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Disrupting Data-Driven Business with Tracie Gildehaus

Data-driven business performance has strong St. Louis roots. Industry giant Maritz has been a leader in the space for decades, and today is dialing up its own performance by connecting startups...

Disrupting Brand Experience with Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin

Design led by business strategy and intuitive usability are part of the equation for Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin. Reshma is CEO of B/C Designers, a firm that helps startups and established brands solve...

Disrupting the Food Conversation with Vance Crowe of Monsanto

Food is changing, and if we're to feed the world sustainably, all the stakeholders need to talk. Vance Crowe is director of millennial engagement for Monsanto, where he brings life experiences...

Founder Series: Jim Eberlin of TopOPPS

Jim Eberlin is a serial success. Not only has he founded two successful companies that raised more than $200 million combined in institutional investment, but both companies have over 200 employees...

Disrupting Marketing with Influencers and Nick Szabo

As COO of Swizzle Labs, Nick Szabo wants to help brands and YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat stars understand and build their audiences. Although Swizzle started in Seoul, it is now...

Disrupting Financial and Healthcare Experiences with Kevin Dulle

Kevin Dulle helps define experiences for banks and health systems. Using an understanding of the economic value of experiences, architecture and visual storytelling tools in his role as Director, Experience Innovations...

Disrupting Science Education with Christian Greer

As Chief Education and Programs Officer at the Saint Louis Science Center, Christian Greer is helping lead the transformation of one of the country's most popular science centers. With new and...

Disrupting Infection with Nanotechnology and Tom Cohen

Tom Cohen is founder of Nanopore Diagnostics, a St. Louis life science startup that's part of a new wave of companies bringing nanotechnology tools to today's challenges. They’re creating a clinical...

Disrupting Fashion with 3D Printing and Natacha Alpert

Natacha Alpert grew up working and living internationally. With a background in footwear from her Grandparents’ shoe stores, she became a production designer in film and managed iconic shoe lines for...

Disrupting Foot Pain with Teen Entrepreneur Ehan Kamat

Ehan Kamat is a 15 year-old inventor and entrepreneur who has developed, patented and is currently selling a medical device called the Solemender for foot pain. He has participated in GlobalHack,...

Disrupting Lighting with Plant Genomics and Alexander Krichevsky

What if the answer to lighting up a room was to have more houseplants? Alexander Krichevsky is founder of Bioglow, a biotech company working on plants as alternatives to electricity-consuming light...

Disrupting Aerospace Through Cubesats with Michael Swartwout

As the space industry enjoys a renaissance, entry level employees might have already designed and operated their own satellites. Michael Swartwout, co-director of Parks College of Engineering's Space Systems Research Laboratory,...

Disrupting Revenue Operations with Tara Kinney

Tara Kinney is bringing a discipline of evidence-based marketing and sales growth to emerging companies. With a background in driving growth for established companies as well as consulting for dozens of...

Disrupting the Gig Economy with Stephanie Leffler

Companies like Uber, Airbnb and Instacart are participants in the gig economy—connecting people with spare time or unused stuff with those who need them. Stephanie Leffler's OneSpace, headquartered in the St....

Disrupting Company Culture with Jennifer Oertli

Change comes fast and furiously and organizations struggle to adapt and thrive, often without a change-ready culture to do so. Jennifer Oertli came from the realities of HR and finding, managing...

Disrupting Poor Health Literacy with Catina O’Leary

Healthcare can be very difficult to understand. No one knows this better than Dr. Catina O'Leary. As president and CEO of the nation’s largest health literacy non-profit, Health Literacy Missouri, she...

Disrupting Planetary Exploration with John Richter

Before explorers can go somewhere new, they have to plan how they'll get there and understand what will happen when they arrive. With Transmissions from Colony One, John Richter is using podcasts...

Disrupting Research Policy with Kendra Perry

Kendra Perry has a background in politics which comes in handy when she helps people like nanoscientists (scientist that studies really small materials) collaborate outside their lab. She’s currently the Director of Government...

Disrupting Global Business with Gary Kellmann

Gary Kellmann launched his first invention just after college and has sold millions of both his own inventions and those of others he's partnered with. With a solid understanding of the...

Disrupting Love with Sandra Langeslag

Love isn't just a warm feeling to Sandra Langeslag. It's a neurological process that can be scientifically measured and impacts far more of our lives than we realize. Originally from The...

Disrupting Business Complexity with Pravina Pindoria

Pravina Pindoria is bringing simplicity and collaboration to business with Tallyfy. She shared with us why she and Amit Kothari, her co-founder in and husband, would move a company from London...

Disrupting Shakespeare with Anupam Basu

You might think big data is all about tech, business and the NSA, but Anupam Basu is using these tools to better understand the foundations of our culture. As the Weil Fellow...

Disrupting Corporate Finance with Fluent’s Dave Sutter

Plenty of people know about Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies", but people like David Sutter, co-founder of Fluent, are using the underlying technology to help large and small organizations and their banks dramatically...

Disrupting Planetary Exploration with Valerie Fox

With water discoveries and blockbuster movies, Mars is the planet everyone's talking about these days. Valerie Fox works in Washington University's Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory, where she helps understand Mars...

Disrupting Beer with Stan Hieronymus

A writer recently characterized as doing "more to advance our understanding of beer than anyone in the past decade" calls St. Louis his home. No matter where he travels for festivals,...

Disrupting Urban Agriculture with Mary Ostafi

Mary Ostafi has been an award-winning architect, a sustainability consultant and she's taught and worked as an organic farm apprentice. Today she heads up Urban Harvest STL, where they work on...

Disrupting Genomics with Jarret Glasscock

After leaving the world-renowned Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis, Jarret Glasscock co-founded Cofactor Genomics, which has been at the forefront of sequencing and analysis of DNA for researchers...

Disrupting Energy Bars: Hůga Bar’s Luis Rivero

Originally from Venezuela, Luis Rivero spent years in the corporate world at DuPont Nutrition & Health (formerly Solae) before deciding to take his understanding of protein, nutrition and energy bar markets and...

Disrupting games through crowdfunding with Jamey Stegmaier

Stonemaier Games founder Jamey Stegmaier has raised more than $1.4 million from more than 19,000 backers in seven successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and now he also helps others succeed. His book, "A...

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