Catch up on EQ Issue: Spring 2017

BlueOrb's mission is to use nanotechnology and genetics to help farmers create more abundant, safer, and healthier crops. Here's why its Indian-born founder Umesh Vekaria is creating his company's global headquarters in STL.
Downtown St. Louis continues to grow and thrive as an inviting environment for both businesses and residents. Here are five of the newest developments you’ll want to keep an eye on.
"Fail fast" is more than a buzzword at BioSTL's Fundamentals program, which the organization started to help entrepreneurs identify and push past obstacles early on. Here's how the program is doing just that.
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.
At its core, Maritz is a people-centered company. Over its more than 120-year history, Maritz has honed and developed its expertise in the science of human behavior. Now, the company is innovating even further with the appointment of its first Chief Behavioral Officer, Charlotte Blank.
For young companies, the prospect of entering the product development stage can be daunting: after all, the costs associated with this labor- and time-intensive process have the potential to make or break a fledgling business model. Traditional focus groups...
“Each of our incubators has its own personality,” says Ginger Imster, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the organization that manages the five STL VentureWorks innovation centers. Here is a rundown of each center's features and amenities–and who's there.