Cortex Innovation Community

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. EQ explores its past, present and future with an eye to impact.
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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.
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Cortex Shifts Focus: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 3, 2010-2016

The moment in the story where everything changes: Cortex becomes a mixed-use district for innovators of all stripes.
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Feature: A Tale of Two Districts

"How two buildings and a handful of visionaries are pushing to make St. Louis a destination for innovation."

What You Need to Know About Cortex Commons This Season

There’s plenty of research that suggests working inside for too long stifles creativity and innovation. Cortex Commons, with special events manager Jessica Labozzetta, at the...

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 annual innovation report—we sat down with Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower to learn more about what it means to bring this kind of asset to our community.

A Year in Review: Cortex’s 6 Biggest Moments of 2015

A lot can happen in a year—especially if you're the Cortex Innovation Community. From national tenants moving into the community to breaking ground on...

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...

This Startup is Using Indoor Mapping to Make Shopping Easier

Aisle411 is working with stores and consumer brands to help you find what you want faster next time you shop.

CET’s Christy Maxfield Discusses Her New Role

As the Director of Entrepreneur Development Services at CET, Christy Maxfield is at the helm of one of the busiest and varied pieces of...

CET’s Square One Program: Where Do You Fit?

CET’s Square One (SQ1), is a hands-on training program designed to provide support to early-stage and first-time business owners in the St. Louis region...

Global VR/AR Association Launches in St. Louis

"I have this phrase that I've started using which is, 'VR is not just a thing, AR is not just a thing, VR and...
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Cortex Expands with Re-invention of Historic 4340 Duncan Building

The $44 million, 15-month renovation of 4340 Duncan in the Cortex Innovation District is nearly complete, and demonstrates the connection, collaboration and community partnership...
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 company, Pushup Social, and are moving to CIC.

6 People You Might Meet At The Venture Café Gatherings

The Thursday event is filled with varied programming that welcomes anyone wanting to learn, connect or share a beer in good company.

Founder Series: Vijoy Rao of Magic Room

Vijoy Rao has been a musician in St. Louis for most of his life, so when he decided to leave his VP position at...

Cortex Metrolink Grand Opening

Located between the Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations, the Cortex Station will become the light rail system's 38th MetroLink station.

How SQ1 Bootcamp Helped Start Right Foods Thrive

For new startups and entrepreneurs, it can be challenging to know where to start. Luckily, CET's flagship 10-week program Square One (SQ1) is designed to...

Cortex Innovation Community Celebrate Aloft Hotel Groundbreaking

The innovation district has long planned a hotel and entertainment space along side its labs, co-working and restaurants.

Day 1 with Sq1: Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

So you wanna be an entrepreneur? Sq1 is here to help you.

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...

In Depth: An Interview With Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower

If you're in St. Louis, it is highly unlikely you haven't heard something about Cortex, the nearly 200-acre mixed-use innovation community currently being developed in Midtown. EQ 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.

Cambridge Innovation Center’s First Expansion Outside of Massachusetts Opens in St. Louis’ Cortex

CIC has opened its first location outside of Massachusetts in the Cortex Innovation Community with 20 founding members.

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 community.