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Jonathan Allen is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of EQ. He is also the President and Co-founder of Longneck & Thunderfoot (L&T), a brand publishing company incubated at the Columbia University Startup Lab in NYC. After winning an Arch Grant, he moved to St Louis in the summer of 2016.

Advocado Hires Chief Revenue Officer to Build Out National Sales Team, Targeting 210 TV...

Advocado, a SaaS company transforming linear TV advertising into a real-time bidding trigger for search ads and digital advertising, has announced that Amy Bobchek has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. The hire...

The Best Tweets From That Day When St. Louis Brought the Stanley Cup Home

I'm not sporty, I write about business and I'm from London, UK, which combined together means I'm completely mal-coordinated and can't even make an office high-five connect properly. It's so awkward when I miss...

Clever Real Estate Raises $3.5M To Disrupt Outdated Real Estate Agent Commission Model

Clever Real Estate, a nationwide tech platform that connects home-sellers with top local real estate agents who help sell their home for as little as $3,000, successfully closed a $3.5M Series A Funding Round,...

Lyft Announces New LGBTQ+ Inclusion Features in St. Louis

One of Lyft’s core values is to ‘be yourself,’ and to that end, Lyft has announced new initiatives and product features as part of our ongoing commitment to inclusivity and the St. Louis LGBTQ+...

Coolfire Studios Unveils New Downtown Creative Co-Working Space

Coolfire Studios is a full-service entertainment production company that has been headquartered in St. Louis since 2002. Their offices are conveniently located downtown at 1101 Lucas Ave, just a block from Washington Avenue.The...
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On St. Louis Business Journal: Gremlin Social Joins FIS Fintech Accelerator Program

FIS a global leader in financial services technology, and The Venture Center announced that 10 portfolio companies were selected to participate in the fourth annual FIS Fintech Accelerator program, and one of the was...

Memorial Day: Time Train Project Invites Public to Draw Street Art at Cherokee Caravan

A group of artists from Automatic-Art.com are installing a 32 feet long painting, entitled the Time Train, at today's Memorial Day celebration at the 2nd annual Cherokee Caravan.A livestream of the project in...
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Cortex Expands with Re-invention of Historic 4340 Duncan Building

The $44 million, 15-month renovation of 4340 Duncan in the Cortex Innovation District is nearly complete, and demonstrates the connection, collaboration and community partnership taking place around innovation and entrepreneurship in the St. Louis...
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Coming May 16th 2019: TEDxGatewayArch Chapter to Host Healthcare Focused Mini-Conference

TEDxGatewayArch, a local TEDx chapter that curates intrinsic connections to the St. Louis region with thought-leadership led events, will host its first event of the year, TEDxGatewayArchSalon: Healthcare Head-On. The signature event centered around...

EQ, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and TheSTL.com, Join Forces on #TaxDay to Discuss Media’s...

Join us for an exciting discussion during EQ Leadership Labs about media literacy with local editors and reporters. This session aims to teach readers aspects of media literacy, transparency around the media production process,...
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2019 Ameren Accelerator Seeks Startups to Develop Smart Community Tech and Clean Energy Solutions

With the goal of making the energy grid smarter, more reliable, resilient and secure, Ameren Corporation is accepting applications for the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL...

Arts and Education Council Names 5 Finalists in stARTup Creative Competition

The Arts and Education Council has named five finalists in the third annual stARTup Creative Competition. A partnership with the PNC Foundation, the competition encourages the development of great ideas with art at their...

Tomorrow: Join SLU and the NGA for the Geo-Resolution 2019 Conference

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University (SLU) are co-sponsoring a new geospatial conference in St. Louis to bring together the government, academic and industry partners who are growing the Geospatial Ecosystem...

Parallel18 Helps Explority Explore Beach-Life Balance, While Focusing On Startup Growth

Alon Gilboa, founder of Explority, has spent the last 12 weeks on a beach. But it’s not been that chill — the motto of the Parallel18 startup accelerator program in Puerto Rico is Work...

First CORTEX Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today

The first Cortex restaurant week debuts on Monday, April 1st to Sunday, April 7th. Today Saturday, March 30th IKEA will kick off the celebration with free Swedish Meatballs tastings at in their store from...

EQ Leadership Dojo Examines the Role of Influence in Leadership

Influence. Do you attain it by being recognized as a leader or is it a prerequisite of successful leadership? Of course, that’s a false dichotomy, the answer is, “Yes, both.”But how do you...

The New EQ Town Hall: An Open Forum for You to Be Part of...

Back in the early 1600s Town Hall meetings were a way for residents to have a voice in the important issues of the day. Which makes it highly appropriate for EQ to refer to...

GiftAMeal Selected as Top 25 for Startup of the Year SXSW Competition

GiftAMeal has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year competition at SXSW. The competition has seen previous entrants become household names over the past decade, such as GrubHub, ShearShare, Maxwell...

PenPath Teaching Diamond Dealers How to Deal with Data

Alex Cruz will be hosting a three-hour intensive workshop on Best Practices for UTM Codes from 1pm-4pm on April 16th at the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC).Today’s digital marketer uses an average of 5...

Calling all Digital Marketing and Media Startups! MDMC Hosting Pitch Competition

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC19) and EC@UMSL are inviting local digital media or marketing startups to apply for the 2019 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference Digital Media Startup Pitch Competition.Startups can compete against...

EQ has Partnered with MDMC to Create a New 1-Day Conference Celebrating St. Louis’...

It is with great pleasure and pride that I announce EQ's next adventure! We've had a number of amazing partners sprinting on this project for the last three months and we'll be highlighting...

New Event Series: First EQ Leadership Dojo Today; 3:30pm at Venture Café

Leadership is changing. And I believe that media has a responsibility to inform and support that change.Which is why EQ was a sponsor for the Return to Your Power “Brain Optimization Workshop Series” last...

We The People, a Retail Space for Crowdfunded Products, Chooses St. Louis for First...

We The People (WTP), the world’s only multichannel crowdfunding retail chain and creator support community, today announced its first U.S.-based brick-and-mortar store exclusively selling crowdfunded products will open in St. Louis, Missouri on March...

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,...

Crowdfunding Microbes that Eat Mosquito Larvae to Slow Spread of Disease is Latest Campaign...

Nvsted, St. Louis’ first regulation crowdfunding portal, continues to add hyperlocal company crowdfunding campaigns to its platform following the success of their first crowdfunding campaign which raised nearly $200,000 for Wellbeing Brewing; helping the...

St. Louis Regional Chamber Launches Diverse Business Accelerator

The St. Louis Regional Chamber is dedicated to creating a business community that provides opportunities for diverse businesses to grow. To that end, the Chamber has launched the Diverse Business Accelerator for women and...
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Last Year, Support Organizations Collectively Found Over $8.3M (At Least) in New Funding for...

This article was co-authored by Tanya Yatzeck.Last year, the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) drastically reduced their investment in the region, cutting it a brutal 80% from $13.4M to $2.5M. This left many local ESOs...

Startup Resolutions: Here’s What You’re NOT Chasing in 2019

Last weekend saw "the most depressing day of the year," come and go. January 12th (in the UK it’s today, January 21st, known as #bluemonday) is statistically the day when most people give up...

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.

Ten Semi-Finalists Announced for $1,000,000 Pitch Competition

Chaifetz Group has announced that ten companies have advanced to the semi-final round of the inaugural Chaifetz STLaunch investment pitch competition. Over the next week, Chaifetz Group will continue to meet with and diligence...

National Competition Awards Young Entrepreneur Fellowship to 3 MO Startup Founders

Non-profit organization, Future Founders, who "believes every youth can become an entrepreneur," has selected eighteen entrepreneurs to participate in its 2019 Fellowship program, three of whom hail from Missouri.“The 2019 Fellows are some of...

Text Messages Are Getting A Major Upgrade

Just shy of a year ago, nativeMsg, a conversational AI startup co-founded out of St. Louis and Chicago, was selected to work with Google in their Early Access Program (EAP) for RCS business messaging....

SwipeSum Raises A Cool Million

SwipeSum, the first merchant-centric online credit card processing marketplace, has raised $1 million in funding from notable angel investors in St. Louis.Credit card processing is the second highest operating expense to US businesses, a...

Conversational AI Platform nativeMsg Powers RCS Campaign for Farm Journal

Farm Journal Media, the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market, has announced the launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging utilizing the nativeMsg platform and leveraging the award winning...

Applied Particle Technology Wins $100,000 in NASA Earth and Space Air Prize Competition

NASA, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), selected Applied Particle Technology, LLC from St. Louis, Missouri, as the $100,000 grand-prize winner of its Earth and Space Air Prize Competition. The agency...

SensrTrx Partners With Jitterbit to Deliver API Integration Platform Capabilities

SensrTrx, a cloud-based manufacturing analytics application, 2016 Arch Grants recipient and 2017 Ameren Accelerator alum has announced a partnership with Jitterbit, an API transformation company providing agile, cloud-based integration.The SensrTrx platform provides visibility...

Key2Enable Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for Key-X Keyboard for Cerebral Palsy

Key2Enable, a Portfolio Company of Singularity University, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to fund the large-scale production and distribution of their product, Key-X, a keyboard designed for those with Cerebral Palsy.The Key-X...
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Monetery Summit in Des Moines to Discuss Building Midwest Tech Ecosystems

Monetery, a tech summit in the Midwest which is organized and produced by Dwolla, a digital payment platform similar to Square has announced dates for its second year. The conference is to be held...

I Love This Radical Approach To Workforce Development

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be a judge for the first round of the UMSL Entrepreneur Quest, a University of Missouri System wide student entrepreneurship competition to win $30,000. It was a fantastic...

Clever Real Estate Raises $1M From Spirit of St. Louis Fund

Clever Real Estate, a tech platform that connects home-sellers with top local real estate agents who help sell their home for fees as low as $3,000, has successfully closed a bridge funding round of...

The Yield Lab Launches Venture Fund and Accelerator Program in Asia Pacific

The Yield Lab has announced the addition of the Yield Lab Asia Pacific to its global network.The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is a food and agricultural technology (agrifood tech) venture fund and accelerator,...
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Boeing Awards $165,000 Grant to Enable Over 600 LaunchCode Students

Boeing has awarded a $165,000 grant to LaunchCode to support free training and job placement for more than 600 aspiring technologists in St. Louis. The goal of the grant funding is to provide driven...

Project Planning Begins On Chouteau Greenway, Community Input Requested

Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) and partners have completed the final phase of the Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition, a 1-year public-private partnership to imagine a greenway focused on connectivity, economic opportunity, equity and sustainability...

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 on. The local maker community in St. Louis have been invited back into a new, larger makerspace on Delmar...

20 Startups Commit to St. Louis to Level Up Our City

Arch Grants has awarded $1,000,000 in grant funds to 20 new startups and early-stage businesses from across the country and around the globe. The winners were announced at the 6th annual Arch Grants Gala...

GiftAMeal Wins Two Awards at Startup Connection

This week sixty-six St. Louis startups attended Startup Connection, a showcase of local entrepreneurship held at The Globe Building in downtown St. Louis.A number of awards were given out at the event, and...

Butterscotch Shenanigans Crash Land Onto Nintendo Switch (In A Good Way)

The St. Louis based game development studio, Butterscotch Shenanigans (who's first taste of the limelight was at a Startup Connection event) have just published a new game. Crashlands, their crafting-adventure game with RPG elements...

CentriCrude Is Latest Company to Seek Startup Funding via Nvested Crowdfunding Platform

As the St. Louis Startup Connection Venture Showcase kicks off, local crowdfunding platform Nvsted today launched a new investment campaign for technology startup CentriCrude that aims to recover and resell previously unused crude oil.The...

PATHbinder Host #HackAutism Event to Solve Issues Around Autism Spectrum Disorder

While many St. Louisans held Halloween celebrations during the weekend of October 27, programmers came together for #HackAutism, a coding competition to develop tech solutions for PATHbinderTM, a web application and companion binder KIT...

Six People Confirm This Office is Haunted

Startups think about disruption all the time, but late night sprints at T-Rex – a coworking space in St Louis, Missouri – have seen startup founders getting their own work disrupted. By a ghost....

Chaifetz Group Launches Competition to Offer $1 Million in Follow-on Capital to Arch Grant...

Arch Grants and Chaifetz Group have announced a partnership that will provide continued investments and support for St. Louis-based startups. The two organizations are introducing Chaifetz STLaunch, a competitive investment pitch event through which...
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Adults with Developmental Disabilities to be Taught Salesforce to Create Employment Opportunities

The BCI Skills Center is proud to announce the launch of an innovative program to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities the skills needed to gain employment in roles that require knowledge of...
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Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. Joins Missouri Hyperloop Coalition

The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, the group leading efforts to bring Hyperloop technology to Missouri, is excited to announce that Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. led by Travis H. Brown and Steven Tilley have joined the Coalition....

The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

Looking to rent affordable office space? If you're new to the concept of "co-working," you’ll love our guide to coworking spaces in St. Louis. The city offers many shared work spaces for single desk...

GiftAMeal Raises $165,000 From Angel Investors

St. Louis startup, GiftAMeal, has successfully raised its second round of seed funding. Their product empowers restaurant marketing while feeding the hungry.GiftAMeal is a mobile application that helps provide a meal to someone in...
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Hatcher+ And Stadia Ventures Announce Multi-Year Partnership To Invest In SportsTech Startups

Hatcher+, a unique, data-driven venture firm, have announced a partnership with Stadia Ventures to co-invest in early-stage companies accepted into the Stadia Accelerator program.Hatcher+ is a data-driven venture capital investment platform that uses AI...

St. Louis Startup “WatchUGot” Looks to Bring Challenges and Charities Together As One

Viral internet challenges seem to be exploding as of late. From the Drake inspired “In My Feelings” challenge, to the surprisingly tricky Deli Ali challenge, people showing their skills online has never been hotter!...

NappyMe, An On Demand App for Textured Hair Stylists Launches in the US

NappyMe, a "digital hair salon," will debut in Atlanta in a few weeks to meet the needs of African-American women and their curly hair. CEO & co-founder of NappyMe, Ange Bouable, is teeing up...

Edwardsville Entrepreneur Develops Touch Screen Purses (As Preventative Measure Against Breast Cancer)

A line of touch screen purses designed to give women a safe place to keep their phones has exceeded $1 million in sales in its first year.Save the Girls Touch Screen Purse Company was...

Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital to Speak in St. Louis

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the VISION conference returns to St. Louis. VISION 2018 is St. Louis' annual conference for women, minorities, immigrants and anyone interested in starting or growing a business in science,...

5 Things You’ll Get Out Of Participating in This Week’s GlobalHack

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL3Hackathons are exciting competitions that give programmers the opportunity to prove their mettle on a global stage, but...

UMSL Business Invites 40 Companies to Attend UMSL Marketing Intern and Job Fair

UMSL Business are hosting the UMSL Marketing Career Fair. The career fair is 100% dedicated to just marketing jobs and will feature recent UMSL graduates and current students.If you're a company looking to make...

Startup Talent Showcase Returns for Fall 2018

Not your typical job fair, the Startup Talent Showcase brings together innovative companies and top regional talent and connects the two via a pitch-style format.Registration to attend the all-day event is now open,...

5 Roles Every Hackathon Team Needs

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL2Programmers from around the world are drawn to hackathons for the fun, the camaraderie, and most of all...

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 love for The City. Or at least really heartwarming publicity around the startup scene here.Not only did St. Louis...

What To Expect At This Year’s GlobalHack: A Step-by-Step Guide

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL1GlobalHack VII is just around the corner: This year’s hackathon event kicks off October 12th at St. Louis’s...

Geniecast Is Transforming Access to Experts

As a startup founder and business owner myself, I have to admit to exhaling a sigh of relief when Keith Alper - the definition of a serial entrepreneur in St. Louis - levels with...

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: Partnerships Are Critical To The Third Wave Of Tech...

The Third Wave is Steve Case’s thesis (his book) that a new economy will emerge across the United States in cities that typically do not attract much venture capital. The pattern of venture funding...

J.D. Vance at TechCrunch Disrupt: Startups Don’t Have To Be in Silicon Valley

Last week, on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, J.D. Vance, managing partner of Rise of the Rest explained that the $150m fund doesn't seek to take a specifically “anti Silicon Valley”...

Rise of the Rest at TechCrunch Disrupt: Heartland Tech Companies Represent A Great Investment...

At last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Steve Case, former co-founder of AOL and current partner at VC Firm, Revolution, took to the main stage to discuss why he’s created a new...

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: There’ll be an AgTech startup belt around St. Louis

Speaking on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week, the founding partners of the Rise of the Rest (ROTR) fund predicted St. Louis’ AgTech scene will boom in the...

A “No” from Arch Grants Isn’t a “No” to Your Business

August saw the finalist pitch day of the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition, which constitutes the final round of selection where an external panel of judges will decide who will receive the $50,000 equity...

Network Density And Resilient Ecosystem All Help Startup Cities Attract Catalytic Capital

When political leaders, corporate executives, and startups founders poured into Reno, Nevada for VentureBeat’s BLUEPRINT 2018 Conference, they were congregating to discuss burgeoning economic opportunity in America’s Heartland. One of those attendees, David Hall,...

A Key Goal for Nevada’s Entrepreneurial Blueprint: Resilience in Tech

At the Venture Beat BLUEPRINT conference earlier this year, EQ contributor Luke Babich conducted a short interview with the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval. We discussed his vision for a “New Nevada” based on...

GlobalHack’s 2018 Hackathon To Focus On Improving The Foreign Born Experience

GlobalHack’s biannual flagship hackathon event returns in 2018 to the Chaifetz Arena on October 12-14.If you’re new to the concept, know this: GlobalHack's hackathons are mission-driven events, seeking answers to locally relevant topics which...

Video Streaming Startup Launches Product Aimed at Fast Growing Global Market Research Industry

FocalCast, a St. Louis-based technology startup incubated by Capital Innovators and 2016 Arch Grant Recipient, has announced the launch of their new product, Unity, a digital video solution for conducting market research and hosting...

What “Jedi Mind Tricks” Have Helped In Your Professional Career? #StarWarsDay

Today is May 4th, as in "May the 4th," as in "May The Force," aka #StarWarsDay. Hell yeah. It's like an internet thing.Probably the first time any of of us saw "The Force," in...

New Conference Aims to Prepare St. Louis Workforce to Transform Into A.I. Tech Hub

Among the legends within the St. Louis’ entrepreneur community, David Karandish and Chris Sims, have launched a non-profit called Prepare.ai dedicated to driving the City forward in workforce development to become a tech talent...

This Friday: SLU Hosting Masterclass on Self Management and Shared Leadership

Doug Kirkpatrick from The Morning Star Company will be presenting at the The Age of Self-Management & Shared Leadership event, hosted by the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University, on...

Fly to the Aid of a Local Startup On National Superhero Day

Today is National Superhero Day (April 28th). Which the internet seems to be divided in opinion as to what the day is about. One half believes it's about celebrating fictional super heroes and the...

Art Hackers Launch Party Celebrates Opening of BreakerSpaces At Cortex

Fabricatorz Foundation announces O.N.G. (ONLY NEXT GENERATION), a one night music and visual media experience. The event opens at 8:30 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the #breakerspace01 at 4240 Duncan Ave, St....

Create Your List Of Internal Values, Add Your Customer’s Values, Then Go Live Like...

Perhaps the biggest result of the startup boom has been a widespread paradigm shift in the way businesses approach culture. Entrepreneurs around the world have been quick to adopt the trademarks of the new...

Network Density, Access to Talent and Maximizing Your Capital Are All Good Reasons to...

Smaller “second” cities can offer a lower cost of living, robust regional networks, and a wealth of highly skilled talent.Late 2017 saw a shift in cultural attitudes, where even respected VCs are beginning...

How Allison Mitchell Made the Leap from Philosophy Major to Fashion Designer

As Richard Branson once said, “In the end, you have to say ‘Screw it. Just do it.’” That means ignore the naysayers, outwork the competition, and take any risks needed to ensure success.Sometimes finding...

How this Powerlifter is Running a Startup in Four Countries from a Desk at...

Avi Silverberg is on the leading edge of a movement to redefine work in the digital age. He’s the co-founder of MyStrengthBook, a custom software package designed to help athletes and coaches build workouts...

Sling Health 2018 MedTech Demo Day, Tomorrow at Cortex

What began as a WashU student group in 2013 has became a fully incorporated nonprofit, celebrating six years of showcasing local and national MedTech talent mixed with a hero-dose of startup hackathon style genius....

Bioscience Startup Founders: Expect Bumps in the Road From Academic to Entrepreneur

After receiving his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, Christian Harding embarked on a post-doc fellowship that soon evolved into VaxNewMo, a biotech company developing antibacterial vaccines. Although his new company was built around his core...

Clever Real Estate Closes $500K in Seed Funding from Leading Midwest VCs

Clever Real Estate, a tech startup that connects consumers with top real estate agents in their area who help sell their home for as little as $3,000, has successfully closed a seed funding round...

Mission Driven Startup Radically Thought Through Business Model to Reach Sustainable Business Goals

"Sustainability is one of the greatest business challenges of our time," Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants told EQ. "Every company needs a 360-degree view of its impact, and our goal is to...

Venture Cafe Global Launches Innovation City Podcast

Venture Cafe St Louis has announced the launch of a new podcast produced in collaboration with Venture Café Miami and SLAM! Agency, a creative agency based in St Louis. Each episode is hosted by...

Facebook Partners With Claim Academy in St. Louis

Facebook has announced a workforce development program called Facebook Bootcamp and partnered with Ola Ayeni, founder of the coding bootcamp company, Claim Academy.As part of the partnership, Facebook will fund 25 scholarships to...

New CRM Software Startup Promises to be Next Unicorn from St. Louis

The St. Louis startup community already has several CRM software companies helping to build the local tech scene. The most well-known is Less Annoying CRM (LACRM).In 2014, LACRM received an Arch Grant, and...

From Humble Beginnings: The Conference Built On Social Media

What started out as a university department experiment, 6 years ago, has grown from a passion project into the fastest growing marketing conference in the Midwest.Admittedly, “the fastest growing marketing conference in the Midwest,”...

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 — it provided the support, guidance, and resources the company needed to become a mature, sustainable, and profitable venture. In recent...

Covo STL Plays Host to Drone Selfies at Oui Gallery Opening

Oui.Gallery, a new project from the brains behind St Louis' Art Hack Day, have announced their first exhibition which will held at Covo STL this friday (March 2nd).The exhibition entitled Order (2018) will focus...

Startup Growth: Slow and Steady — Or Fast and Furious?

At Startup Connection 2017, EQ set up a live video studio at The Globe Building in Downtown St. Louis.The Globe Building is home to lightning-fast gigabit fiber running to the offices on every floor --...

Two SixThirty Startups Raise $25 Million in Funding

2017 saw two SixThirty portfolio companies raise significant investment. Both companies are based in Israel and came to St Louis to work with SixThirty and its corporate partners.The trip must have been worth it...

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