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 Boosterville is Revolutionizing School Charity Sales

If you’ve ever been hit up by an angelic-faced grade schooler peddling magazine subscriptions or an eager trumpet player asking for donations so her...

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...

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...

Arch Grants Churns Out Accelerator Winners

Amit Kothari has achieved the status of bad ass. The technology entrepreneur steps out of a seminar in Silicon Valley hosted by 500 Startups,...

Cliff Holekamp: Startup Founder, Educator, Connector, Evangelist

As co-founder and general partner at Cultivation Capital, director of the Entrepreneurship Platform at Olin Business School and senior lecturer in and academic director...

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...

How Do You Build a Business Incubator? T-REX Shows Us The Way

For the past 10 to 15 years, startup incubators and co-working spaces have been expanding around the world. Entrepreneurs, freelancers and traditional businesses alike...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Code Collaboration

Twenty minutes before class began on a Tuesday evening, the LaunchCode Mentor Center’s main instructional room was quietly filling up with early arrivals to...

Funding Fashion: Simplify Commerce’s Collaboration With Saint Louis Fashion Fund

One of the biggest challenges of running a nonprofit is raising the funds needed to execute on its mission. That’s currently the case for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Startups Are Our Economic Future: So Why Aren’t We Funding Them?

By Carter Williams, managing director of iSelect Fund Most people think the key to job creation in their state or city is to attract relatively large,...

Maritz and Capital Innovators Look to Inspire More Corporate/Startup Collaboration

When entrepreneurs Andrew Glantz and Jacob Mohrman entered the 12-week Capital Innovators accelerator program in February, they didn't have a partnership with a major...

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...

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...

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...

Hot Jobs: May 25

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we’ll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are...

Pivot and Profit: How ITEN’s Mock Angels Helps Companies Grow

If you have traction but need to raise money to advance your technology-based company, then ITEN’s Mock Angels should be your first stop. A...

Red8 Interactive is Helping Companies Dream Up New WordPress Apps

Red8 Interactive, based in the OPO co-working space in St. Charles, is a custom website development company focused almost entirely on WordPress builds. The...

Industrious Celebrates Its First Year in St. Louis: 10 Things the Co-working Space has...

This month, Industrious, the elegant blend of co-working and private office space in Downtown St. Louis, celebrates its one-year anniversary. The occasion was marked...

Hot Jobs: May 18

By Colleen Liebig of Plugged In St. Louis Looking for your next move? Each week we’ll list of some of STL’s hottest startups that are...

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...

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...

Janus Choice Finds its Footing with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator

Janus Choice, a company that offers an interactive, mobile, and easy-to-use platform for matching hospital patients with the best post-acute care providers, is growing....

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....

When, Not If: RGA Works with SixThirty To Prepare For The Insurance Industry’s Wave...

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...

Founder Series: Blake Marggraff of Epharmix

Blake Marggraff is a name you probably already know. He launched his first company in just his second year in college, later receiving an Arch...

How Swizzle’s Founder Left—and Came Back to—St. Louis

In 2009, Nick Szabo looked around his hometown of St. Louis and didn’t see a lot of opportunity. The systems and personalities around entrepreneurship...

11 Washington University Companies That Have Made an Impact on STL’s Startup Scene

As we all know, St. Louis' startup growth has been accelerating at record speed in the last five years. That said, some of our region's most successful...

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...
BioGenerator Lab

Breaking Down BioGenerator

What is BioGenerator?  The short answer: A subsidiary of the non-profit organization BioSTL that was formed in 2003 to create, grow and invest in life...

From Opening Day to Demo Day, Spinball Sports is Ready to Pitch

Tom Hart, Spinball Sports’ CEO knows what goes into a great pitch: aim, angle, spin, speed and follow through. His Pro Line and Spinball Wizard...

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...

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...

Arch Grants Keeps Its Entrepreneurs in the Ecosystem

Jonathan Leek never thought of himself as an entrepreneur. More often, he saw himself as a geek. When he was in college at the...

Veniti’s CFO Catherine Matthes on Clinical Trial Funding

The veins in your body play an integral role in circulation: carrying blood from the different parts of your body back to your heart. But as...

The Importance of Place: Wash U’s Dedric Carter on What it Takes to Build...

"How do you build an entrepreneurial ecosystem? How do you build the necessary resources?" This was a question posed by Dr. Dedric Carter, associate provost...

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...

How Arch Grant’s Recipient Hemadvance Attracted its Startup Dream Team

As the leading cause of mortality in the world—responsible for more than 30 percent of global deaths according to the World Health Organization—the magnitude...

How Romanian Startup Appticles is Finding Connections in St. Louis

Mobile devices are being used to access content by more and more people. As a result, publishers, companies, organizations and anyone with a website...

Carter Williams: Innovation is Not Random

By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds My great privilege in life is growing up in an entrepreneurial country, receiving a...

BioGenerator Company Accuronix Targets Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer causes 40,000 deaths each year, with available chemotherapy regimens providing only an average of 6-11 months survival. WashU-born company Accuronix, founded by...

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...

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...

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...

Robert Beardsley on Galera Therapeutics’ High Growth

As of February 2016, Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a drug development company based in Greater Philadelphia,  had raised $42 million in Series B financing for the...

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...

9 Speakers You Can’t Miss At UMSL’s Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

On April 21, University of Missouri-St. Louis will host the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC16) at Union Station—the region’s largest digital and social media...

How Dustin McKissen Changed His Career Through Co-working

For most of his career Dustin McKissen worked with trade associations, lobbying legislators for the benefit of various industries. He and his wife moved...

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...

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...

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...

Give and Take: How St. Louis’ Community Drives Collaboration Between Startups and Banks

St. Louis is a unique ecosystem for business in a lot of respects. As we often cover, our startup community is more collaborative than...

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...

Global VR/AR Association Launches in St. Louis

"I have this phrase that I've started using which is, 'VR is not just a thing, AR is not just a thing, VR and...
Label Insight

Label Insight Uses Data To Tell The Real Story Behind Your Food

Sponsored Content: What's this?  Startup founders quickly realize that the work can be exhausting. For every euphoric crest, there’s a demoralizing crater along the way. Dheeraj Patri...
Founder of Streamlink, Adam Roth. Photo courtesy of Streamlink

Founder Series: Adam Roth of Streamlink

Adam Roth is founder and CEO of Streamlink Software, an Ohio-based company in the iSelect portfolio. We talked to him on the career shift...

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...
Capital Innovators

From Mentor to C-suite: How Dr. Renato Cataldo helped MedSocket Pivot

Dr. Renato Cataldo is Capital Innovators' longest-tenured mentor. Leveraging his 30 years of experience in the medical industry, Cataldo has spent more than 4,000 hours...

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...
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...
Tom Brutnell

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...

Ken Herold on The Value of Mentorship

Ken Herold’s fingerprints are all over the St. Louis startup scene. As an entrepreneur-in-residence for HOK, a global architecture, design and engineering firm during...

Yield Lab Announces 2016 Portfolio Companies

More than 120 applications from 26 countries were submitted for the seven spots in Yield Lab’s 2016 class. The nation’s first and largest agriculture...

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...

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...
RoverTown

Catching up with RoverTown

If creating a business that caters to college students looking to save money seems like a safe bet, the RoverTown team has certainly proved that...

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...

Careful Consideration: How Gremln Evolved, Adapted and Excelled

In 2009, Ryan Bell was looking for money. Working as an independent software consultant, he had built a social media scheduling and campaign management...

This Startup is Using Indoor Mapping to Make Shopping Easier

Some of the best ideas are born of necessity, and the story of Aisle411 is no different. Founder and CEO Nathan Pettyjohn was wandering a...

What’s Next For Capital Innovators’ Fall 2015 Class

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

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...

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....

Founder Series: Tyler King of Less Annoying CRM

A talented entrepreneur is born in St. Louis, stays in town for college to attend Washington University, but then migrates west after graduation. Unfortunately, this...

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...

OPO and Community Council of St. Charles County Give Back For The Holidays

OPO Startups in St. Charles County is full of creative and innovative people who love to collaborate. Regular events like Try It Tuesdays and...

Mythbusters: The Real Life of Venture-Backed CEOs

Pop culture tends to depict startup life as a glamorous career path. The high-energy entrepreneurial world of a venture-backed CEO is portrayed as world of...

The Value of an Entrepreneur in Residence

Entrepreneurs jumping into STL's startup space bring with them skill, passion and determination to see their companies and ideas succeed. But while passion may...

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...

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...

How Prosper Mastermind is Growing STL’s Female Entrepreneur Community

Audra Harrold was an entrepreneur who was struggling as she navigated the startup space. Founder and CEO of SassyBull, an equestrian line of sport...

This Biomedical Startup is Taking on Life-Threatening Fibrotic Disease

There is a highly progressive and life threatening disease that affects approximately 130,000 people in the United States. It’s worse than many cancers. According...

Reconstruction: How Jobsite Unite is Helping Hardhats Work Smarter

Jay Olsen has worked with his hands his whole life. The founder of Jobsite Unite may have swapped a hammer for a mobile device...

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...

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....

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...

Get to Know T-REX’s Patty Hagen

Dr. Patricia Hagan is a person in the startup space you need—and want—to meet. A native St. Louisan who holds her PhD in Public...

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...
David Trainer

This Company Is Giving Average Investors Exceptional Information

The world of investing has shifted radically over the past two decades, with average investors gaining more and more ground on the professionals. But...

How SnapShot Interactive Manages Its Two-City Team

SnapShot Interactive is a digital agency that uses high-quality video production and animation, award-winning web design and creative online marketing strategies to deliver unexpected...

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...

Why You Should Attend Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Demo Day

Last April, six passionate women came together and pitched to business leaders, venture capitalists, angel investors and potential clients on innovative ideas, companies and products....

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