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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Voices: Tracie Gildehaus of Maritz 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: Suzanne Magee of Bandura 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: Natacha Alpert of Caleres 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: Atul Kamra of SixThirty 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: Ginger Imster of Arch Grants 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: Francis Chmelir of ITEN on Corporate-Startup Collaborations

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...

St. Louis Startup Accelerator Guide

St. Louis is a hotbed for startup accelerator programs right now, each with features that stand out—from a focus on a specific sector to...

Enterprise Innovation: Debbie Barta, Global Platform Lead at Simplify Commerce by Mastercard

EQ caught up with Debbie Barta, Global Platform Lead at Simplify Commerce, a startup within the Mastercard corporation. You oversee all facets of Simplify Commerce's platform ownership,...

How Simplify Commerce was born out of a global company, in the heart of...

Complacency has no place at the table for companies crossing the 50-year mark. But how do corporations best encourage innovation? For Mastercard, it starts...

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...

SafeTrek: Downtown’s Support System

Making Downtown a safer place to live, work and play was the goal that brought together Downtown STL, Inc. and STL-based app startup SafeTrek....

Murmuration Festival: Celebrating Intersections

Typically, first-time festivals start small and crescendo, coming into their own a few years in. Not the case with Murmuration Festival: This celebration of...

Choosing the Right Space to Grow: The Globe Building

When the Globe Building opened in 1933 in Downtown St. Louis, it served as the Midwest Terminal Building for the Illinois Railroad, designed with...

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...

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...

Q&A: Jay DeLong, Managing General Partner of SixThirty CYBER

Jay DeLong is managing general partner of SixThirty CYBER. He also is a cofounder of Active Capital, SixThirty FinTech Accelerator, T-REX and former VP of...

How Sling Health Grew from a Washington University Organization to a National Model

In January 2013, their second year of the M.D.-Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering at Washington University, Stephen Linderman and his classmates made two critical...
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Choose Your City: Why These 7 Startups are Building Their Companies in St. Louis

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...
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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...

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...

Interview: Vin Ko, Program Manager of St. Louis Mosaic Project

Vin Ko is the program manager of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, a program that connects international St. Louis residents. What’s kept you in St....

January Makes a Case for Total Brand Overhaul

Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin and her team at January believe that a modern and strategic brand is a visual articulation of a strong business. "Design should...

Your Guide to STL’s Biggest Fall 2016 Innovation Events

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...

These Startups are Hiring Right 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...

On Common Ground

“Dennis, is Cortex getting bikes?” asked David Hakanson, chief innovation officer of St. Louis University, pointing to a row of rentable bikes parked along...

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...

Solid Gold Pet Opens Chesterfield Headquarters

Solid Gold Pet, America’s first holistic pet food brand, is set to open a new dog-friendly, corporate headquarters in Chesterfield bringing new jobs to the...

Applications Open for 2017 Pipeline Fellowship

Pipeline Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for their 2017 fellowship from September 1-October 19. A unique and rigorous yearlong business leadership development program, Pipeline blends...

10 Reasons to Attend GlobalHack VI

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...

Hot Jobs: These Startups Are Hiring Now-August 31

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...

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...

EQ’s Next Chapter

Hey everyone! Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve officially spun out of ALIVE Media Group. This is a huge milestone for us. As a...

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...

Where to Pitch: House of Genius

As a partner and managing member at Matter Family Office, Whitney Kenter travels often for her work as she helps entrepreneurial families navigate their wealth....

St. Louis Fashion Incubator Announces Inaugural Class

The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator (SLFI), a project through the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and led by executive director, Eric Johnson, selected its first...

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...

Hot Jobs: These Startups Are Hiring Now-August 24

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...

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...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Announces Fall 2016 Class

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...

Founder Series: Krista Clement of Helper Helper

Between classes, practices, games and studying, student athletes have a lot going on. Throw in community service, which is not only an encouraged piece...

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...

Video: Branding St. Louis

The St. Louis Regional Chamber, Explore St. Louis and more than 30 other partners unveiled a new regional marketing plan during the Chamber’s 179th...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 19

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...

Gallery: Hello, Hackathon

On Saturday, August 13, GlobalHack, LaunchCode and Prosper Women Entrepreneurs hosted the first Hello, Hackathon event at the LaunchCode Mentor Center.   A beginner, code-free hackathon,...

7 Reasons to Get Excited for Murmuration Festival

Murmuration is just over a month away; do you have your tickets yet?  The inaugural 3-day event, created by Loufest founder Brian Cohen and founder...

Watch This Space: OSO A Style Lab

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...

Hot Jobs: These Startups Are Hiring Now-August 16

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...

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...

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...

Catching up with Filament: More Space, More Events and of course, Better Meetings

Filament, the Downtown more-than-a-meeting space has been open for almost six months now, so we thought we'd walk down Washington to check in with...

Hot Jobs: These Startups Are Hiring Now-August 10

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...

The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Launches St. Louis Chapter

A St. Louis chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)—a global organization that fosters healthcare, life science and biomedical innovation— was recently launched...

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...

5 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: August 5

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...

The FAA Loosened Commercial Drone Restrictions: But What Does That Mean?

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 Startup Resources At A Glance

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

STL Startup Tiny Superheroes is On A Mission of Inclusivity

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...

Hot Jobs: These 5 Startups Are Hiring Now-August 2

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...

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...

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...

Registration is Now Open for VISION 2016

Interested in a career in the startup space but don't have a clue where to start? You need to get VISION 2016 on your...

Cultivation Capital Hires New Principal for SixThirty CYBER

St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital announced the hire of Christian Taylor, who is coming on as Principal focusing on the SixThirty CYBER accelerator...

Introducing TEQ Jobs

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new TEQ Job Board on EQ. If you’re searching for your dream job or looking to...

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...

Regional Business Council Announces 28 New Members of the Young Professionals Network Leadership...

The St. Louis Regional Business Council welcomed 28 new leaders to the 2016-2017 Young Professionals Network (YPN) Leadership 100 last night at an induction dinner...

When St. Louis Innovators Go To Ireland and France: What Happened and What’s Next

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...