This App Makes Life Easier for STL Transplants

Being the new kid on the block is never easy. You have to find a place to live, places to shop, new bars to frequent,...

Disrupting Genomics with Jarret Glasscock

After leaving the world-renowned Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis, Jarret Glasscock co-founded Cofactor Genomics, which has been at the forefront of...

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

As you're planning out your week, you'll want to keep Thursday night open—Cortex Commons is hosting a party you just can't miss. That, plus...

Day 1 with Sq1: Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

So you wanna be an entrepreneur? Sq1 is here to help you. Designed as the Center for Emerging Technology (CET)'s flagship program for entrepreneurs, Square One...

Disrupting Manufacturing and Education: Bill Macy and 3D Printing

Everybody is talking about 3D printing these days, but Bill Macy has been working to bring its on-demand flexibility and mass customization to manufacturing...

7 Reasons to Attend Startup Connection

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 18 because you officially have plans: You're joining us at Startup Connection 2015. Presented by Accelerate St. Louis and serving...

Peer 151 to Open as Metro East’s First Co-Working Space

The construction noise of pounding hammers and ringing saws has given way to a new buzz in the air: Historic Turner Hall in downtown...

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

Baseball might be the talk of the town this week, but the next few days are packed with can't-miss startup events too. Read on...

Disrupting Energy Bars: Hůga Bar’s Luis Rivero

Originally from Venezuela, Luis Rivero spent years in the corporate world at DuPont Nutrition & Health (formerly Solae) before deciding to take his understanding of...

Need/Want Just Launched 15 New Emoji Masks—and We’re Obsessed

Last year, STL's own Need/Want launched Emoji Masks, a side project that went a little viral (we're talking more than $51,000 in sales in 60...

5 STL Startups Help You Get Organized

This week marks National Get Organized Week (decided by The National Association of Professional Organizers) and despite the amazing apps, startups and products out...

Yield Lab grows next crop of AgTech startups

Agriculture Technology is a fast-expanding sector in the startup world, drawing more and more attention as funding increases and potential solutions to global problems...

Disrupting games through crowdfunding with Jamey Stegmaier

Stonemaier Games founder Jamey Stegmaier has raised more than $1.4 million from more than 19,000 backers in seven successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and now he...
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4 Things We Know about Pandora’s New STL Office

As you're working at your desk, headphones blaring your favorite Pandora station, know that the music's local connection is just a little stronger as of this...

What’s Next for Sparo Labs

The White House was the last place Abigail Cohen and Andrew Brimer, co-founders of the St. Louis medical device startup Sparo Labs, ever imagined...

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

St. Louis’ startup scene has another busy week of events. From global hackathons to events featuring some of your favorite St. Louisans and happy hours,...

What’s Next for Venture Cafe: Looking Back and Looking Ahead After 1 Year

Last Thursday, Venture Cafe had a lot to celebrate as the organizers toasted its first full year in St. Louis. Launched as a part of the larger...

Disrupting beer, tech and pizza with Jonathan Leek

Jonathan Leek is Director of Special Projects at Lumate, owner of Pulse Pizza, event organizer for Open Data STL, and past chair of the...
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Entrepreneurs And Community Builders Converge At The St. Louis Young Professionals Summit

In line with its mission of igniting young leaders for a stronger charitable community, Launch St. Louis is bringing like-minded entrepreneurs, activists and community builders for the...
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Disrupting Comics with Carl Reed

Move over, DC and Marvel. As Chief Creative Officer of Lion Forge, Carl Reed is bringing creativity, technology and insight about how people want...

News: SixThirty Announces its Fall 2015 Accelerator Cohort

SixThirty, the St. Louis-based business development accelerator and venture fund has chosen the six companies for its Fall 2015 cohort. Each of the companies...

STL Sitter Allows You To Book A Babysitter Instantaneously: Date Night, Anyone?

In March of this year, Clark, a 26-year-old St. Louis native, launched a local, full-service babysitting agency with comprehensive online capabilities—a first in the...
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Why St. Louis Is The Best Location For Square’s Newest Office

Square, the credit card payment processing system that was founded by St. Louisans Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey in 2009 and was originally headquartered here...

Interview: Chris Motley’s Favorite St. Louis Spots & What’s Next For Better Weekdays

Chris Motley and his team at Better Weekdays have been getting a lot of buzz lately. The platform, which Motley has called "eHarmony for jobs, with a...

The Inclusion Initiative: Identifying Road Blocks and Working to Overcoming them

Last summer, BioSTL launched the Bioscience & Entrepreneurial Inclusion Initiative. The goal was simple: Identify promising women and minority entrepreneurs and expose them to...

Disrupting Medicine with Dr. Henry Randall

Dr. Henry Randall is the Division chief, adult and pediatric transplantation at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and is bringing the Society of...

Introducing RISE Collaborative Workspace

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Stacy Taubman, founder of Girls Dreaming Big as she explained the drive behind her new startup,...
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Avoid Startup Burnout: 8 Tips From LockerDome’s Gabe Lozano

It’s Saturday afternoon. Another week of the startup grind has taken its toll, and I’m struggling to find the energy to do more. Thankfully,...
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Disrupting The Tech Talent Gap With Rosa Mayer

If you're in the startup community, you know Rosa Mayer. Rosa moved to St. Louis in 2009 to work with College Bound. When that...
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Stadia Ventures Announces Its First Accelerator Cohort Of Sports Startups

Several announcements were made tonight at St. Louis Regional Chamber's annual event No. 178, all speaking to the continued innovation and entrepreneurship in the...

Disrupting Tech Events With Alex Miller

Alex Miller knows how to build code and communities of coders. As a developer at Cognitect, Miller supports the community developing and maintaining the Clojure...

Meet The Winning Team Of GlobalHack V: Inveo

Next time you get caught speeding in a neighborhood other than your own, you might have some helpful hackers to thank for making the...

Meet The 5 New Startups Accepted Into Capital Innovators Fall Class

Capital Innovators, the St. Louis-based accelerator program that ranks as the ninth best in the country, has invested in five new early-stage companies. In exchange...

St. Louis Celebrates Immigrants During National Welcoming Week

The St. Louis Mosaic Project joins Welcoming America to celebrate National Welcoming Week Sept. 12-20 by highlighting twenty events to recognize immigrant contributions to...
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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...

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...
Tara Pham, CEO and Martin McGreal, CTO of CTY

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 THIS WEEK LaunchCoderGirl Weekly Meetup Wed., Sept 2 | 6-8pm CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave. |...

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...

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...

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...

11 Startup And Innovation Events For Your Calendar This Week

Have upcoming startup events we should know about? Send details to us at 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...

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...

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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.