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Timothy Stern, a General Partner at Cultivation Capital, knows what it takes to build a company. He also believes that innovation and a focus on technology...
Travis Sheridan Venture Cafe

A fixture in St. Louis’ innovation scene, Travis Sheridan is known as a community builder. Whether it’s through his work at Venture Café, where...
Mary Jo Gorman

In September, the Prosper Women Entrepreneur (PWE) Startup Accelerator received an Innovation Award at the 2016 Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon in St. Louis. Honorees were...
Sheila Sweeney

It was one year ago this month when Sheila Sweeney took over as CEO of St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The organization, formerly the...
Brian Dixon Capital Innovators

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...
Amit

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...

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...
Mark Bini

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...
farron blanc

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...

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...
suzanne magee

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...
natacha alpert

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...
Atul Kamra

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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

MediBeacon is a name to know in the STL BioTech sector. The makers of proprietary, non-invasive, real-time monitoring systems for kidney function, gastrointestinal permeability...

When Pfizer left St. Louis in 2010, A small team of ex-Pfizer scientists with strong ideas for a new strategic approach to drug discovery research...

Tony Coco, President BlueStrata EHR, an electronic health records software provider, has entrepreneurship and success in his genes as his family has owned many...

SafeTrek has partnered with Downtown STL, Inc to keep residents safer. Downtown STL, Inc purchased a six-month license, granting access for all Downtown residents to use...

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...

Judy Sindecuse can be described in many different ways, but resolute may be the most apt description, and her resolve has paid off for...

Amit Kothari has achieved the status of bad ass. The technology entrepreneur steps out of a seminar in Silicon Valley hosted by 500 Startups,...

As co-founder and general partner at Cultivation Capital, director of the Entrepreneurship Platform at Olin Business School and senior lecturer in and academic director...

Located at OPO Startups, 3mbassy is a full service agency for startups who have less than 12 months under their belts. With a desire...

Chef Gerard Craft has forged his place in St. Louis cuisine, one successful restaurant at a time. He made headlines earlier this month when...

Chico Weber’s hand runs along the colorful, 3-D-printed objects lining the shelves in his company’s Central West End office before settling on a chain...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

St. Louis native Stacy Taubman has always taken on roles that involve coaching young people: A gymnastics coach by 15 and the coach of...

For many, college is an extension of youth, but these students are utilizing their time in school to start thriving companies already gaining national...

SixThirty brought Jacqueline Ko Matthews and her company, Investment POD, to St. Louis, and Prosper Women’s Entrepreneurs Accelerator Program has kept her connected. Read...

Vijoy Rao has been a musician in St. Louis for most of his life, so when he decided to leave his VP position at...

Blake Marggraff is a name you probably already know. He launched his first company in just his second year in college, later receiving an Arch...

In 2009, Nick Szabo looked around his hometown of St. Louis and didn’t see a lot of opportunity. The systems and personalities around entrepreneurship...

In today's culture it's not uncommon for a person to have more than one career. Gone are the days of our parents and grandparents...

A national leader in the prescription medication industry, Express Scripts has stayed ahead of the curve by focusing on innovation and using data to...

St. Louis is in the heart of the Corn Belt. It’s a perfect seat for AgTech companies looking to serve the U.S. market, and...

There are a few ways you can announce a launch, but when Grammy-winning rapper Chamillionaire shared that he'd founded his own tech startup via Mark Suster's...

"How do you build an entrepreneurial ecosystem? How do you build the necessary resources?" This was a question posed by Dr. Dedric Carter, associate provost...

Kevin Taylor is co-founder and chief technology officer of Hey Let’s Train, where they’re building a platform to connect people to professional athletes they...

The FinTech sector is shifting more and more toward data-driven solutions. The reliance on computer systems to augment the human element is an important...
Tracie Gildehaus Maritz

Data-driven business performance has strong St. Louis roots. Industry giant Maritz has been a leader in the space for decades, and today is dialing...

By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds My great privilege in life is growing up in an entrepreneurial country, receiving a...
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This is the third of five EQ stories from SXSW. Read the previous ones here. They say good things are worth waiting for. After skipping SXSW for a whole...
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This is the first story of EQ's SXSW coverage. Check out the rest here. Civic engagement and technology used as a force for good were two of...

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...

For most of his career Dustin McKissen worked with trade associations, lobbying legislators for the benefit of various industries. He and his wife moved...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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.

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

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...
Bio STL Global STL EQ

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Washington University entrepreneurship chief Dedric Carter on St. Louis’ challenges and opportunities and the value in failure.

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

Alive sat down with Gabe Lozano to talk about the founding of LockerDome, GlobalHack, and the St. Louis startup ecosystem.

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