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Export Challenge

Applications Open for the 2017 St. Louis Export Challenge Powered by Arch Grants and...

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.
Blue Orb

BlueOrb Wants to Make Us Healthier Through Safe, Smart Crops

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

Online Auto Retailer Carvana Launches in St. Louis

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into St. Louis with plans to hire up to 10 staff.
Huga Bar

Hůga Bar Showcases South American Flavors in a Delicious (and Nutritious) Granola Bar

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.
Cap Innovators Spring 2017 Class

Capital Innovators Announces Its Spring 2017 Accelerator Class

Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.
Focal Cast founders

FocalCast Now Integrates With Qumu, Leader in Enterprise Video

The St. Louis-based startup helps power leading enterprise video platform with recording and streaming of collaboration sessions.

PowerPost Is Converting Brands into Power Publishers

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.

Dabble Is Here To Help You Play With Your Curiosity

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.
AirZaar

AirZaar Is Reinterpreting Drone Intelligence

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.
lifepack

Lifepack’s Paper Products Help Sustainability Bloom

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.
Soozies Doozies

Soozie’s Doozie’s Isn’t Your Grandma’s Chocolate-Chip Cookie (And That’s a Good Thing)

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.
Peter Esparrago FinLocker

FinLocker and the Digital Mortgage Revolution

How FinLocker is looking to revolutionize the mortgage process.
Lean Media

Lean Media Helps Agribusiness Advertise Effectively

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.
Aunt Flow startup

Aunt Flow Helps Menstruators Have Dignified Periods

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.

STL Startup Gift Guide: 13 Products (and Experiences) for Your 2016 Giving

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.
Start Right Foods

Start Right Foods Wants to Start Your Morning Right

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 Venture Cafe

Mastercard hosts NXT@4240: Celebrating Women in Tech and in Business

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...
Robin Rath, co-founder and CEO of Pixel Press

St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

Today St. Louis startup technology company Pixel Press announced it has joined the powerhouse of brands from Mattel. The two companies have formed a strategic partnership for its latest product Bloxels™,...

WashU Competitions Launch New Companies in STL

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...
opo startups

Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups

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...

Carter Williams: What Do All Startups Need?

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....

STL Entrepreneurs Impress at SXSW

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...

What You Need to Know About Cortex Commons This Season

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....

Inside Need/Want’s Emerging Product Empire

How a Brit, a Texan and a New Yorker came together to build a unique product design company in the Midwest.
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International Affair

How BioSTL’s team is building a relationship with Israel’s startups to grow St. Louis’ ecosystem.

3 ½ Resolutions for Entrepreneurs Aiming to Launch a Business in 2016

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 Announces 70 Companies In The 2015 Venture Showcase Lineup

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.“Startup Connection is a great opportunity to see the...

Day 1 with Sq1: Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

So you wanna be an entrepreneur? Sq1 is here to help you. Designed as the Center for Emerging Technology (CET)'s flagship program for entrepreneurs, Square One (SQ1), is a hands-on training program giving...
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CEO2CEO Conversation Series

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...

Interview: Chris Motley’s Favorite St. Louis Spots & What’s Next For Better Weekdays

Chris Motley and his team at Better Weekdays have been getting a lot of buzz lately.The platform, which Motley has called "eHarmony for jobs, with a special focus on Gen-Y talent," matches job...

“Don’t Take Advice” & Other Startup Advice: 7 Lessons Learned From Champio & Farmplicity...

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...

10 Ways COCAbiz SPARK Will Ignite Your Creative Potential

COCAbiz helps you and your business find that extra SPARK.

8 St. Louis Startup Events To Put On Your Calendar This Week

The events to keep on your radar this week.

3 Events for St. Louis Startups + Creatives This Week // Aug. 3-7

Whether you're looking to network or just blow off some steam (hopefully a bit of both), here is what's happening this week.
SanusEO

15 St. Louis Startups To Watch In 2015

Meet 15 of STL’s most recent startups.

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.

Startup Scene: CIC, LockerDome, LaunchCode Looking To Expand

Speaking of expansion, St. Louis social media company LockerDome is looking to do just that in Downtown STL

From NY To STL: Why This Life-Science Company Relocated To The Midwest

The operating principle of St. Louis’ startup community is simple: Bring in companies looking to grow, and empower them to do so

InternSTL Launches to Pair Internship-Seekers with Local Opportunities

Internship-seekers, meet your new best friend.

STL Startup Candy Lab Receives $300K from Texas Investor

Highlighted in ALIVE's Innovation Issue, STL augmented reality startup Candy Lab received a cash infusion or two to start the year off right.

How to Launch a Company in 54 Hours: St. Louis Startup Weekend Begins

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.

Cambridge Innovation Center’s First Expansion Outside of Massachusetts Opens in St. Louis’ Cortex

CIC has opened its first location outside of Massachusetts in the Cortex Innovation Community with 20 founding members.

Jack Dorsey’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event in St. Louis: Top Tweet Discussions From The Event

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 Returns To St. Louis To Kick Off Square’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Event Series

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.

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