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Disrupting Exploration: Aaron Addison On Caves, CAVEs And Wall-Climbing Catfish

As Director of Scholarly Services at Washington University in St. Louis, Aaron leads a team of 15 professionals in the design, implementation and documentation...

Matt Menietti Of GlobalHack Discusses Civic Hackathon Project And Tech’s Positive Impact

GlobalHack, a quarterly hackathon competition created in late 2013 by Gabe Lozano, Drew Winshop, and Travis Sheridan to help companies turn ideas for solving...
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UMB To Partner With Accelerator SixThirty To Kickstart FinTech Startups

In May, Atul Kamra, managing partner of fintech business accelerator SixThirty, predicted that the big players in St. Louis’ sizable financial community were about to...
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How CTY’s Flagship Product Numina Can Change The Way Cities Interact

St. Louis-based technology company CTY has had a busy summer. After winning a $35,000 grant from the Knight Foundation in April, founders Tara Pham and Martin McGreal and their team...
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3 Tips For STL Grads Looking For Their Dream Job From Better Weekdays CEO...

As summer winds down and brings a return for students and an end to internships, it's easy to stop thinking about work. But for...
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Tech Calendar: 12 Startup Events For Your Calendar This Week

Have upcoming startup events we should know about? Send details to us at editors@eqstl.com. THIS WEEK LaunchCoderGirl Weekly Meetup Wed., Sept 2 | 6-8pm CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave. |...
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Blue1647 Helps Bridge Opportunity And Job Divide In St. Louis

Less than two weeks after his arrival, Emile Cambry has already made a name for himself in St. Louis. Largely unacknowledged by local media, Cambry and...

“Don’t Take Advice” & Other Startup Advice: 7 Lessons Learned From Champio & Farmplicity...

By Jolijt Tamanaha My name is Jolijt Tamanaha, and I’m a recovering entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Champio, software that helps the 70% of Americans who hate...

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...

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

The Ag Innovation Showcase, now in its seventh year, will take place Sept. 14-16 right here in St. Louis. Bringing together bright startups, established companies...
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Downtown STL’s New President And CEO Missy Kelley On What Downtown Needs Now

Melissa “Missy” Kelley, a longtime local business, marketing and communications leader and executive was promoted to President and CEO of Downtown STL, Inc. (DSI), and...
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What You Need To Know: House of Genius Arrives In STL

House of Genius, a curated monthly event with origins in Boulder, Colorado, arrived in St. Louis last week. The event brings in three entrepreneurs...
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11 Startup And Innovation Events For Your Calendar This Week

Have upcoming startup events we should know about? Send details to us at editors@eqstl.com. THIS WEEK CoderGirl Speaker Series Featuring UI/UX Designer Chris Feix Wed., Aug 26, 6pm CIC@4240 Business...
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How Startup Funding Works And Why We’ve Decided To Bootstrap

By Tyler King, CEO of Less Annoying CRM When my brother and I started Less Annoying CRM, we decided to bootstrap. If you’re not familiar...
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St. Louis Uber Update – Edition II: Cardinals Players Join Ridesharing Debate On Twitter,...

The contentious debate about St. Louis getting Uber and other ridesharing services continued this week. Here are the latest developments. Read EQ's first Uber report...
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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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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...
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9 STL Startup Events To Keep On Your Radar This Week // Aug. 17-21

Have upcoming startup events we should know about? Send details to us at editors@eqstl.com. THIS WEEK Startup Wednesdays at OPO Wed., Aug 19 | 6:30pm 119 South Main...
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The St. Louis Uber Update: Five Things To Know This Week

Have you been trying to follow the contentious ridesharing debate in St. Louis but had trouble keeping track of all the events and people...

Chicago Social Entrepreneur Emile Cambry Brings Education And Tech Opportunities to St. Louis

If Emile Cambry were to describe his mission in one sentence, it would be "bringing education and economic development together in a cool package." Luckily for St. Louis, he's bringing that mission to the Gateway Center this month with the opening of two facilities.
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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

10 Ways COCAbiz SPARK Will Ignite Your Creative Potential

COCAbiz helps you and your business find that extra SPARK.

13 St. Louis Co-working Spaces To Check Out Now

Major players like T-REX and Cortex lead the way in fostering innovation, while more idea centers and co-working spaces take up residence in STL’s growing entrepreneur community.

8 St. Louis Startup Events To Put On Your Calendar This Week

The events to keep on your radar this week.
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#Uber vs. #Goober: Behind The St. Louis Ridesharing Parody App

When was the last time you took an Uber in St. Louis? A few members of the St. Louis startup community thought of a clever way to raise awareness about the fact that the Midwestern city remains the only U.S.-American metro without ridesharing. Here's the scoop.

News: David Dresner Acquires Former Community Center in Tower Grove To Create Potsticker Factory...

David Dresner, the young entrepreneur who has started several businesses in St. Louis including Sleeve A Message, Vers and Crispy Edge , never stops building. What's he up to next? Transforming a 120-year old property in Tower Grove Heights into a potsticker factory.

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.

Startup News Roundup: GlobalHack Outlines Civic Hackathon, STL Named Entrepreneurial Hotspot

Head to COCA tonight for a preview of SPARK, COCAbiz’s Sept. 2 creativity conference.

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.

Capital Innovators’ Brian Dixon: The Best Is Yet To Come For Tech In STL

"In the coming years, tech positions will become the most sought-after positions in the city"

Startup Scene: Epharmix Raises $765,000, Farmplicity Launches New Platform

Read on for more information on how Washington University students stood out in innovation news this week.
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15 St. Louis Startups To Watch In 2015

Meet 15 of STL’s most recent startups.

Upstart City: Why The Sky Is The Limit When It Comes To St. Louis’...

After a year of continued expansion and growth, ALIVE takes a look at what the momentum means for our local entrepreneurs today and startups of tomorrow.

5 Great Events For St. Louis Startups, Innovators & Creatives This Week

Whether you're a ride-sharing activist or a "nerd for a living," there's plenty to show up to this week.

John Maeda To Share His Infinite Wisdom With STL At COCAbiz’s SPARK Creativity Conference

If you haven't heard of John Maeda, he's a bit of a big deal in leadership, art and design.

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.

Startup Scene: Hyde Launches Kickstarter, WUHack Applications Opening Soon

Hyde, which was featured in ALIVE's April issue, has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their flagship product, The Wingman

Startup Scene: CIC, LockerDome, LaunchCode Looking To Expand

Speaking of expansion, St. Louis social media company LockerDome is looking to do just that in Downtown STL

Startup Scene: Cortex Leading The Way For Innovation Districts

Cortex Innovation District received a call-out in the latest Brookings report on the rise of innovation districts
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Meet EQ’s Partners

EQ teamed with curated list of collaborators and partners to make this content possible.

Introducing EQ: St. Louis’ New Startup, Innovation and Entrepreneur Publication

We’re proud to introduce our latest content and community-building project: EQ, a smart collection of content about and for innovators and entrepreneurs.

The Disruption Department Is Fostering The Next Generation Of Innovators

While many students were taking their biology finals, educator Andrew Goodin was fostering the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in The Disruption Department's Makerspace at Grand Center Arts Academy.

Startup Scene: St. Louis Company Named Among 20 Most Promising In Cybersecurity

PromisePay, a payments platform company currently in Cultivation Capital's portfolio, announced it has raised $2 million in funding this week

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2015 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Last night Arch Grants introduced the first 11 recipients of its Global Startup Competition, nine of which are minority- or woman-led.

Startup Scene: Bills Seek To Encourage New Business In STL

Tomorrow Alderpersons Lyda Krewson and Scott Ogilvie are taking the first step to remove antiquated business laws that have made business-ownership unnecessarily difficult in the city.

In Tech: GlobalHack IV Takes Over @4240 This Weekend

The first of two GlobalHack hackathons scheduled to take place this year arrives this weekend.

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.

Atul Kamra Joins SixThirty FinTech Accelerator, A Shot In The Arm For St. Louis’...

Financial tech accelerator SixThirty, based in St. Louis, this week announced Atul Kamra as their managing partner, a new position to both Kamra and the venture capital firm.

Fintech Accelerator SixThirty Announces Spring 2015 Cohort

On Tuesday, April 21, in his new position as managing partner, Atul Kamra announced SixThirty’s newest cohort of companies that will go through their financial tech accelerator program.

InternSTL Launches to Pair Internship-Seekers with Local Opportunities

Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.

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.

Soulard School Brings Startup Weekend: Education to St. Louis

The Soulard School had debated how best to join a team of educators, designers and web developers in order to improve learning experiences for kids in the St. Louis area.

How to Launch a Company in 54 Hours: St. Louis Startup Weekend Begins

If you're feeling ambitious this weekend, Nov. 14-16 will see the return of “Startup Weekend St. Louis,” a three-day networking event geared toward jump-starting local innovators.

St. Louis Startup News: 5 Locals Nominated to Most Innovative List and Norse Hauls...

When the American City Business Journals publication Upstart put out the call for nominations for their inaugural Upstart 100, a list of the most creative and disruptive people in business, five St. Louisans made the nominations.

An All-New Event Focusing On Entrepreneurs And Tastemakers Lands In Lafayette Square

St. Louis is home to an impressive amount of inventive entrepreneurs, movers and shakers. Whether it's indie makers, innovative chefs or citizens propelling small businesses to succeed their presence is felt in STL culture.

Cambridge Innovation Center’s First Expansion Outside of Massachusetts Opens in St. Louis’ Cortex

CIC has opened its first location outside of Massachusetts in the Cortex Innovation Community with 20 founding members.

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.
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In Depth: An Interview With Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower

ALIVE sat down with President and CEO of Cortex, Dennis Lower and got the who, where, when, whys and whats from the man with a plan.

GlobalHack Hosting Second $50,000 Hackathon at Cortex in St. Louis

$50,000 GlobalHack II will take place Aug. 22 - 24, 2014 at the Cortex Innovation District.

AB Mauri North America to Move into Cortex

AB Mauri, has just announced they are moving their North American headquarters into the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation Community located in the Central West End.

New St. Louis Startup Presents at Collision Conference and Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Almost everybody today is a writer. Pen Path, a St. Louis startup, has developed analytic software so writers to follow and measure the impact of their work as it is shared throughout the Internet.

Arch Grants Announces 2014 Winners

Arch Grants has announced the 20 grant winners for 2014, each of whom will receive $50,000 non-dilutive grants, office space in T-REX, free services and access to mentors.

Lab 1500 to Host Salon Pop-Up Dinner With Chef John Perkins

Lab 1500 Entrepreneur Center to host pop-up dinner with Juniper restaurant's Chef John Perkins.

Launch Code Hackathon to be Hosted by 12 Harvard Faculty Members this Friday at...

Twelve Harvard professors will come to St. Louis Friday for the first-ever St. Louis CS50 Hackathon with Launch Code students.

St. Louis Startup News: Mod Notebook in Sync with the Cloud, Bonfyre is Hot,...

A news compendium of the nation's most exciting startups and innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Louis Startup News: Prosper Partners With Golden Seeds, RoverTown Roving, T-REX Nixes Little...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Louis Startup News: Rookies Hits a Round-Tripper, simMachines Predicts the Future, Pushup Social...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Lous Startup News: GlobalHack and Olin Cup Winners, Topsy Turvy Big Top Job...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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.

St. Louis Startup News: BioGenerator Gets International Nod, Arch Angels Flying High, Appistry’s Samson...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Louis Startup News: LockerDome’s Secret Playbook, Muzio’s Chamberlin Gets Top Trep Nod, Capital...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Louis Startup News: LaunchCode Going Ivy League?, Invisible Girlfriends and Bad News Bears,...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

STL Native To Present Pursecase On ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Jenn Deese and business partner Kelley Coughlan were offered the opportunity to present their product, Pursecase, to ABC’s “Shark Tank” panel of investors with the hope that one panelist will bite.

Gabe Lozano To Join Arch Grants Advisory Board and Finalist Panel

Arch Grants will announce tomorrow morning (Nov. 19) that Gabe Lozano—CEO and co-founder of LockerDome—will join the Arch Grants Advisory Board and serve as a finalist judge.

St. Louis Startup News: Techli Partners With Wash U, Gainsight’s $20M Financing Round, Square...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

Imminent Domain: Techli Partnership Focused On Local and National Growth, Domain Tech Report Will...

After partnering with Lab 1500's founders, Techli premieres the first Domain Tech Report, indicative of video's role in the expansion of the local tech news website startup.

St. Louis Startup News: Lab 1500 Getting Paint Job, Better Life in the ‘Shark...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.
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T-REx Purchases Lammert Building With Expansion In Mind

T-REx, one of the city's hottest startup incubators, has purchased perhaps the most heavily ornamented edifice on Washington Avenue—the Lammert Building.

St. Louis Startup Scene: Norse Corp’s New Partnership With McAfee Security, TuneSpeak Raising Its...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

McKelvey’s SixThirty Announces First Class Of Financial Tech Startups

SixThirty, a financial services tech accelerator program launched by Jim McKelvey has announced their first class consisting of four startup Fin Tech companies.

St. Louis Startup Scene: Gabe Lozano Hacks, Girls Ask Guys (Guys Say Yes), Sparo...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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.

Capital Innovators Announce Accelerator’s Fifth Class Of Tech Startups

Capital Innovators announced the companies accepted into its Fall 2013 Accelerator Program on Tuesday evening at the Savvis Headquarters Atrium in Chesterfield.

Startup Scene: BioGenerator Expands, SixThirty’s McKelvey Looks Overseas and Two VC’s Get Props For...

Startup news about BioGenerator's huge expansion, Cultivation Capital and Ascension Health's Big Dough, SixThirty's oversees search and more.

Jack Dorsey’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event in St. Louis: Top Tweet Discussions From The Event

Hometown hero Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter and co-founder and CEO of Square, kicked off his national "Let's Talk" tour last night at the Casa Loma ballroom in St. Louis.

3 Current STL Crowdfunding Campaigns We Love

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (Kickstarter) The Gist: The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, previously located...

St. Louis Startup Scene: Square’s McKelvey Launches Launch Code, Showtime Signs On With LockerDome

News about Jim McKelvey's "game-changing" announcement, BioGenerator's new entrepreneurs, LockerDome's relationship with Showtime and more.

Jack Dorsey Returns To St. Louis To Kick Off Square’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event Series

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, will return to St. Louis to launch “Let’s Talk,” a new North American event series designed to bring business owners together to collaborate.

Jim McKelvey Launches New Financial Tech Accelerator SixThirty: 5 Questions For the Founder

SixThirty, a newly-launched financial services tech accelerator program headquartered in St. Louis will make four $100,000 investments each fall and spring in financial-based technology startup companies.

St. Louis Startup Scene: STL Gets National Attention, Plus Scene Tap & Qurate Have...

A bi-weekly compendium of startup news in St. Louis.