Tag: St. Louis

Everyone can remember a moment they felt unsafe. Perhaps it was late and you were walking alone. Maybe you were waiting for a train or a bus and started feeling uneasy...

“My first thought was St. Louis? Why St. Louis? When you’re coming from the UK you’re strangely ignorant to these things. You don’t know St. Louis is the number two finance...

Much of FinTech’s recent boom is due to entrepreneurs finding ways to bring innovation to industries that have long been mired in the status quo. The financial regulatory environment is so...

St. Louis is in the heart of the Corn Belt. It’s a perfect seat for AgTech companies looking to serve the U.S. market, and provides affordable access to some of the...

At my school, students took a test in the third grade to determine if they were “gifted” or not. If a student hit the mysterious threshold, he or she was placed...
Tom Brutnell

As the global population increases, agricultural yields must increase to feed the world’s population. Compounding the explosive population growth is the decreasing available tillable land [as subdivisions and industrial parks expand...

Technology has removed the human element from much of our daily lives. Automation allows industries to adapt to changing markets and reduce costs faster and more efficiently than ever. Unsurprisingly, the wealth...

In 2009, Ryan Bell was looking for money. Working as an independent software consultant, he had built a social media scheduling and campaign management tool based off of Twitter’s API in...

After 12 weeks of meeting with seasoned mentors, working on business models and surviving Pitch Day, the graduates of the Capital Innovators Fall 2015 cohort are ready to take on the new...

For FinTech companies looking for a foothold, the right advice can change everything. SixThirty aims to mentor FinTech founders through the early stages of growth, providing guidance and facilitating access to clients...

Jay Olsen has worked with his hands his whole life. The founder of Jobsite Unite may have swapped a hammer for a mobile device these days, but there’s no doubt he...

Three years ago, Sam Sullivan was a high school student in Pennsylvania working a food service job while taking college classes on the side. He was preparing for the next step...
David Trainer

The world of investing has shifted radically over the past two decades, with average investors gaining more and more ground on the professionals. But even with all the tools and services...
4 Hands St. Louis

When Kevin Lemp of 4 Hands Brewing Company needed to launch an online store, keeping things simple was a top priority. Enter Simplify Commerce by MasterCard.

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.
Arch Grants Gala 2015

Join Arch Grants as it celebrates the next generation of employers and civic leaders on Thursday, November 12, at the newly renovated Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. The evening will feature networking with...

In the medical research and discovery industry, no foe is more varied or formidable than cancer. The fight against one of mankind’s deadliest diseases has innumerable fronts, from prevention to detection...

In today’s media, rankings are everywhere – from the best ballpark food to top 10 vacation spots to most loved Harry Potter character - they can be fun and eye-catching. But rankings can...

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...

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...

With more payments and transactions going digital, we've seen the FinTech sector expand rapidly. As this startup ecosystem thrives, the energy and momentum garner enthusiasm in the form of media exposure and, more...
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Square, the credit card payment processing system that was founded by St. Louisans Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey in 2009 and was originally headquartered here before ultimately relocated to the Bay Area, announced...

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...

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Stacy Taubman, founder of Girls Dreaming Big as she explained the drive behind her new startup, RISE Collaborative Workspace. “Being a teenage girl...

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...
Stadia Ventures Founders Tim Hayden (left) and Art Chou (right)

Several announcements were made tonight at St. Louis Regional Chamber's annual event No. 178, all speaking to the continued innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. One such announcement was the inaugural cohort...

Alex Miller knows how to build code and communities of coders. As a developer at Cognitect, Miller supports the community developing and maintaining the Clojure programming language. But he’s a man with...

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...

Capital Innovators, the St. Louis-based accelerator program that ranks as the ninth best in the country, has invested in five new early-stage companies. In exchange for its $50,000 investment, Capital Innovators will take...

By: Erin Funk With a continued international focus on the challenges within the St. Louis region, YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) St. Louis‘ annual Blog Out Loud event is providing space for...
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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...
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PromisePay, an electronic payment solutions firm out of Melbourne, recently became part of the St. Louis startup scene. With offices in Australia, San Francisco and now the Gateway City, the company...
Nannette Musgrave, (CEO, EDIS Solutions LLC), Amy Holcomb (SkyMedicus), Suzanne Magee (Bandura), Alexandra “Sasha” Goodwin (Janus Choice) and Mary Wolff (Taptl).

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...
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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...
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Less than two weeks after his arrival, Emile Cambry has already made a name for himself in St. Louis. Largely unacknowledged by local media, Cambry and his Blue1647 team opened the first technology innovation...

By Jolijt Tamanaha My name is Jolijt Tamanaha, and I’m a recovering entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Champio, software that helps the 70% of Americans who hate their jobs. If only we could make...

Another week went by in the omnipresent ridesharing debate. There's been many things that unfolded--here are the most important ones. Wonder what happened before? Read EQ's first and second roundup. Saturday, August 22:...

The Ag Innovation Showcase, now in its seventh year, will take place Sept. 14-16 right here in St. Louis. Bringing together bright startups, established companies with new ideas and influential investors, the...
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Melissa “Missy” Kelley, a longtime local business, marketing and communications leader and executive was promoted to President and CEO of Downtown STL, Inc. (DSI), and the Community Improvement District (CID), effective Aug....
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House of Genius, a curated monthly event with origins in Boulder, Colorado, arrived in St. Louis last week. The event brings in three entrepreneurs or companies and anonymous members of the...

Venture philanthropy might not be a household term, but it's taking place in our own backyard. Arch Grants, a non-profit organization providing $50,000 of equity-free funding, support and services to startups...

After starting in a series of apartment-offices, Bractlet is enjoying incredible success today, but the founding team hasn't abandoned its dedication to finding solutions—no matter what it takes

If Emile Cambry were to describe his mission in one sentence, it would be "bringing education and economic development together in a cool package." Luckily for St. Louis, he's bringing that mission to the Gateway Center this month with the opening of two facilities.
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Accelerate St. Louis caught Square founder Jim McKelvey on camera for some of his insight when it comes to startups beginning their search for funding

According to Pulse Therapeutics CEO Sean Morris, a company needs two things to succeed in the startup environment.

COCAbiz helps you and your business find that extra SPARK.

Major players like T-REX and Cortex lead the way in fostering innovation, while more idea centers and co-working spaces take up residence in STL’s growing entrepreneur community.

The events to keep on your radar this week.

In the rising age of wearables, have you ever wondered just what these devices can significantly do for our health?
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When was the last time you took an Uber in St. Louis? A few members of the St. Louis startup community thought of a clever way to raise awareness about the fact that the Midwestern city remains the only U.S.-American metro without ridesharing. Here's the scoop.

As part of EQ's mission to strengthen connections within St. Louis' growing startup community through storytelling, EQ is rolling out a series of profiles on companies, spaces and people in the ecosystem. Enjoy our first Talent Spotlight on Ryan Allen of LockerDome.

Head to COCA tonight for a preview of SPARK, COCAbiz’s Sept. 2 creativity conference.

Whether you're looking to network or just blow off some steam (hopefully a bit of both), here is what's happening this week.

"In the coming years, tech positions will become the most sought-after positions in the city"

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.

Last year, the OPEN State of Women-Owned Business report showed an estimated 1,200 new businesses were started each day in America by women

If you haven't heard of John Maeda, he's a bit of a big deal in leadership, art and design.

Israel has a wealth of innovation-based startups that are already based in industries that have a stronghold in St. Louis.

St. Louis isn’t just for work. We wanted to know: When these company leaders aren't in the office, where do they play?

Hyde, which was featured in ALIVE's April issue, has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their flagship product, The Wingman
Venture Cafe at CIC@4240

The Thursday event is filled with varied programming that welcomes anyone wanting to learn, connect or share a beer in good company.

Chisom Uche, TopOpps’ fiercely intelligent and civically-motivated marketing specialist, is a sterling representative of St. Louis’ entrepreneurial community.

Across the US, startups are receiving more of what they need most—funding.

The growing list of bioscience companies bringing their research and operations to STL has forced many to take notice of the city’s place in the industry’s evolving landscape

The operating principle of St. Louis’ startup community is simple: Bring in companies looking to grow, and empower them to do so

Cortex Innovation District received a call-out in the latest Brookings report on the rise of innovation districts

While many students were taking their biology finals, educator Andrew Goodin was fostering the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in The Disruption Department's Makerspace at Grand Center Arts Academy.

PromisePay, a payments platform company currently in Cultivation Capital's portfolio, announced it has raised $2 million in funding this week

Last night Arch Grants introduced the first 11 recipients of its Global Startup Competition, nine of which are minority- or woman-led.

Tomorrow Alderpersons Lyda Krewson and Scott Ogilvie are taking the first step to remove antiquated business laws that have made business-ownership unnecessarily difficult in the city.

On Friday, LaunchCode revealed plans to open a new facility, their Mentor Center, in St. Louis’ north side.

Financial tech accelerator SixThirty, based in St. Louis, this week announced Atul Kamra as their managing partner, a new position to both Kamra and the venture capital firm.

On Tuesday, April 21, in his new position as managing partner, Atul Kamra announced SixThirty’s newest cohort of companies that will go through their financial tech accelerator program.

Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.

If you're feeling ambitious this weekend, Nov. 14-16 will see the return of “Startup Weekend St. Louis,” a three-day networking event geared toward jump-starting local innovators.

When the American City Business Journals publication Upstart put out the call for nominations for their inaugural Upstart 100, a list of the most creative and disruptive people in business, five St. Louisans made the nominations.

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

Alive sat down with Gabe Lozano to talk about the founding of LockerDome, GlobalHack, and the St. Louis startup ecosystem.
CORTEX

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.

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

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.

Almost everybody today is a writer. Pen Path, a St. Louis startup, has developed analytic software so writers to follow and measure the impact of their work as it is shared throughout the Internet.

Arch Grants has announced the 20 grant winners for 2014, each of whom will receive $50,000 non-dilutive grants, office space in T-REX, free services and access to mentors.

Lab 1500 Entrepreneur Center to host pop-up dinner with Juniper restaurant's Chef John Perkins.

Twelve Harvard professors will come to St. Louis Friday for the first-ever St. Louis CS50 Hackathon with Launch Code students.

A news compendium of the nation's most exciting startups and innovative entrepreneurs.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

Jenn Deese and business partner Kelley Coughlan were offered the opportunity to present their product, Pursecase, to ABC’s “Shark Tank” panel of investors with the hope that one panelist will bite.

Arch Grants will announce tomorrow morning (Nov. 19) that Gabe Lozano—CEO and co-founder of LockerDome—will join the Arch Grants Advisory Board and serve as a finalist judge.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

After partnering with Lab 1500's founders, Techli premieres the first Domain Tech Report, indicative of video's role in the expansion of the local tech news website startup.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.
T-Rex Lammert Building

T-REx, one of the city's hottest startup incubators, has purchased perhaps the most heavily ornamented edifice on Washington Avenue—the Lammert Building.

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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