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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.

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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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...

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...

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,...

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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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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Hyde, which was featured in ALIVE's April issue, has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their flagship product, The Wingman
Venture Cafe at CIC@4240

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

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

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

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

Cortex Innovation District received a call-out in the latest Brookings report on the rise of innovation districts
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EQ teamed with curated list of collaborators and partners to make this content possible.

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

Last night Arch Grants introduced the first 11 recipients of its Global Startup Competition, nine of which are minority- or woman-led.
Jobsite Unite, at the Arch Grants Summer Cohort announcement

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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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