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The First Step in Making Your Startup’s First Hire

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a startup founder has been meeting the nearly one hundred St. Louisans that I’ve talked to while hiring for my company, Curate.When you’re hiring...

Oakland Capital Partners Announces Former Wind Capital Group CEO Tom Carnahan As Partner

Clayton-based Oakland Capital identifies and partners with businesses with significant potential for growth.

On Innovation City: WellBeing Brewing Discusses The Definition of Beer (and Raising Capital)

“Raising money is hard, but you stumble through it…you work your way through every phase of the [startup] process.” — Jeff Stevens

How Autentico Podcast Found Their Own Voice to Amplify the Voices of Latinx Business...

On this episode of Entrepreneurially Thinking, we had the opportunity to talk with Autentico Podcast Hosts, Gabriela Ramirez-Arelleno and Junior Lara.This dynamic pair has been able to tap into a vein of enthusiasm...

Unheard of STL is Contextualizing Physical Spaces with Sound in Downtown St. Louis

Riding MetroLink across the Mississippi, you can listen to a story about the bridge's famous inventor/engineer James Eads and the opening of his "improbable bridge" —while you are crossing it.Walking by the Old...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Charlie Walch from Pluton Biosciences

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Charlie Walch, CEO of Pluton Biosciences.Looking for Good Bugs There has been a lot of buzz recently around the word...

On Entrepreneurially Thinking: The Best of #ETHINKSTL Holiday Highlight Show

Enjoy some of the best ETHINKSTL episodes of the season. Check out this highlight episode for your must have entrepreneurial punch-list.

Brennan’s Work and Leisure, a Coworking Space in Midtown Makes Work a Pleasure

Brennan’s Work and Leisure is a new mixed-use space located at 3015 Locust Street, the business district just east of Grand Center and in-between the newest city corridor in progress, the Jefferson Connection. Dubbed...

Experience Inflation is Killing Our Talent Pool and Here’s What We Can do About...

When I transitioned out of the military in 2007, I was applying for jobs everywhere. I wasn’t sure "what I wanted to be when I grew up" and my background was diverse: veteran, military...

This July St. Louis Restaurants Team Up To Fight Hunger Locally

Dine out and do good this July! Over 90 St. Louis restaurants have banded together to participate in Operation Food Search’s 9th Annual Tomato Explosion event. The event will raise money to help connect...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with LaShana Lewis from L.M. Lewis Consulting

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with LaShana Lewis, Founder and CEO of L.M. Lewis Consulting.Diversifying the Workplace So what happens after all those HR training sessions...

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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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21 Questions that Help You Pursue the Right Funding Options for Your Startup

Although running out of cash is the second most common reason for startups to fail...

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...