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The Bourbon Friday Show with Jeff Mazur from LaunchCode

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Mazur, Executive Director at LaunchCode, about their work to close the tech skills gap in...
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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...

LaunchCode Is Offering Free Coding Courses to Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military Families

National workforce development nonprofit, LaunchCode, is accepting applications from St. Louis area veterans, Reserves, active service members and military families for a special cohort of LC101, their flagship 20-week computer programming...

Tech Workforce Development in the Region Approaching Crisis Level

Workforce development seems to be a topic on everyone’s mind in the economic development circles these days.In a recent commentary in the St. Louis Business Journal, Tom Chulick, president and CEO...

Social Entrepreneurship More About the Ends than the Means

Many founders identify as “social entrepreneurs”, even while resisting a standard definition. Historically the label was applied to innovators developing solutions to society’s problems exclusively in the nonprofit space. The term...
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Venture For America Fellows Are Sticking Around and Crushing It In St. Louis (Just...

In the challenging and ever-expanding realm of the startup community, every advantage and connection can result in noteworthy payoff. One such advantage can be seen in Venture for America (VFA), a...
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New Digital Literacy Program Brings Coding to the Community

​LaunchCode, a national nonprofit focused on creating pathways to careers in technology, has announced the Discovery program, made possible by a partnership with Facebook’s Community Boost initiative.Pre-Qualification Program for Apprenticeships Discovery...

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...

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

What's Your Startup Resolution for the New Year and Why?We invited members of the St Louis Startup Ecosystem to respond to that question. Their answers are below.Got your own answer? We'd...

Daniel Fogarty From LaunchCode On Giving People Access to Tech Jobs

LaunchCode is one of the founding companies of the STL tech ecosystem.There are 50,000 tech graduates every year. Yet, it is predicted that there will be one million unfilled tech jobs...

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...
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CoderGirl Applications for Summer 2017 Cohort Close June 5

CoderGirl, the LaunchCode education program designed to engage and educate women in the technology community in St. Louis, originally existed as a regular meet-up before evolving into its current form as a year-long tech training program. Applications for CoderGirl's Summer 2017 Cohort are open now and close June 5. Here are all the details.

Gallery: Hello, Hackathon

On Saturday, August 13, GlobalHack, LaunchCode and Prosper Women Entrepreneurs hosted the first Hello, Hackathon event at the LaunchCode Mentor Center.   A beginner, code-free hackathon, many of the more than 60 participants...

6 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here!1 Million Cups Wednesday,...

5 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here!1 Million Cups Wednesday,...

6 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here!Micro Mondays with...

Why We’re Excited for Hello, Hackathon!

Next month, LaunchCode, GlobalHack and the Prosper Institute will come together for Hello, Hackathon!, a beginner-friendly event where teams will work to design an app or website to solve real-world problems. No coding experience...
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LaunchCode Announces Major Expansion as Part of U.S. Department of Labor TechHire Initiative

LaunchCode announced today it has been awarded support through 2020 as part of the U.S. Department of Labor grants in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. These grants will provide LaunchCode and...

Code Collaboration

Twenty minutes before class began on a Tuesday evening, the LaunchCode Mentor Center’s main instructional room was quietly filling up with early arrivals to the CS50x class, a 16-week, in-person version...

6 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Savvy Coders...

7 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here! Elevar Connects...

8 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here!Free Savvy...

Why Keeping the NGA in St. Louis Matters to the Innovation Community

Next month the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is expected to make their decision about where their $1.75 billion intelligence campus, housing 3,100 employees, will relocate. Keeping the NGA in St. Louis would be...

Spotlight: Crystal Martin on What Entrepreneur Means to Her

Crystal is the St. Louis community engagement manager for LaunchCode. A Michigan native, coding captured her attention and kept her in St. Louis.How did you get involved in the startup community?I didn’t...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 26

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.Event AnnouncementsLouFest founder Brian Cohen and Cortex president and CEO Dennis Lower announced plans for...

Founder Series: Dan Lohman of Pushup Social

Dan Lohman is Founder and CEO of Pushup Social, which makes adding an online community to a website as easy as adding as installing a plugin or pasting a line of...
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STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 5

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.GrowthSt. Louis County has begun work to develop a 575-acre plant science innovation district in...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Dec. 4

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.Growth:St. Louis-based LaunchCode received a $350,000 grant last week to open a location in Rhode Island. LaunchCode places budding...
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Disrupting The Tech Talent Gap With Rosa Mayer

If you're in the startup community, you know Rosa Mayer. Rosa moved to St. Louis in 2009 to work with College Bound. When that assignment ended, she became part of the...

Blog Out Loud: 8 Local Leaders Aim to Inspire St. Louis

By: Erin FunkWith a continued international focus on the challenges within the St. Louis region, YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) St. Louis‘ annual Blog Out Loud event is providing space for...

Matt Menietti Of GlobalHack Discusses Civic Hackathon Project And Tech’s Positive Impact

GlobalHack, a quarterly hackathon competition created in late 2013 by Gabe Lozano, Drew Winshop, and Travis Sheridan to help companies turn ideas for solving real-world problems into actual real-world solutions, reconvenes...
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Tech Calendar: 12 Startup Events For Your Calendar This Week

Have upcoming startup events we should know about? Send details to us at editors@eqstl.com.THIS WEEKLaunchCoderGirl Weekly Meetup Wed., Sept 2 | 6-8pm CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave. | Cortex Women getting together to code, simple as...
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Blue1647 Helps Bridge Opportunity And Job Divide In St. Louis

Less than two weeks after his arrival, Emile Cambry has already made a name for himself in St. Louis.Largely unacknowledged by local media, Cambry and his Blue1647 team opened the first technology innovation...

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 facilities.

Upstart City: Why The Sky Is The Limit When It Comes To St. Louis’...

After a year of continued expansion and growth, ALIVE takes a look at what the momentum means for our local entrepreneurs today and startups of tomorrow.

LaunchCode To Open Youth Mentor Center On Delmar Boulevard This Summer

On Friday, LaunchCode revealed plans to open a new facility, their Mentor Center, in St. Louis’ north side.

LaunchCode Hackathon to be Hosted by 12 Harvard Faculty Members this Friday at T-REX

Twelve Harvard professors will come to St. Louis Friday for the first-ever St. Louis CS50 Hackathon with Launch Code students.

St. Louis Startup News: Prosper Partners With Golden Seeds, RoverTown Roving, T-REX Nixes Little...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Louis Startup News: Olin Cup finalist SynerZ Medical, Inc raises over $1M, LaunchCode...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

St. Louis Startup News: LaunchCode Going Ivy League?, Invisible Girlfriends and Bad News Bears,...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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