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Cuong Dang

Founded in 2012, Washington Avenue-based Enliven is a project-based tech startup that tackles client challenges with creative software marrying a polished UX with creative, behind-the-scenes tech solutions. "Our business philosophy is centered around people, not just technology,"...
Blue Orb

BlueOrb's mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer, and healthier crops. Here's why its Indian-born founder Umesh Vekaria is creating his company's global headquarters in STL.
Huga Bar

It seems like everyone has their go-to healthy granola bar these days. Meet STL-based Huga Bar, a newer competitor on the market offering up gluten-free, GMO-free, and Kosher bars that blend the founders' own heritage with top-quality ingredients for delicious—and nutritious—snacking.

Meet Butterscotch Shenanigans, an independent game studio founded by three brothers in St. Louis.
PupPod

More than a few viral videos concern exactly what it is pets do when their owners take off for the day. But PupPod knows that Fido can do more with his day besides take his sixth nap: with PupPod's learning toys, the company believes, Fido can actually put those hours to use getting smarter.
vidverify

The best way to begin a company, the entrepreneurial rule goes, is to identify a problem in the marketplace and then solve it. At VidVerify, they not only solve a problem in the mortgage market, but also a major frustration.
Jamie Corley The Bridge

It seems as if different worlds intersect now more than they ever have before, and within those overlaps is where exciting gains, policies and ideas are located: It’s the middle of a Venn diagram...

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.

Dabble was founded on the idea that everyone has interests, skills and passions and we all long to connect. Here's how the company is doing now and where it's going next.

The idea for SmashToast, and its first product, Puck—a device that essentially acts as a universal remote for older devices—came from an unlikely source: Apple TV remotes that became the fallen victims of toddler teeth. Here's the rest of their story.
AirZaar

It's no secret that drones are set to play a big part in our future, and St. Louis-based AirZaar is on the forefront of the new technology.
lifepack

Most people see paper products as being inherently wasteful: Eat off them once, after all, and then it's into the trash. Lifepack aims to change that with an innovative approach to biodegradable paper products and an eye toward sustainability.
Soozies Doozies

Like the best cookies, the idea behind Soozie’s Doozies is simple but delicious. Here's the story behind the all-natural, make-at-home cookie brand made in St. Louis.
Olio City Team

How a trip to London that never happened led Ellen Prinzi straight to a problem worth solving.
Lean Media

When outside-the-industry consumers think of advertising, agribusiness probably isn't what springs to mind. But Lean Media is beefing up the ad industry for its customers: here's how.
Aunt Flow startup

How a 19-year-old founder developed her buy-one-give-one subscription box of menstrual products and aims to be a hub for all things menstrual.
Start Right Foods

Breakfast, for most of us, is normally a bit of a scramble—if we get to it at all: a bowl of our kid's cereal, reheated leftovers, a scrambled egg or two if you have a precious five extra minutes. But Start Right's founders want to change that. Here's how.

EQ caught up with Debbie Barta, Global Platform Lead at Simplify Commerce, a startup within the Mastercard corporation. You oversee all facets of Simplify Commerce's platform ownership, including design and development. What advice would you give to entrepreneurs who...

Complacency has no place at the table for companies crossing the 50-year mark. But how do corporations best encourage innovation? For Mastercard, it starts with their staff. “From our team in St. Louis to our...

OSO: A Style Lab (pronounced oh-so) is precisely unlike any other store in St. Louis. Located in the Loop, the store focuses on curating a product assortment where each product—no matter its provenance—carries with it a...

There’s an organization trying to change the way business leaders think about work and its surrounding, immersive culture in St. Louis. The Be Human Project was founded by Eliot Frick to, as its website...

One of the biggest challenges of running a nonprofit is raising the funds needed to execute on its mission. That’s currently the case for the Saint Louis Fashion Fund, which, with its new executive...

Sriracha’s popularity has boomed in recent years, going from a cult hit with college kids to a staple in almost 10 percent of household fridges across the country. It’s part of a larger trend...

On April 21, University of Missouri-St. Louis will host the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC16) at Union Station—the region’s largest digital and social media marking event. “This conference is all about innovation in the...

Artist and financial planner Carl Richards spoke at COCAbiz last week about both his work as the New York Times’ Sketch Guy, breaking down financial planning concepts into Sharpie-and-cardstock drawings. He also touched on the...

New York Times’ Sketch Guy—aka Carl Richards—addressed the COCAbiz audience yesterday in a talk addressing not just his famous Sharpie-and-cardboard sketches but his approach to entrepreneurship as the intersection of business and art.  As both...

On Jan. 19, Saint Louis Art Museum will partner with AIGA St. Louis to present Maria Giudice as its annual Ann W. Olin Lecturer. As Autodesk's vice president of experience design and a successful entrepreneur in her own...

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