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...

The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

See any places or details missing? Let us know: editors@eqstl.com.  Arch Reactor (Benton Park, St. Louis City) Arch Reactor is a hackerspace and maker movement for techies, programmers,...

STL Tech News: Weekly Download – Nov. 20

Here's a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Contest Winners: MagBiosense, a medical device company developing a diagnostic device for heart...

Matt Homann is Making Meetings Interesting (Finally) with Filament

We’ve all been in one of those meetings where the speaker is droning on, reading aloud each bullet from his Power Point presentation while...

Meet the Winners of Startup Weekend: Dinner Kits

A lot of young professionals like the idea of cooking for themselves after a day's work, but many don't want to go through the...

Disrupting Love with Sandra Langeslag

Love isn't just a warm feeling to Sandra Langeslag. It's a neurological process that can be scientifically measured and impacts far more of our...

Accelerate St. Louis Challenge Awards $120,000 to Local Startups

After five months of rigorous competition, the winners of the 2015 Accelerate St. Louis Challenge were announced tonight at Startup Connection 2015 at Washington...

Hot Jobs: These 6 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...

Greetabl Takes Top Prize at First TechCrunch Pitch-Off

Sixty seconds isn't a lot of time to convince investors to consider your company, but that's all the time the 10 companies who pitched at...
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St. Louis Startup Ecosystem Map

It takes a city to raise a startup. From organizations focused on building tech talent to some of the best accelerator programs in the country, St....

Interview: Engineering Success

Washington University entrepreneurship chief Dedric Carter on St. Louis’ challenges and opportunities and the value in failure.
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Feature: A Tale of Two Districts

How two buildings and a handful of visionaries are pushing to make St. Louis a destination for innovation.

MTC Pledges $1 million to Arch Grants at 2015 Arch Grants Gala; Winter Class...

Tonight more than 800 people gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown St. Louis for the 2015 Arch Grants Gala. The annual event gave...

Disrupting Business Complexity with Pravina Pindoria

Pravina Pindoria is bringing simplicity and collaboration to business with Tallyfy. She shared with us why she and Amit Kothari, her co-founder in and...

Your Official Guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators in the startup space, and it's growing fast – since...

Disrupting Shakespeare with Anupam Basu

You might think big data is all about tech, business and the NSA, but Anupam Basu is using these tools to better understand the foundations...

Why You Should Attend Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Demo Day

Last April, six passionate women came together and pitched to business leaders, venture capitalists, angel investors and potential clients on innovative ideas, companies and products....

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

As we prep for Global Entrepreneur Week (Look for our events guide later this week!) there are plenty of opportunities to get out there...

The Pikazo App Transforms Your Photos Into Masterpieces (No, Really)

If you've ever wondered how Picasso would paint your mood or how Van Gogh's brush strokes would depict the St. Louis skyline, you'll soon...

Candy Lab is Sweet on Virtual Marketing

Comic-Con. That’s where the idea for Candy Lab, the augmented reality startup based out of the Downtown T-REX incubator, started. Co-founders Andrew Couch and...

Crowdfunding Campaigns You Need to Know About Now

If you know someone with asthma, enjoy beach drinks and baseball or want to champion women and inspire young girls, then the local crowdfunding...

Disrupting Corporate Finance with Fluent’s Dave Sutter

Plenty of people know about Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies", but people like David Sutter, co-founder of Fluent, are using the underlying technology to help large...

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

Demo days, networking opportunities, TEDx Catalyst and more—schedule your week accordingly because there is a lot going on.  2nd Annual Global Impact Awards Ceremony Monday, Nov 2;...

Downtown T-REX Hosts The First Peer to Peer Networking Symposium

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a small business owner or just considering the startup space, you now have plans for Tuesday afternoon. On November 3, from...

Disrupting Planetary Exploration with Valerie Fox

With water discoveries and blockbuster movies, Mars is the planet everyone's talking about these days. Valerie Fox works in Washington University's Earth and Planetary Remote...

Keeping it Simple: 4 Startup Mentors Give Advice to Founders

Entrepreneurs enter the startup space with a great idea and an unparalleled determination to see it succeed. While tremendous skill and unrelenting drive can...

Why All Wine Drinkers Will Love StiQit™

It used to be, if you had an adverse reaction to certain types of food or ingredients, your only option was avoidance, regardless of...

Founder Series: Julia Li of Create Space On Why A Startup City Needs Artists

Julia Li doesn't believe in the idea of the "Starving Artist." As founder of Create Space, and an artist herself with a degree from Washington...

Disrupting Beer with Stan Hieronymus

A writer recently characterized as doing "more to advance our understanding of beer than anyone in the past decade" calls St. Louis his home....

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

It's a big week for networking in St. Louis. From Treehouse' Meeting of the Minds #5 to a slew of great creatives at Venture...

Disrupting Urban Agriculture with Mary Ostafi

Mary Ostafi has been an award-winning architect, a sustainability consultant and she's taught and worked as an organic farm apprentice. Today she heads up...
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Cortex Announces Facilities Partnership with Wash U and SLU

If you work in bioscience at Cortex or are considering it, your work amenities just expanded. Today Cortex announced a partnership providing access to core...

Startup Connection Announces 70 Companies In The 2015 Venture Showcase Lineup

Startup Connection is now less than a month away and today marks the announcement of the 70 companies to be featured in its Venture Showcase. “Startup Connection...

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...
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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...
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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...