GlobalHack Partners with St. Patrick Center For $1 Million Hackathon

GlobalHack VI announced today that it's partnering with St. Patrick Center for the $1 Million Hackathon set for the weekend of October 21-23. Participants will compete...

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...

How to Create a Scalable, Human Culture for Startup Growth

6 Takeaways for Startups from the 2016 WorkHuman Conference Luke Fryer was new in town. In 2007, the serial restaurant entrepreneur had just moved to...

Five Finalists Announced for St. Charles County Demo Day

OPO Startups and the St. Charles County EDC Business and Community Partners have announced the five finalists for the upcoming St. Charles County Demo...
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Stadia Ventures Announces Fall 2016 Cohort in Sports Business Accelerator

After receiving over 200 applications from around the world, Stadia Ventures announces its Fall 2016 cohort for the Stadia Sports Business Accelerator today. Stadia Accelerator helps sports...

In Depth: An Interview With LockerDome and GlobalHack Founder Gabe Lozano

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

Capital Ideas: Carter Williams of iSelect Fund

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore of BioSTL

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

PowerPost Is Converting Brands into Power Publishers

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.
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Stadia Ventures Announces Finalists For Inaugural Accelerator Class

Stadia Ventures, St. Louis' new sports accelerator, announced 11 finalists for its inaugural fall 2015 cohort at a launch event last night at T-REX. Stadia Ventures Founders...
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Andrew Smith On Role of Regional Chamber to Bridge the “Valley of Death”

A Regional Chamber Board member describes Andrew in one word: Savant. Andrew Smith recently joined the Regional Chamber as head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation....

6 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

Uber Update III – Political Stalemate Could Prolong Ridesharing Decision

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...
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Save the Date for Downtown STL’s Annual Event Featuring Arch Grants Summer Cohort

Downtown STL, Inc. announced it will host its annual event on Wednesday, June 22 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The annual event brings together 500...

Disrupting Love with Sandra Langeslag

Love isn't just a warm feeling to Sandra Langeslag. It's a neurological process that can be scientifically measured and impacts far more of our...

Introducing RISE Collaborative Workspace

“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,...
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SixThirty and St. Louis Recognized as Pioneering FinTech Community

SixThirty and St. Louis were recently recognized by Village Capital and VilCap Communities as a pioneering start-up community for our competitive advantage and work...

Capital Ideas: Jerry Katz of Billiken Angels Network

As the St. Louis region continues to cultivate innovative founders, ideas and companies, the need for additional funding sources grows. We asked 10 St. Louis-based...

Maritz & Capital Innovators Partner; Co-Lease Space at Cortex

Maritz and Capital Innovators announced today that they have entered into a four-year partnership with the goal of strengthening each other’s portfolio of companies. The...

Interview: Kevin O’Malley, US Ambassador to Ireland and St. Louisan

An interview with US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley during the recent delegation to France and Ireland. EQ had the chance to interview Ambassador O’Malley jointly with...

New Restaurant Vicia To Open in Cortex Innovation District This Fall

The Cortex District keeps growing, and the latest addition is an appetizing one. Tara and Michael Gallina, who relocated to St. Louis last year after...
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Guide to Coding Classes and Meetups

Whether you’re looking for a career change, to pick up a hobby or to expand on skills you already have, St. Louis has ample...

The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

See any places or details missing? Let us know: editors@eqstl.com.  Arch Reactor (Benton Park, St. Louis City) Arch Reactor is a hackerspace and maker movement for techies, programmers,...

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...

New Hackathon Challenges STL to Develop Pet-Friendly Startup Ecosystem

Purina is hosting their first-ever Better with Pets Hackathon event challenging college students and working professionals to explore and build new pet-friendly technology to...

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.

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.

Disrupting Foot Pain with Teen Entrepreneur Ehan Kamat

Ehan Kamat is a 15 year-old inventor and entrepreneur who has developed, patented and is currently selling a medical device called the Solemender for...

That’s Life (Sciences)

We examine St. Louis’ life sciences startup scene: a hotbed of innovation, growth and promise.

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....

Intel: Inside the St. Louis-Israel Innovation Connection

Israel has a wealth of innovation-based startups that are already based in industries that have a stronghold in St. Louis.
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Five Pet Care Startups Selected as Pet Care Innovation Prize Finalists

A gaming, learning and social platform for dogs and pet owners. A smart bowl that helps ensure pets get the nutrition they need. Fitness...

Team Spotlight: LockerDome’s Ryan Allen Went From Intern To Working With Some of The...

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.
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St. Louis Guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016

It's back: Each November, people in 160 countries around the world organize a calendar of events and competitions to inspire entrepreneurship. Powered by the Kaufmann...

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...

LockerDome Announces STL Expansion, Adds 300 Jobs

Governor Jay Nixon will join LockerDome CEO and Co-founder Gabe Lozano today at the company’s Downtown headquarters to announce a 2016 multi-million dollar expansion...
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8 St. Louisans Chosen as 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

EY announced its finalists for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Central Midwest. Meet the eight big winners from St. Louis.

St. Louis Startup Scene: Capital Innovators Fund Five, DreamfundMe Makes It Personal, T-Rex Parties

From rapid expansion to a rooftop end-of-summer blowout, the St. Louis startup community moves onward and upward.

The Be Human Project Showcases People-Centric Mission with Salon Series

There’s an organization trying to change the way business leaders think about work and its surrounding, immersive culture in St. Louis. The Be Human...

Danforth Center Awarded $16MM to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes, has been awarded a $16 million grant from the...

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...

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...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 12

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...
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Startup Connection 2017 Expands To Bigger Venue With Express Scripts Leading Sponsors

The St. Louis region’s largest annual event celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Connection, now in its ninth year has announced a new venue and a new lead sponsor. The event will take place on November 15, 2017 at The Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker.

Startup Talent Showcase Finds New Way to Connect Local Talent to Companies

Last night more than 40 companies and 50 job-seekers came together at T-REX for the first Startup Talent Showcase presented by Pluggedin St. Louis...
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Startup News Roundup: Jim McKelvey Talks Funding, Wash U To Host Startup Connection

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
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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...

LaunchCode To Open Youth Mentor Center On Delmar Boulevard This Summer

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

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is scary. It’s utterly necessary yet nearly impossible to comprehensively understand. The reason for this is simple: Nearly every piece of information in the modern...
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Why These Two Startups Applied to SixThirty—And Why They’re Glad They Did

Why should startups apply to accelerator programs? Access to funding is an easy answer, but it’s not always the most important reason.  SixThirty is a...

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...
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19 STL Startups in Boston for STL Roadshow: Here’s What Happened on Day 1

On Tuesday evening, a group of 19 technology and bioscience startups from St. Louis jumped on a Southwest Airlines jet en route to Boston as part of...

5 STL Startups Help You Get Organized

This week marks National Get Organized Week (decided by The National Association of Professional Organizers) and despite the amazing apps, startups and products out...

Disrupting Infection with Nanotechnology and Tom Cohen

Tom Cohen is founder of Nanopore Diagnostics, a St. Louis life science startup that's part of a new wave of companies bringing nanotechnology tools...

Tesla’s Electric Road Trip Stops in STL this Friday

Electric car enthusiasts: Here's your chance to get behind the wheel of the car of your dreams—if you aren't already. Tesla is currently on a...
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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...

Savvy Coders Expands to St. Louis

St. Louis native Elaine Queathem caught the entrepreneurial bug at an unexpected place—the golf course at her grandfather’s country club. “My first attempt at shattering...

St. Louis Business Leaders Announce Partnership with India, Bring T-Hub to St. Louis

The St. Louis Regional Chamber announced that it has forged an important trade, educational and business partnership between St. Louis and the State of Telangana, India’s leading state for technology, biosciences, entrepreneurship and aviation.

Hot Jobs: These 5 Startups Are Hiring Now: July 21

Looking for your next move? TEQ Jobs is your path to employment in the St. Louis tech scene. Each week we’ll highlight opportunities you should...
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5 Ways For Tweens and Teens to Get Involved in Coding this Summer

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

SLU to Host GlobalHack VI at Chaifetz Arena; $1 million in Cash Prizes

GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit focused on building better tech communities through software competitions, announced today that Saint Louis University will be the location for their first...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: July 29

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

2015 St. Louis Capital Report: Brian Matthews Outlines Funding From Angels and Venture Capitalists

From a number of perspectives, 2015 was the best fundraising year for the St. Louis region since 2004. Notable numbers include: $258 million raised...
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SixThirty Announces Its Spring 2016 Cohort

SixThirty announced the five companies comprising their spring 2016 cohort last night at T-REX. The St. Louis-based business development accelerator and venture fund invests in...

Founder Series: Dan Lohman of Pushup Social

Dan Lohman is Founder and CEO of Pushup Social, which makes adding an online community to a website as easy as adding as installing...

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...
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SixThirty CYBER Announces 2017 Portfolio

SixThirty CYBER, the St. Louis-based business development program that invests in cybersecurity companies, announced its 2017 cohort. Here are the details.
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Avoid Startup Burnout: 8 Tips From LockerDome’s Gabe Lozano

It’s Saturday afternoon. Another week of the startup grind has taken its toll, and I’m struggling to find the energy to do more. Thankfully,...
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7 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

Matt Homann is Making Meetings Interesting (Finally) with Filament

We’ve all been in one of those meetings where the speaker is droning on, reading aloud each bullet from his Power Point presentation while...

Hot Jobs: These 5 Startups Are Hiring Now

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...

9 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

St. Louis Startup News: Olin Cup finalist SynerZ Medical, Inc raises over $1M, LaunchCode...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.
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St. Louis Firms Raise $290 Million of Venture Capital in 2016

2016 was another very good year for St. Louis startups receiving venture capital. Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital walks us through the numbers.

Show U St. Louis Festival Set for This Saturday

The St. Louis Regional Chamber will host its first annual Show U St. Louis College Festival for regional college students this Saturday, August 27 from...

A River Runs Through It

How entrepreneur Randy Schilling is building a different kind of startup community in St. Charles.
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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.
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Ginger Imster Joins the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as VP of Innovation &...

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership announced today that Ginger Imster will join the organization as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Imster will be moving to the post from her position as Executive Director of Arch Grants.

Disrupting Manufacturing and Education: Bill Macy and 3D Printing

Everybody is talking about 3D printing these days, but Bill Macy has been working to bring its on-demand flexibility and mass customization to manufacturing...

7 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

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...

Capital Innovators Fall 2017 Accelerator Class Announced

Capital Innovators has selected six new startup companies to take part in its Fall 2017 Accelerator cohort. To date, the 83 that have received...

The Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence to Host a Youth Cyber Competition

The Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) is hosting a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Saturday, Sept. 10 at...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Jan. 22

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. University Beat Washington University Olin Business School dean Mahendra...

InternSTL Launches to Pair Internship-Seekers with Local Opportunities

Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.
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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...
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One Day To Sell STL: 12 Israel AgTech Companies Visit St. Louis on Spring...

On March 6, 12 AgTech companies from Israel landed in St. Louis for a day-long dive into all things startup, hosted by GlobalSTL in partnership with the Government of Israel Economic Mission and BIRD Foundation. Here's the who-what-when-where...and what's next.
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Interview: Sheila Sweeney on St. Louis’ Emerging AgTech Corridor

It was one year ago this month when Sheila Sweeney took over as CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The organization, formerly the...

Cortex CEO and LouFest Founder Join Forces, Create Festival to Celebrate Intersection of Art,...

Cortex CEO Dennis Lower and LouFest Founder Brian Cohen have come together to bring St. Louis a new reason to get excited about fall—and...

6 Hackathons to Keep on Your Calendar Through Fall

The hackathons are coming—and that’s a good thing. The term “hackathon” sounds like organized anarchy, but that’s a regrettable connotation and 100% incorrect. Hackathons...

Disrupting Financial and Healthcare Experiences with Kevin Dulle

Kevin Dulle helps define experiences for banks and health systems. Using an understanding of the economic value of experiences, architecture and visual storytelling tools...

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...

Innovator to Know: Diana Zeng

Diana Zeng chose to move to St. Louis— she just didn’t intend to be here longer than four years. A Boston-bred WashU student pursuing...

Voices: Abby Cohen of Sparo Labs on Corporate-Startup Collaboration

It’s no secret that St. Louis’ size allows for unique collaborations. Startups are able to gain access to corporate leadership and big businesses can...

Candy Lab is Sweet on Virtual Marketing

Comic-Con. That’s where the idea for Candy Lab, the augmented reality startup based out of the Downtown T-REX incubator, started. Co-founders Andrew Couch and...

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...

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (October 20th)

The city is counting down to Halloween and Evil Dead: The Musical is running all weekend. Friday (October 20th) Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered...
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Cortex Announces Facilities Partnership with Wash U and SLU

If you work in bioscience at Cortex or are considering it, your work amenities just expanded. Today Cortex announced a partnership providing access to core...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Christy Maxfield of CET

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...