How Randy Schilling Is Making Main Street St. Charles a Startup Destination

Cobblestone streets, antique shops, quaint river vistas and…startups? At first glance, Main Street in St. Charles may seem an unlikely place for a booming...

Listed: The Globe Building

A new kind of global democracy is reigning supreme at the site of the former St. Louis Globe-Democrat located at 710 N. Tucker Blvd....

OPO Continues to Grow, Adds Space For 100 New Companies

The St. Charles-based co-working space OPO Startups has seen great success alongside tenant companies like 3mbassy, XLR8 and BoardPaq. So much so that it's expanding, with...
Janus Choice

New to Town: Janus Choice, 2016 Arch Grants Recipient

Arch Grants works to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and fall in love with St. Louis at the same time. Meet one recent win: Janus Choice.

The Agile Mission of BioGenerator’s Grants Program

An idea is the start of a beautiful thing. But if you don’t have the means to test a theory, build a prototype or find out if there is even a market for your idea, how much good can it actually do? Enter BioGenerator's Grant Program.
Adarza BioSystems

Adarza BioSystems Closes on $17 Million – What’s Next for the Life Science Startup

On January 19, startup Adarza BioSystems, Inc, based in St. Louis and Rochester, New York, closed on $17 Million in Series C financing. Here's what the life science company is focused on next.

Founder Series: Joseph Monahan of Confluence

When Pfizer left St. Louis in 2010, A small team of ex-Pfizer scientists with strong ideas for a new strategic approach to drug discovery research...

Toi Box Couture’s CEO on the Importance of Inspiring Work Spaces

Three years ago St. Louis native Toi Hall was working two jobs just to make ends meet. Now she is CEO and designer for...
Express Scripts Lab

Delivering Innovation, Driving Better Outcomes: Express Scripts

Something you might already know: Express Scripts is a national leader in the prescription medication industry. Something you might not know: This is due...

The Inclusion Initiative: Identifying Road Blocks and Working to Overcoming them

Last summer, BioSTL launched the Bioscience & Entrepreneurial Inclusion Initiative. The goal was simple: Identify promising women and minority entrepreneurs and expose them to...

Get to Know T-REX Community Director Kathleen Bauer

Walk the halls of Downtown T-REX and you might find yourself gazing at some slightly unusual wall decor. Maybe you spot an 18th century...

How to Exit at a Billion: Don’t Think About Exiting

It’s what a lot of founders dream about—whether or not they say it out loud—and it’s the easy way to validate that a city’s...

Industrious STL is Redefining the Co-working Experience

Drawing everyone from freelancers and entrepreneurial startups to seasoned CEOs and Fortune 500s, co-working spaces are becoming a way to reinvent the work environment....

What to Expect from Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) Startup Accelerator is always working to support woman-led businesses through investment, mentorship and networking. Startups that go through the program...
St Louis Innovation District

Feature: A Tale of Two Districts

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

St. Louis Mosaic Project Leads Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs to Success

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.
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How to Strengthen and Grow Your Startup Ecosystem: Capital Innovators Panel with Leslie Miley...

On Monday, May 15, the eve of Capital Innovators Demo Day, the St. Louis-based accelerator hosted a panel discussion at T-REX with Cultivation Capital, Venture for America, and PluggedIN titled, “How to Strengthen and Grow Your Startup Ecosystem.” Here are takeaways from the thought-provoking discussion.
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How WashU’s Office of Technology Management is Rebooting the Tech Transfer Office

Like most startup organizations at some point in their lifecycle, Washington University's Office of Technology Management (OTM) is in the midst of a pivot. Here's how the office is making an impact in the local ecosystem.

Hey, St. Louis – Let’s Build the Next Amazon Here

St. Louis won’t be Amazon’s second headquarters, but we have the talent, energy, and ambition to build our tech ecosystem from the ground up. Earlier...
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Let Us Count The Ways: Why You Should Apply to Capital Innovators

You have a validated concept, a viable team, early traction, a straightforward value proposition and business plan and are ready to apply for an accelerator...

St. Louis Startup Garbshare Gives Fashionistas the Cloud Closet

Cher Horowitz earned the envy of women everywhere in the opening scene of "Clueless" when she opened up her (massive) closet, and pieced together...

Office Envy: Industrious St. Louis

Industrious brought its nationwide concept to St. Louis in May 2015 and has been on the rise here ever since. In addition to the...

Carter Williams: Family Offices Aren’t Investing Like They Used To

By Carter Williams, Managing Director of iSelect Fund The family office is changing. Rather than turn assets over to managers, today’s family offices increasingly prefer to invest...
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How Arch Grants–and St. Louis–Helped These Companies Grow

Arch Grants recently launched applications for its 2017 class of Arch Grants recipients. We reached out to five companies who have already been through the process to see what they had to say about being a part of Arch Grants and building their companies in St. Louis.

Why (And How) You Should Use BioSTL’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship

Entering the startup space can be intimidating, no matter what your area of expertise or interest is in. For those in the life science...

Understanding the Importance of Millennials in Driving Economic Growth

By Patty Hagen, executive director of T-REX. The way we work is changing, due in large part to a momentous generational change. The millennial generation...

Climate Change: The Yield Lab’s Answer to the Standard Accelerator Model

The right climate is crucial for growth. The Yield Lab knows that’s as true for agriculture as it is for startups. By identifying promising...

Fighting Fraud: How 2 STL Startups are Trying to Stop Cyber Security Scams

How many times a day do you use your credit or debit cards to make transactions? Maybe you pick up your morning coffee, pay utilities...

Why Every Company in St. Louis Should “Save the Raise”

Companies in St. Louis are no longer required to pay their minimum-wage employees $10 an hour. Here’s why they should do it anyway. If you...

How Express Scripts Fosters a Culture of Innovation

A national leader in the prescription medication industry, Express Scripts has stayed ahead of the curve by focusing on innovation and using data to...

4 Key Findings from Express Scripts’ 2015 Drug Trend Report and What All Entrepreneurs...

As the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States, St. Louis-based Express Scripts sits in the perfect position to survey the pharmaceutical...
For Love of St. Louis

New Friends of Arch Grants Program Announced

For the past 18 months, Dave Finklang’s inbox and voicemail have been full. Most are friends and colleagues that have heard he is involved...

Six Reasons to Attend Missouri Venture Forum’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship

On June 13th, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host the Missouri Venture Forum’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship education program. Formed in 1985, the...

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...

How SQ1 Bootcamp Helped Start Right Foods Thrive

For new startups and entrepreneurs, it can be challenging to know where to start. Luckily, CET's flagship 10-week program Square One (SQ1) is designed to...

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...

Why All Wine Drinkers Will Love StiQit™

It used to be, if you had an adverse reaction to certain types of food or ingredients, your only option was avoidance, regardless of...

Listed: St. Louis’ Newest Tech-Enabled Office Space at 2329/2351 Market St.

As our ecosystem continues to grow, startups will be growing up and out of incubators and co-working spaces into their own locations. But rather than...

FinTech’s Data-Driven Evolution with Data Simply CEO Michelle Bonat

The FinTech sector is shifting more and more toward data-driven solutions. The reliance on computer systems to augment the human element is an important...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

St Louis’ unique ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, competitions and startup facilities is working. Not only does it transform startups into thriving businesses, but it also produces...

Founder Series: Steven Hanley of MediBeacon

MediBeacon is a name to know in the STL BioTech sector. The makers of proprietary, non-invasive, real-time monitoring systems for kidney function, gastrointestinal permeability...

CET’s Christy Maxfield Discusses Her New Role

As the Director of Entrepreneur Development Services at CET, Christy Maxfield is at the helm of one of the busiest and varied pieces of...

Growing Fast: Gainsight’s Expansion

Customer success is a popular term these days. Companies are focusing heavily on not only acquiring customers, but maintaining their happiness and expanding the...
Dr. Juan Arhancet, Apse

Why BioGenerator Works

Any entrepreneur can attest that the obstacles positioned between a brilliant idea and a successful, growing business are many. To startup founders working in the BioTech...
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5 Downtown St. Louis Developments To Get Excited About Right Now

Downtown St. Louis continues to grow and thrive as an inviting environment for both businesses and residents. Here are five of the newest developments you’ll want to keep an eye on.

Take a Hint (or 5): How to Get the Most out of Attending Capital...

One of the biggest annual events for St. Louis' startup community, Capital Innovators’ Demo Day is less than 30 days away. Here are all the details for the May 16 event–and how to maximize your experience during the half-day event.

CET’s Square One Program: Where Do You Fit?

CET’s Square One (SQ1), is a hands-on training program designed to provide support to early-stage and first-time business owners in the St. Louis region...

BlueStrata EHR: The Unique Realities of Late-Stage Entrepreneurial Success

Tony Coco, President BlueStrata EHR, an electronic health records software provider, has entrepreneurship and success in his genes as his family has owned many...

How APSE Aims to Change AgTech

John Killmer brings more than 30 years of experience working in Agtech from serving as President of Monsanto China to now acting as CEO...

A Year in Review: Cortex’s 6 Biggest Moments of 2015

A lot can happen in a year—especially if you're the Cortex Innovation Community. From national tenants moving into the community to breaking ground on...
Arcade Apartments

Where To Live In Downtown St. Louis

It’s no secret that Downtown St. Louis is quickly becoming one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the metro area. Delivering on the live-work-play qualities that more St. Louisans are looking for, Downtown offers plenty of spots to hang your hat. Here are eight places urban dwellers will love, all within blocks of the Downtown innovation community.

Why 5 Israeli Startups Chose to Establish U.S. Headquarters in St Louis

This week, three delegations from St. Louis conclude trips to Israel. The delegations represent three industries that are not only among St. Louis’ fastest-growing, but...
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.

Evelyn White on Knowing When to Pivot

Evelyn White had been founder and CEO at Bookalokal, a company that created in-home dining experiences around the world since 2013. But at the...

Mentorship Matters: How SixThirty Helped Fluent Disrupt the Payment Industry

For FinTech companies looking for a foothold, the right advice can change everything. SixThirty aims to mentor FinTech founders through the early stages of...

Brazen St. Louis Wins $90,000 Grant To Support Diversity Program For Women Entrepreneurs

Brazen St. Louis, an organization dedicated to helping growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced today that it has been awarded a $90,000 grant...

How Simplify Commerce is Heating Up Sriracha’s Online Sales

Sriracha’s popularity has boomed in recent years, going from a cult hit with college kids to a staple in almost 10 percent of household...

Tomas Pena of S4 Finds a Home Away From Home in St. Louis

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...

This Serial Entrepreneur Still Finds New Ways to Scale Up

Jim Spicuzza knows more than your average entrepreneur about the path to a creating a buyout. Back in the days of dlal-up before internet...
Brian Dixon Capital Innovators

Transitioning Growth: Brian Dixon On How Capital Innovators Stays Poised for What’s Next

Last month, Capital Innovators named its 2016 fall cohort and the program began. But that's not the only news coming out of the accelerator. This summer...
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5 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Data Speed

It's no surprise that the type of business internet connection you invest in is critical. Connectivity through phone lines–although it is the most widely...

TechShop Sees Success with National Partnerships

We're still months away from the opening of TechShop St. Louis, but take a drive down Forest Park Avenue and you'll see progress is being...

Growth in the Gateway City: London-Based Ensygnia’s Time with SixThirty

“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...

Checking In: TrackBill Grows Alongside Co-Founder Sam Sullivan

Three years ago, Sam Sullivan was a high school student in Pennsylvania working a food service job while taking college classes on the side....
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Points of View: 3 Startup Supporters Share How the T-REX Innovation Center Sets Itself...

The startup scene in St. Louis is a variegated one. Besides the startup businesses themselves, accelerators, incubators, investors and entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) make up...

Scott Mosby on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Family

Mosby Building Arts, Ltd has been a known name in the home remodeling and repair business in Metro St. Louis for more than 65...
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...
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.
Mary Jo Gorman

Interview: Mary Jo Gorman of PWE on Leading Change in STL Entrepreneurship

In September, the Prosper Women Entrepreneur (PWE) Startup Accelerator received an Innovation Award at the 2016 Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon in St. Louis. Honorees were...

Innovating Since 1894: Maritz’ Undertold St. Louis Startup Story

From its start inside a South City home to its creation of the incentives industry, we take a look at the innovative DNA of one of St. Louis’ largest private companies.

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Participants Attest to Program’s Value

Since the Spring of 2015, the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) Startup Accelerator has invested in women-led startups from across the globe with a focus on...

This Startup is Helping Flip Education

Dr. Renato Cataldo has a doctorate in pharmacy, has been involved in multiple startup exits within the technology space and is a university professor....

How Green Street is Repurposing St. Louis

Positioning matters—and for startups, everything from the mission statement to customer support is scrutinized. But all too often in a digitally driven, co-working friendly...

Work and Play: How SixThirty’s Startups And Team Have Fun 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?

Industrious Inspires Community and Collaboration

The benefits of officing out of Industrious are fast internet, local snacks and drinks and educational programming, but one feature that Industrious excels at is realizing the...
Kaiima

Israeli AgTech Startup Kaiima is Blooming in St. Louis

"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.
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How Tom Brutnell Balances Research and Application

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...

Founder Series: What Drives Serial Entrepreneur Bob Lozano?

In 1991, Bob Lozano stood in a Southwestern Bell boardroom presenting ideas to a table full of high-level executives. Lozano and his team, part...

7 Teams Compete for Washington University Patent Challenge Showcase Prize

WashU's Patent Challenge enters Phase 2. Here's who took home the Phase 1 prize–and what happens next.

Founder Series: Vijoy Rao of Magic Room

Vijoy Rao has been a musician in St. Louis for most of his life, so when he decided to leave his VP position at...

7 Reasons to Register for Capital Innovators Demo Day ASAP

Mark your calendars for May 17, when Capital Innovators turns their Demo Day into an open-to-all event you can't miss. This affair puts the accelerator’s...

How St. Louis Can Bridge the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

When Mary Jo Gorman and Jennifer Ehlen called up Peter Finley to gauge his interest in working with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs’ Prosper Startup Accelerator,...

STLVentureWorks’ 5 Innovation Centers Help Grow Businesses From All Industries

“Each of our incubators has its own personality,” says Ginger Imster, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the organization that manages the five STL VentureWorks innovation centers. Here is a rundown of each center's features and amenities–and who's there.
Chris Danforth

Meet Chris Danforth: General Partner Cultivation Capital Life Sciences Fund

Chris Danforth has his hand in a wide variety Life Sciences investment and non-profit activity throughout the region. Meet the general partner in St. Louis-based venture firm Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund and Managing Director of The Yield Lab.

Investment POD is Bringing Wealth Management to a New Generation

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...
Capital Innovators alumni

Five Founders Share Advice and Insights on the Capital Innovators Experience

Capital Innovators is undeniably out to produce strong companies. Since the accelerator program launched in 2010, it's helped 70 companies get to the next level–with those portfolio companies...

Capital Innovators’ Brian Dixon: The Best Is Yet To Come For Tech In STL

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

News: Pushup Social Moves To CIC St. Louis As Lab 1500 Closes

Lab1500 co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Andersen are shifting concentration to their growing tech startup, Pushup Social, and in that shift, have made the...

ITEN Releases Annual Tech Startup Report: 6 Takeaways

At a launch party at T-REX tonight, ITEN released its 2015 Startup Tech Report offering encouraging information for the region and the tech startup world. As...

Catching up with Capital Innovators’ Judy Sindecuse

Judy Sindecuse can be described in many different ways, but resolute may be the most apt description, and her resolve has paid off for...

3mbassy Helps Early-Stage Startups Build Their Brands

Located at OPO Startups, 3mbassy is a full service agency for startups who have less than 12 months under their belts. With a desire...

Why Keeping the NGA in St. Louis Matters to the Innovation Community

Next month the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is expected to make their decision about where their $1.75 billion intelligence campus, housing 3,100 employees, will relocate. Keeping...

SafeTrek Provides Personal Safety at the Touch of a Button

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

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...

12 Ways to Shop and Support STL Startups This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing, and right now you might be scrambling to find meaningful gifts for loved ones. Instead of re-gifting last year’s reject...
Nannette Musgrave, (CEO, EDIS Solutions LLC), Amy Holcomb (SkyMedicus), Suzanne Magee (Bandura), Alexandra “Sasha” Goodwin (Janus Choice) and Mary Wolff (Taptl).

Meet Prosper Capital’s Fall 2015 Class of Women Entrepreneurs

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...

Mindy Mazur Joins Brazen St. Louis As New Executive Director

Mindy Mazur has been named as full-time executive director of Brazen St. Louis, the non-profit organization formerly known as Prosper Women Entrepreneurs. She is...

5 Marketing Tips from Hawk Time

Startup founders face a myriad of obstacles, and one of those obstacles is correct branding. Entrepreneurs Marlon Whitfield and Anthony Stewart found that one of...
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Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund Finds Sweet Spot

Since its inception in 2013, Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund’s portfolio of 14 companies and one accelerator have raised $321M in total funding–with a...

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