone

Last week saw the release of a new app featuring Lil BUB, one of the world’s most famous cats. Lil BUB fans: get excited, because the the idea originated right here in St Louis. Local sound...
University City Senior High School in University City STEM

In preparation for the upcoming National CyberPatriot IX Competition, Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) hosted a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Sept 10 at Maryville University and Sept...

SixThirty CYBER announced their first-ever accelerator class tonight at an event at T-REX in partnership with SixThirty. SixThirty CYBER will provide the selected four startups with up to $100K in funding, focused mentorship, and rapid...

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! SixThirty and SixThirty CYBER Fall...
Stadia Ventures

After receiving over 200 applications from around the world, Stadia Ventures announces its Fall 2016 cohort for the Stadia Sports Business Accelerator today. Stadia Accelerator helps sports business startups get to the next level through the combination...
Robin Rath, co-founder and CEO of Pixel Press

Today St. Louis startup technology company Pixel Press announced it has joined the powerhouse of brands from Mattel. The two companies have formed a strategic partnership for its latest product Bloxels™, a hands-on platform...

As our ecosystem continues to grow, startups will be growing up and out of incubators and co-working spaces into their own locations. But rather than try and fit into a pre-set space or location, today's...

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. Door of Clubs  Software Engineer Who They Are: Door of...

St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced at an event at CIC that the accelerator program has invested in six high-growth companies for its Fall 2016 cohort. The accelerator program, one of the top 10 accelerators in the U.S....

Artifox, the 2014 Arch Grants recipient and design company, just launched a new collection including a redesigned desk, a multi-use shelf and other accessories. "Our process is guided by the idea of 'Less but Better',” says Sarah...

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! 1 Million Cups Wednesday, September 21;...
Dan Lauer

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, in partnership with Civic Progress, the St. Louis Mosaic Project,  Global EIR Coalition and Arch Grants, announced the launch of Gateway Accelerate, Powered by UMSL Accelerate. The goal of the...

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. BenMedica .Net Front End Developer Who They Are: BenMedica is a healthcare...

Lewis & Clark Ventures announced today $20 Million of new capital to drive agriculture innovation focusing on companies that improve plant yield, increase energy efficiency, boost farmers’ productivity or streamline the distribution chain from...

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! Ag Innovation Showcase Monday-Wednesday, September 12-14; Donald...

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. BenMedica .Net Front End Developer Who They Are: BenMedica is a healthcare...

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! 1 Million Cups Wednesday, September...

Solid Gold Pet, America’s first holistic pet food brand, is set to open a new dog-friendly, corporate headquarters in Chesterfield bringing new jobs to the region as it increases its operation team. “We are thrilled to...

Pipeline Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for their 2017 fellowship from September 1-October 19. A unique and rigorous yearlong business leadership development program, Pipeline blends workshop modules, advice from national experts, and a deepening of...

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. BenMedica .Net Front End Developer Who They Are: BenMedica is a healthcare...

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! Creating the Next “Cyber...

The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator (SLFI), a project through the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and led by executive director, Eric Johnson, selected its first cohort of designers this week including one designer from St....

The St. Louis Regional Chamber will host its first annual Show U St. Louis College Festival for regional college students this Saturday, August 27 from 10am-2pm at Poelker and Kaufman Parks east of Soldiers’ Memorial...

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. BenMedica .Net Front End Developer Who They Are: BenMedica is a healthcare...

The Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) is hosting a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Saturday, Sept. 10 at Maryville University and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Southwestern Illinois College. The event—free...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups focused on a wide array of subject matter including mental...

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! Podcasting Panel Tuesday, August 23;...

The St. Louis Regional Chamber, Explore St. Louis and more than 30 other partners unveiled a new regional marketing plan during the Chamber’s 179th Annual Event at the Peabody Opera House last night. The...

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...

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! 1 Million Cups Wednesday, August 17; 9-10am Nine...

A St. Louis chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)—a global organization that fosters healthcare, life science and biomedical innovation— was recently launched by Henry B. Randall, MD, FACS, world-renowned transplant surgeon and...

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! 1 Million Cups Wednesday, August 10; 9-10am Nine...

St. Louis has the one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the country, thanks to a supportive business culture that nurtures new tech ventures from the ground up. If you're on the hunt...

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. Here are five: SafeTrek Full Stack Engineer Who They Are: SafeTrek...

Electric car enthusiasts: Here's your chance to get behind the wheel of the car of your dreams—if you aren't already. Tesla is currently on a three-month Electric Road Trip around the world, and the company...

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! Micro Mondays with Young Friends of...

Interested in a career in the startup space but don't have a clue where to start? You need to get VISION 2016 on your calendar. September 21 from 4-8:30pm, through the Bioscience & Entrepreneurial Inclusion...

St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital announced the hire of Christian Taylor, who is coming on as Principal focusing on the SixThirty CYBER accelerator program. In his new role, Taylor will execute operational and strategic...

The St. Louis Regional Business Council welcomed 28 new leaders to the 2016-2017 Young Professionals Network (YPN) Leadership 100 last night at an induction dinner at the Forest Park Trolley Room. Launched in 2008, the RBC’s...

Nestlé Purina PetCare along with Active Capital and Cultivation Capital announced today a competition to identify and support early-stage pet care companies in the growing global pet care sector—a $60 Billion market in annual...

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. Here are five: Cortex Innovation Community Communications Manager Who They Are: Cortex is the...

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! 1 Million Cups Wednesday, July 27; 9-10am Nine...

Accelerate St. Louis, Thomson Reuters and the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Financial Forum announced today in a release that 15 startups have been chosen to participate in the 2016 St. Louis Startup Roadshow. This event...

Cultivation Capital released an update today on their two technology funds, Tech Fund I and Tech Fund II. Since the beginning of 2016, 12 investments have been made in 22 portfolio companies and three...

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. Here are five: Lewis and Clark Ventures Marketing Specialist Who They Are: Lewis & Clark...

Cultivation Capital announced this morning that they have made an investment in S4, a data gathering and analytics company that provides risk management solutions to financial, agribusiness, and farming players through its algorithms. The St....

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 hosts Crash Course in...

Startup Connection 2016, the region’s largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, announced that applications for the Venture Showcase are now open. Companies can apply here. Scheduled for Wednesday November 16, Startup Connection highlights early-stage...

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. Here are five: Varsity Tutors Quality Control Specialist What You’ll Do: Evaluate sales...

Have some time this afternoon and looking for a great way to dip your toe into the maker movement? Betabox is hosting a free public prototyping session and tour at the St. Louis Science...

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! 1 Million Cups Wednesday, July 13; 9-10am Nine...
Coding classes

Whether you’re looking for a career change, to pick up a hobby or to expand on skills you already have, St. Louis has ample ways of tapping into helpful coding resources, regardless of age, skill...
Blair Garrou EVLS

Over the last two days, almost 80 individuals from 27 venture funds from around the US gathered at the T-REX Innovation Center Downtown for the Emerging Venture Leaders Summit (EVLS). With sessions covering topics like "The Path to Founding...

SafeTrek has partnered with Downtown STL, Inc to keep residents safer. Downtown STL, Inc purchased a six-month license, granting access for all Downtown residents to use the startup's flagship offering, the SafeTrek app.  With more than 800,000...

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. Here are eight. LockerDome Data Analyst Who They Are: LockerDome embeds interactive widgets...
World Trade Center report

Today, World Trade Center St. Louis is releasing a regional export plan that assesses the current export climate of St. Louis, sets goals for increasing exports and lays out a detailed implementation plan that local...

GlobalHack VI announced today that it's partnering with St. Patrick Center for the $1 Million Hackathon set for the weekend of October 21-23. Participants will compete to produce technology solutions to prevent and end homelessness. “We’re thrilled...
launchcode expansion

LaunchCode announced today it has been awarded support through 2020 as part of the U.S. Department of Labor grants in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. These grants will provide LaunchCode and its partners with...
caspar bed at pride st louis

Casper, the sleep startup named one of the “Best Inventions of 2015” by TIME Magazine, is putting a nap on wheels and bringing free naps to St. Louis this weekend. The startup’s Nap Mobile will...
Rippleshot ABA

Rippleshot, a 2015 SixThirty accelerator grad, has been endorsed by The American Bankers Association for its unique card compromise detection tool, Rippleshot Sonar. Sonar beat network-issued Compromised Account Management System (CAMS) alerts by an average of 46...

Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer Global Startup Competition. Since the launch of Arch Grants in 2012,...

We know we aren't the only ones patiently waiting for TechShop St. Louis to open in the Cortex Innovation Community this August. In honor of National Week of Making—it's a thing, the White House says so—we've...

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