Startup Connection Announces 70 Startups for Venture Showcase

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Startup Connection, the St. Louis region’s annual event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, takes place on November 16 at Washington University. Today, event organizers announced the 70+ startups selected to participate in this year’s Venture Showcase. These companies will have the opportunity to pitch to members of the innovation and business community and in front of an expected audience of more than 1,300.

As the region’s largest startup event, Startup Connection highlights the breadth of innovation in St. Louis across various industry sectors. The 70+ early-stage startups represent industries ranging from biotechnology and advanced manufacturing to consumer products and tech. The event also features a Resource Fair for organizations that provide resources, services and connections for startup companies.

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Kathleen Bauer of T-REX speaks with Startup Connection attendees. Photo courtesy of Startup Connection

“Startup Connection is a great event to attend to see what’s new in St. Louis’ startup community,” said Startup Connection Managing Director Phyllis Ellison, director of entrepreneur services and institutional & corporate partnerships at the Cortex Innovation Community. “We have an exciting group of companies this year that really emphasizes the variety of technology and innovation happening in the region.”

Attendees can hear companies’ 60-second pitches, meet the ventures and browse the Resource Fair on Wednesday, November 16 at Knight Hall on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis from 4:30 until 9pm. New this year is a student competition.

Accelerate St. Louis is returning as the title sponsor for the event, and Simplify Commerce and Washington University in St. Louis are returning as Venture Showcase sponsor and Resource Fair sponsor, respectively.

Here is the list of the 70 startups selected to participate in Venture Showcase:

Aggio

AirZaar

Appbase

Applied Particle Technology

Arch Innotek

Aunt Flow

Babyation

Bandura

Better Weekdays

Blue Line Technology

Bridgit2College

Cast

Codemjoi

Companion Kombucha

Cotton Cuts

CredEd

DeepGene

Displays That Pay

Dynamic Surgical

Eat Kid Friendly

Eureka Analytics

FocalCast

Geneoscopy

GiftAMeal

Griffin 3D

Helper Helper

Hemadvance

Hockey Valet

Hoperator

Hummingbird Technologies

Idiomatic

Impact Control Wheel

International PROOF Systems

Ivani

Key Pls

LawSourceLive

Lean Media

Less Annoying CRM

Lifepack

Lipospectrum

Longneck & Thunderfoot

MathBRIX

MyResApp

Naked Bacon

nanoMetallix

Olio City

Pasilobus

Paw Friction

PFITR

Pikazo

Pro-Arc Diagnostics

Pyngby

Riley’s Premium Pet Products

Roy Learning Company

Ryvit

SafeTrek

Send Well Wishes

SensrTrx

SmartCare

Solemender

Soozie’s Doozies

Sparo Labs

Spectrum Perception

Squarefruit Labs

Start Right Foods

Tallyfy

Tersa

The Call List

Tiny Superheroes

Upaya Pharmaceuticals

Viosera Therapeutics

Where Do You Nom

Whoozini

Startup Connection ’16 is organized by Arch Grants, BioSTL, Cortex Innovation Community, Eagle Bank and Trust Co., GlobalHack, ITEN, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, St. Louis Makes and the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Started in 2008 as an effort to connect IT startups with corporate talent, Startup Connection has grown to be a collaboration of the St. Louis entrepreneur support organizations, civic entities and investment community. This year included the addition of a Host Committee focusing on outreach, comprised of Eagle Bank and Trust Co., Anders CPA + Advisors, Cultivation Capital, Full Circle, and MasterCard.

Tickets to Startup Connection are $25 and are available online.