Tag: startups

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

The Center for Space Commerce and Finance (CSCF) has announced finalists for the 2017 St. Louis Regional NewSpace Business Plan Competition. Here are the five finalists who will be competing for a cash prize this Friday.
Cuong Dang

Founded in 2012, Washington Avenue-based Enliven is a project-based tech startup that tackles client challenges with creative software marrying a polished UX with creative, behind-the-scenes tech solutions. "Our business philosophy is centered around people,...
Blue Orb

BlueOrb's mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer, and healthier crops. Here's why its Indian-born founder Umesh Vekaria is creating his company's global headquarters in STL.
Carvana

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into St. Louis with plans to hire up to 10 staff.
Donna and Mark Sullivan of Per Diem Plus

Converting from paper to electronic record keeping has challenged every industry. After completing the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator, Per Diem Plus' smart phone application is poised to make the transition to electronic record keeping for truckers much easier.
Huga Bar

It seems like everyone has their go-to healthy granola bar these days. Meet STL-based Huga Bar, a newer competitor on the market offering up gluten-free, GMO-free, and Kosher bars that blend the founders' own heritage with top-quality ingredients for delicious—and nutritious—snacking.

Meet Butterscotch Shenanigans, an independent game studio founded by three brothers in St. Louis.
vidverify

The best way to begin a company, the entrepreneurial rule goes, is to identify a problem in the marketplace and then solve it. At VidVerify, they not only solve a problem in the mortgage market, but also a major frustration.
Arch Grants companies

It’s no secret that to get a business started, one needs cash and a superior support system. If you haven't already applied for an Arch Grants, here are five reasons you should.
Automation team GlobalSTL

The initiative can now boast five international startup companies that have chosen St. Louis for their US base. Here's a look at some of their success stories.
Cap Innovators Spring 2017 Class

Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.
Jamie Corley The Bridge

It seems as if different worlds intersect now more than they ever have before, and within those overlaps is where exciting gains, policies and ideas are located: It’s the middle of...
Focal Cast founders

The St. Louis-based startup helps power leading enterprise video platform with recording and streaming of collaboration sessions.
Karen Frame, CEO and Co-founder of Makeena

Makeena, a technology platform that connects natural products brands to shoppers across all retailers and social media, announced last week that it has purchased CommonKindness.com.

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.

Dabble was founded on the idea that everyone has interests, skills and passions and we all long to connect. Here's how the company is doing now and where it's going next.
AirZaar

It's no secret that drones are set to play a big part in our future, and St. Louis-based AirZaar is on the forefront of the new technology.
lifepack

Most people see paper products as being inherently wasteful: Eat off them once, after all, and then it's into the trash. Lifepack aims to change that with an innovative approach to biodegradable paper products and an eye toward sustainability.
Soozies Doozies

Like the best cookies, the idea behind Soozie’s Doozies is simple but delicious. Here's the story behind the all-natural, make-at-home cookie brand made in St. Louis.
Peter Esparrago FinLocker

How FinLocker is looking to revolutionize the mortgage process.
Lean Media

When outside-the-industry consumers think of advertising, agribusiness probably isn't what springs to mind. But Lean Media is beefing up the ad industry for its customers: here's how.
Aunt Flow startup

How a 19-year-old founder developed her buy-one-give-one subscription box of menstrual products and aims to be a hub for all things menstrual.

Let’s face it. The holiday season is so chock full of good things–traditions, family, get togethers, work events–it's easy to get caught up in the bustle. Support a startup and get your gifting organized with our guide to thirteen gifts from St. Louis startups.
Start Right Foods

Breakfast, for most of us, is normally a bit of a scramble—if we get to it at all: a bowl of our kid's cereal, reheated leftovers, a scrambled egg or two if you have a precious five extra minutes. But Start Right's founders want to change that. Here's how.
Hexanika

Want to overhaul a traditional industry? Take a problem, stir in technology and voila: Uber and Lyft upend standard transit options, AirBNB takes on the hospitality industry and Square revolutionizes how...
Mastercard Venture Cafe

Mastercard sponsored NXT@4240 at Venture Cafe this week with the theme, "Women in Tech/Women in Business." Venture Cafe launched NXT@4240 this past spring as a series designed to connect startups with...
Coolfire Solutions

Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) gathered with leadership of Coolfire Solutions, a St. Louis-based startup founded in 2010, to cut the ribbon on its newly renovated headquarters facility....
Robin Rath, co-founder and CEO of Pixel Press

Today St. Louis startup technology company Pixel Press announced it has joined the powerhouse of brands from Mattel. The two companies have formed a strategic partnership for its latest product Bloxels™,...

Artifox, the 2014 Arch Grants recipient and design company, just launched a new collection including a redesigned desk, a multi-use shelf and other accessories. "Our process is guided by the idea of 'Less but...

In the startup world, competitions provide an array of opportunities for entrepreneurs to win funding as well as mentorship and training. Washington University in St. Louis just wrapped some of their biggest...
opo startups

First Wednesdays: COMMUNITY These monthly gatherings are for local entrepreneurs to meet one another in a collaborative environment over pizza and beer. Second Wednesdays: FOUNDERS Stories and conversations with accomplished founders from the Saint...

By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds In chapter two of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom’s Aunt Polly makes him paint her white picket fence....

This is EQ’s fifth and last article about SXSW. Read previous stories here. Although South By South West is in the books, St. Louis has left a lasting impression on Austin. The Gateway City's presence...

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....

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...

How a Brit, a Texan and a New Yorker came together to build a unique product design company in the Midwest.
Bio STL Global STL EQ

How BioSTL’s team is building a relationship with Israel’s startups to grow St. Louis’ ecosystem.

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...

By Chuck Cohn Most New Year’s resolutions involve self-improvement, whether it's in the form of getting fit or finally starting the company of your dreams. If your goals for 2016 involve launching...

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...

Startup Connection is now less than a month away and today marks the announcement of the 70 companies to be featured in its Venture Showcase. “Startup Connection is a great opportunity to see the...

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...

Galas can be a tiresome sort of ritual. Complete with the silent auctions, rented suits and pretentious pomp. But Arch Grants, a St. Louis-based nonprofit supporting entrepreneurship, is making final preparations...
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There’s a movement sweeping St. Louis that’s driven by entrepreneurs who are paving a new pathway to success, and it’s reshaping the business landscape. But as these entrepreneurs scale their businesses, they...

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 18 because you officially have plans: You're joining us at Startup Connection 2015. Presented by Accelerate St. Louis and serving as the premier event during Global Entrepreneurship...

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...

Chris Motley and his team at Better Weekdays have been getting a lot of buzz lately. The platform, which Motley has called "eHarmony for jobs, with a special focus on Gen-Y talent," matches job...
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...
Promise Pay SixThirty

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Our friends over at Accelerate St. Louis recently ran into Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, at Third Degree Glass Factory. When the conversation turned to raising funds for startups, he had...

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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?

Whether you're looking to network or just blow off some steam (hopefully a bit of both), here is what's happening this week.
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Meet 15 of STL’s most recent startups.

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.

Hyde, which was featured in ALIVE's April issue, has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their flagship product, The Wingman

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

Speaking of expansion, St. Louis social media company LockerDome is looking to do just that in Downtown STL

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

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.

Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.

Highlighted in ALIVE's Innovation Issue, STL augmented reality startup Candy Lab received a cash infusion or two to start the year off right.

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.

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

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.

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.

SixThirty, a financial services tech accelerator program launched by Jim McKelvey has announced their first class consisting of four startup Fin Tech companies.

Capital Innovators announced the companies accepted into its Fall 2013 Accelerator Program on Tuesday evening at the Savvis Headquarters Atrium in Chesterfield.

Startup news about BioGenerator's huge expansion, Cultivation Capital and Ascension Health's Big Dough, SixThirty's oversees search and more.

Hometown hero Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter and co-founder and CEO of Square, kicked off his national "Let's Talk" tour last night at the Casa Loma ballroom in St. Louis.

News about Jim McKelvey's "game-changing" announcement, BioGenerator's new entrepreneurs, LockerDome's relationship with Showtime and more.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, will return to St. Louis to launch “Let’s Talk,” a new North American event series designed to bring business owners together to collaborate.

SixThirty, a newly-launched financial services tech accelerator program headquartered in St. Louis will make four $100,000 investments each fall and spring in financial-based technology startup companies.

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