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.
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Assembly Payments Wins eBay Business, Will Power Gumtree Connect

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

A Core Commitment: What’s Next for the Downtown St. Louis Innovation District

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.
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.
Purina Petcare Innovation Prize

Obe, Creator of New Smart Pet Bowl, Wins First-Ever Pet Care Innovation Prize Powered...

Obe, founder of a new smart pet bowl, was announced today as the grand prize winner of the first Pet Care Innovation Prize powered by Purina.
OR 360 at Cedars Sinai

From Simulation to Holographics: How St. Louis Can Educate the Next Generation of Healthcare...

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.

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
Tim Hayden and Art Chou of Stadia Ventures

Stadia Ventures Announces Move into Cortex Innovation District

Stadia Ventures, the two-year-old sports-focused business development firm and accelerator that helps early stage sports startups connect with investors, announced it is moving its headquarters into the CIC@4240 building in the Cortex Innovation District next month.
STL Tech Map

Introducing STLTechMap: A New Interactive Ecosystem Map for St. Louis

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

The Best Cities in the Midwest for Venture Capital Funding in 2016

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

Hatchbuck Secures $4 Million In Series A Funding

The sales and marketing software company announced yesterday the completion of a $4 million Series A round of financing.
AgIdea

From Argentina to St. Louis: AgTech Company AgIdea Expands in Missouri

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

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference 2017 to Include Startup Pitch Competition

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.
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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.
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Venture Café Expands Programming to 39 North and LaunchCode Mentor Center

For over two years, Venture Cafe has been a mainstay of St. Louis' innovation community. Its centerpiece, the Thursday Weekly Gathering, is an event that...
Arcus Awards

Finalists Announced for 4th Annual St. Louis Regional Chamber Arcus Awards

The Regional Chamber will host its fourth annual Arcus Awards next month. Here's who made the list of finalists.
Tyler Matthews

Venture Café St. Louis Announces New Executive Director

Today, Venture Café St. Louis named entrepreneur and marketing veteran Tyler Mathews as its next executive director effective January 17.
SLU COOK MBA Classroom-15

How Saint Louis University Led the Entrepreneurial Education Revolution

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.
Ven cafe

Five Tech Events Happening This Week

Here are five events to ease you into a busy 2017.

BlueStrata Creates 52 New Jobs in Creve Coeur

BlueStrata EHR, a company that provides electronic health record systems, announced on Friday that it is expanding in Creve Coeur and adding 52 new, high-paying jobs.
SQ1 program

Applications Open for CET’s Square One Ignite Program 2017

CET announced it is now accepting applications for its 2017 Square One Ignite program.
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.

2 Months In, A Look at St. Louis’ TechShop Makers

October 22 was  a big tadoo. TechShop held its grand opening and hosted a weekend of making. After TechShop opened its doors, makers with...
Olio City Team

Olio City Wants to Help Millennials and GenXers Discover the Best of Their Cities

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

How Kansas City Startup Village Grew From the Arrival of Google Fiber to Thriving...

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’ Plant Science Innovation District to Be Called 39 North

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

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.
Brown Smith Wallace St Louis

4 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Startups

Tax planning in 2016 is as important as ever, especially for startup and small businesses. With tax law changes in December 2015, tax reform on the agenda, and a new US President in 2017, it is important to review your tax situation before the end of 2016. Todd Reich of Brown Smith Wallace shares a few things startups should pay attention to right now.
Lassonde Studios

Accelerating Innovation in the Workplace? Learn from Education, Science and Dingy Garages

Every day, companies in St. Louis and around the world are focused on increasing innovation in their organizations. CannonDesign walks us through several organizations that have been designing their workplaces to make it happen.
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What’s Happening This Week in STL Tech

Amidst the endless stream of holiday parties and squeezing an extra day (or three) into your holiday-filled month, let yourself be inspired at this week’s mix of talks, meetups and happy hours.
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St. Louis Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup...

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.
Karen Gheesling Mullis

RiverVest Closes $15 Million Biopharma Pre-Seed Fund, Says It Will Focus on Midwest Companies

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the closing of Archer Seed Fund, LP, at $15 million. Here's more about the firm's investment strategy.
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...

Meet Tim Stern: General Partner of Cultivation Capital

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’ Wing Officially Launches Sales

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

9 Events This Week: The Holiday Edition

We work hard building businesses and community every day, and have much to step back from and celebrate this week as we enter the season...

Startup Connection 2016 Increases Startup Participation and Attendance

Phyllis Ellison, Director of Entrepreneur Services and Institutional & Corporate Partnerships at Cortex Innovation Community and five-time Managing Director of Startup Connection, was pleased...
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...
Travis Sheridan Venture Cafe

Interview: Travis Sheridan on Venture Café’s Global Expansion, Innovation’s Role in Social Justice Movements

A fixture in St. Louis’ innovation scene, Travis Sheridan is known as a community builder. Whether it’s through his work at Venture Café, where...

Accelerate St. Louis Awards $120,000 in Prizes at Startup Connection 2016

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...
Brown Smith Wallace valuation

So, What’s Your Startup Worth?

How do you get potential investors to notice you in a crowded pool of startup investment opportunities? Developing a reliable valuation may be a...
Startup Connection 2015.

Winners Announced for St. Louis’ First Export Accelerator Awards

At an event this evening at Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business, $60,000 in cash was awarded as part of the inaugural...
Donald Danforth

9 More Tech Events Happening This Week

It's Global Entrepreneurship Week this week, November 14-18, so start your week by planning to hit some of the big events listed in this guide....
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16 Startups Compete for Inaugural STL Export Accelerator Awards

AirZaar captures visual intelligence from aerial maps with drones. PawFriction helps aging dogs keep their footing on smooth surfaces. Start Right Foods packs Belgian waffles with...
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...
Global Entrepreneurship Week

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...
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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...

Diversity in Tech Panel drives home the message of gender gap film

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...
BookaLokal CEO Evelyn White

6 Startup Events Not to Miss This Week

Demo Days, Cortex Tours, Meetups oh my. Here is a handful of events to include in your plans this week. Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator Demo Day Wed.,...
Sherpa

Sherpa Opens New Headquarters in Midtown Alley, Plans to Add 50 New Jobs

Sherpa, a two-year old local tech company that developed a CRM platform, is moving 20 jobs to St. Louis City as it establishes new headquarters...

Arch Grants Announces 10 Global Startup Competition Recipients for its Winter Class

Arch Grants, a non-profit providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs, announces today the 10 recipients of its 2016 Winter...
Applied Particle Technology

6 WashU faculty-founded startups show velocity for university business creation

In late 2015, when asked what responsibilities universities have to the startup community, Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at...
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...
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Washington University Skandalaris Center announces new fund for startups

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...
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Five Startup and Tech Events in St. Louis This Week – 10/31

From the annual Arch Grants Gala to WashU's premier hackathon, mark your calendar for five startup and tech events happening this week across the city.   LaunchCode...
Better Weekdays

4 Years of Giving: Arch Grants’ Impact Since 2012

With the Arch Grants annual gala coming up on Nov. 4, it’s a good time to look back over the last five years and...
Obe

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...
Cyber Coffee

12 Startup and Tech Events Happening in STL This Week

Mark your calendar for these 11 startup and tech events from across the city happening this week. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s...

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...
Accelerate St. Louis Challenge 2015

Accelerate St. Louis Contest Finalists Announced, Winners to Be Announced During Global Entrepreneurship Week

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

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...

Beyond the Basics: 4 Things ITEN’s Mock Angels Want Startups to Know

Since ITEN launched the Mock Angel program in 2009, ITEN startup companies and the startup ecosystem in St. Louis have both evolved and matured. Melissa...
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Startup Connection Announces 70 Startups for Venture Showcase

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...
BioGenerator

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...

NGA Hosts First GEOx Geospatial Technology Showcase This Week at Cortex

The St. Louis-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and EVNTUR event marketing firm are hosting  a "first-of-its-kind geospatial technology...
Startup Connection

Startup Connection, St. Louis’ Largest Startup Event, Introduces Student Competition

Startup Connection, the St. Louis region’s annual event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, happens Wednesday, November 16, during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The annual event draws between...

9 Startup and Tech Events Happening in St. Louis This Week

Mark your calendar for these nine startup and tech events from across the city happening this week. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s...
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Express Scripts Hosts Film Screening and Community Discussion on Diversity in 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...
Sheila Sweeney

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...

Applications Open for RISE Collaborative’s Niche Women’s Co-Working Community

Last week, RISE Collaborative Workspace, a female-focused co-working space founded by Stacy Taubman, announced it will open in January and that it's now accepting applications for...
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...
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St Louis Sound Firm Behind App for Lil BUB

Last week saw the release of a new app featuring Lil BUB, one of the world’s most famous cats. Lil BUB fans: get excited, because...
St. Louis Startup Roadshow to Boston

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...
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...

Where to Live: 4101 Laclede in the Central West End, blocks from Cortex

The Central West End–long a residential destination for urban-minded professionals, students and empty nesters, has evolved rapidly over the last couple of years into an even...
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Over 70 High School Students Take Part in Youth Cyber Competition

In preparation for the upcoming National CyberPatriot IX Competition, Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) hosted a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and...

12 Ways to Plug Into National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October–in St. Louis...

There's no doubt that St. Louis' cyber security scene is heating up. This Saturday kicks off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, with a series of events likely to create...

SixThirty Announces Fall 2016 Cohort Class

SixThirty announced the five startups selected for its fall 2016 accelerator tonight at a joint event with SixThirty CYBER. Investors and individuals from the economic and...

SixThirty CYBER Announces Inaugural Accelerator Class

SixThirty CYBER announced their first-ever accelerator class tonight at an event at T-REX in partnership with SixThirty. SixThirty CYBER will provide the selected four startups...

8 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...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: September 23

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...
Stadia Ventures

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...
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...

Job Spotlight: These 2 Startups are Hiring Now

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...

Capital Innovators Announces Fall 2016 Accelerator Class

St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced at an event at CIC that the accelerator program has invested in six high-growth companies for its Fall 2016 cohort. The...

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...

What is Beef and a Toast?

By Diana Zeng of Full Circle. We asked her to tell us what Beef and a Toast is about, and why Full Circle started it. Beef and...

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...
Dan Lauer

The University of Missouri-St. Louis launches Gateway Accelerate, first Midwest Program for International Entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, in partnership with Civic Progress, the St. Louis Mosaic Project,  Global EIR Coalition and Arch Grants, announced the launch...

Job Spotlight: .Net Front End Developer at BenMedica

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...

ArchHacks takes WashU Student Innovation to a New Level

Hackathons emerged in the late 2000s as intensive multi-day gatherings created to develop new technology solutions; today, many computer science students view the gatherings of...
Christina Hawatmeh, CEO and Founder of Scopio Startup Roadshow

The First Startup Roadshow Back from New York

Connect is one of those buzzwords frequently used in the startup world, as can be heard in any given pitch, but it’s also a...
Amit

Voices: Amit Kothari of Tallyfy 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...

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...
Mark Bini

Voices: Mark Bini of Express Scripts 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...
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Voices: Farron Blanc of RGAx 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...

Lewis & Clark Ventures Raises $20 Million for Agriculture Technology

Lewis & Clark Ventures announced today $20 Million of new capital to drive agriculture innovation focusing on companies that improve plant yield, increase energy...