Benjamin Bathke

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Benjamin came to Missouri all the way from Germany to get a Master's degree in Communications at Lindenwood University. In the spring of 2013, he sailed around the world on a ship with 600 college students and 10 startups, which made him realize that he wants to pursue a career at the intersection of journalism and entrepreneurship. He is an avid traveler, football player (American football, yes), and collector of new ways of thinking.

STL Entrepreneurs Impress at SXSW

This is EQ’s fifth and last article about SXSW. Read previous stories here.Although South By South West is in the books, St. Louis has left a lasting impression on Austin. The Gateway City's presence at the annual...

Two St. Louis Student Startups Named Among Best 8 in the Country at SXSW

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8b_nhmdBbUThis is EQ's fourth dispatch from SXSW. Read the previous ones here.Student entrepreneurs made a major contribution to the mark St. Louis left on this year's edition of SXSW.For the second year in a row, two St. Louis student startups made...
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Blue1647’s Emile Cambry Recognized for Community Empowerment at SXSW

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 decade, Emile Cambry finally had little choice but to travel to Austin...

Stadia Ventures’ Tim Hayden Speaks and Judges at SXSW

This is the second of five EQ stories from SXSW. Read the rest here.It's never too early to start a company.Lachlan Johnson was only 12 years old when she started toy and fashion accessory company Flipoutz. Now 20,...
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U.S. CTO Megan Smith on the Power of Tech at SXSW

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 the most-discussed topics at South By South West Interactive this year. They were...
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Blue1647 Helps Bridge Opportunity And Job Divide In St. Louis

Cambry, who has set up shop in St. Louis for at least the next four years, brought eight members of the Blue1647 leadership team to serve the 240 residents of the largest and oldest SLHA facility, who earn well below the average annual income.
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The St. Louis Uber Update: Five Things To Know This Week

EQ's weekly update on the Great Ridesharing Debate.

Chicago Social Entrepreneur Emile Cambry Brings Education And Tech Opportunities to St. Louis

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 Blue1647 facilities.

#Uber vs. #Goober: Behind The St. Louis Ridesharing Parody App

When was the last time you took an Uber in St. Louis? A few members of the St. Louis startup community thought of a clever way to raise awareness about the fact that the Midwestern city remains the only U.S. metro without ridesharing. Here's the scoop.

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