Tag: St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

Export Challenge

The World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC), the international division of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, today launched the 2017 St. Louis Export Challenge, powered by Arch Grants and JPMorgan Chase. The competition will award a total of $60,000 in grants and other benefits to startup and mid-size companies with the best exporting ideas. Applications are open through Aug. 9, and winners will be announced Sept. 22 at WTC’s Growing Global event.

39 North is a 10-year effort to transform a 600-acre area in Creve Coeur into a new agriculture technology innovation district. Here's how the development came to be and an update on the project.
Kaiima

"Kaiima" is a Hebrew word that means "sustainable" or "long-lasting." For Kaiima-the-company, the name reflects its commitment to developing agricultural solutions for growers to improve their crop productivity in a sustainable way. Meet the Israel-based company that has been growing its US operations rapidly out of the Helix Center in St. Louis County.
Ginger Imster

Imster has been tasked with promoting our region to startups in the US and around the world. We sat down with her to catch up on the Partnership's upcoming initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mosaic Project

The St. Louis Mosaic Project has a big vision: to make St. Louis the fastest growing major metropolitan area by foreign-born people by 2020. Five years after its founding, we caught up with Executive Director Betsy Cohen on how the project is helping foreign-born entrepreneurs start and grow their companies in St. Louis.
CEO2CEO 2017

#CEO2CEO, the event series hosted by Accelerate St. Louis that pairs CEOs of startups and large enterprises for one-on-one conversations, returns on April 10.
Wellston STL Venture Works Groundbreaking

The Wellston STLVentureWorks location is undergoing a major expansion, almost doubling in size. Three tenants have had the opportunity to help make the project happen.
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The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership announced today that Ginger Imster will join the organization as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Imster will be moving to the post from her position as Executive Director of Arch Grants.
Startup Connection 2015.

AirZaar captures visual intelligence from aerial maps with drones. PawFriction helps aging dogs keep their footing on smooth surfaces. Start Right Foods packs Belgian waffles with protein to make a satisfying toaster breakfast. These...
Sheila Sweeney

It was one year ago this month when Sheila Sweeney took over as CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The organization, formerly the St. Louis County Economic Council and officially...

Thirty St. Louis innovation leaders, including representatives from St. Louis economic development agencies, elected officials, entrepreneur support organizations, startup companies and multi-national corporations, wrapped a six-day delegation to Ireland and France...

Varsity Tutors, a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement, has opened a new 20,000 square-foot, $5.9 million facility in Clayton creating 150 new jobs. Founded...
STL Startup Funding

Million-dollar ideas need more than sweat equity to transform into a successful product or service. From accelerators supplying seed-level startup cash and mentorship to private equity firms offering hefty growth-stage investments,...
St Louis Innovation District

How two buildings and a handful of visionaries are pushing to make St. Louis a destination for innovation.

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...

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