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Mary writes for EQ and previously contributed to ALIVE Magazine and worked in the digital marketing field as an account manager. A central Illinois native, she got her news-editorial journalism degree from the University of Illinois and then moved to St. Louis so she wouldn’t have to be around as many Cubs fans. Then she married one.

A Year in Review: Cortex’s 6 Biggest Moments of 2015

A lot can happen in a year—especially if you're the Cortex Innovation Community. From national tenants moving into the community to breaking ground on new building and spaces, 2015 was good to Cortex. We sat...

LockerDome Announces STL Expansion, Adds 300 Jobs

Governor Jay Nixon will join LockerDome CEO and Co-founder Gabe Lozano today at the company’s Downtown headquarters to announce a 2016 multi-million dollar expansion that will create up to 300 new jobs in St....

The Value of an Entrepreneur in Residence

Entrepreneurs jumping into STL's startup space bring with them skill, passion and determination to see their companies and ideas succeed. But while passion may keep them going, often the guidance and advice of someone...

How Prosper Mastermind is Growing STL’s Female Entrepreneur Community

Audra Harrold was an entrepreneur who was struggling as she navigated the startup space. Founder and CEO of SassyBull, an equestrian line of sport clothing dedicated to athletes ages 5-25, she made some early—and...

What’s New with TechShop St. Louis

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Kirkwood High School students and staff had the day off in preparation for the holiday weekend. But rather than take a break and relax, a large group decided to...

Why (And How) You Should Use BioSTL’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship

Entering the startup space can be intimidating, no matter what your area of expertise or interest is in. For those in the life science sector, you gained a valuable resource last month when BioSTL...

CET’s Christy Maxfield Discusses Her New Role

As the Director of Entrepreneur Development Services at CET, Christy Maxfield is at the helm of one of the busiest and varied pieces of the STL startup ecosystem puzzle. Though she's no stranger to...

Get to Know T-REX’s Patty Hagen

Dr. Patricia Hagan is a person in the startup space you need—and want—to meet. A native St. Louisan who holds her PhD in Public Policy with an economic development focus, Hagan spent some 20...

Meet the Winners of Startup Weekend: Dinner Kits

A lot of young professionals like the idea of cooking for themselves after a day's work, but many don't want to go through the hassle of an hour-long grocery trip and many more don't...

Greetabl Takes Top Prize at First TechCrunch Pitch-Off

Sixty seconds isn't a lot of time to convince investors to consider your company, but that's all the time the 10 companies who pitched at the first TechCrunch Pitch-Off had last night at PBR in...

Closing the Gap

How Prosper Women Entrepreneurs is working to narrow the national gender gap in entrepreneurship.

Interview: Engineering Success

Washington University entrepreneurship chief Dedric Carter on St. Louis’ challenges and opportunities and the value in failure.

MTC Pledges $1 million to Arch Grants at 2015 Arch Grants Gala; Winter Class...

Tonight more than 800 people gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown St. Louis for the 2015 Arch Grants Gala. The annual event gave the community a chance to meet with past and current...

Why You Should Attend Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Demo Day

Last April, six passionate women came together and pitched to business leaders, venture capitalists, angel investors and potential clients on innovative ideas, companies and products. It was a night of networking, innovation and inspiration. This Wednesday...

6 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

As we prep for Global Entrepreneur Week (Look for our events guide later this week!) there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and get your feet wet in the STL startup space. StartLouis...

The Pikazo App Transforms Your Photos Into Masterpieces (No, Really)

If you've ever wondered how Picasso would paint your mood or how Van Gogh's brush strokes would depict the St. Louis skyline, you'll soon be able to find out, thanks to St. Louis' Karl...

St. Louis Startup Garbshare Gives Fashionistas the Cloud Closet

Cher Horowitz earned the envy of women everywhere in the opening scene of "Clueless" when she opened up her (massive) closet, and pieced together that famous yellow plaid ensemble from her digital wardrobe program. Garbshare,...

7 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

Demo days, networking opportunities, TEDx Catalyst and more—schedule your week accordingly because there is a lot going on.  2nd Annual Global Impact Awards Ceremony Monday, Nov 2; 4-6pm The Global Impact Award is given to the top team...

Downtown T-REX Hosts The First Peer to Peer Networking Symposium

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a small business owner or just considering the startup space, you now have plans for Tuesday afternoon. On November 3, from 3-7:30 pm, T-REX is hosting the Peer to Peer Networking...

Get to Know T-REX Community Director Kathleen Bauer

Walk the halls of Downtown T-REX and you might find yourself gazing at some slightly unusual wall decor. Maybe you spot an 18th century landscape but wait, what’s that: A big, green dinosaur storming...

Why All Wine Drinkers Will Love StiQit™

It used to be, if you had an adverse reaction to certain types of food or ingredients, your only option was avoidance, regardless of how much you loved it. Now, products created specifically for...

5 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

It's a big week for networking in St. Louis. From Treehouse' Meeting of the Minds #5 to a slew of great creatives at Venture Cafe's office hours, and more, Read on and make the game...
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Cortex Announces Facilities Partnership with Wash U and SLU

If you work in bioscience at Cortex or are considering it, your work amenities just expanded. Today Cortex announced a partnership providing access to core research facilities located at SLU and WashU for companies based...

Startup Connection Announces 70 Companies In The 2015 Venture Showcase Lineup

Startup Connection is now less than a month away and today marks the announcement of the 70 companies to be featured in its Venture Showcase. “Startup Connection is a great opportunity to see the best of St....

This App Makes Life Easier for STL Transplants

Being the new kid on the block is never easy. You have to find a place to live, places to shop, new bars to frequent, and that's all hard to do when you don't know...

6 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

As you're planning out your week, you'll want to keep Thursday night open—Cortex Commons is hosting a party you just can't miss. That, plus meet-ups, conferences and more are all happening in St. Louis...

How St. Louis Can Bridge the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

When Mary Jo Gorman and Jennifer Ehlen called up Peter Finley to gauge his interest in working with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs’ Prosper Startup Accelerator, he admits he was a little surprised. "It is the first...

Day 1 with Sq1: Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

So you wanna be an entrepreneur? Sq1 is here to help you. Designed as the Center for Emerging Technology (CET)'s flagship program for entrepreneurs, Square One (SQ1), is a hands-on training program giving support to first-time...

Why Evidence-Based Innovation is Great News for STL Biotech

On November 3rd, from 6:30 – 8:30pm, the second floor of CIC@4240 will become the location of a unique gathering of people looking to elevate St. Louis healthcare. iSelect Fund is hosting Evidence-Based Innovation 1.0,...

7 Reasons to Attend Startup Connection

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 18 because you officially have plans: You're joining us at Startup Connection 2015. Presented by Accelerate St. Louis and serving as the premier event during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Connection is...

6 STL Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

Baseball might be the talk of the town this week, but the next few days are packed with can't-miss startup events too. Read on and map out the rest of your week. Yoga at Cortex Commons  October...

Need/Want Just Launched 15 New Emoji Masks—and We’re Obsessed

Last year, STL's own Need/Want launched Emoji Masks, a side project that went a little viral (we're talking more than $51,000 in sales in 60 days to the point of backordering). Just in time for...

5 STL Startups Help You Get Organized

This week marks National Get Organized Week (decided by The National Association of Professional Organizers) and despite the amazing apps, startups and products out there that operate with the sole goal of making our...
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4 Things We Know about Pandora’s New STL Office

As you're working at your desk, headphones blaring your favorite Pandora station, know that the music's local connection is just a little stronger as of this week. The popular music streaming company that offers both free and...

7 STL Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

St. Louis’ startup scene has another busy week of events. From global hackathons to events featuring some of your favorite St. Louisans and happy hours, read on and map out the rest of your week. 1 Million...

What’s Next for Venture Cafe: Looking Back and Looking Ahead After 1 Year

Last Thursday, Venture Cafe had a lot to celebrate as the organizers toasted its first full year in St. Louis. Launched as a part of the larger Venture Cafe Foundation, and the first expansion outside of the...

The Normal Brand is Making Life in the Middle Look Good

More often than not, "flyover territory" is influenced by coastal trends. But earlier this year, recognizing the need for "The Middle" to define a style as versatile as the lives of the people who live here,...

News: SixThirty Announces its Fall 2015 Accelerator Cohort

SixThirty, the St. Louis-based business development accelerator and venture fund has chosen the six companies for its Fall 2015 cohort. Each of the companies are late seed-stage financial technology startups with working products, and...

The Inclusion Initiative: Identifying Road Blocks and Working to Overcoming them

Last summer, BioSTL launched the Bioscience & Entrepreneurial Inclusion Initiative. The goal was simple: Identify promising women and minority entrepreneurs and expose them to opportunities, organizations and connections to help them succeed. In turn, St....

Summer in St. Louis: FocalCast Presents What They Learned

You spend hours putting together a presentation. You rehearse in front of captive friends and family. You rearrange slides. Your charge your laptop. Then on the big day in front of an audience of...
Pushup Social

News: Pushup Social Moves To CIC St. Louis As Lab 1500 Closes

Lab1500 co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Andersen are shifting concentration to their growing tech startup, Pushup Social, and in that shift, have made the decision to move Pushup's operations to Cambridge Innovation Center St....

Changing the Way Mid-America Moves: Ward Alternative Energy

While it's pretty uncommon to find full service gas stations these days, Paul Nelson and his team at Ward Alternative Energy have incorporated integrated services (vehicle and fueling station services) into their natural fuel business model...

Meet The Winning Team Of GlobalHack V: Inveo

Next time you get caught speeding in a neighborhood other than your own, you might have some helpful hackers to thank for making the payment process easier.  Last weekend, developers, designers and entrepreneurs converged at...
SixThirty

UMB To Partner With Accelerator SixThirty To Kickstart FinTech Startups

In May, Atul Kamra, managing partner of fintech business accelerator SixThirty, predicted that the big players in St. Louis’ sizable financial community were about to focus more of their attention on young and innovative companies. Last...
Nannette Musgrave, (CEO, EDIS Solutions LLC), Amy Holcomb (SkyMedicus), Suzanne Magee (Bandura), Alexandra “Sasha” Goodwin (Janus Choice) and Mary Wolff (Taptl).

Meet Prosper Capital’s Fall 2015 Class of Women Entrepreneurs

Each day, more than 1,200 companies are created by women in the United States, a number that's seen a significant increase over the past two years. Prosper Women Entrepreneurs plans to keep that average on the...

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