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The Bourbon Friday Show with Alon Gilboa from Explority

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Alon Gilboa, CEO and Co-founder of Explority, about how...

STL Entrepreneurs: Don’t Miss “For Creators By Creators” on December 12th

Whether you’ve been tinkering with your prototype, are ready to hit the global market, or just have a cool idea, you’ll want...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Doug Wilber from Gremlin Social

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Doug Wilber, CEO of Gremlin Social, about how Gremlin...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Jeff Mazur from LaunchCode

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Mazur, Executive Director at LaunchCode, about their work...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Dustin McKissen

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dustin McKissen, a two-time "Top Voice" on LinkedIn and...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Stephen Schenkenberg from Forest Park Forever

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Forest Park...

The Bourbon Friday Show with Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore from BioSTL

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, Director of Bioscience Entrepreneurial Inclusion at...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Cody Beck from American Hauntings Podcast

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Cody Beck from American Hauntings Podcast about his journey...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Amit Kothari from Tallyfy

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Amit Kothari, co-founder and CEO of Tallyfy, about their...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Connie Bowen from Yield Lab

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Connie Bowen, Program Manager at The Yield Lab and...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Elaine Queathem from ITEN and Savvy Coders

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Elaine Queathem, Entrepreneur in Residence for the at ITEN,...

5 Things You’ll Get Out Of Participating in This Week’s GlobalHack

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL3Hackathons are exciting competitions that give programmers the...

Startup Talent Showcase Returns for Fall 2018

Not your typical job fair, the Startup Talent Showcase brings together innovative companies and top regional talent and connects the two via a pitch-style...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Matt Menietti from GlobalHack

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL2On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show...

5 Roles Every Hackathon Team Needs

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL2Programmers from around the world are drawn to...

“St. Louis Isn’t Just a City: It’s a Dream Laboratory,” Says Writer in Southwest...

The October in-flight edition of Southwest Airlines: The Magazine will feature an in-depth profile of St. Louis.Writer Miles Howard visited St. Louis over the...

HuSTLe From Day One: St. Louis Brand Manifesto Video Wins Fourth Accolade

The brand video designed for the Amazon HQ2 pitch took home another award, this time a 2018 Mid-America EMMY Award for Best Short Format...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Brian Matthews from Cultivation Capital

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Brian Matthews, Co Founder and General Partner of Cultivation...

What To Expect At This Year’s GlobalHack: A Step-by-Step Guide

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL1GlobalHack VII is just around the corner: This...

With SLU’s Big Ideas Challenge Our Minds Are Fixed On the Future of St....

SLU is currently engaged in a bold reshaping of its future. We firmly believe universities have the power to inspire transformative thinking that translates...
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Saint Louis University Becomes First in St. Louis Region to Achieve I-Corps Site Status

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Saint Louis University (SLU) has announced that SLU has become the first university in the...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Andrew Smith from the St. Louis Regional Chamber

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Andrew Smith, Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at...

Here’s How Ameren Accelerator Made a Difference to Six Energy Technology Startups

Entrepreneurs from six startups, who came to St. Louis this summer to participate in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator, took part in a Demo Day...
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Claim Academy Is Hosting Free Coding Workshops in September

Who out there has felt that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, while you say to yourself, “I want to be more...

The Ag Innovation Showcase looks to the Future of Farming and Food

Farmers, researchers, government agencies and corporations from around the world have gathered in St. Louis this week for the Ag Innovation Showcase, now in...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Doug Hall from Geniecast

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Doug Hall, Executive Vice President of Global Solutions for...

A “No” from Arch Grants Isn’t a “No” to Your Business

August saw the finalist pitch day of the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition, which constitutes the final round of selection where an external panel...
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OPO Demo Day Applications are Live!

OPO Demo Day is a competitive, live pitch competition for entrepreneur's in the technology field.Application entries open September 5, 2018 and close October 17,...

Tech Workforce Development in the Region Approaching Crisis Level

Workforce development seems to be a topic on everyone’s mind in the economic development circles these days.In a recent commentary in the St. Louis...

3 lessons your city can learn from the St. Louis startup boom

With more than $1 billion in bets placed on startups in just the last few years, St. Louis has rightly earned a reputation as...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Elise Hastings from Givable

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Elise Hastings, Managing Director of Givable, about their giving...

T-Rex’s Geospatial Resource and Innovation Center Will Elevate An Existing Cluster

While the billion dollar NGA 2 headquarters won’t be finished until 2024, T-Rex and handful of forward thinking geospatial startups and companies are preparing...

Holekamp Seed Fund Will Provide $1000 to Entrepreneurial Wash U Students

Cliff Holekamp, Co-founder and General Partner of venture fund Cultivation Capital and Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship at Washington University, has given a $500,000...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Emily Lohse-Busch from Arch Grants

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director at Arch Grants, about the...

Ready, Set, Hack: T-REX and OGC Holds a Smarter Safer Cities Hackathon

As part of the SCIRA (Smart Cities Interoperability Reference Architecture) initiative, the Open Geospatial Consortium and T-REX are pleased to present Hacks and the...

Ameren Accelerator Provides a Multi-purpose Approach to Innovation and Education

August 31st marks the last week of the hands-on portion of Ameren Accelerator’s 2018 program. Since June, six “energy-focused” start-up companies have been participating...

Agrilyst Provides a Platform for Indoor Farmers to Understand Their Data

From our archived reporting at iSelects’ Davos on the Delta conference earlier this May, Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO of Agrilyst, spoke with EQ...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Dr. Patricia Hagen of T-REX

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Patricia Hagen, President and Executive Director of T-REX,...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Assistive Technology Creator Key2Enable

Key2Enable is Customizable Assistive Technology Key-X technology provides a new contextual interface for the disabled. The technology consists of a platform in which the controls...

With Help From The Yield Lab, Aptimmune Biologics Gains Access to the Worldwide Market

Aptimmune Biologics, a member of the 2016 Yield Lab portfolio of AgTech startups, announced their partnership with Kemin Industries, an Ag and Animal product...

ITEN’s CIP Program Jumpstarts Corporate Innovation

ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program (CIP) capitalizes on a growing trend in which corporations are sponsoring innovation showcases or demo days. Just as trade shows...

From Collaboration to Product Validation: An Interview with SentiAR CEO Jim Howard

Jim Howard is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Since the early 90s, Howard has worked in a number of startups across the pharmaceutical and technology...

St. Louis Venture Capital Investment Report Spotlights Overall Success but Warns of Critical Inflection...

Over the last 5 years, there’s no doubt that St. Louis has cemented a reputation for hosting a thriving and dynamic startup community. In...

St. Louis AgTech Accelerator Growing into Global Influencer

The Yield Lab, named this year as the World’s Most Valuable Accelerator in AgFunder’s 2018 Innovation Awards, is part of a growing regional AgTech...

DevOps Midwest Conference at T-Rex Teaches Best Practices for Automating Development

DevOps Midwest, a special conference with a slate of nationally known experts in the field of software development, will be held September 19-20, 2018...

OPO Startups Members Have Raised $10M and Created a Combined Payroll of $12M. Here’s...

OPO is a co-working center for digital Startups located in the “Old Post Office” building on Main Street St. Charles. The 10,000 square foot...

Bourbon Friday “Innovate Giving” Event Explores How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Charitable Giving Through...

A special episode of the Bourbon Friday Show featured a live streaming of the Innovate Giving panel discussion on the intersection of Innovation and...

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A...

The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy think tank based in Washington, DC released a report on July 25 (2018) entitled “Rethinking Cluster Initiatives”...

Cortex Metrolink Grand Opening

A new Metrolink station at Cortex will provide a new, convenient transportation option for the thousands of employees and visitors in the central corridor...

Cortex Innovation Community Celebrate Aloft Hotel Groundbreaking

The new 129 room hotel at Cortex is scheduled to open Fall 2019. The Aloft brand is designed to appeal to the next generation...

Innovate Giving Event Explores How Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship is Disrupting Philanthropy

Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy is innovating fast. We take a moment to talk about it. Join us at T-Rex this Friday, July 27th from...
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Watch Out, Hackers: St. Louis’ Growing Cybersecurity Community is a Force to be...

Thanks to bottom up and top down efforts, St. Louis is quickly becoming one of the country’s top centers for cybersecurity innovation and education....
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Jeff Stevens from WellBeing Brewing Company

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Jeff Stevens from WellBeing Brewing Company about how they...

We’ve Funded 114 Startups to Make a Difference in St. Louis

Today, I’m pleased to release our 2017 annual impact report. Typically, annual reports for non-profits focus on quantitative data, such as financials, but this...

From Science Research to IoT Device Design: Plant Analytics Startup Grows With Arch Grants

When Dr. Nadia Shakoor discovered the lack of availability and the prohibitive costs of plant data collecting devices on the market, she considered her...

BioSTL Brings International Health Care Innovators and Medtech to St. Louis

In its second annual GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit held on June 27, 2018, GlobalSTL invites health tech from Israel, Ireland, the United Kingdom and...

Six Startups Selected to Participate in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator Program

Six startup companies have been selected by Ameren Corporation to come to St. Louis to participate in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private...

The Bourbon Friday Show: Darryl Palmer on Bringing Singularity University to St. Louis

On this episode of The Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Darryl Palmer, CTO for Janus Choice, and Ambassador to...

From Norway to St. Louis: An Entrepreneur’s Journey

IT buff and go-getter Geir Karlsen is on a lifelong mission to expand his knowledge — of everything from business acumen to cultural differences.“In...

GlobalHack’s 2018 Hackathon To Focus On Improving The Foreign Born Experience

GlobalHack’s biannual flagship hackathon event returns in 2018 to the Chaifetz Arena on October 12-14.If you’re new to the concept, know this: GlobalHack's hackathons...
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The Bourbon Friday Show: Tyler Kelley On Doing Something Bigger

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Tyler Kelley, Co-Founder of SLAM! Agency about one of...

It Takes a Village (and Universities Directly Engaging the Startup Ecosystem) to Retain Talent...

On the subject of talent retention, every city finds it a challenge to compete with the bright lights of major tech centers like San...

Universities in St. Louis Are More Engaged Than Ever In the Startup Ecosystem

At their recent event, Merge Summit, Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants, discussed the role of solid research and support of entrepreneurship from...

The Bourbon Friday Show: Featuring Dave Costenaro, Executive Director at Prepare.Ai

In this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dave Costenaro, Executive Director at Prepare.Ai, about the AI...

T-Rex and Cortex’s Dennis Lower Honored At 2018’s What’s Right With The Region Awards

The What’s Right with the Region Awards celebrates businesses and organizations that often toil in obscurity but nonetheless provide essential services to better their...

This Wednesday, May 16th: Join OPO Startups As They Celebrate Third Anniversary

OPO Startups, the coworking space housed in a renovated historic post office on Main Street in St. Charles, will celebrate it’s third anniversary with...

Employer Blue Sky Hours Led to Building Tattoo Conference in St. Louis

Tattoo The Lou is St. Louis’ is tattoo and arts convention being held in downtown St. Louis, next weekend from Friday, May 18th through...

Diagnostics Tool Developer Secures $1M in Funding to Detect GI Disease

For life sciences startup Geneoscopy, successful fundraising meant finding creative applications for their technology, accepting and implementing feedback, and lots of stool samples.

Capital Innovators Demo Day 2018

Capital Innovators is showcasing twelve of their latest investments at their annual Demo Day on May 15th, 2018. The event takes place in St....
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The Bourbon Friday Show Featuring Lisa Hu: Founder and Designer of Lux & Nyx

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Lisa Hu, Founder and Designer of Lux & Nyx,...

New Conference Aims to Prepare St. Louis Workforce to Transform Into A.I. Tech Hub

Among the legends within the St. Louis’ entrepreneur community, David Karandish and Chris Sims, have launched a non-profit called Prepare.ai dedicated to driving the...

Arch Grants Global Startup Competition Entrants: Get Ready for Transformative Feedback

Successful startups know the value of “failing faster” – that is, recognizing errors or opportunities for improvement early and course-correcting until they achieve their...

This Friday: SLU Hosting Masterclass on Self Management and Shared Leadership

Doug Kirkpatrick from The Morning Star Company will be presenting at the The Age of Self-Management & Shared Leadership event, hosted by the Richard...

Creator Platform for Private Label Fashion Designers is Reclaiming Threads of St. Louis’ History

Most entrepreneurs would not launch a company with two businessmen from different corners of the globe and little industry experience. Tiffany Chimal is not...

Create Your List Of Internal Values, Add Your Customer’s Values, Then Go Live Like...

Perhaps the biggest result of the startup boom has been a widespread paradigm shift in the way businesses approach culture. Entrepreneurs around the world...

Network Density, Access to Talent and Maximizing Your Capital Are All Good Reasons to...

Smaller “second” cities can offer a lower cost of living, robust regional networks, and a wealth of highly skilled talent.Late 2017 saw a...

Innovation Hall is Emblematic Of All Our Achievements In Building The St. Louis Startup...

The opening of Innovation Hall in the Cortex Innovation District represents a new phase for the St. Louis startup community. In just ten years,...

Knowledge Drop Recap of 2018 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

The 2018 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) was full of “gold nuggets and knowledge bombs left and right,” according to Stephanie Liu, one of...

How Allison Mitchell Made the Leap from Philosophy Major to Fashion Designer

As Richard Branson once said, “In the end, you have to say ‘Screw it. Just do it.’” That means ignore the naysayers, outwork the...

How this Powerlifter is Running a Startup in Four Countries from a Desk at...

Avi Silverberg is on the leading edge of a movement to redefine work in the digital age. He’s the co-founder of MyStrengthBook, a custom...

Sling Health 2018 MedTech Demo Day, Tomorrow at Cortex

What began as a WashU student group in 2013 has became a fully incorporated nonprofit, celebrating six years of showcasing local and national MedTech...

Bioscience Startup Founders: Expect Bumps in the Road From Academic to Entrepreneur

After receiving his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, Christian Harding embarked on a post-doc fellowship that soon evolved into VaxNewMo, a biotech company developing antibacterial...

Mission Driven Startup Radically Thought Through Business Model to Reach Sustainable Business Goals

"Sustainability is one of the greatest business challenges of our time," Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants told EQ. "Every company needs a...
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Local Immunotherapy Startup Attracts $3 Million Investment

St. Louis-based startup Unleash Immuno Oncolytics, which has developed viral-based biologics to attack cancerous tumors, has attracted a major investment from publicly-traded Japanese company...

From Humble Beginnings: The Conference Built On Social Media

What started out as a university department experiment, 6 years ago, has grown from a passion project into the fastest growing marketing conference in...

You Are (So Much) More Than Your Business Cards

I’ll never forget the first networking event I ever went to. Fresh out of college. Green. A stack of business cards in my pocket....

Meet the Underground Storyteller Creating Windows to the Soul (of the City)

Underground culture plays an important role in shaping a community, and one Florissant native is working to reshape how others view Saint Louis. More...

From Madison to STL: Rebate Bus Sets the Standard for Job Creation Through Innovation

The Ameren Accelerator didn’t just help Rebate Bus break into a highly competitive industry — it provided the support, guidance, and resources the company...

SentiAR Scored A Major Milestone In Federal Grant Peer Review Process

What do you think of when you think of augmented reality? Yep, finding Pokemon in the Missouri Botanical Garden.The flagship example of a...

Capital Innovators Spring 2018 Startup Accelerator Class Announced

Capital Innovators has selected six new companies to take part in its Spring 2018 startup accelerator cohort. The Spring 2018 class includes companies from...
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One Year in, the Ameren Accelerator Has Surpassed All Expectations

Offering a compelling combination of unparalleled infrastructure, experienced mentors, eager student interns, and $100,000 in seed funding, the Ameren Accelerator has been a gamechanger...
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News Flash for Energy Startups: The Power of Partnering with an Accelerator is Real

Given their capacity to connect founders to relevant mentors, candidates, and technology capabilities, accelerators provide energy startups with the operational leg up they need...

To Improve Healthcare, Washington University Makes a Big Bet on Big Data

An introduction at the 2017 GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit turned into a multi-million dollar partnership between Washington University and Israeli Health Startup MDClone. Here's...

Energy startups compete for $100K and a spot in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator

Applications opened last week for the Ameren Accelerator, a public-private partnership between the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators that offers...

Last Week on The Bourbon Friday Show: Kathleen Bauer, Community Director at T-REX

As a major hub for the tech startup scene in St. Louis, T-REX plays a crucial role in the development of many startups.On last...

Why 5 Israeli Startups Chose to Establish U.S. Headquarters in St Louis

This week, three delegations from St. Louis conclude trips to Israel.The delegations represent three industries that are not only among St. Louis’ fastest-growing, but...

Want to Supercharge Your Startup? Apply for Arch Grants’ 2018 Startup Competition

The Arch Grants team is thrilled to announce the 2018 Arch Grants Global Startup Competition. The competition opens on February 1st to startups around...

Tips On Pursuing a Career in Entrepreneurship: Finding a Startup That Works For You

Finding the right fit at a startup is a process that can be challenging, exciting, self-reflective, and empowering. Check out Suzanne’s story and her...
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The Consumers Council of Missouri: Fighting for Fair Power Pricing

As utility companies look to increase costs, the Consumers Council of Missouri works to keep essential services affordable for all St. Louisans.Many St. Louisans...

On Last Week’s “Bourbon Friday Show” – Erik Lutenegger of Tenacity, and the “New...

Over the last two weeks, myself and a few other entrepreneurs at T-REX decided to organize a live-stream show on social media.In honor of...

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