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Brazen Elevator Pitch Event Winner: Shayba Muhammad On Being In Flow

People are often told that in order to be successful, one must put aside anything and everything that does not directly serve your creative endeavors. This may work for some, but Shayba Muhammad has...

Building a Fair Trade Clothing Brand in St. Louis: Meet Beautiful Mexicana

Fabiola Pasquel Chalini runs Beautiful Mexicana, a sustainable women's clothing brand 100% handmade by artisans in Mexico. Chalini moved to St. Louis from Mexico with dreams of bringing the art she sees in Mexican...

The Bourbon Friday Show: Tyler Kelley On Doing Something Bigger

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Tyler Kelley, Co-Founder of SLAM! Agency about one of his latest ventures: the Innovation City podcast. Innovation City Innovation City made...

It Takes a Village (and Universities Directly Engaging the Startup Ecosystem) to Retain Talent...

On the subject of talent retention, every city finds it a challenge to compete with the bright lights of major tech centers like San Francisco or New York. But St. Louis has proven that...

Terrible Public Policy is Keeping the St. Louis Region from Achieving its American Dream

If you attend meetings with the region’s business and civic leaders, you’ll start to hear some consensus about what the metro area needs to strengthen its economy: A more technically skilled workforce with STEM-related bachelor’s...
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Venture For America Fellows Are Sticking Around and Crushing It In St. Louis (Just...

In the challenging and ever-expanding realm of the startup community, every advantage and connection can result in noteworthy payoff. One such advantage can be seen in Venture for America (VFA), a fellowship program serving...

Redeveloped Downtown St. Louis Garment District Aims to “Turn Young Fashion Designers Into Successful...

In January the St. Louis Fashion Fund, Downtown STL and St. Louis Development Corporation announced the "re-development" plan for the St. Louis Garment District, a nod to Washington Avenue's history as “Shoe Street, USA,” and to...

Farmers Aren’t Just the Backbone of America. They’re People Too.

Everyone from advertisers to food security experts would do well to remember that farmers are people — just like the rest of us. They browse the internet, worry about their kids and their parents,...

Agriculture Is A Bellwether Industry; AgTech A Bellwether Of Change In The Heartland

Davos on the Delta just hosted its second three-day conference last week (May 15-17) at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The AgTech conference is run by St. Louis-based VC firm iSelect, whose aim is...

Universities in St. Louis Are More Engaged Than Ever In the Startup Ecosystem

At their recent event, Merge Summit, Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants, discussed the role of solid research and support of entrepreneurship from local universities. While business and academia haven’t always gone hand in...

St Louis’ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Launches Investor Pitch Day

This month the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis launched its inaugural Mercado de Ideas (Market of Ideas) at CIC St. Louis. The purpose of the program is to support economic development...

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From Madison to STL: Rebate Bus Sets the Standard for Job Creation Through Innovation

The Ameren Accelerator didn’t just help Rebate Bus break into a highly competitive industry —...

SentiAR Scored A Major Milestone In Federal Grant Peer Review Process

What do you think of when you think of augmented reality? Yep, finding Pokemon in...

One Year in, the Ameren Accelerator Has Surpassed All Expectations

Offering a compelling combination of unparalleled infrastructure, experienced mentors, eager student interns, and $100,000 in...

News Flash for Energy Startups: The Power of Partnering with an Accelerator is Real

Given their capacity to connect founders to relevant mentors, candidates, and technology capabilities, accelerators provide...

To improve healthcare, Washington University makes a big bet on big data

An introduction at the 2017 GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit turned into a multi-million dollar partnership...

St. Louis Fashion Fund Reveals Plans to Reach “Critical Mass” in Downtown Garment District

St. Louis-based real estate firm Tower Real Estate Group will collaborate with the St. Louis Fashion...

Energy startups compete for $100K and a spot in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator

Applications opened last week for the Ameren Accelerator, a public-private partnership between the University of...

Drop By Drop: How Rapid Growth Killed My First Startup

Houston, we have a problem. Our small group of beta testers for Drizzle SMS had gone...

STL Community Cast: Alderman Jeffrey Boyd on Reinventing North St Louis One Neighborhood at a Time

Jeffrey Boyd grew up in Hamilton Heights in North St Louis, a neighborhood he now...

3 Reasons (Backed By Data) That 2018 is a Great Year to Start a Startup in the Midwest

You likely already have plans for what you’ll be doing in 2018. Maybe you’ve already bought...

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It Takes a Village (and Universities Directly Engaging the Startup Ecosystem) to Retain Talent in St. Louis

On the subject of talent retention, every city finds it a challenge to compete with...

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.

St. Louis Startup Accelerator Guide

St. Louis is a hotbed for startup accelerator programs right now, each with features that...

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...