The World Trade Center St. Louis (WTC), the international division of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, today launched the 2017 St. Louis Export Challenge, powered by Arch Grants and JPMorgan Chase. The competition will award a total of $60,000 in grants and other benefits to startup and mid-size companies with the best exporting ideas. Applications are open through Aug. 9, and winners will be announced Sept. 22 at WTC's Growing Global event.
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.
Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into St. Louis with plans to hire up to 10 staff.
It seems like everyone has their go-to healthy granola bar these days. Meet STL-based Huga Bar, a newer competitor on the market offering up gluten-free, GMO-free, and Kosher bars that blend the founders' own heritage with top-quality ingredients for delicious—and nutritious—snacking.
Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.
The St. Louis-based startup helps power leading enterprise video platform with recording and streaming of collaboration sessions.
PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.
Dabble was founded on the idea that everyone has interests, skills and passions and we all long to connect. Here's how the company is doing now and where it's going next.
It's no secret that drones are set to play a big part in our future, and St. Louis-based AirZaar is on the forefront of the new technology.
Most people see paper products as being inherently wasteful: Eat off them once, after all, and then it's into the trash. Lifepack aims to change that with an innovative approach to biodegradable paper products and an eye toward sustainability.
Like the best cookies, the idea behind Soozie's Doozies is simple but delicious. Here's the story behind the all-natural, make-at-home cookie brand made in St. Louis.
How FinLocker is looking to revolutionize the mortgage process.
When outside-the-industry consumers think of advertising, agribusiness probably isn't what springs to mind. But Lean Media is beefing up the ad industry for its customers: here's how.
How a 19-year-old founder developed her buy-one-give-one subscription box of menstrual products and aims to be a hub for all things menstrual.
Let's face it. The holiday season is so chock full of good things–traditions, family, get togethers, work events–it's easy to get caught up in the bustle. Support a startup and get your gifting organized with our guide to thirteen gifts from St. Louis startups.
Breakfast, for most of us, is normally a bit of a scramble—if we get to it at all: a bowl of our kid's cereal, reheated leftovers, a scrambled egg or two if you have a precious five extra minutes. But Start Right's founders want to change that. Here's how.
Mastercard sponsored NXT@4240 at Venture Cafe this week with the theme, "Women in Tech/Women in Business." Venture Cafe launched NXT@4240 this past spring as a series designed to connect startups with...
Mattel to manufacture and distribute Pixel Press' new video game builder, Bloxels.
In the startup world, competitions provide an array of opportunities for entrepreneurs to win funding as well as mentorship and training. Washington University in St. Louis just wrapped some of their biggest...
First Wednesdays: COMMUNITY These monthly gatherings are for local entrepreneurs to meet one another in a collaborative environment over pizza and beer.Second Wednesdays: FOUNDERS Stories and conversations with accomplished founders from the Saint...
By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds In chapter two of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom’s Aunt Polly makes him paint her white picket fence....
This is EQ’s fifth and last article about SXSW. Read previous stories here.Although South By South West is in the books, St. Louis has left a lasting impression on Austin. The Gateway City's presence...
There’s plenty of research that suggests working inside for too long stifles creativity and innovation. Cortex Commons, with special events manager Jessica Labozzetta, at the helm, is working to combat that fatigue....
How a Brit, a Texan and a New Yorker came together to build a unique product design company in the Midwest.
How BioSTL's team is building a relationship with Israel's startups to grow St. Louis' ecosystem.
By Chuck Cohn Most New Year’s resolutions involve self-improvement, whether it's in the form of getting fit or finally starting the company of your dreams. If your goals for 2016 involve launching...
Startup Connection is now less than a month away and today marks the announcement of the 70 companies to be featured in its Venture Showcase.
So you wanna be an entrepreneur? Sq1 is here to help you.
There’s a movement sweeping St. Louis that’s driven by entrepreneurs who are paving a new pathway to success, and it’s reshaping the business landscape.But as these entrepreneurs scale their businesses, they...
EQ caught up with Chris Motley, co-founder of Better Weekdays, to chat about his impressions of St. Louis since moving here, how he spends his time out of the office, and what's next for his startup.
By Jolijt TamanahaMy name is Jolijt Tamanaha, and I’m a recovering entrepreneur. I’m the co-founder of Champio, software that helps the 70% of Americans who hate their jobs. If only we could make...
COCAbiz has brought back SPARK for a fourth year to help empower your team of business professionals think in new and creative ways.
The events to keep on your radar this week.
Whether you're looking to network or just blow off some steam (hopefully a bit of both), here is what's happening this week.
Today's entrepreneurs are pushing STL's startup scene forward with groundbreaking ideas and forward-thinking companies. Here are 15 startups to keep your eye on this year.
There's no arguing that St. Louis has gained tremendous momentum in various areas of the startup space—and we, along with some of the city's leading experts, believe it's poised to climb the ranks of startup-friendly cities across the country. Here's why.
Speaking of expansion, St. Louis social media company LockerDome is looking to do just that in Downtown STL
The operating principle of St. Louis' startup community is simple: Bring in companies looking to grow, and empower them to do so
Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.
STL augmented reality startup Candy Lab received a cash infusion or two to start the year off right.
If you're feeling ambitious this weekend, Nov. 14-16 will see the return of "Startup Weekend St. Louis," a three-day networking event geared toward jump-starting local innovators.
CIC has opened its first location outside of Massachusetts in the Cortex Innovation Community with 20 founding members.
Hometown hero Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter and co-founder and CEO of Square, kicked off his national "Let's Talk" tour last night at the Casa Loma ballroom in St. Louis.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, will return to St. Louis to launch "Let's Talk," a new North American event series designed to bring business owners together to collaborate.