Jason Sindel

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10+ years of New York and St. Louis agency experience as an integrated producer of broadcast, social, digital and radio taught Jason to beware the agency woo and embrace the authentic story. He now serves as the Growth Marketing Manager at Longneck & Thunderfoot and the Publisher at EQ.

DevOps Driving Innovation in IT

The DevOps Midwest Conference will feature speakers and presenters Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 8:00 AM – Thu, Sep 20, 2018, 6:00 PM CDT at T-Rex and costs $250. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devops-midwest-tickets-48041896606. In the tech world, the DevOps...

Tech Workforce Development in the Region Approaching Crisis Level

Workforce development seems to be a topic on everyone’s mind in the economic development circles these days. In a recent commentary in the St. Louis Business Journal, Tom Chulick, president and CEO of the St....

Innovation and the Socio-Economic Benefits of a Connected Green City

According to a wealth of studies, the benefits of green spaces to Cities and their residents abound. Green spaces increase economic development and property values, increase the overall health of residents, and are attractive...

Regulation Crowdfunding Platform, Nvsted, Proves Effective at Crowdsourcing Investors for St. Louis Startups

In the world of crowdsourcing there is a continuum, Ched Wagner, Manager of Nvsted explains. On one side are the GoFundMe types, giving-based platforms that allow for public or private fundraising for medical expenses,...

T-Rex’s Geospatial Resource and Innovation Center Will Elevate An Existing Cluster

While the billion dollar NGA 2 headquarters won’t be finished until 2024, T-Rex and handful of forward thinking geospatial startups and companies are preparing by laying some groundwork. T-Rex Executive Director Patricia Hagen recently...

Y Combinator Turns Fail into Scale

Normally the Accelerator accepts 3,000 applicants. This year they will accept over 15,000. Y Combinator, widely considered one of the most successful incubators in the world, recently announced that owing to a mistaken email...

PGAV Eager to Re-Brand the City with Transformational Spaces

In the newly renovated offices of PGAV Destinations, Mike Konzen, the firm’s principal and chair, explained to me his concept of a St. Louis “Creative Core”. The basic premise he outlined is that within...

Ameren Accelerator Provides a Multi-purpose Approach to Innovation and Education

August 31st marks the last week of the hands-on portion of Ameren Accelerator’s 2018 program. Since June, six “energy-focused” start-up companies have been participating in a 12-week program as part of the second Accelerator...

Agrilyst Provides a Platform for Indoor Farmers to Understand Their Data

From our archived reporting at iSelects’ Davos on the Delta conference earlier this May, Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO of Agrilyst, spoke with EQ about her Brooklyn-based Ag Tech company. Kopf discussed the agriculture...

Despite Cuts in its Budget, the MTC Continues to Support MO Startups and Ecosystem

The good news for startups and ESOs statewide is that despite budget cuts the state-run investment funds at the MTC are still around. The bad news is that there’s no legislative fix on the...
A map of the winning proposal for the Chouteau Greenway

Great Rivers Greenway is a Model of Regional Governance

The Chouteau Greenway is a vision for a connected central corridor from the St. Louis Arch to Forest Park. It is just one part of an ambitious plan to connect the entire region with...

ITEN’s CIP Program Jumpstarts Corporate Innovation

ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program (CIP) capitalizes on a growing trend in which corporations are sponsoring innovation showcases or demo days. Just as trade shows brings together buyers and vendors, these events, some open to...

St. Louis AgTech Accelerator Growing into Global Influencer

The Yield Lab, named this year as the World’s Most Valuable Accelerator in AgFunder’s 2018 Innovation Awards, is part of a growing regional AgTech cluster gaining recognition far beyond St. Louis. Founded in 2014,...

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A...

The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy think tank based in Washington, DC released a report on July 25 (2018) entitled “Rethinking Cluster Initiatives” in which the group analyzed both the pitfalls and opportunities...

The St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation Envisions An Innovation Corridor Stretching From Cortex to...

Within the next few years, midtown St. Louis near SLU may well be the busiest 400 acres in St. Louis in terms of new development. Even if you aren’t familiar with the area you...

Hive Network Offers Startups A Clear Path To Developing Their MVP

Startups bring the Hive Network their ideas and the network turns around a product. Chad Compton, founder of the Hive Network, enjoyed being a freelance developer, but didn’t like working alone. When his freelance work...
Reimer with Product

BoosaTech Provides a Tech Product to Fix a Modern Problem: Nomophobia

From concept to market, this local entrepreneur is tapping into a consumer marketplace hungry for power and afraid of losing it. Boosa Tech, a consumer tech company run out of Chris Reimer’s house, offers a...

City Backs Manufacturing Hub Supporting Entrepreneurs

Brick City Makes will be St Louis' first entrepreneur support center for manufacturing - essentially a co-working space dedicated to manufacturing. The six story, 87,000-square-foot factory space in the Fox Park neighborhood at the...
Saturn Agroscience

AgTech Pioneer Benson Hill Biosystems Launches New Subsidiary

St. Louis-based Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement AgTech company unlocking the natural genetic potential of plants, announced the formation of Saturn Agrosciences, a new subsidiary focused on canola improvement. This new company will build...

Redeveloped Downtown St. Louis Garment District Aims to “Turn Young Fashion Designers Into Successful...

In January the St. Louis Fashion Fund, Downtown STL and St. Louis Development Corporation announced the "re-development" plan for the St. Louis Garment District, a nod to Washington Avenue's history as “Shoe Street, USA,” and to...

T-Rex and Cortex’s Dennis Lower Honored At 2018’s What’s Right With The Region Awards

The What’s Right with the Region Awards celebrates businesses and organizations that often toil in obscurity but nonetheless provide essential services to better their community. FOCUS Saint Louis creates structured programs designed to bring St....
AgIdea

Davos On The Delta Connects Farmers, Distributors, and Buyers, to Spur Innovation in AgTech

For the founders of iSelect Fund, Craig Herron and Carter Williams and their partners, holding a conference like Davos on the Delta around the future of agriculture seemed like a no-brainer. According to them,...

Employer Blue Sky Hours Led to Building Tattoo Conference in St. Louis

Tattoo The Lou is St. Louis’ is tattoo and arts convention being held in downtown St. Louis, next weekend from Friday, May 18th through to Sunday 20th, 2018. Tattoo The Lou’s founders, Laura Tromben and...
A map of the winning proposal for the Chouteau Greenway

Chouteau Greenway Design Competition Announces Winner

The Chouteau Greenway Design Competition partners and jury have selected the team led by Stoss Landscape Urbanism to refine their conceptual plans for a new greenway to connect Forest Park and the Gateway Arch. The...

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