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St Louis Startup Boom Was 20 Years In The Making

St Louis’ current position as a global leader in plant science and BioTech, didn’t happen overnight. Instead, careful planning over the course of two decades laid the foundation for the booming...
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Startup Connection 2017 Expands To Bigger Venue With Express Scripts Leading Sponsors

The St. Louis region’s largest annual event celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Connection, now in its ninth year has announced a new venue and a new lead sponsor. The event will take place on November 15, 2017 at The Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker.
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What Does an Entrepreneurship in Residence Program Look Like in Higher Education? UMSL Shows...

At UMSL Accelerate, the entrepreneurship platform at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a culture of service is central to its mission. One of its key components is promoting innovation through relevant co-curricular and interdisciplinary opportunities, with the belief that it is important for students to have both in-class and out-of-class educational opportunities. The program’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program is responding to just that.
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University of Missouri-St. Louis Grows its Entrepreneurship Platform with UMSL Accelerate

UMSL has created generations of entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs. The university is now picking up its pace with the growth of its entrepreneurship platform, UMSL Accelerate. And accelerating they are.

Sling Health Hosts 5th Annual Demo Day at Cortex on April 28

Sling Health will host its fifth annual Demo Day on Friday, April 28 at the Cortex Innovation Community. Here are the details.

Microsoft Announces Move to Cortex Innovation Community

The Cortex Innovation Community announced that Microsoft Corp. will open a new regional headquarters and a Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in a state-of-the-art facility inside Cortex, located in St. Louis’ Central West...
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Cortex Looks Ahead: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 4, 2017 and Beyond

An update on Cortex's latest phase of development–and what's to come after that.
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Cortex Shifts Focus: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 3, 2010-2016

The moment in the story where everything changes: Cortex becomes a mixed-use district for innovators of all stripes.
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The Creation of Cortex: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 2, 2002-2009

Chapter two in a series on Cortex’s development from a fledgling nonprofit to nationally known innovation district.
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Conceiving Cortex: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 1, 2000-2002

When it comes to Cortex's origins, it's like those of most startups: It all started with someone noticing a need, and jumping to fill it.
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Cortex’s Evolution from a Life Science District to a Magnet for St. Louis Innovators:...

The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis’ startup ecosystem. In this feature series, we explore its past, present and future with an eye to impact.
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Stadia Ventures Announces Move into Cortex Innovation District

Stadia Ventures, the two-year-old sports-focused business development firm and accelerator that helps early stage sports startups connect with investors, announced it is moving its headquarters into the CIC@4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District next month.
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6 Startup Events Not to Miss This Week

Demo Days, Cortex Tours, Meetups oh my. Here is a handful of events to include in your plans this week. Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator Demo Day Wed., Nov. 9, 4:30-7:30pm Knight Hall, Washington University Join Prosper...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: September 23

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of the articles you bookmarked this week but...

9 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Ag Innovation...

Murmuration Festival: Celebrating Intersections

Typically, first-time festivals start small and crescendo, coming into their own a few years in. Not the case with Murmuration Festival: This celebration of the innovation and connection points in art,...

Where to Pitch: House of Genius

As a partner and managing member at Matter Family Office, Whitney Kenter travels often for her work as she helps entrepreneurial families navigate their wealth. One trip that proved fruitful for the...

7 Reasons to Get Excited for Murmuration Festival

Murmuration is just over a month away; do you have your tickets yet?  The inaugural 3-day event, created by Loufest founder Brian Cohen and founder and CEO of Cortex Dennis Lower, will...

Hot Jobs: These Startups Are Hiring Now-August 16

Looking for your next move? TEQ Jobs is your path to employment in the St. Louis tech scene. Each week we’ll highlight opportunities you should know about. 1904labs Full Stack Developer Who They Are: 1904labs...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 12

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of the articles you bookmarked this week but...

5 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! 1 Million Cups Wednesday,...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 5

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of the articles you bookmarked this week but...

Hot Jobs: These 5 Startups Are Hiring Now-August 2

Looking for your next move? TEQ Jobs is your path to employment in the St. Louis tech scene. Each week we’ll highlight opportunities you should know about. Here are five: SafeTrek Full Stack...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: July 29

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of the articles you bookmarked this week but...

Hot Jobs: These 5 Startups Are Hiring Now: July 26

Looking for your next move? TEQ Jobs is your path to employment in the St. Louis tech scene. Each week we’ll highlight opportunities you should know about. Here are five: Cortex Innovation Community Communications Manager Who They...

Founder Series: Joseph Monahan of Confluence

When Pfizer left St. Louis in 2010, A small team of ex-Pfizer scientists with strong ideas for a new strategic approach to drug discovery research partnered with the St Louis BioGenerator leadership to...

CET’s Square One Program: Where Do You Fit?

CET’s Square One (SQ1), is a hands-on training program designed to provide support to early-stage and first-time business owners in the St. Louis region actively engaged in the development of a...

5 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Open Data STL...

New Restaurant Vicia To Open in Cortex Innovation District This Fall

The Cortex District keeps growing, and the latest addition is an appetizing one. Tara and Michael Gallina, who relocated to St. Louis last year after Michael served as chef de cuisine at...

8 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Bring Your Own...

8 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Savvy Coders...

How SQ1 Bootcamp Helped Start Right Foods Thrive

For new startups and entrepreneurs, it can be challenging to know where to start. Luckily, CET's flagship 10-week program Square One (SQ1) is designed to take budding entrepreneurs and turn them into...

St. Louis Sets its Sights on Becoming a Gigabit Community with Broadband Fiber RFI

Announced this morning, Downtown STL, Inc., the City of St. Louis, St. Louis Development Corporation and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have released a gigabit fiber request for information (RFI) to...

9 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! 1 Million...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Mar. 25

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. CIC Leadership Changes St. Louis will lose a prominent figure in its entrepreneurial community this summer. Dougan...

What You Need to Know About Cortex Commons This Season

There’s plenty of research that suggests working inside for too long stifles creativity and innovation. Cortex Commons, with special events manager Jessica Labozzetta, at the helm, is working to combat that fatigue....

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Mar. 18

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. New Digs Square hosted a grand opening this week for its new office in the Cortex innovation...

Why Keeping the NGA in St. Louis Matters to the Innovation Community

Next month the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is expected to make their decision about where their $1.75 billion intelligence campus, housing 3,100 employees, will relocate. Keeping the NGA in St. Louis would be...

5 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Savvy Coders...

Global VR/AR Association Launches in St. Louis

"I have this phrase that I've started using which is, 'VR is not just a thing, AR is not just a thing, VR and AR will be everything," says Nathan Pettyjohn,...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 26

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Event Announcements LouFest founder Brian Cohen and Cortex president and CEO Dennis Lower announced plans for...

Cortex CEO and LouFest Founder Join Forces, Create Festival to Celebrate Intersection of Art,...

Cortex CEO Dennis Lower and LouFest Founder Brian Cohen have come together to bring St. Louis a new reason to get excited about fall—and it has nothing to do with baseball...
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STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 12

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. “We Want To Hire More St. Louis Startups.” Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, one of...

Maritz & Capital Innovators Partner; Co-Lease Space at Cortex

Maritz and Capital Innovators announced today that they have entered into a four-year partnership with the goal of strengthening each other’s portfolio of companies. The two entities look to create an innovation...

This Startup is Using Indoor Mapping to Make Shopping Easier

Some of the best ideas are born of necessity, and the story of Aisle411 is no different. Founder and CEO Nathan Pettyjohn was wandering a store looking for a surge protector after...

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...

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...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Dec. 4

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth: St. Louis-based LaunchCode received a $350,000 grant last week to open a location in Rhode Island. LaunchCode places budding...

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...

The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

See any places or details missing? Let us know: editors@eqstl.com.  Arch Reactor (Benton Park, St. Louis City) Arch Reactor is a hackerspace and maker movement for techies, programmers, hobbyists and artists to share resources and...

What’s Next For St. Louis With Travis Sheridan

As the St. Louis startup community continues to grow, the voices and concerns of its founders, grass roots organizers and support organizations need to be heard, perhaps now more than ever....
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Voices: What’s Next For St. Louis With Phyllis Ellison

As the St. Louis startup community continues to grow, the voices and concerns of its founders, grass roots organizers and support organizations need to be heard, perhaps now more than ever....

Commentary: Igniting A Movement by Chris Sommers

The ride-sharing debate has loomed large in St. Louis this year. Entrepreneur and MTC Commissioner Chris Sommers shares his thoughts on what St. Louis’ fight for Uber means for our innovation community–and our city.

Venture Cafe

Innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Every Thursday, The Venture Café Gathering enhances and accelerates the innovation process through programs and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and...

Venture Cafe

Innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Every Thursday, The Venture Café Gathering enhances and accelerates the innovation process through programs and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and...

Venture Cafe

Innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Every Thursday, The Venture Café Gathering enhances and accelerates the innovation process through programs and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and...

Concert in the Commons featuring Jesse Gannon and the Truth

On Oct. 22, the Venture Cafe – STL will host its first Concert in the Commons featuring Jesse Gannon and the Truth and presented by CIC St. Louis and Wexford. Held underneath the shade structure on the Commons...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

STL Sitter Allows You To Book A Babysitter Instantaneously: Date Night, Anyone?

In March of this year, Clark, a 26-year-old St. Louis native, launched a local, full-service babysitting agency with comprehensive online capabilities—a first in the area. And in the last six months,...
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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...

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...

Matt Menietti Of GlobalHack Discusses Civic Hackathon Project And Tech’s Positive Impact

GlobalHack, a quarterly hackathon competition created in late 2013 by Gabe Lozano, Drew Winshop, and Travis Sheridan to help companies turn ideas for solving real-world problems into actual real-world solutions, reconvenes...
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Tech Calendar: 12 Startup Events For Your Calendar This Week

Have upcoming startup events we should know about? Send details to us at editors@eqstl.com. THIS WEEK LaunchCoderGirl Weekly Meetup Wed., Sept 2 | 6-8pm CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave. | Cortex Women getting together to code, simple as...

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...

8 St. Louis Startup Events To Put On Your Calendar This Week

The events to keep on your radar 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.

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

Cambridge Innovation Center’s First Expansion Outside of Massachusetts Opens in St. Louis’ Cortex

CIC has opened its first location outside of Massachusetts in the Cortex Innovation Community with 20 founding members.

In Depth: An Interview With LockerDome and GlobalHack Founder Gabe Lozano

Alive sat down with Gabe Lozano to talk about the founding of LockerDome, GlobalHack, and the St. Louis startup ecosystem.
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In Depth: An Interview With Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower

ALIVE sat down with President and CEO of Cortex, Dennis Lower and got the who, where, when, whys and whats from the man with a plan.

GlobalHack Hosting Second $50,000 Hackathon at Cortex in St. Louis

$50,000 GlobalHack II will take place Aug. 22 - 24, 2014 at the Cortex Innovation District.

AB Mauri North America to Move into Cortex

AB Mauri, has just announced they are moving their North American headquarters into the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation Community located in the Central West End.

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