Investment POD is Bringing Wealth Management to a New Generation

Technology has removed the human element from much of our daily lives. Automation allows industries to adapt to changing markets and reduce costs faster and...

Intel: Inside the St. Louis-Israel Innovation Connection

Israel has a wealth of innovation-based startups that are already based in industries that have a stronghold in St. Louis.

7 Reasons to Register for Capital Innovators Demo Day ASAP

Mark your calendars for May 17, when Capital Innovators turns their Demo Day into an open-to-all event you can't miss. This affair puts the accelerator’s...

Narrowing the Gender Gap in FinTech

With more payments and transactions going digital, we've seen the FinTech sector expand rapidly. As this startup ecosystem thrives, the energy and momentum garner enthusiasm in...

Capital Innovators’ Brian Dixon: The Best Is Yet To Come For Tech In STL

"In the coming years, tech positions will become the most sought-after positions in the city"

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...

Founder Series: Steven Hanley of MediBeacon

MediBeacon is a name to know in the STL BioTech sector. The makers of proprietary, non-invasive, real-time monitoring systems for kidney function, gastrointestinal permeability...

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...
Pushup Social

Pushup Social Moves To CIC St. Louis As Lab 1500 Closes

Lab1500 co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Andersen are shifting concentration to their growing tech startup, Pushup Social, and in that shift, have made the...

Carter Williams: Innovation is Not Random

By Carter Williams, President, CEO and Investment Committee of iSelect Funds My great privilege in life is growing up in an entrepreneurial country, receiving a...

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...

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...
Kaiima

Israeli AgTech Startup Kaiima is Blooming in St. Louis

"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.

Mindy Mazur Joins Brazen St. Louis As New Executive Director

Mindy Mazur has been named as full-time executive director of Brazen St. Louis, the non-profit organization formerly known as Prosper Women Entrepreneurs. She is...

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...

How Prosper Mastermind is Growing STL’s Female Entrepreneur Community

Audra Harrold was an entrepreneur who was struggling as she navigated the startup space. Founder and CEO of SassyBull, an equestrian line of sport...
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12 Fundraising Tips for BioTech companies from Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund

Bill Schmidt, Managing Partner of Cultivation Capital's Life Science Fund, shares tips for BioTech companies focused on fundraising.
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6 WashU faculty-founded startups show velocity for university business creation

In late 2015, when asked what responsibilities universities have to the startup community, Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at...
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.
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PromisePay Aims To Join STL On Rise To Becoming Fintech Hub

PromisePay, an electronic payment solutions firm out of Melbourne, recently became part of the St. Louis startup scene. With offices in Australia, San Francisco...
The Bourbon Friday Show

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...

Today In Global Entrepreneurship Week Connect With Top STL Startups Under One Roof At...

Tonight, Startup Connection, the biggest celebration of St. Louis’ Innovation Community, will show off more than 60 of the top startups in St. Louis...

Meet Arch Grants: STL’s Own Innovative Funding Resource

Across the US, startups are receiving more of what they need most—funding.

5 Downtown St. Louis Developments To Get Excited About Right Now

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.
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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...
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The Culture Of Culture: How Hatchbuck’s Team-Driven Approach Drives Results For Everyone

In the world of work, company culture is one of the key selling points for those looking to attract top talent. In the startup space, it's arguably...

GlobalSTL Attracts International Healthcare Innovators by Focusing in on St. Louis Strengths

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.

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...
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Spotlight: Chisom Uche on His Path to Entrepreneurship

A dedicated STL transplant, Chisom Uche talks education, entrepreneurship and how he got hooked on St. Louis.

ArchHacks takes WashU Student Innovation to a New Level

Hackathons emerged in the late 2000s as intensive multi-day gatherings created to develop new technology solutions; today, many computer science students view the gatherings of...

4 Key Findings from Express Scripts’ 2015 Drug Trend Report and What All Entrepreneurs...

As the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States, St. Louis-based Express Scripts sits in the perfect position to survey the pharmaceutical...

What It Means To Build An Innovation District

With more attention being drawn to the innovation district concept—where our own Cortex is leading the way, as shown in Brookings' June 2015 update on their...

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...

St. Louis Startup Garbshare Gives Fashionistas the Cloud Closet

Cher Horowitz earned the envy of women everywhere in the opening scene of "Clueless" when she opened up her (massive) closet, and pieced together...

How Green Street is Repurposing St. Louis

Positioning matters—and for startups, everything from the mission statement to customer support is scrutinized. But all too often in a digitally driven, co-working friendly...

Founder Series: Joseph Monahan of Confluence

When Pfizer left St. Louis in 2010, A small team of ex-Pfizer scientists with strong ideas for a new strategic approach to drug discovery research...

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...
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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...

Climate Change: The Yield Lab’s Answer to the Standard Accelerator Model

The right climate is crucial for growth. The Yield Lab knows that’s as true for agriculture as it is for startups. By identifying promising...

Founder Series: What Drives Serial Entrepreneur Bob Lozano?

In 1991, Bob Lozano stood in a Southwestern Bell boardroom presenting ideas to a table full of high-level executives. Lozano and his team, part...

Why All Wine Drinkers Will Love StiQit™

It used to be, if you had an adverse reaction to certain types of food or ingredients, your only option was avoidance, regardless of...

Local focus: TopOpps’ Chisom Uche Believes Community Matters

Chisom Uche, TopOpps’ fiercely intelligent and civically-motivated marketing specialist, is a sterling representative of St. Louis’ entrepreneurial community.

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...
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11 SLU Alumni Who Are Impacting St. Louis’ Tech Scene

The entrepreneurial rise in St. Louis couldn’t happen without the foundation and support set by successful mentors and entrepreneurs who came before. Here are

Checking In: TrackBill Grows Alongside Co-Founder Sam Sullivan

Three years ago, Sam Sullivan was a high school student in Pennsylvania working a food service job while taking college classes on the side....
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Cortex’s Evolution from a Life Science District to a Magnet for St. Louis Innovators:...

The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis’ startup ecosystem. In this feature series, we explore its past, present and future with an eye to impact.

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...

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...

How Renowned Entrepreneurs and CEOs Are Working Together To Close The Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Last year, the OPEN State of Women-Owned Business report showed an estimated 1,200 new businesses were started each day in America by women

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

The Ag Innovation Showcase, now in its seventh year, will take place Sept. 14-16 right here in St. Louis. Bringing together bright startups, established companies...

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...

Meet Bill Schmidt: Managing Partner at Cultivation Capital Life Sciences Fund

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.

Internships Create Deep Community Impact: 4 Ways To Start Your Career In Startups

As with most recent graduates, Tom McClure had lofty intentions when he finished up at UC-Berkley with a BA in public policy and anthropology...

Two SixThirty Startups Raise $25 Million in Funding

2017 saw two SixThirty portfolio companies raise significant investment. Both companies are based in Israel and came to St Louis to work with SixThirty...
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Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund Finds Sweet Spot

Since its inception in 2013, Cultivation Capital’s Life Sciences Fund’s portfolio of 14 companies and one accelerator have raised $321M in total funding–with a...

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...
Mosaic Project

St. Louis Mosaic Project Leads Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs to Success

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.

Take a Hint (or 5): How to Get the Most out of Attending Capital...

One of the biggest annual events for St. Louis' startup community, Capital Innovators’ Demo Day is less than 30 days away. Here are all the details for the May 16 event–and how to maximize your experience during the half-day event.

John Talley Takes on Cancer with Euclises Pharmaceuticals

In the medical research and discovery industry, no foe is more varied or formidable than cancer. The fight against one of mankind’s deadliest diseases...

Arch Grants Churns Out Accelerator Winners

Amit Kothari has achieved the status of bad ass. The technology entrepreneur steps out of a seminar in Silicon Valley hosted by 500 Startups,...

Listed: The Globe Building

A new kind of global democracy is reigning supreme at the site of the former St. Louis Globe-Democrat located at 710 N. Tucker Blvd....

Growth in the Gateway City: London-Based Ensygnia’s Time with SixThirty

“My first thought was St. Louis? Why St. Louis? When you’re coming from the UK you’re strangely ignorant to these things. You don’t know...

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: EQSTL3 Hackathons are exciting competitions that give programmers the...
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How Saint Louis University Led the Entrepreneurial Education Revolution

While St. Louis has been becoming more known around the country as an emerging hub for tech startups, Saint Louis University is a place where a focus on entrepreneurship isn’t a new trend.

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.
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Cortex Looks Ahead: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 4, 2017 and Beyond

An update on Cortex's latest phase of development–and what's to come after that.

7 Teams Compete for Washington University Patent Challenge Showcase Prize

WashU's Patent Challenge enters Phase 2. Here's who took home the Phase 1 prize–and what happens next.

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

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...
Capital Innovators alumni

Five Founders Share Advice and Insights on the Capital Innovators Experience

Capital Innovators is undeniably out to produce strong companies. Since the accelerator program launched in 2010, it's helped 70 companies get to the next level–with those portfolio companies...

Careful Consideration: How Gremln Evolved, Adapted and Excelled

In 2009, Ryan Bell was looking for money. Working as an independent software consultant, he had built a social media scheduling and campaign management...
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Let Us Count The Ways: Why You Should Apply to Capital Innovators

You have a validated concept, a viable team, early traction, a straightforward value proposition and business plan and are ready to apply for an accelerator...

STL-based Immunophotonics is taking on cancer using your own body

A diagnosis of cancer often brings shock, sadness and fear as patients prepare to confront one of the most pervasive and difficult diseases in...
Ameren Accelerator 2017 Cohort

7 Cool Cleantech Companies Join Ameren Accelerator

More than 200 companies from 31 countries and 23 states applied for the 12-week Ameren Accelerator program. The companies were selected through a series...

STLVentureWorks’ 5 Innovation Centers Help Grow Businesses From All Industries

“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.

Choosing the Right Space to Grow: The Globe Building

When the Globe Building opened in 1933 in Downtown St. Louis, it served as the Midwest Terminal Building for the Illinois Railroad, designed with...

A Million-Dollar Idea

GlobalHack wants to help solve civic problems, not just spawn the next tech industry giant. From Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, GlobalHack VI will...

Reconstruction: How Jobsite Unite is Helping Hardhats Work Smarter

Jay Olsen has worked with his hands his whole life. The founder of Jobsite Unite may have swapped a hammer for a mobile device...

5 Roles Every Hackathon Team Needs

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL2 Programmers from around the world are drawn to...

The Importance of Place: Wash U’s Dedric Carter on What it Takes to Build...

"How do you build an entrepreneurial ecosystem? How do you build the necessary resources?" This was a question posed by Dr. Dedric Carter, associate provost...

How Do You Build a Business Incubator? T-REX Shows Us The Way

For the past 10 to 15 years, startup incubators and co-working spaces have been expanding around the world. Entrepreneurs, freelancers and traditional businesses alike...

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

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,...
BioGenerator

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...

How Simplify Commerce is Heating Up Sriracha’s Online Sales

Sriracha’s popularity has boomed in recent years, going from a cult hit with college kids to a staple in almost 10 percent of household...

SafeTrek Provides Personal Safety at the Touch of a Button

Everyone can remember a moment they felt unsafe. Perhaps it was late and you were walking alone. Maybe you were waiting for a train...

Ameren Accelerator Results Boost Energy Startups In St. Louis

The seven startups who came to St. Louis to participate in the Ameren Accelerator delivered a showcase of their innovative solutions and new energy...

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...
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How to Strengthen and Grow Your Startup Ecosystem

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.

Why Keeping the NGA in St. Louis Matters to the Innovation Community

Next month the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is expected to make their decision about where their $1.75 billion intelligence campus, housing 3,100 employees, will relocate. Keeping...
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In Depth: An Interview With Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower

ALIVE sat down with President and CEO of Cortex, Dennis Lower and got the who, where, when, whys and whats from the man with a plan.
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Meet Barry Sandweiss: General Partner at Cultivation Capital

If you’re looking to build a business, you want Barry Sandweiss on your side. We caught up with this successful entrepreneur and partner at Cultivation Capital.
OPO Demo Day

Meet the 10 Startups Presenting at OPO Demo Day

OPO, the co-working incubator for digital startups in St. Charles, MO, is hosting its first Demo Day on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30-9pm. Ten...

Toi Box Couture’s CEO on the Importance of Inspiring Work Spaces

Three years ago St. Louis native Toi Hall was working two jobs just to make ends meet. Now she is CEO and designer for...

How Romanian Startup Appticles is Finding Connections in St. Louis

Mobile devices are being used to access content by more and more people. As a result, publishers, companies, organizations and anyone with a website...

Scott Mosby on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Family

Mosby Building Arts, Ltd has been a known name in the home remodeling and repair business in Metro St. Louis for more than 65...

Keeping it Simple: 4 Startup Mentors Give Advice to Founders

Entrepreneurs enter the startup space with a great idea and an unparalleled determination to see it succeed. While tremendous skill and unrelenting drive can...

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...

Innovating Since 1894: Maritz’ Undertold St. Louis Startup Story

From its start inside a South City home to its creation of the incentives industry, we take a look at the innovative DNA of one of St. Louis’ largest private companies.

The Normal Brand is Making Life in the Middle Look Good

More often than not, "flyover territory" is influenced by coastal trends. But earlier this year, recognizing the need for "The Middle" to define a style as...

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