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Jonathan Allen Cooper Pickett

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that EQ has been acquired by Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC. I want to take a moment to personally introduce them and share more about how this exciting moment came to be.
SixThirty Cyber

SixThirty CYBER, the St. Louis-based business development program that invests in cybersecurity companies, announced its 2017 cohort. Here are the details.
Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis’ Downtown has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last few years. To celebrate this growth and to share updates with the public, Downtown STL, Inc. will host its annual event, “Downtown Online,” on June 15. Here's why you should be there.
Missouri Venture Forum

St. Louis’ startup ecosystem has no shortage of events to attend, but very few focus on helping new or aspiring entrepreneurs navigate the nuts and bolts of getting started. On Monday, June 12, the Missouri Venture Forum will help fill in the gaps with its second annual Roadmap to Entrepreneurship conference, which brings together some of the most experienced leaders in the St. Louis startup community for a full afternoon of learning. Here's who should go.
MVF 2016 Conference

In one of the largest local efforts to link the St. Louis startup community with leading experts, Missouri Venture Forum has landed more than 35 speakers for its second annual "Roadmap to Entrepreneurship" conference.
T-REX Impact Report

T-REX, the Downtown St. Louis innovation center dedicated to helping technology startups thrive, today delivered its first report highlighting the organization’s economic impact on the St. Louis community since its founding in 2011. Presented in an interactive digital format, the report details the success T-REX has had. Here are some highlights.
Israel AgTech Innovation Delegation

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.
CEO2CEO

The first 2017 CEO2CEO event took place on April 10 at T-REX, bringing together Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and ­­­­Anthony Tersigni of Ascension for a conversation centered around healthcare. Read the Q&A.

Zuley Clarke, co-founder and CEO of Humblee, is a Spring 2017 graduate of Prosper Women Entrepreneur’s (PWE) Startup Accelerator. Her B2B company, based in Brooklyn, New...

Opera Theatre St. Louis has been focused for most of its history on being an innovator when it comes to the work it puts on stage. Now it's focused on engaging the innovation community with special events.

“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.

Sling Health will host its fifth annual Demo Day on Friday, April 28 at the Cortex Innovation Community. Here are the details.

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.
Carvana

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into St. Louis with plans to hire up to 10 staff.

Epharmix, a digital healthcare startup that builds communication tools for help healthcare teams, has announced a partnership with mental healthcare organization Provident.
Ameren Accelerator

Ameren Corporation announced today the launch of Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators.
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.
Vicia Restaurant

Vicia, the buzzy St. Louis restaurant project of husband-and-wife team Michael and Tara Gallina, opens today in the Cortex Innovation District at 4260 Forest Park Avenue, also home to TechShop.
Ilerasoft

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.

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

The Cortex Innovation Community announced that Microsoft Corp. will open a new regional headquarters and a Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in a state-of-the-art facility inside...
GlobalHack

Registration for GlobalHack’s first ever youth summer camp is now open. Learn more about this deep dive into coding for kids ages 10-18.
Mayoral Town Hall

Last Thursday, February 23, eight mayoral candidates convened at Cortex during Venture Cafe for a St. Louis Mayoral Town Hall focused on technology and innovation. Here were the main takeaways.
Cortex 3.0

An update on Cortex's latest phase of development–and what's to come after that.
Dennis Lower Cortex Headshot

The moment in the story where everything changes: Cortex becomes a mixed-use district for innovators of all stripes.
The groundbreaking of Cortex 1

Chapter two in a series on Cortex’s development from a fledgling nonprofit to nationally known innovation district.
Cortex Innovation Community

The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis’ startup ecosystem. In this feature series, we explore its past, present and future with an eye to impact.
ginger-imster-headshot-lindy-drew

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.
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.
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...
Founders_Assembly Promise Pay

Assembly Payments, formerly known as PromisePay, announced yesterday it will power payments for Gumtree Connect, the eBay-owned local classifieds site.
Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis has begun to make a name for itself in the world of high-tech and IT entrepreneurs. Here's the latest on the role Downtown St. Louis plays in propelling our city's innovation community forward.

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.
OR 360 at Cedars Sinai

Across St. Louis and the country, leading healthcare institutions are using innovative design strategies to help students learn by doing and minimize the gap between what they learn in school and what they practice in the real world. Here's a peek at a few.
STL Tech Map

A new crowdsourced mapping system has arrived in St. Louis’ startup scene: STLTechMap.com.
Investments St Louis

Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital looks at how much venture funding was raised by startups in the top 15 Midwestern regions.
AgIdea

AgIdea, a contract research and development (R&D) company based in Pergamino, Argentina, is expanding in Missouri after selecting the state as the home of its North American headquarters.
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

Calling all digital marketing startups: pitch your ideas in front of potential users and customers and be eligible to win a cash prize of $2,500, sponsored by Purina.
St Louis skyline

2016 was another very good year for St. Louis startups receiving venture capital. Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital walks us through the numbers.
SLU COOK MBA Classroom-15

While St. Louis has been becoming more known around the country as an emerging hub for tech startups, Saint Louis University is a place where a focus on entrepreneurship isn’t a new trend.
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.
Olio City Team

How a trip to London that never happened led Ellen Prinzi straight to a problem worth solving.
Homes for Hackers

EQ invited our Kansas City peers at Startland News to write a feature story about one of the city's startup hubs, Kansas City Startup Village, on the heels of its fourth anniversary.
39 North Plant Science District

St. Louis County will have a new AgTech innovation district to build on the area’s leadership position in the field and to attract startups and AgTech companies from around the world. And it has a new name.
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.
St Louis skyline

Twelve St. Louis area nonprofit and governmental organizations are initial members of a collective that will receive $420,000 over two years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help female and historically underrepresented entrepreneurs of color in high-growth sectors.

Timothy Stern, a General Partner at Cultivation Capital, knows what it takes to build a company. He also believes that innovation and a focus on technology...
Sparo Labs

Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in Downtown St. Louis, officially launched sales this morning of its flagship product, Wing®. Wing is the...

A total of $120,000 in cash was awarded at tonight's Startup Connection, the largest annual event for the startup community that draws over 1,200 people. The...
Global Entrepreneurship Week

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...

On Wednesday, October 26, Express Scripts hosted a screening of the film "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" at University of Missouri St. Louis. Following the film...
skandalaris-center

The Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis announced today that it has launched a new venture-capital seed fund aimed at helping to...
Accelerate St. Louis Challenge 2015

Accelerate St. Louis, a regional entrepreneurship coalition created to accelerate the growth of St. Louis’ dynamic startup community through connections and resources, has selected...
startup connection 2016

Startup Connection, the St. Louis region’s annual event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, takes place on November 16 at Washington University. Today, event organizers announced...
Code documentary tech

On Wednesday, October 26, Express Scripts is hosting a free screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" followed by a panel discussion, bringing together the...
data speed fiber optic

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...
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...
Artifox

For these seven startups, the Gateway City wasn’t just a pit stop on the way to a coastal destination: It was a place to...

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...

Fall in St. Louis brings a respite from the scorching summer temps before winter hits. This year, it also offers a packed schedule for anyone...

By Matt Menietti and the GlobalHack Team As a developer or someone who’s interested in technology, you may have been invited to hackathon without fully understanding what it’s...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups...

OSO: A Style Lab (pronounced oh-so) is precisely unlike any other store in St. Louis. Located in the Loop, the store focuses on curating a product...

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...

Earlier this summer the Federal Aviation Administration eased restrictions on commercial drone use with the Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (more commonly known as the Part 107 ruling.) Not...

St. Louis has the one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the country, thanks to a supportive business culture that nurtures new tech...

Four years ago, Robyn Rosenberger wanted something special to gift her nephew on his second birthday, so she pulled out the sewing machine she's...

Thirty St. Louis innovation leaders, including representatives from St. Louis economic development agencies, elected officials, entrepreneur support organizations, startup companies and multi-national corporations, wrapped...

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...

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...
Abby Cohen Sparo Labs

Earlier this month, WashU-bred biotech company Sparo Labs, headed up by co-founders Abby Cohen and Andrew Brimer, learned their Wing device gained FDA clearance. Wing hooks...

Startup Connection 2016, the region’s largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, announced that applications for the Venture Showcase are now open. Companies can...

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...

Few things are more visibly disruptive to the process of democracy than the long lines of frustrated voters. In a contentious Presidential election year...
Blair Garrou EVLS

Over the last two days, almost 80 individuals from 27 venture funds from around the US gathered at the T-REX Innovation Center Downtown for the Emerging...
st louis delegation to ireland

Last summer, a group of 23 business and civic leaders traveled to Ireland on a trade delegation. It was upon the invitation of US...

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...

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

Varsity Tutors, a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement, has opened a new 20,000 square-foot, $5.9 million...

Chef Gerard Craft has forged his place in St. Louis cuisine, one successful restaurant at a time. He made headlines earlier this month when...

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...

On Tuesday, June 14, SixThirty and BTC Media presented Distributed: Trade, a first-of-its-kind conference that focused on innovative blockchain solutions for both financial services and trade...
youth coding

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...

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...

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...

In the startup world, competitions provide an array of opportunities for entrepreneurs to win funding as well as mentorship and training. Washington University in...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Paul Singh has been criss-crossing America, connecting with startup entrepreneurs from Shreveport, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Lincoln and, as of today, St. Louis. The veteran entrepreneur and VC investor will...

Entrepreneurs Keith Alper, David Stillman, Steve Trampe and Joseph Bowers announced the launch of Geniecast at an event Downtown tonight attended by Mayor Francis...

MINI and HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, announced the names of its first cohort of the URBAN-X startup accelerator program–and St. Louis' CTY was on...

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...

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...
Atul Kamra, Managing Partner of SixThirty

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...

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