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Isabee's St Louis

STL VentureWorks South County Paves the Way for Retail Startups to Grow

Jane Sueme started beekeeping as a hobby in 2004 and as a business in 2009. In 2013, she was ready to take Isabee’s Beekeeping Equipment and Supplies to the next level. Enter STL VentureWorks' South County location, an incubator for retail businesses like hers.
NRGene

NRGene Is Racing Against Time to Solve Hunger

After moving to St. Louis several months ago, the St. Louis Mosaic Project helped founders settle in St. Louis and build connections. "We need to feed 9 billion people by 2050 using...
AgIdea

Argentina-Based AgIdea Is Bringing Cutting-Edge Ag-Tech Innovation to America

AgIdea has been in the business of innovation for a while now — it's been 11 years, to be exact, since it was founded in Pergamino, Argentina. But the AgTech company, which aims to add value at the intersection of science and agribusiness, is new to St. Louis, where it's already making an impact.
Export Challenge

Applications Open for the 2017 St. Louis Export Challenge Powered by Arch Grants and...

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.
Rozzy co-founders

Capital Innovators Partners With EdTech Firm Rozzy Learning Company

Capital Innovators announced yesterday it has formed a partnership with Rozzy Learning Company, an EdTech company that teaches children 21st-century skills from an early age through experiential learning.
Greetabl founders Zoë Scharf and Joe Fischer

Greetabl Raises $1.5M Funding Round to Expand Platform and Break into New Markets

Greetabl, the St. Louis-based e-commerce gifts and greetings startup, announced today it has oversubscribed its $1.5M Series Seed II fundraising to launch new platform features, hire key employees, and expand its marketing, including breaking into new markets.
STL Partnership Annual Meeting

The Whether powered by Better Weekdays Receives $200,000 from Helix Fund

The Whether, a platform powered by St. Louis startup Better Weekdays that helps employers more easily attract, engage and hire job seekers, will receive a $200,000 investment from the Helix Fund, it was announced today at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership's Annual Meeting.
NewSpace Business Plan Competition

St. Louis Launches Space Startups: NewSpace Business Plan Competition Regional Finalists Converge

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

Enliven Marries Tech and UX With Gorgeous Client Solutions

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 Wants to Make Us Healthier Through Safe, Smart Crops

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

Online Auto Retailer Carvana Launches in St. Louis

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

Per Diem Plus Changes the Trip for Truckers

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

Hůga Bar Showcases South American Flavors in a Delicious (and Nutritious) Granola 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.

Butterscotch Shenanigans Wants to Be the Midwest’s Most Famous Game Studio

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

VidVerify Is Reshaping How the Loan Industry Communicates With Customers

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

Jump Start Your 2017: 5 Reasons Your Business Should Apply for an Arch Grant

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

From Israel to Ireland: Checking in With 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 Announces Its Spring 2017 Accelerator 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

TheBridge Is Linking D.C. and Silicon Valley’s Biggest Minds

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

FocalCast Now Integrates With Qumu, Leader in Enterprise Video

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

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Company Makeena Acquires CommonKindness.com

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 Is Converting Brands into Power Publishers

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

Dabble Is Here To Help You Play With Your Curiosity

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

AirZaar Is Reinterpreting Drone Intelligence

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

Lifepack’s Paper Products Help Sustainability Bloom

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

Soozie’s Doozie’s Isn’t Your Grandma’s Chocolate-Chip Cookie (And That’s a Good Thing)

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

FinLocker and the Digital Mortgage Revolution

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

Lean Media Helps Agribusiness Advertise Effectively

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

Aunt Flow Helps Menstruators Have Dignified Periods

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.

STL Startup Gift Guide: 13 Products (and Experiences) for Your 2016 Giving

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

Start Right Foods Wants to Start Your Morning Right

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

Hexanika Looks to Lead the RegTech Revolution

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 hosts NXT@4240: Celebrating Women in Tech and in Business

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

Coolfire Solutions Adding 11 new jobs Downtown

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

St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

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 Releases New Collection

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...

WashU Competitions Launch New Companies in STL

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

Startup Wednesdays at 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...

Carter Williams: What Do All Startups Need?

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....

STL Entrepreneurs Impress at SXSW

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...

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....

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...

Cover Story: Inside Need/Want’s Emerging Product Empire

How a Brit, a Texan and a New Yorker came together to build a unique product design company in the Midwest.
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International Affair

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

Commentary: Travis Sheridan on St. Louis’ Ecosystem Growing Pains

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...

3 ½ Resolutions for Entrepreneurs Aiming to Launch a Business in 2016

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...

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...

Startup Connection Announces 70 Companies In The 2015 Venture Showcase Lineup

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...

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...

Get Excited for Arch Grants Gala 2015

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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CEO2CEO Conversation Series

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...

7 Reasons to Attend Startup Connection

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...

Narrowing the Gender Gap in FinTech

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...

Interview: Chris Motley’s Favorite St. Louis Spots & What’s Next For Better Weekdays

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)

Stadia Ventures Announces Its First Accelerator Cohort Of Sports Startups

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 Aims To Join STL On Rise To Becoming Fintech Hub

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...

“Don’t Take Advice” & Other Startup Advice: 7 Lessons Learned From Champio & Farmplicity...

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...

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

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...

Intel: How Venture Philanthropy is Taking Shape In St. Louis

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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Video: Jim McKelvey’s 2-Minute Advice On Fundraising for Startups

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...

10 Ways COCAbiz SPARK Will Ignite Your Creative Potential

COCAbiz helps you and your business find that extra SPARK.

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

The events to keep on your radar this week.

Where Health and Technology Come Together: Meet Smart Monitor

In the rising age of wearables, have you ever wondered just what these devices can significantly do for our health?

3 Events for St. Louis Startups + Creatives This Week // Aug. 3-7

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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15 St. Louis Startups To Watch In 2015

Meet 15 of STL’s most recent startups.

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: Hyde Launches Kickstarter, WUHack Applications Opening Soon

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

Meet Arch Grants: STL’s Own Innovative Funding Resource

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

Startup Scene: CIC, LockerDome, LaunchCode Looking To Expand

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

From NY To STL: Why This Life-Science Company Relocated To The Midwest

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

Startup Scene: Bills Seek To Encourage New Business In STL

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.

InternSTL Launches to Pair Internship-Seekers with Local Opportunities

Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.

STL Startup Candy Lab Receives $300K from Texas Investor

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

How to Launch a Company in 54 Hours: St. Louis Startup Weekend Begins

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.

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.

Arch Grants Announces 2014 Winners

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.

St. Louis Startup News: Mod Notebook in Sync with the Cloud, Bonfyre is Hot,...

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

St. Louis Startup News: Rookies Hits a Round-Tripper, simMachines Predicts the Future, Pushup Social...

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

St. Louis Startup News: LockerDome’s Secret Playbook, Muzio’s Chamberlin Gets Top Trep Nod, Capital...

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

St. Louis Startup News: LaunchCode Going Ivy League?, Invisible Girlfriends and Bad News Bears,...

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

McKelvey’s SixThirty Announces First Class Of Financial Tech Startups

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 Announce Accelerator’s Fifth Class Of Tech Startups

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

Startup Scene: BioGenerator Expands, SixThirty’s McKelvey Looks Overseas and Two VC’s Get Props For...

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

Jack Dorsey’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event in St. Louis: Top Tweet Discussions From The Event

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.

St. Louis Startup Scene: Square’s McKelvey Launches Launch Code, Showtime Signs On With LockerDome

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

Jack Dorsey Returns To St. Louis To Kick Off Square’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event Series

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.

Jim McKelvey Launches New Financial Tech Accelerator SixThirty: 5 Questions For the Founder

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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