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Kelsey writes and serves as Managing Editor for ALIVE Magazine. She previously contributed tech, pop culture and news articles to Newsy and Examiner.com. A Colorado native, she ventured to the University of Missouri for college, graduating with a degree in convergence journalism.

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

The Ag Innovation Showcase, now in its seventh year, will take place Sept. 14-16 right here in St. Louis. Bringing together bright startups, established companies with new ideas and influential investors, the event is a...
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What You Need To Know: House of Genius Arrives In STL

House of Genius, a curated monthly event with origins in Boulder, Colorado, arrived in St. Louis last week. The event brings in three entrepreneurs or companies and anonymous members of the community for an...

What It Means To Build An Innovation District

With more attention being drawn to the innovation district concept—where our own Cortex is leading the way, as shown in Brookings' June 2015 update on their annual innovation report—we sat down with Cortex President and CEO...

Intel: How Venture Philanthropy is Taking Shape In St. Louis

Venture philanthropy might not be a household term, but it's taking place in our own backyard. Arch Grants, a non-profit organization providing $50,000 of equity-free funding, support and services to startups through its competitions,...

Startup Story: Bractlet Founders Expend All Their Energy To Help Conserve Yours

After starting in a series of apartment-offices, Bractlet is enjoying incredible success today, but the founding team hasn't abandoned its dedication to finding solutions—no matter what it takes
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Startup News Roundup: Jim McKelvey Talks Funding, Wash U To Host Startup Connection

Accelerate St. Louis caught Square founder Jim McKelvey on camera for some of his insight when it comes to startups beginning their search for funding

13 St. Louis Co-working Spaces To Check Out Now

Major players like T-REX and Cortex lead the way in fostering innovation, while more idea centers and co-working spaces take up residence in STL’s growing entrepreneur community.

Where Health and Technology Come Together: Meet Smart Monitor

In the rising age of wearables, have you ever wondered just what these devices can significantly do for our health?

Startup News Roundup: GlobalHack Outlines Civic Hackathon, STL Named Entrepreneurial Hotspot

Head to COCA tonight for a preview of SPARK, COCAbiz’s Sept. 2 creativity conference.

Startup Scene: Epharmix Raises $765,000, Farmplicity Launches New Platform

Read on for more information on how Washington University students stood out in innovation news this week.

Upstart City: Why The Sky Is The Limit When It Comes To St. Louis’...

After a year of continued expansion and growth, ALIVE takes a look at what the momentum means for our local entrepreneurs today and startups of tomorrow.

How Renowned Entrepreneurs and CEOs Are Working Together To Close The Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Last year, the OPEN State of Women-Owned Business report showed an estimated 1,200 new businesses were started each day in America by women

John Maeda To Share His Infinite Wisdom With STL At COCAbiz’s SPARK Creativity Conference

If you haven't heard of John Maeda, he's a bit of a big deal in leadership, art and design.

Intel: Inside the St. Louis-Israel Innovation Connection

Israel has a wealth of innovation-based startups that are already based in industries that have a stronghold in St. Louis.

Startup Scene: Hyde Launches Kickstarter, WUHack Applications Opening Soon

Hyde, which was featured in ALIVE's April issue, has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their flagship product, The Wingman
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6 People You Might Meet At The Venture Café Gatherings

The Thursday event is filled with varied programming that welcomes anyone wanting to learn, connect or share a beer in good company.

Meet Arch Grants: STL’s Own Innovative Funding Resource

Across the US, startups are receiving more of what they need most—funding.

Can STL Become the Next Bioscience Hub?

The growing list of bioscience companies bringing their research and operations to STL has forced many to take notice of the city’s place in the industry’s evolving landscape

Startup Scene: CIC, LockerDome, LaunchCode Looking To Expand

Speaking of expansion, St. Louis social media company LockerDome is looking to do just that in Downtown STL

Startup Scene: Cortex Leading The Way For Innovation Districts

Cortex Innovation District received a call-out in the latest Brookings report on the rise of innovation districts
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Meet EQ’s Partners

EQ teamed with curated list of collaborators and partners to make this content possible.

Startup Scene: St. Louis Company Named Among 20 Most Promising In Cybersecurity

PromisePay, a payments platform company currently in Cultivation Capital's portfolio, announced it has raised $2 million in funding this week

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2015 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Last night Arch Grants introduced the first 11 recipients of its Global Startup Competition, nine of which are minority- or woman-led.
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US Entrepreneurs Report Increased Access To Capital In Last 6 Months

Entrepreneurs' Organization, a global business network founded in 1987, released its latest report on US and global entrepreneurism in March of 2015. Released every six months, the reports reflect the mood of the most up-to-date...

Startup Scene: Bills Seek To Encourage New Business In STL

Tomorrow Alderpersons Lyda Krewson and Scott Ogilvie are taking the first step to remove antiquated business laws that have made business-ownership unnecessarily difficult in the city.

In Tech: GlobalHack IV Takes Over @4240 This Weekend

The first of two GlobalHack hackathons scheduled to take place this year arrives this weekend.

LaunchCode To Open Youth Mentor Center On Delmar Boulevard This Summer

On Friday, LaunchCode revealed plans to open a new facility, their Mentor Center, in St. Louis’ north side.

Atul Kamra Joins SixThirty FinTech Accelerator, A Shot In The Arm For St. Louis’...

Financial tech accelerator SixThirty, based in St. Louis, this week announced Atul Kamra as their managing partner, a new position to both Kamra and the venture capital firm.

Fintech Accelerator SixThirty Announces Spring 2015 Cohort

On Tuesday, April 21, in his new position as managing partner, Atul Kamra announced SixThirty’s newest cohort of companies that will go through their financial tech accelerator program.

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