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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.

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

Prepare.ai's goal is to establish St. Louis as a regional and national hub of AI innovation. The serial entrepreneurs behind it are so excited about the potential of AI in the region, they're launching an annual conference.

Arch Grants Global Startup Competition Entrants: Get Ready for Transformative Feedback

Even the most constructive criticism is tough to take on, but it can often makes a crucial difference to your business. Will Edwards, Allison Mitchell, and Chris Ho – founders and Arch Grant Recipients – share their tips for getting the best feedback.

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

People want a work environment that gives them the freedom to exercise greater control over their lives, take greater initiative on the job and make a greater contribution to their company success.

Creator Platform for Private Label Fashion Designers is Reclaiming Threads of St. Louis’ History

MakersValley connects fashion designers to Italian artisans and manufacturers who can bring their visions to life. It's also helping to re-establish St. Louis as one of the nation's most competitive fashion centers.

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...

A values-based culture is guaranteed to help you establish priorities, make better hires, and ultimately, build the most successful team for your startup.

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

New entrepreneurs might assume that they have to go to Silicon Valley or New York to get their companies off the ground, but such attitudes are changing.

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

Allison Mitchell shares her experience going from life as a philosophy major to founding her own fashion line.

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

When it comes to the way we work, almost everybody seems to be shifting toward the open-plan office. But powerlifter-turned-entrepreneur Avi Silverberg is is putting a new mode of work into practice: remote teams.

Sling Health 2018 MedTech Demo Day, Tomorrow at Cortex

Demo Day devoted to launching the next generation of MedTech entrepreneurs to showcase startup concepts.

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

Scientists entering the workforce are highly trained in their respective disciplines, but the academic world doesn't always prepare them for entrepreneurship. Two Arch Grants Recipients share how they learned to sell their science to potential investors and partners.

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

Personal checks were written by prominent venture capitalists in the St. Louis area to close out the funding round.

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

Sustainability is on the rise in the world of business, but many companies mistakenly believe that reducing their carbon footprint is the only foundation of a sustainable business. But authentic sustainability initiatives do more than just help the environment – they build stronger communities.

Venture Cafe Global Launches Innovation City Podcast

New show to feature the innovators, disruptors and creators who are changing the way business happens today.

Facebook Partners With Claim Academy in St. Louis

Social networking giant offers 25 tuition scholarships to create Facebook coding bootcamp in St. Louis and develop local tech talent.

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

An extremely well-capitalized startup is taking aim at leading players in the customer relationship management software industry.
VentureBeat’s BLUEPRINT 2018 Conference

7 Awesome Moments from VentureBeat’s #BLUEPRINT2018 Conference

As developments like Amazon's HQ2 search and the opening of Tesla's Gigafactory 1 demonstrate, the American Heartland is grabbing the new economy by the horns. Government officials, business leaders, and startup luminaries descended on Reno, Nevada to discuss how we take the next step up.

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.

Covo STL Plays Host to Drone Selfies at Oui Gallery Opening

The drone selfies are reminiscent of infinitely recurring mandelbrot style patterns - despite being the exact opposite of that - but I can't explain it, properly. Yet that is exactly the apex where art and technology collide.

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

Calling all hares and tortoises! The race is on!

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...

Startup Resolutions: Here’s What You’re Chasing In 2018

Welcome back! Yep, 2018 has already started. Crack on!

What Would You Do With A 900 Meg Upload Speed?

This year's Startup Connection was hosted at The Globe Building which is known for crazy fast internet speeds.The potential of a 900 meg upload connection caught the imagination of the EQ and Vidzu...

Disruption Is Not Covo’s M.O. And That’s Really Exciting

The building where the 1904 World's Fair was planned sat vacant for decades. Now, inspired by the history of St. Louis, a coworking startup from San Francisco plans to turn it into a destination downtown.

Meet the Next Generation of Job Creators Winning in St. Louis

St. Louis’ Innovation Community gave the region's top startups the chance to present their companies to a packed house of entrepreneurs, investors, and other members of the innovation community at the annual celebration, Startup...

St Louis Startup Boom Was 20 Years In The Making

"St Louis is really doing it! St Louis has more plant scientists than anywhere else in the world - I think people would be shocked to hear that."

Announcing PluggedIn Partnership On EQ

I’m pleased to welcome Colleen Jenkins as a new author on EQ. She’s the founder and CEO of Pluggedin, a job listings portal for those looking for jobs working in startups.A longtime member...

Today In Global Entrepreneurship Week Connect With Top STL Startups Under One Roof At...

Follow the hashtag #SCSTL17 on social media channels to keep up with event coverage!

Brazen St. Louis Wins $90,000 Grant To Support Diversity Program For Women Entrepreneurs

Brazen St. Louis wins their largest grant yet in their fourth year of investment from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

5 Pet Care Industry Startups Win $10,000 Each to Push Into $60BN Pet Care...

Five 'pet-centric' startups receive recognition and funding from pet care leaders at Purina.

18 Startups Win $50,000 Each To Locate Their Business In St Louis

5th Annual Arch Grants Gala sees huge donations made to help startups relocate their companies to St Louis and make a difference.

San Francisco Coworking Startup’s HQ2 Will Be In St. Louis

Covo choose St Louis for the next location of their second coworking building.

That’s Not Your Boss Looking Over Your Shoulder: This Coworking Space Is Haunted

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

Ameren Accelerator Results Boost Energy Startups In St. Louis

Cleantech startup companies shared their insights, innovations cutting-edge energy technologies, upon completing a 12-week energy-technology accelerator program in St. Louis.
Sarah Schlafly and Christian Johnson, co-founders of Multipass, a coworking marketplace for day-passes to cool workplaces across the country.

For The Love Of Coworking, New Founders Want to Share Values Across the Midwest

Two strangers met in a coworking space. Hung out. Played ping pong. Founded a company and launched a product in two months.
Olio City Team

Announcing Olio City Partnership on EQ

I'm really pleased to welcome Ellen Prinzi as a new author on EQ. She is CEO of Olio City, a personalized 'intelligent-agent' style concierge service and city guide that won an Arch Grant in...

Shared Experience Helps Ameren Accelerate And Build Culture of Innovation

Programmed by the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, the Ameren Accelerator program is the first of its kind.The 12-week program not only has been a boon for entrepreneurs and...

Why Values Matter To Founders and Entrepreneurs

The Olin Business School at Washington University hosted an important discussion on the importance of values and operating principles in entrepreneurship.

Accelerator Program Alumni Becomes Resident Adviser to Future STL Startups

New York transplant to St Louis becomes the first Entrepreneur-In-Residence advisor at Capital Innovators; providing advice to new entrepreneurs going through the same accelerator program that helped grow his own company.

Announcing STL Community Cast Partnership On EQ

Drew Davis created a hyper local podcast to highlight the awesome work happening in St. Louis.

SafeTrek Closes $3.2 Million Seed Round To Develop Personal Safety App Into A Platform

SafeTrek, a personal safety solution founded by Mizzou alumni has added another $3.2 million in investment and plans to hire 10 software engineers in St. Louis to develop a connected app platform supporting multiple devices.

$5 Million Committed to Fill Valley Of Death Seed Round Funding Void

Spirit of St. Louis Fund I launched to help the highest impact local startups grow their footprint in the region.

Why Culture Should Eclipse Technology In St Louis

On Saturday (19th August) from 7pm, international art and tech event series, Art Hack Day, will display an art installation at Cortex that represents the results of a 48-hour marathon hackathon of 40 emerging artists from St. Louis and around the world.

5 Reasons To Build Your Startup in St. Louis

This month, finalists for the 2017 summer cohort make their pitches to the Arch Grants competition committee to secure a $50,000 grant to grow their startup in St. Louis, Missouri.
Cover Artwork for Pear Blossom from Fablist

Kickstarter Campaign to Re-Think Children’s Stories (And Kids’ Screentime)

Hugmonster Sound founder, Adam Frick, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to produce a podcast for children’s stories, called Fablist. Essentially produced as audio books, but delivered for free to parents and children via podcasting,...

100 Makers to Showcase Creations to Celebrate First Year of TechShop

100 TechShop maker space members will show off products and prototypes that they have been working on this summer.

How Confluence Acquisition Will Work For Aclaris In St. Louis

Yesterday, BioGenerator's first co-working lab tenant, Confluence Life Sciences, got acquired by Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc at a valuation of $100MM.On the acquisition, Confluence's lead founder, Joe Monahan said in a press release, “We...

St Louis Bioscience Startup Acquired at $100 Million Valuation

Confluence Life Sciences, the first company incubated at BioGenerator's co-working lab at Cortex, has been acquired by Aclaris Therapeutics.
Ameren Accelerator 2017 Cohort

7 Cool Cleantech Companies Join Ameren Accelerator

Here are the seven companies that have been selected to participate in the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership between the Ameren Corporation, the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that assesses, mentors and invests in energy technology startup companies.
Startup Connection

Startup Connection 2017 Expands To Bigger Venue With Express Scripts Leading Sponsors

The St. Louis region's largest annual event celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Connection, now in its ninth year has announced a new venue and a new lead sponsor. The event will take place on November 15, 2017 at The Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker.

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