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Capital Innovators Welcomes Spring 2019 Class to St. Louis

St. Louis-based startup accelerator Capital Innovators announced its Spring 2019 class at Venture Cafe in the Cortex District of St. Louis. This class is the 17th group to go through the 12-week accelerator program....

A White Lie At Venture Cafe’s Thursday Gathering Led to a White Wedding at...

Venture Cafe’s Thursday Night Gathering is founded upon the philosophy that bringing people together creates "serendipitous collisions," which can lead to completely unpredictable positive outcomes. What Venture Café is yet to be known for,...

St. Louis Voice Tech Company Teams Up with Multi-Platinum Rapper to Win National Award

Chingy and VoiceXP took first place in the national Alexa Awards competition, beating out other major brand name finalists Tide Stain Remover, Good Housekeeping, and Fitbit.

Connecting St. Louis’ Gigabyte Corridor to Central Business District Shows Placemaking Potential

Completed Ballpark Village could serve as a "Perfectly Centered"​ CBD anchor for a connected set of St. Louis center City districts.

TechArtista is Hosting a Competition for Artists To Redesign Iconic Pyramids

The selected artist will receive cash compensation, a supply stipend, a $250 4 Hands gift certificate, and a 1-year drop-in membership to TechArtista.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with SalesMentour STL

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Josh Schwartz and Nick Robison, co-founders of SalesMentour STL, about their plans to create a sales accelerator in St....

Some Kids Just Aren’t Meant for College (Just as Long as We are Talking...

“Some kids,” the Workforce Development Committee chair said, “just aren’t college material.”A version of that statement has been uttered by countless participants in the countless number of workforce- and economic-development task forces and committees...

SQ1 Ignite 4-Week Q1 2019 Cohorts Starting Soon: Still Time to Apply

Square 1 (SQ1) Ignite is a 4-week, introductory program for new/early stage technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactured product entrepreneurs, created to help founders quick-start their business model validation process.With emphasis on the business model...

$15,000 Offered for Geospatial Intelligence Scholarship

USGIF's Scholarship Program annually awards students studying geospatial intelligence and related fields with financial assistance. We offer multiple scholarships at various amounts for high school seniors all the way through the Ph.D. level.This new...

NSF/S&T I-Corps Workshop Applications Open Now

The I-Corps Site experience is a crash course for researchers, students (all levels), alumni, and non-academics to encourage technical entrepreneurship by testing research, projects and ideas for their commercial potential.This program emphasizes getting out...

WashU Summer Entrepreneurial Internship Match Program

Every year, the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship helps place WashU student interns at startups across St. Louis for a 10-week paid summer internship, June 3rd - August 9th.Applications to Host...

Arch Grants: 2019 Global Startup Competition NOW OPEN

Arch Grants is building a new economy in St. Louis by providing $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis.Entry into the 2019...

Don’t Drown in “Should”

You can catch Rebecca Brian Pan this Thursday (4pm on February 7th) at Venture Cafe St. Louis' Thursday Gathering, where she will be presenting on Marketing/Growth on a Budget.I grew up consuming a steady...

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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...