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Erin Vehige has more than 15 years of experience in the writing field as an instructor and tutor of writing as well as a freelance writer and a member of a blog editing team. She has written for several different markets from entertainment to education and many others in between. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University and went on to complete a Masters Degree program in English from University of Illinois Springfield. In addition to writing, she also teaches a variety of yoga classes around the metro area, an activity that has turned into a passion over the last few years. Originally an Illinois girl, she's called South City STL home since 2007.
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Prepare.ai Conference Is Tomorrow: Four Values That Drive David Karandish’s Latest Ventures

Prepare.ai, the artificial intelligence conference hosted in St. Louis returns tomorrow for the second year running. The conference is the brainchild of David Karandish, most well-known for founding Answers.com, and represents the non-profit arm...

Recapping the Web: “Here Are the Top Midwestern States and Cities for Startups”

Throughout the 20th century, the American Midwest was known as the manufacturing center for the nation, and for much of the world. Even today, a majority of agricultural commodities are developed and produced there....

Recapping the Web: “Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s Great Migration to the Midwest”

Zachary Crockett of The Hustle, an online tech and business publication, starts his article “Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s Great Migration to the Midwest” by asking Silicon Valley tech workers what they picture...

Recapping the Web: “I moved from a big city to a smaller one —...

St. Louis entrepreneur Alex Haimann, partner and head of business development at Less Annoying CRM, made a bold move when he left a good job in Washington D.C. for a full-time MBA program in...

Recapping the Web: “Rapid Startup Growth in These 4 Cities Has Led to Big...

When a city's startup scene begins to take shape and thrive, it's commercial real estate market is always right on its tail. As Richard Sarkis explains in his article "Rapid Startup Growth in These...

Recapping the Web: “Silicon Valley Has More Engineers, but the Heartland offers Easier Access...

When one thinks of the most fertile ecosystems to cultivate a successful startup in America, they often think of the coasts as being places with the best opportunities. But as Dustin McKissen explains in...

Recapping the Web: “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups”

In Inc.com’s article “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups” writer Dustin McKissen, also founder and CEO of McKissen + Company based out of St. Charles, MO showcases all of...

Recapping the Web: “The Modern Workforce is Freelance—Cities Should Get Ready”

When Amazon decided it would be opening a second headquarters in a to-be-determined North American city in 2017, over 238 cities submitted themselves to the tech giant, lured by the assurance of tens of...

Recapping the Web: “Detroit, St. Louis, and other Rust Belt Cities Look To Immigrants...

Often, when a city is looking to revitalize its economic health, much of the effort and taxpayer money will go into recruiting businesses. But what about efforts put in to recruiting immigrants? That may...

Recapping the Web: “A Radical Black Arts Renaissance Is Reshaping A Fractured St. Louis”

Dating back to the Dred Scott case in 1857, as well as Missouri’s designation as a slave state in a pre-Civil War America, St. Louis has a long history of segregation, a regional wound...

Recapping the Web: “New Kranzberg Arts Foundation Program To Help St. Louis Artists Become...

Many artists all over the world are in a constant struggle to make a living and pay the rent. St. Louis artists are no different. But in Nancy Fowler of St. Louis Public Radio’s...

Recapping the Web: “After Arch Grants: Two St. Louis Tech Companies Helping People with...

Writer Julia Cain from #mySTL, a blog conceptualized by Downtown STL, Inc., showcases two of the 2017 Arch Grants winners ViTAL and clEAR in her article “After Arch Grants: Two St. Louis Tech Companies...

Recapping the Web: “Let the Entrepreneurial Mindset of America’s Founding Inspire Us Again”

Who doesn’t love a good mnemonic device? Writer Chris Newton decides to use one of our nation’s most famous innovators to inspire his his article “Let the Entrepreneurial Mindset of America’s Founding Inspire Us...

Recapping the Web: “Want to Jumpstart Your Startup? Get an Entire City Behind You”

While most entrepreneurs believe that the only place to successfully start a business is in a city like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, or some other coastal hotspot, more and more of them...

Summary: “The New Magnetism of Mid-Size Cities”

A boomerang, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is "a bent or curved piece of tough wood used by the Australian Aborigines as a throwing club, one form of which can be thrown so as...

Summary: “Returning to the Rust Belt”

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy says as she clicks the heels of her ruby red slippers. It’s the end of the movie, and she’s ready to return home, a place she always dreamed...

Summary: “St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of Agtech”

An article titled St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of AgTech from missouripartnership.com states that over the past decade, St. Louis has established itself as a major hotspot in the AgTech. The article cites...

A Student Journey through UMSL Accelerate: Meet Yaniv Dudaie

UMSL is transforming education's role in entrepreneurship with UMSL Accelerate. EQ got a chance to sit down with one UMSL student who has embraced the entrepreneur mindset and, in less than 6 months, has...

Arch Grants’ New Executive Director on Why Startups Should Choose St. Louis

Arch Grants recently announced Emily Lohse-Busch as its new Executive Director. EQ had the opportunity to have a candid chat with her about what brought her back to St. Louis, her vision for Arch Grants and her thoughts on the growth of entrepreneurship in St. Louis.
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Why STL Innovators Should Attend “Downtown Online” on June 15

St. Louis’ Downtown has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last few years. To celebrate this growth and to share updates with the public, Downtown STL, Inc. will host its annual event, “Downtown Online,” on June 15. Here's why you should be there.
Givable

Givable Aims to Inspire a New Generation of Donors

For just 25 cents per day and the click of a button, you can start making a big difference in the lives of St. Louisans. Here's how Givable, a startup non-profit launched earlier this year, is inspiring a new generation of donors with crowdsource philanthropy platform.
KevinBanks

What Does an Entrepreneurship in Residence Program Look Like in Higher Education? UMSL Shows...

At UMSL Accelerate, the entrepreneurship platform at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a culture of service is central to its mission. One of its key components is promoting innovation through relevant co-curricular and interdisciplinary opportunities, with the belief that it is important for students to have both in-class and out-of-class educational opportunities. The program’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program is responding to just that.
UMSL Accelerate

University of Missouri-St. Louis Grows its Entrepreneurship Platform with UMSL Accelerate

UMSL has created generations of entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs. The university is now picking up its pace with the growth of its entrepreneurship platform, UMSL Accelerate. And accelerating they are.
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Saint Louis University Captures the Teen Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurship is not limited to any age, as evidenced by the successful high school programs hosted by Saint Louis University and its close partnership with international teen entrepreneurial programs such as Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE,...
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11 SLU Alumni Who Are Impacting St. Louis’ Tech Scene

The entrepreneurial rise in St. Louis couldn’t happen without the foundation and support set by successful mentors and entrepreneurs who came before. Here are
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How Arch Grants–and St. Louis–Helped These Companies Grow

Arch Grants recently launched applications for its 2017 class of Arch Grants recipients. We reached out to five companies who have already been through the process to see what they had to say about being a part of Arch Grants and building their companies in St. Louis.
Janus Choice

New to Town: Janus Choice, 2016 Arch Grants Recipient

Arch Grants works to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and fall in love with St. Louis at the same time. Meet one recent win: Janus Choice.

A College Startup: SLU’s Student Experience in Entrepreneurship

How does Saint Louis University engage its students in entrepreneurship opportunities? Let us count the ways.
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Jump Start Your 2017: 5 Reasons Your Business Should Apply for an Arch Grant

It’s no secret that to get a business started, one needs cash and a superior support system. If you haven't already applied for an Arch Grants, here are five reasons you should.
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Meet Barry Sandweiss: General Partner at Cultivation Capital

If you’re looking to build a business, you want Barry Sandweiss on your side. We caught up with this successful entrepreneur and partner at Cultivation Capital.
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How Saint Louis University Led the Entrepreneurial Education Revolution

While St. Louis has been becoming more known around the country as an emerging hub for tech startups, Saint Louis University is a place where a focus on entrepreneurship isn’t a new trend.
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FinLocker and the Digital Mortgage Revolution

How FinLocker is looking to revolutionize the mortgage process.

Meet Tim Stern: General Partner of Cultivation Capital

Timothy Stern, a General Partner at Cultivation Capital, knows what it takes to build a company. He also believes that innovation and a focus on technology is what will keep St. Louis thriving. We sat down...
Better Weekdays

4 Years of Giving: Arch Grants’ Impact Since 2012

With the Arch Grants annual gala coming up on Nov. 4, it’s a good time to look back over the last five years and the impact of the organization on St. Louis. With a...

6 Reasons to Become a Friend of Arch Grants

Dave Finklang, president of the Friends of Arch Grants board, never thought he’d come back to St. Louis. Originally from Troy, Missouri, he left to fly planes as a commercial airline pilot, and while...

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