"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.
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...
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.
Today we're excited to introduce EQ's new publishing team: Jonathan Allen and Cooper Pickett, the co-founders of Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC.
For young companies, the prospect of entering the product development stage can be daunting: after all, the costs associated with this labor- and time-intensive...
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.
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.
The Whether, a platform powered by St. Louis startup Better Weekdays that helps employers more easily attract, engage and hire job seekers, will receive a $200,000 investment from the Helix Fund, it was announced today at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership's Annual Meeting.
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.
On Monday, May 15, the eve of Capital Innovators Demo Day, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zuley Clarke, co-founder and CEO of Humblee, is a Spring 2017 graduate of Prosper Women Entrepreneur’s (PWE) Startup Accelerator. Her B2B company, based in Brooklyn, New...
"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.
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...
“Each of our incubators has its own personality,” says Ginger Imster, VP of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the organization that manages the five STL VentureWorks innovation centers. Here is a rundown of each center's features and amenities–and who's there.
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.
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.
The St. Louis Mosaic Project has a big vision: to make St. Louis the fastest growing major metropolitan area by foreign-born people by 2020. Five years after its founding, we caught up with Executive Director Betsy Cohen on how the project is helping foreign-born entrepreneurs start and grow their companies in St. Louis.
Entrepreneurship is not limited to any age, as evidenced by the successful high school programs hosted by Saint Louis University and its close partnership...
EY announced its finalists for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Central Midwest. Meet the eight big winners from St. Louis.
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.
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.
We catch up with Jay DeLong, managing partner of SixThirty CYBER, on what's happening in St. Louis' cyber community right now.