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Jackie is a freelance copywriter with a penchant for great books and bad TV. Her two biggest passions in life are writing and travel, and she is grateful to be able to combine both into a profession that she loves. A storyteller at heart (with a Masters in Counseling and Psychology), she enjoys digging deep, getting to know people and businesses, and helping them tell their unique stories.
Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis has begun to make a name for itself in the world of high-tech and IT entrepreneurs. Here's the latest on the role Downtown St. Louis plays in propelling our city's innovation community forward.

Making Downtown a safer place to live, work and play was the goal that brought together Downtown STL, Inc. and STL-based app startup SafeTrek. After an introduction by a mutual connection, Cultivation Capital co-founder...
Express Scripts Lab

Something you might already know: Express Scripts is a national leader in the prescription medication industry. Something you might not know: This is due in large part to its culture of innovation. In both...

Located at OPO Startups, 3mbassy is a full service agency for startups who have less than 12 months under their belts. With a desire to help young companies gain enough traction to raise investment...

For the past 10 to 15 years, startup incubators and co-working spaces have been expanding around the world. Entrepreneurs, freelancers and traditional businesses alike are all searching for ways to connect, collaborate and develop...

The benefits of officing out of Industrious are fast internet, local snacks and drinks and educational programming, but one feature that Industrious excels at is realizing the true value of community. “Having a really strong community is especially...

Drawing everyone from freelancers and entrepreneurial startups to seasoned CEOs and Fortune 500s, co-working spaces are becoming a way to reinvent the work environment. Leading the way with its nationwide concept, Industrious is expanding...

Red8 Interactive, based in the OPO co-working space in St. Charles, is a custom website development company focused almost entirely on WordPress builds. The plugins they create are born out of necessity and grown...

This month, Industrious, the elegant blend of co-working and private office space in Downtown St. Louis, celebrates its one-year anniversary. The occasion was marked with mimosas and croissants from Comet Coffee, ice cream with a...

In today's culture it's not uncommon for a person to have more than one career. Gone are the days of our parents and grandparents who chose a job at the beginning of their career and...

For most of his career Dustin McKissen worked with trade associations, lobbying legislators for the benefit of various industries. He and his wife moved to St. Charles in 2013 when he took a position...

Three years ago St. Louis native Toi Hall was working two jobs just to make ends meet. Now she is CEO and designer for Toi Box Couture, a fashion label that's taken her to...

Industrious brought its nationwide concept to St. Louis in May 2015 and has been on the rise here ever since. In addition to the 10,000+ square feet in St. Louis, Industrious is currently expanding...

I’ve never been good at math. The one statistics class I had to take in college made my palms sweat. So when the opportunity to beta-test Nanaya, a new online dating site based on math came along,...

The St. Charles-based co-working space OPO Startups has seen great success alongside tenant companies like 3mbassy, XLR8 and BoardPaq. So much so that it's expanding, with the goal of adding 100 additional companies with 225 new...

High pressure kitchens. Long hours that take a toll on your body and relationships. Battling egos. High turnover rates. The restaurant industry is cutthroat and not always conducive to success. There are many factors...

Startup founders face a myriad of obstacles, and one of those obstacles is correct branding. Entrepreneurs Marlon Whitfield and Anthony Stewart found that one of the biggest reasons businesses fail within the first year was...

OPO Startups in St. Charles County is full of creative and innovative people who love to collaborate. Regular events like Try It Tuesdays and Startup Wednesdays provide opportunities for like-minded entrepreneurs to come together...

Cobblestone streets, antique shops, quaint river vistas and…startups? At first glance, Main Street in St. Charles may seem an unlikely place for a booming startup community, but Randy Schilling, owner and founder of OPO...

See any places or details missing? Let us know: editors@eqstl.com.  Arch Reactor Arch Reactor is a hackerspace and maker movement for techies, programmers, hobbyists and artists to share resources and knowledge. Members join together in the exciting creative...

SnapShot Interactive is a digital agency that uses high-quality video production and animation, award-winning web design and creative online marketing strategies to deliver unexpected experiences to their clients in new and engaging ways. Headquartered...
4 Hands St. Louis

When Kevin Lemp of 4 Hands Brewing Company needed to launch an online store, keeping things simple was a top priority. Enter Simplify Commerce by MasterCard.

Comic-Con. That’s where the idea for Candy Lab, the augmented reality startup based out of the Downtown T-REX incubator, started. Co-founders Andrew Couch and Gilda Campos were in a high-rise building watching tiny people...

If you know someone with asthma, enjoy beach drinks and baseball or want to champion women and inspire young girls, then the local crowdfunding campaigns happening this month might be of interest to you....
OPO Demo Day

OPO, the co-working incubator for digital startups in St. Charles, MO, is hosting its first Demo Day on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30-9pm. Ten members will present their concepts and products to potential investors...

Julia Li doesn't believe in the idea of the "Starving Artist." As founder of Create Space, and an artist herself with a degree from Washington University in Painting and Urban Studies, she has a passion...

The construction noise of pounding hammers and ringing saws has given way to a new buzz in the air: Historic Turner Hall in downtown Belleville has been reimagined into a co-working space. Formerly a YMCA,...

The White House was the last place Abigail Cohen and Andrew Brimer, co-founders of the St. Louis medical device startup Sparo Labs, ever imagined they would end up. But on August 4th of this...
Snipe Jackie Tucker

What if there were a way to find out what was happening around you in real time so that you wouldn’t miss out? Snipe, a startup company based in the St. Charles OPO co-working space and a 2015...

In March of this year, Clark, a 26-year-old St. Louis native, launched a local, full-service babysitting agency with comprehensive online capabilities—a first in the area. And in the last six months, STL Sitter has...

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Stacy Taubman, founder of Girls Dreaming Big as she explained the drive behind her new startup, RISE Collaborative Workspace. “Being a teenage girl in high school...

GlobalHack, a quarterly hackathon competition created in late 2013 by Gabe Lozano, Drew Winshop, and Travis Sheridan to help companies turn ideas for solving real-world problems into actual real-world solutions, reconvenes this weekend for...

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