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EQ Leadership Dojo Examines the Role of Influence in Leadership

Influence. Do you attain it by being recognized as a leader or is it a prerequisite of successful leadership? Of course, that’s a false dichotomy, the answer is, “Yes, both.”But how do you...

An Introduction to Regulation Crowdfunding

Until recently, 90 percent of Americans were banned from making private investments in startup companies. That’s because prior to legislation approved in May 2016, private investments in startup companies were only available for accredited...

Regavi’s Journey Through Entrepreneurship in St. Louis

Two graduate students at Washington University are turning business networking into an app-based network as entrepreneurs.Regavi is a digital QR-code business card and contacts app co-founded in January 2017 by Michael P. Kramer and...

#STLmade Video Games Won’t Cause the Disintegration of Society

EQ has been keeping a closer eye on video game development in St. Louis ever since attending GameJam at the St Louis Science Center, hosted by the St Louis Game Developer Co-op, which is...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Meghan Winegrad from Generopolis

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Meghan Winegrad, Founder and CEO of Generopolis, about their recently launched online giving platform. (feb 11th launch)The Third...

The New EQ Town Hall: An Open Forum for You to Be Part of...

Back in the early 1600s Town Hall meetings were a way for residents to have a voice in the important issues of the day. Which makes it highly appropriate for EQ to refer to...

Forgotten Your Business Cards? Regavi Streamlines Making In-Person Connections

You are at a networking event. You don’t have business cards...haven’t had them for a few jobs now. Or you ran out. Or you forgot them. You meet someone who’d like to connect...neither of...

EQ and MDMC Partnership Promises Leadership in Regional Collaboration and National Attention

My friend who is launching a startup recently considered applying to an accelerator, but was dismayed by the narrowness of the curriculum and the lack of depth in offerings for that particular program. “I...

Tonight: Retired Mannequins Get a Makeover to Benefit St. Louis Artists and Nonprofits

When Pooki Lee acquired the out-of-work mannequins she didn’t know exactly what she would do with them. But, being a long-time serial entrepreneur and artist she figured divine inspiration would come.She originally planned to...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Peter Martin from Open Studio

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Peter Martin, Founder and CEO of Open Studio, about their platform where aspiring musicians can learn to play jazz...

GiftAMeal Selected as Top 25 for Startup of the Year SXSW Competition

GiftAMeal has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year competition at SXSW. The competition has seen previous entrants become household names over the past decade, such as GrubHub, ShearShare, Maxwell...

PenPath Teaching Diamond Dealers How to Deal with Data

Alex Cruz will be hosting a three-hour intensive workshop on Best Practices for UTM Codes from 1pm-4pm on April 16th at the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC).Today’s digital marketer uses an average of 5...

Calling all Digital Marketing and Media Startups! MDMC Hosting Pitch Competition

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC19) and EC@UMSL are inviting local digital media or marketing startups to apply for the 2019 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference Digital Media Startup Pitch Competition.Startups can compete against...

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NiMONiKS Develops InsureTech on Blockchain to Cover Micro Finance Market

Nicole Mwesigwa is co-founder and COO of NiMONiKS, a startup delivering InsureTech and blockchain solutions,...

How St. Louis Activism Made Lemonade in 2018

We’re almost a month into 2019 already, but with New Year’s day falling on a Wednesday, this year got more of a gentle start than most. So, EQ’s ‘Member Berries’ series that recaps all of the cool stuff that happened in 2018 is definitely a little late but we’ve got plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

How St. Louis Made Tech Headlines in 2018

While economic development organizations have always known this, recognition that Tech companies have an important role to play in the economic development of a city has been growing steadily among the investor community. As Tech investors grapple with an increasing sense of social responsibility, they have been looking to inspiration from cities outside of their traditional purview. Remarkably, St. Louis' startup ecosystem was often on their radar. In 2018, after years of stealthy bus tours to the Midwest, prominent investors started acting on their meditations, putting St. Louis at the center of many conversations.

Facebook Grants Claim Academy Another $250,000 in Scholarship Funding

When Ola Ayeni, founder of four-year-old software development bootcamp Claim Academy, first heard that Facebook...

Text Messages Are Getting A Major Upgrade

Just shy of a year ago, nativeMsg, a conversational AI startup co-founded out of St....

Pairing a Strong Social Mission with Strong Customer ROI Proves to be a Profitable Proposition

Andrew Glantz, the CEO and Founder of GiftAMeal, a recent graduate of Washington University has...

I Love This Radical Approach To Workforce Development

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be a judge for the first round of the...

MADE Opens New Space to St. Louis’ Vocal Maker Community

Exactly one year after TechShop went dark in Cortex, the lights have be turned back...

Which Startup Will Make it Big starting at Startup Connection’s Tenth Anniversary event?

What do Life Sciences company, Immunophotonics, video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans, and protein-packed Belgian waffle...

Two Silicon Valley Heroes Share the Love for St. Louis

HuSTLing from Day One might just be paying off as it's been a summer of...

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The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

Looking to rent affordable office space? If you're new to the concept of "co-working," you’ll...

Guide to Startup Pitch Events in St. Louis

With all the formats for “pitching” your company around St. Louis, how is an entrepreneur...

Getting Started With Exporting: Resources for Entrepreneurs in St. Louis

Despite the long-held belief among exporting agencies that businesses should securely establish themselves in domestic markets before attempting to export, startups are now increasingly "born global." Here's what you need to know to get started in St. Louis.

Where To Live In Downtown St. Louis

It’s no secret that Downtown St. Louis is quickly becoming one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the metro area. Delivering on the live-work-play qualities that more St. Louisans are looking for, Downtown offers plenty of spots to hang your hat. Here are eight places urban dwellers will love, all within blocks of the Downtown innovation community.

St. Louis Startup Accelerator Guide

We lay out the startup accelerator and startup incubator options for entrepreneurs based in St....

St. Louis Startup Resources At A Glance

St. Louis has the one of the fastest growing startup scenes in the country, thanks...

Guide to Coding Classes and Meetups

Whether you’re looking for a career change, to pick up a hobby or to expand...

STL Startup Funding Guide

Million-dollar ideas need more than sweat equity to transform into a successful product or service....

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...

St. Louis Startup Ecosystem Map

It takes a city to raise a startup. From organizations focused on building tech talent to...