Disrupting Brand Experience with Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin

Design led by business strategy and intuitive usability are part of the equation for Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin. Reshma is CEO of B/C Designers, a...

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...

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...

TechShop Sees Success with National Partnerships

We're still months away from the opening of TechShop St. Louis, but take a drive down Forest Park Avenue and you'll see progress is being...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Mar. 11

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Philanthropy in Tech Twitter founder and St. Louis native...

Disrupting the Food Conversation with Vance Crowe of Monsanto

Food is changing, and if we're to feed the world sustainably, all the stakeholders need to talk. Vance Crowe is director of millennial engagement...

Toi Box Couture’s CEO on the Importance of Inspiring Work Spaces

Three years ago St. Louis native Toi Hall was working two jobs just to make ends meet. Now she is CEO and designer for...
STL Startup Funding

STL Startup Funding Guide

Million-dollar ideas need more than sweat equity to transform into a successful product or service. From accelerators supplying seed-level startup cash and mentorship to...

SixThirty Taps Reinsurance Group of America Partners to Help Develop FinTech Startups

Last week, Reinsurance Group of America Inc (RGA), announced that its subsidiary, RGAx, LLC, is partnering with FinTech accelerator, SixThirty, on selecting FinTech startups that participate in the...

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...

Founder Series: Jim Eberlin of TopOPPS

Jim Eberlin is a serial success. Not only has he founded two successful companies that raised more than $200 million combined in institutional investment,...

Cover Story: Inside Need/Want’s Emerging Product Empire

How a Brit, a Texan and a New Yorker came together to build a unique product design company in the Midwest.

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...
Matt Badler

Capital Ideas: Matt Badler of Twain Financial Partners

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...
Brian Matthews

Capital Ideas: Brian Matthews of Cultivation Capital

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...
John Hamer

Capital Ideas: John Hamer, PhD of Monsanto Growth Ventures

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...
Brian Kinman

Capital Ideas: Brian Kinman of St. Louis Arch Angels

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...
Pete Reinecke

Capital Ideas: Peter Reinecke of Arsenal Capital Management

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...

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...
Jay Schmelter

Capital Ideas: Jay Schmelter of RiverVest

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...
Tom Hillman FTL Lewis & Clark

Capital Ideas: Tom Hillman of Lewis & Clark Ventures

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...
Brian Clevinger EQ Prolog

Capital Ideas: Brian Clevinger of Prolog Ventures

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...

From STL to Silicon Valley: Sam Altman

Sam Altman left his hometown of St. Louis to build businesses. Now, he helps other tech startups grow as president of Y Combinator, the most commercially successful accelerator in the country.

Putting Startups on the Fast Track: Capital Innovators

How Capital Innovators became a nationally- ranked accelerator program, and why the St. Louis region stands to benefit.

A River Runs Through It

How entrepreneur Randy Schilling is building a different kind of startup community in St. Charles.
Cultivation Capital EQ Life Science

Life Sciences in St. Louis: Q/A with Rick Ryan, General Partner of Cultivation Capital

What's happening in the Life Sciences sector and where is it headed next? We sat down with Rick Ryan to find out. Rick Ryan is...

That’s Life (Sciences)

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

Home Is Where The Capital Is

When it comes to deciding where to invest, St. Louis- based iSelect Fund keeps the region top of mind.
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International Affair

How BioSTL’s team is building a relationship with Israel’s startups to grow St. Louis’ ecosystem.

Commentary: Travis Sheridan on St. Louis’ Ecosystem Growing Pains

At my school, students took a test in the third grade to determine if they were “gifted” or not. If a student hit the...

Spotlight: Crystal Martin on What Entrepreneur Means to Her

Crystal is the St. Louis community engagement manager for LaunchCode. A Michigan native, coding captured her attention and kept her in St. Louis. How did you...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Mar. 4

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com CEOs-for-Hire St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced a new platform...

ProductCamp St. Louis 2016 Brings St. Louis Innovators Together

The St. Louis Product Management Group concluded ProductCamp Saturday, February 27 at Webster University in St. Louis. The 5th annual event featured sessions focusing on...

ITEN Releases Annual Tech Startup Report: 6 Takeaways

At a launch party at T-REX tonight, ITEN released its 2015 Startup Tech Report offering encouraging information for the region and the tech startup world. As...

Disrupting Marketing with Influencers and Nick Szabo

As COO of Swizzle Labs, Nick Szabo wants to help brands and YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat stars understand and build their audiences. Although...

COCAbiz Panel Q&A: Atul Kamra, Nina Ganci, Mark Sawyier and Carl Richards

Artist and financial planner Carl Richards spoke at COCAbiz last week about both his work as the New York Times’ Sketch Guy, breaking down financial...

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...

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...

Evelyn White on Knowing When to Pivot

Evelyn White had been founder and CEO at Bookalokal, a company that created in-home dining experiences around the world since 2013. But at the...

8 Inspiring Life Lessons from Sketch Guy’s Approach to Entrepreneurship

New York Times’ Sketch Guy—aka Carl Richards—addressed the COCAbiz audience yesterday in a talk addressing not just his famous Sharpie-and-cardboard sketches but his approach...

Global VR/AR Association Launches in St. Louis

"I have this phrase that I've started using which is, 'VR is not just a thing, AR is not just a thing, VR and...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 26

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Event Announcements LouFest founder Brian Cohen and Cortex president...

Third Annual Arcus Awards Honor Area Leaders, Companies

At the third annual Arcus Awards this evening, The St. Louis Regional Chamber showed appreciation for those making St. Louis a more attractive place to live,...

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...

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...

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...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 19

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Accelerator-Bound St. Louis-based Pushup Social was one of 20...
Capital Innovators

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...

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...
Startup Events

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...
Capital Innovators

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 12

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. “We Want To Hire More St. Louis Startups.” Sam...

Sam Altman: “We Want To Hire More St. Louis Startups.”

Y Combinator, one of the most prestigious startup incubators in the world, wants to invest in more St. Louis startups. That’s according to the...

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...

Founder Series: Roberto Hoyos of Throwboy

Roberto Hoyos is Founder and CEO of Throwboy, a maker of throw pillows based on Internet culture. Roberto made the first pillows as a Christmas...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Announces 2016 Spring Class

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the five women-led companies in their 2016 spring class this afternoon including companies from both coasts and Europe. The selected...

Capital Innovators Announces Spring Accelerator Class

Capital Innovators announced the six companies comprising its 2016 spring accelerator class tonight at CIC @4240. Ranked as a top 10 accelerator nationally now two...

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...

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...

WIT Looks to Get STL Teens Interested in Entrepreneurship

Sarah Hernholm wants to replace the annoying St. Louis conversation starter, “Where’d you go to high school?” with, “What business did you launch?” Through her non-profit startup...
Startup News

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 5

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth St. Louis County has begun work to develop...

10 National Stories About STL’s Tech Ecosystem

As the St. Louis startup scene continues to grow, People outside our city are starting to take notice and we think you should too. Though rankings...

One Beta Tester’s Experience Finding Love Through Math

I’ve never been good at math. The one statistics class I had to take in college made my palms sweat. So when the opportunity...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Jan. 29

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Iconic Investments The CityArchRiver Foundation has met its campaign goal to...

Yield Lab Announces 2016 Portfolio Companies

More than 120 applications from 26 countries were submitted for the seven spots in Yield Lab’s 2016 class. The nation’s first and largest agriculture...

Disrupting Science Education with Christian Greer

As Chief Education and Programs Officer at the Saint Louis Science Center, Christian Greer is helping lead the transformation of one of the country's...

7 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We've gathered some of the best events from all over the city–mark your calendars now! Open Data STL Meetup Tuesday, Jan 26; 6:30m 7th Floor, TREX, 911...

Niche Food Group & Bonfyre are Redefining Restaurant Company Culture

High pressure kitchens. Long hours that take a toll on your body and relationships. Battling egos. High turnover rates. The restaurant industry is cutthroat...
TenantLoop

The TenantLoop App Aims to Improve Landlord-Renter Communication (Finally!)

Rental property managers and landlords are all too familiar with how difficult it is to contact renters and hear back in a timely manner....

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...

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...

Disrupting Fashion with 3D Printing and Natacha Alpert

Natacha Alpert grew up working and living internationally. With a background in footwear from her Grandparents’ shoe stores, she became a production designer in...

6 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

Plenty of opportunities to get out there and get your feet wet in the STL startup space this week. We've gathered some of the...

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...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Jan. 15

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Life After The Rams News of the Rams moving to Los...

Leadership By Design: Maria Giudice of Autodesk Comes to SLAM To Talk Falling Into—and...

On Jan. 19, Saint Louis Art Museum will partner with AIGA St. Louis to present Maria Giudice as its annual Ann W. Olin Lecturer. As Autodesk's vice president...

Take Note: Artifox Nailed Its Video Campaign

When it comes to marketing, The team at Artifox understands the power of "show, don't tell." In launching its new Youtube Channel late last week, the St. Louis...
Tanya Hamilton

Founder Series: Tanya Hamilton of Independent Youth

Each week, EQ will feature local founders: The work they do, the goals they set and where they draw their inspiration.

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...

Disrupting Lighting with Plant Genomics and Alexander Krichevsky

What if the answer to lighting up a room was to have more houseplants? Alexander Krichevsky is founder of Bioglow, a biotech company working...

7 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

2016 is off to a great start in the St. Louis startup space. Happy hours, Lunch 'n Learns and more—schedule your week accordingly because...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Jan. 8

Weekly Download returns this week from a holiday break. Here’s a recap of STL startup news since we've been gone. Have news to share? Email...

A Shark Tank Success Story

I am a big fan of the show “Shark Tank” and find it both entertaining and educational. It’s also the the one place on...

How APSE Aims to Change AgTech

John Killmer brings more than 30 years of experience working in Agtech from serving as President of Monsanto China to now acting as CEO...

Disrupting Aerospace Through Cubesats with Michael Swartwout

As the space industry enjoys a renaissance, entry level employees might have already designed and operated their own satellites. Michael Swartwout, co-director of Parks...

Founder Series: Tyler King of Less Annoying CRM

A talented entrepreneur is born in St. Louis, stays in town for college to attend Washington University, but then migrates west after graduation. Unfortunately, this...

Disrupting Revenue Operations with Tara Kinney

Tara Kinney is bringing a discipline of evidence-based marketing and sales growth to emerging companies. With a background in driving growth for established companies...

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...

Hot Jobs: These 4 Startups Are Hiring Right Now

Looking for your next move? Some of STL’s hottest startups are recruiting right now. Read on for intel on the most in-demand skills in the tech...

Disrupting the Gig Economy with Stephanie Leffler

Companies like Uber, Airbnb and Instacart are participants in the gig economy—connecting people with spare time or unused stuff with those who need them....

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Dec. 18

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Braggin' Rights: St. Charles County ranks best in...

Disrupting Company Culture with Jennifer Oertli

Change comes fast and furiously and organizations struggle to adapt and thrive, often without a change-ready culture to do so. Jennifer Oertli came from...

Disrupting Poor Health Literacy with Catina O’Leary

Healthcare can be very difficult to understand. No one knows this better than Dr. Catina O'Leary. As president and CEO of the nation’s largest...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Dec. 11

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth: Venture Café’s weekly happy hour gathering for entrepreneurs and innovators celebrated its 20,000th...

Disrupting Planetary Exploration with John Richter

Before explorers can go somewhere new, they have to plan how they'll get there and understand what will happen when they arrive. With Transmissions from...

What’s New with TechShop St. Louis

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Kirkwood High School students and staff had the day off in preparation for the holiday weekend. But rather than...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Dec. 4

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Growth: St. Louis-based LaunchCode received a $350,000 grant last week to open a...

Disrupting Research Policy with Kendra Perry

Kendra Perry has a background in politics which comes in handy when she helps people like nanoscientists (scientist that studies really small materials) collaborate outside their...

Why (And How) You Should Use BioSTL’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship

Entering the startup space can be intimidating, no matter what your area of expertise or interest is in. For those in the life science...

Checking In: TrackBill Grows Alongside Co-Founder Sam Sullivan

Three years ago, Sam Sullivan was a high school student in Pennsylvania working a food service job while taking college classes on the side....

Disrupting Global Business with Gary Kellmann

Gary Kellmann launched his first invention just after college and has sold millions of both his own inventions and those of others he's partnered...