Community Voices

Submissions from the community

SafeTrek

Zach Winkler of SafeTrek on Dealing with Uncertain Decisions

What started as an idea for a college contest has become a promising platform for personal security and wellness.In my conversation with Zach...
Artifox

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (November 10th)

It's hard to keep track of what's going on in town any given weekend, but Olio City makes it easy, curating all the best events in...

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (November 3rd)

It's the weekend for music and hockey. And a full moon festival.

The Division Between the Communities of the Metro Area is Holding us Back, but...

EQ's new Editor-At-Large, Dustin McKissen, shares his perspective on one thing that stings as a new transplant to the region, but shouldn't hold St. Louis back.

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (October 27th)

Thursday, October 26th Soulard Pumpkin Pub Crawl Drink beer at five different Soulard bars and raise money for Gateway Pet Guardians with this Pumpkin Crawl in...

Matt Homann From Filament On Making Unreasonable Requests

We use unreasonable requests to make people better at asking for things.

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (October 20th)

The city is counting down to Halloween and Evil Dead: The Musical is running all weekend. Friday (October 20th) Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have mastered...

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (October 13th)

Beer, Pixies and running to Rock 'n' Roll.

Daniel Fogarty From LaunchCode On Giving People Access to Tech Jobs

Tech jobs have a lot of high barriers to entry... What we want to do is pull down those barriers so that anybody that wants to work in this field has the opportunity.

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (October 6th)

Go see Alison Krauss perform at the Peabody, catch a hockey game and devour your way through an artisanal food market or see who wins the competition for "Best St. Louis Style Pizza."

Ben Burke on Commitment and Creativity at Arch Grants

"When you meet somebody, you just feel, you know, you see that they're not going to lose. They're not going to give in."
4 Hands is located in St. Louis' Lasalle Park neighborhood. With a focus on providing a well-rounded portfolio, they offer four year-round beers along with a slew of seasonal beers. Photo by Wesley Law.

What to Do In St. Louis This Weekend 9/26

We see you - busy entrepreneur - making stuff happen!The end of summer can be depressing in St. Louis—no more hanging out by...

Brian Dixon On Human Capital And The Most Powerful Technology In The World: The...

"I hold the belief that coincidences don't exist. And synchronicity is powerful."
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith On Role of Regional Chamber to Bridge the “Valley of Death”

"We're going to put our own money and the money of our investors in play. We feel we can do this in a way that is really effective, because of the relationships we have in the business community."

Announcing STL Community Cast Partnership On EQ

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

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.

Expert Roundtable: St. Louis Business & Political Leaders Sound Off on Socioeconomic Inequality

4 honorees and a host of tonight’s NAACP Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner give their takes on the state of race relations and economic inequality...

One Product Development Hack Every Startup Needs to Know About

Now more than ever, consumers are looking to interact with companies that value their opinions and the quality of their experiences. Product co-creation via live streaming video offers an efficient and highly engaging answer to this expectation.
Financials Stock

5 Lessons from a Startup Veteran

Five lessons startups and entrepreneurs can glean from a veteran startup consultant.
Brown Smith Wallace St Louis

4 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Startups

Tax planning in 2016 is as important as ever, especially for startup and small businesses. With tax law changes in December 2015, tax reform on the agenda, and a new US President in 2017, it is important to review your tax situation before the end of 2016. Todd Reich of Brown Smith Wallace shares a few things startups should pay attention to right now.
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So, What’s Your Startup Worth?

How do you get potential investors to notice you in a crowded pool of startup investment opportunities? Developing a reliable valuation may be a...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Diana Zeng of Full Circle

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Yomi Toba of PushUp Social

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Christy Maxfield of CET

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Patricia Hagen of T-REX

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Dalychia Saah of Arch Grants

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Colleen Liebig of PluggedIn STL

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore of BioSTL

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Jason Hall of St. Louis Regional Chamber

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal government’s...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Tomas Peña of S4

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Startups Are Our Economic Future: So Why Aren’t We Funding Them?

By Carter Williams, managing director of iSelect FundMost people think the key to job creation in their state or city is to attract relatively large,...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

St Louis’ unique ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, competitions and startup facilities is working. Not only does it transform startups into thriving businesses, but it also produces...

Commentary: Travis Sheridan on St. Louis’ Ecosystem Growing Pains

Why we should treat our startup ecosystem as the still maturing, sometimes messy, teenager that it is.

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....

Arch Grants Says STL Needs Startups, Not the NFL

We've now had a week to come to terms with the fact that St. Louis is no longer the home of the NFL's Rams. As...
Downtown STL Innovation District Brian Matthews

Downtown St. Louis Innovation Community: 2015 Highlights, 2016 Predictions

By Brian Matthews, Managing Director of Cultivation Capital2015 was another great year for increasing the footprint and impact of the Innovation Community on the...

What’s Next For St. Louis With Dan Lohman

As the St. Louis startup community continues to grow, the voices and concerns of its founders, grass roots organizers and support organizations need to...

Keeping it Simple: 4 Startup Mentors Give Advice to Founders

We reached out to four mentors at Capital Innovators and asked them the tough question: if you had to give one piece of advice to founders, what would it be
Lunch and Learn

How To Make Your Lunch & Learns Suck Less

10 tips for co-working space community managers and presenters
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Avoid Startup Burnout: 8 Tips From LockerDome’s Gabe Lozano

Gabe Lozano, co-founder and CEO of LockerDome, shares his stressbusting tips.

Why Entrepreneurial Communities Matter

Writer Dustin McKissen reflects on entrepreneurship across generations and the power of a entrepreneur's support network.

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

With 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 community members to step up and drive change within the St. Louis region.
EQ Startup Advice

For A Founder, There’s Never A Closed Door: Marco’s Noah Rosenberg On Doing What...

Founders: do whatever it takes to get your company grown. No one else understands your journey as well as you do.

“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...
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How Startup Funding Works And Why We’ve Decided To Bootstrap

By Tyler King, CEO of Less Annoying CRMWhen my brother and I started Less Annoying CRM, we decided to bootstrap. If you’re not familiar...