Many consider fashion to be a female-focused industry. You can argue it either way -- but Dwight Carter and the team behind Gent won’t...
Arch Grants recently announced Emily Lohse-Busch as its new Executive Director. EQ had the opportunity to have a candid chat with her about what brought her back to St. Louis, her vision for Arch Grants and her thoughts on the growth of entrepreneurship in St. Louis.
For just 25 cents per day and the click of a button, you can start making a big difference in the lives of St. Louisans. Here's how Givable, a startup non-profit launched earlier this year, is inspiring a new generation of donors with crowdsource philanthropy platform.
Suzanne shares her story on how she transitioned back into working at startups after a one year break at a traditional job.
Drew Davis created a hyper local podcast to highlight the awesome work happening in St. Louis.
"It's such a strong selling point for this region that the cost of living allows people to take a risk. The average age of...
Companies in St. Louis are no longer required to pay their minimum-wage employees $10 an hour. Here's why they should do it anyway.
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.
"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."
One of the biggest line items on a startup company's balance sheet is its office space, so it's a goal to keep that as...
The building where the 1904 World's Fair was planned sat vacant for decades. Now, inspired by the history of St. Louis, a coworking startup from San Francisco plans to turn it into a destination downtown.
St. Louis-based real estate firm Tower Real Estate Group will collaborate with the St. Louis Fashion Fund, Downtown STL, and Saint Louis Development Corporation to...
At VentureBeat Blueprint 2018, leaders from regional tech hubs talked extensively about the sources of their success and plans for the future.
EY announced its finalists for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Central Midwest. Meet the eight big winners from St. Louis.
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.
Startups in the multi-trillion dollar global agriculture market are currently underinvested, leaving a giant hole the size of Missouri into which savvy investors can and will invest.
The Center for Space Commerce and Finance (CSCF) has announced finalists for the 2017 St. Louis Regional NewSpace Business Plan Competition. Here are the five finalists who will be competing for a cash prize this Friday.
LaunchCode partners with Facebook Community Boost to introduce Discovery program at St. Louis Public Library.
39 North is a 10-year effort to transform a 600-acre area in Creve Coeur into a new agriculture technology innovation district. Here's how the development came to be and an update on the project.
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.
Jennifer Hyman, the co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, will deliver the 13th Annual St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference keynote on January...
This year's Startup Connection was hosted at The Globe Building which is known for crazy fast internet speeds. The potential of a 900 meg...
Hugmonster Sound founder, Adam Frick, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to produce a podcast for children’s stories, called Fablist. Essentially produced as audio books,...
Welcome back! Yep, 2018 has already started. Crack on!
Blockchain technology could revolutionize real estate by streamlining transactions, heightening transparency, and increasing efficiency across the board. As more people and industries become aware of...
Capital Innovators panel discussion with Leslie Miley brings diverse voices to the table. The St. Louis-based accelerator hosted a panel discussion at T-REX with Cultivation Capital, Venture for America, and PluggedIN titled, "How to Strengthen and Grow Your Startup Ecosystem." Here are takeaways from the thought-provoking discussion.
Myself Belt's Talia Goldfarb shares how she knew when she needed to ask for more mentorship.
Cultivation Capital's Life Sciences team monitors trends in the categories of therapeutics, medical devices, research tools and diagnostics, medical devices and health care IT to inform their decisions on investments in early-stage life sciences companies. We sat down with Rick Ryan, General Partner at Cultivation Capital, to talk trends in the field.
Allison Mitchell shares her experience going from life as a philosophy major to founding her own fashion line.
With venture capital funds such as Rise of the Rest standing by, there's no reason regional cities and local startup communities have to go it alone says Revolution partner David Hall.
Tom Hillman launches Lewis & Clark Capital.
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.
BioGenerator wins federal grant from U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate regional bioscience companies.
Marrone Bio Innovations' founder and CEO Pam Marrone issues a call-to-action: the agriculture industry is poised to achieve a future of better yields for farmers and better quality foods for consumers, if it can inform and engage these audiences effectively.
"I hold the belief that coincidences don't exist. And synchronicity is powerful."
St. Louis’ Innovation Community gave the region's top startups the chance to present their companies to a packed house of entrepreneurs, investors, and other...
Houston, we have a problem. Our small group of beta testers for Drizzle SMS had gone viral. In a matter of hours, we had 10,000...
Today we're excited to introduce EQ's new publishing team: Jonathan Allen and Cooper Pickett, the co-founders of Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC.
Today, I'm thrilled to announce that EQ has been acquired by Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC. I want to take a moment to personally introduce them and share more about how this exciting moment came to be.
"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."
Brazen St. Louis wins their largest grant yet in their fourth year of investment from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
With some adjustments to the city's tax abatement system, real estate developers can pursue successful projects that benefit all of St. Louis.
Jane Sueme started beekeeping as a hobby in 2004 and as a business in 2009. In 2013, she was ready to take Isabee's Beekeeping Equipment and Supplies to the next level. Enter STL VentureWorks' South County location, an incubator for retail businesses like hers. One of six innovation centers offers resources and space to growing companies.
After moving to St. Louis several months ago, the St. Louis Mosaic Project helped founders settle in St. Louis and build connections. "We need to...
T-REX, the Downtown St. Louis innovation center dedicated to helping technology startups thrive, today delivered its first report highlighting the organization's economic impact on the St. Louis community since its founding in 2011. Presented in an interactive digital format, the report details the success T-REX has had. Here are some highlights.
Paul Singh, one of the original three partners of 500 Startups, is on a nationwide tour and will be visiting St Louis and St...
Cleantech startup companies shared their insights, innovations cutting-edge energy technologies, upon completing a 12-week energy-technology accelerator program in St. Louis.
SafeTrek, a personal safety solution founded by Mizzou alumni has added another $3.2 million in investment and plans to hire 10 software engineers in St. Louis to develop a connected app platform supporting multiple devices.
The Boutique Spotlight is part of an ongoing series from MakersValley that analyzes the changing fashion and retail landscape in the Midwest through the stories of local boutique owners and independent fashion designers in St. Louis, Missouri.
I am the producer of STL Community Cast and 2017 was a milestone for me. It was my first full year of producing the podcast.
Spirit of St. Louis Fund I launched to help the highest impact local startups grow their footprint in the region.
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.
As the St. Louis innovation community grows, an influx of younger home buyers are coming to the city. Here’s how real estate agents can...
Shayba Muhammad of Mahnal Jewelry was named the winner of the Elevator Pitch Competition at the Brazen Be Seen Brunch. She received an award package that included a $2,500 cash prize, two 6-month memberships to the new CIC co-working space at 4220, one year of membership to the Hispanic Chamber, a business coaching session, and one year's membership to Brazen St. Louis.
Significant investments in Downtown St. Louis over the last two decades have transformed former desolate areas like Washington Avenue into a thriving dining and entertainment destination. Now, In order to leverage opportunities for continued growth of the district, Downtown STL, Inc., in partnership with the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and others, is seeking proposals for placemaking services for the Historic Garment District in Downtown St. Louis.
When you hear the word "fair trade", you might immediately think of the Guatemalan coffee from your favorite hipster coffee chain or tomato farmers; in reality, the scope is much larger. Fair trade encompasses the entire supply chain from getting the product made by the original producer to shipping it to a store, and into placing it in the hands of the final consumer.
Social networking giant offers 25 tuition scholarships to create Facebook coding bootcamp in St. Louis and develop local tech talent.
Calling all hares and tortoises! The race is on!
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.
Today is May 4th, as in "May the 4th," as in "May The Force," aka #StarWarsDay. Hell yeah. It's like an internet thing. Probably the...
OPO Startups in St Charles is hosting a "Demo Day" entrepreneurship competition in November.
The Olin Business School at Washington University hosted an important discussion on the importance of values and operating principles in entrepreneurship.
"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.
EQ - The Arch Grants 2018 Global Startup Competition opens on February 1st. Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the program.
As Managing Partner of the Life Sciences Fund at Cultivation Capital, Bill Schmidt is currently focused on the venture capital firm's Life Sciences Fund II. He's dedicated to helping life sciences entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level–and the good news for founders is, he's done it himself. We sat down with Schmidt to hear how he got his start as a founder, and now investor, in St. Louis.
When Ameren Corporation, UMSL Accelerate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Capital Innovators came together to announce the new Ameren Accelerator program in March, it was the first of its kind in the U.S. and the St. Louis region's first accelerator to focus on energy technologies. This week, it announced some newsworthy application statistics.
At the Venture Beat BLUEPRINT conference earlier this year, EQ contributor Luke Babich conducted a short interview with the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval....
At the recent Arch Grants gala, a phrase was used throughout the evening to describe one of the most important goals of the St....
More than 220 attendees watched five startups compete to take home a combined $50,000 in cash prizes, along with additional in-kind services, at the...
The first 2017 CEO2CEO event took place on April 10 at T-REX, bringing together Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and Anthony Tersigni of Ascension for a conversation centered around healthcare. Read the Q&A.
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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.
"Kaiima" is a Hebrew word that means "sustainable" or "long-lasting." For Kaiima-the-company, the name reflects its commitment to developing agricultural solutions for growers to improve their crop productivity in a sustainable way. Meet the Israel-based company that has been growing its US operations rapidly out of the Helix Center in St. Louis County.
When I first became involved with the startup scene here in St. Louis, I heard one phrase get used a lot: St. Louis needed...
Imster has been tasked with promoting our region to startups in the US and around the world. We sat down with her to catch up on the Partnership's upcoming initiatives around innovation and entrepreneurship.
UMSL has created generations of entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs. The university is now picking up its pace with the growth of its entrepreneurship platform, UMSL Accelerate. And accelerating they are.
Founded in 2012, Washington Avenue-based Enliven is a project-based tech startup that tackles client challenges with creative software marrying a polished UX with creative, behind-the-scenes tech...
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.
MakersValley connects fashion designers to Italian artisans and manufacturers who can bring their visions to life. It's also helping to re-establish St. Louis as one of the nation's most competitive fashion centers.
We use unreasonable requests to make people better at asking for things.
We’ve all been thinking about our 2018 New Year’s Resolutions. Aside from starting 2018 at the newly opened Shake Shack here in St. Louis (ok...
What started as an idea for a college contest has become a promising platform for personal security and wellness. In my conversation with Zach...
Greetabl, the St. Louis-based e-commerce gifts and greetings startup, announced today it has oversubscribed its $1.5M Series Seed II fundraising to launch new platform features, hire key employees, and expand its marketing, including breaking into new markets.
Follow the hashtag #SCSTL17 on social media channels to keep up with event coverage!
5th Annual Arch Grants Gala sees huge donations made to help startups relocate their companies to St Louis and make a difference.
Designer and maker Brandin Vaughn is opening his first-ever brick-and-mortar boutique on Cherokee Street this Friday, February 2nd. The opening marks a milestone for the...
I’m pleased to welcome Colleen Jenkins as a new author on EQ. She’s the founder and CEO of Pluggedin, a job listings portal for...
AgIdea has been in the business of innovation for a while now — it's been 11 years, to be exact, since it was founded in Pergamino, Argentina. But the AgTech company, which aims to add value at the intersection of science and agribusiness, is new to St. Louis, where it's already making an impact.
"St Louis is really doing it! St Louis has more plant scientists than anywhere else in the world - I think people would be shocked to hear that."
Thirteen Israeli and Irish companies are working to launch business deals with St. Louis healthcare systems and corporations following the inaugural GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit.
EQ spoke John D. Santi, co-founder of Davos on the Delta, an AgTech conference, and discussed his vision for the conference and for the future of American agriculture.
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...
We catch up with Jay DeLong, managing partner of SixThirty CYBER, on what's happening in St. Louis' cyber community right now.
Commercial real estate (CRE) data startup Reonomy has already taken off in New York, and now they’re launching their powerful, deal-driving platform in St. Louis. In...
Two strangers met in a coworking space. Hung out. Played ping pong. Founded a company and launched a product in two months.
Redeveloped Downtown St. Louis Garment District Aims to “Turn Young Fashion Designers Into Successful...
Fashion Designers have a future home in the planned redevelopment of St. Louis' historic Garment District.
Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making crops hardier through chloroplast engineering, is pleased to announce the closing of an early Seed Round. Their technology will...
Let's face it, the hiring process can be grueling. Most startups don't have an HR person or a formalized hiring process and need alternative...
Jimmy Sansone is branding the Midwest—and making us all look good while he does it.
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