St. Louis Startup Hooks Up in LA for the Perfect Match

Noonlight, formerly known as SafeTrek, which was founded in St. Louis and now runs a major part of its operation from Los Angeles has...

Why You Should Risk It All During Your 20’s (and Join a Startup)

Twenty-year-olds are able to meet the headaches and relentless demands, says Zach Errant, co-founder of Curate.

Arch Grants to Provide Equity-Free Funding to 5 Geospatial Startups in 2020

Arch Grants Announces 20 New Companies, 25% Increase in Overall Grants Going Forward, at 7th Annual Gala Bob Chapman Presented 2019 Entrepreneur Award.

Arch Grants Awards $1M in Equity-Free Funding to 20 Startups Committed to Operating from...

Arch Grants Announces 20 New Companies, 25% Increase in Overall Grants Going Forward, at 7th Annual Gala Bob Chapman Presented 2019 Entrepreneur Award.

It was a Global Journey Through Entrepreneurship that Landed ThermoAI in St. Louis

2018 Arch Grant recipient, ThermoAI, is an energy company that operates in the time between today and total renewable energy future, in which we are still dependent on combustion for energy.

EQ Podcast: It’s OK to Pivot Your Startup

Full Interview with Adam Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Qstodian

Why We Rebranded Our Digital Marketing Agency

Anvil recently rebranded their full service digital marketing agency to Anvil Analytics + Insights, choosing to lead with the service offering that they got the most business referrals for: helping their clients understand their marketing data and path to ROI.

Not a Crap Idea: Qstodian Platform is Well-Positioned to Keep Developing Ingenious Solutions for...

For the St. Louis startup community, the story of Hoffman’s journey through entrepreneurship and the decisions behind the pivot from CheckTheQ to Qstodian should serve as an important reminder that the customer really is king. It’s no great secret —we all know that instinctively— but it’s the secret that a lot of first-time entrepreneurs forget.

Qstodian Helps Venues Flush Custodial Costs Down the Drain

At any pitch event, you’ve probably met someone person who said, “the reason I’d invest in this company is that it’s a boring business.” What they really mean is that boring industries usually have consistent demand, and where there’s a stable market, there’s usually predictable revenue. Elon Musk loves this investment thesis so much he named an entire company after it. Well, now St. Louis investors can get behind this philosophy too.

CheckTheQ Pivots Product, Re-brands as Qstodian After Actively Listening to Customers

The ChecktheQ team’s original focus was on wait-time tracking in large venues such as airports or stadiums. But it was conversations with their founding clientele that led them to discover an almost invisible and unmet need within the industry: custodial services management.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking A Job At A Startup

Got grit? Ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle tough problems? Consider joining a startup.

Clever Real Estate Raises $3.5M To Disrupt Outdated Real Estate Agent Commission Model

In just two years, Clever Real Estate has successfully tapped every cornerstone of the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem, to source $5M in funding from investors committed to midwest regional development.

St. Louis Investor Commits $100,000 to Expand VoiceXP Platform

This week, on May 1st, a prominent South Korean investor based in St. Louis, signed a term sheet to commit to investing $100,000 in...

Regavi’s Journey Through Entrepreneurship in St. Louis

Two graduate students at Washington University are turning business networking into an app-based network as entrepreneurs.

#STLmade Video Games Won’t Cause the Disintegration of Society

EQ has been keeping a closer eye on video game development in St. Louis ever since attending GameJam at the St Louis Science Center,...

Forgotten Your Business Cards? Regavi Streamlines Making In-Person Connections

You are at a networking event. You don’t have business cards...haven’t had them for a few jobs now. Or you ran out. Or you...

GiftAMeal Selected as Top 25 for Startup of the Year SXSW Competition

GiftAMeal to compete in Austin against top startups from around the world.

St. Louis Voice Tech Company Teams Up with Multi-Platinum Rapper to Win National Award

Chingy and VoiceXP took first place in the national Alexa Awards competition, beating out other major brand name finalists Tide Stain Remover, Good Housekeeping, and Fitbit.

St. Louis Startup Milestones Reached in 2018

As the St. Louis region’s startup ecosystem matures, the measurable successes of the companies are getting bigger and more exciting. 2018 milestones for startups...

Text Messages Are Getting A Major Upgrade

With RCS, those futuristic cyberpunk dreams of bite-size AIs and a persistent mobile web become evenly distributed.

Pairing a Strong Social Mission with Strong Customer ROI Proves to be a Profitable...

The last quarter of 2018 saw GiftAMeal pick up nearly a quarter of a million dollars in awards and funding.

SwipeSum Raises A Cool Million

St. Louis FinTech startup that offers a credit card processing marketplace to eliminate merchant fees is backed by notable angel investors.

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

These guys want to help you turn your product idea into a product reality.

Clever Real Estate Raises $1M From Spirit of St. Louis Fund

Clever Real Estate has now raised a total of $1.5M in venture capital.

20 Startups Commit to St. Louis to Level Up Our City

Arch Grants has awarded $1,000,000 in grant funds to 20 new startups and early-stage businesses from across the country and around the globe. The...

GiftAMeal Wins Two Awards at Startup Connection

GiftAMeal takes away $12,500 in prizes.

GiftAMeal Raises $165,000 From Angel Investors

St. Louis startup, GiftAMeal, has successfully raised its second round of seed funding. Their product empowers restaurant marketing while feeding the hungry. GiftAMeal is a...

St. Louis Startup “WatchUGot” Looks to Bring Challenges and Charities Together As One

These founders won't be shy if you ask them to "show me WatchUGot?"

NappyMe, An On Demand App for Textured Hair Stylists Launches in the US

NappyMe, a "digital hair salon," will debut in Atlanta in a few weeks to meet the needs of African-American women and their curly hair....

Edwardsville Entrepreneur Develops Touch Screen Purses (As Preventative Measure Against Breast Cancer)

A line of touch screen purses designed to give women a safe place to keep their phones has exceeded $1 million in sales in...

Gremlin Social Acquires Two Companies, VidVerify and Insight CRM, to Expand Social Marketing Product...

Gremlin Social has acquired VidVerify and Insight CRM to offer a more comprehensive social media marketing product suite for clients in compliance-heavy industries.

Allscripts-EPSi Announces Partnership with Ilerasoft, an Arch Grant Recipient

Adds innovative software technology for hospital capital budgeting to EPSi Platform.

Geniecast Is Transforming Access to Experts

As a startup founder and business owner myself, I have to admit to exhaling a sigh of relief when Keith Alper - the definition...

Despite Cuts in its Budget, the MTC Continues to Support MO Startups and Ecosystem

The MTC is a state-funded co-investment fund. Despite budget cuts in early 2018, the MTC continues to provide grants and direct investment to Missouri startups.

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...

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

The Arch Grants Annual Report follows the economic impact of startups who receive $50,000 grants in equity free funding and relocate to St. Louis.
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Local Startup Captures Anticipation and Nostalgia as the City Unveils the Renovated Gateway Arch...

Just in time for the 4th of July and Fair St. Louis, the City unveils the new and improved Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center today.

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

Geir Karlsen from AppsCo opens up about the valuable resources that have helped him lift his tech startup to international heights.

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

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.

Fly to the Aid of a Local Startup On National Superhero Day

Today is National Superhero Day (April 28th). Which the internet seems to be divided in opinion as to what the day is about. One...

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

When it comes to the way we work, almost everybody seems to be shifting toward the open-plan office. But powerlifter-turned-entrepreneur Avi Silverberg is is putting a new mode of work into practice: remote teams.

Clever Real Estate Closes $500K in Seed Funding from Leading Midwest VCs

Personal checks were written by prominent venture capitalists in the St. Louis area to close out the funding round.

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

Sustainability is on the rise in the world of business, but many companies mistakenly believe that reducing their carbon footprint is the only foundation of a sustainable business. But authentic sustainability initiatives do more than just help the environment – they build stronger communities.

Drop By Drop: How Rapid Growth Killed My First Startup

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...

3 Reasons (Backed By Data) That 2018 is a Great Year to Start a...

You likely already have plans for what you’ll be doing in 2018. Maybe you’ve already bought tickets for an epic trip or committed yourself to...

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

EQ - The Arch Grants 2018 Global Startup Competition opens on February 1st. Here's what entrepreneurs need to know about the program.

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

Suzanne shares her story on how she transitioned back into working at startups after a one year break at a traditional job.

Christina Hawatmeh On Founding Scopio And Storytelling Through User Generated Content

Whether you're getting someone to buy something, or experience something, or donate to something, user generated content is generally what's powering that decision making process.

Why the St. Louis Region Should be Proud of the Startup Scene (and it...

When I first became involved with the startup scene here in St. Louis, I heard one phrase get used a lot: St. Louis needed...

Meet the Next Generation of Job Creators Winning in St. Louis

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...

5 Pet Care Industry Startups Win $10,000 Each to Push Into $60BN Pet Care...

Five 'pet-centric' startups receive recognition and funding from pet care leaders at Purina.

Startups Take Home $50,000 at St. Charles Demo Day, GrabMe Delivery Lands Top Prize

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...

18 Startups Win $50,000 Each To Locate Their Business In St Louis

5th Annual Arch Grants Gala sees huge donations made to help startups relocate their companies to St Louis and make a difference.

Why Values Matter To Founders and Entrepreneurs

The Olin Business School at Washington University hosted an important discussion on the importance of values and operating principles in entrepreneurship.
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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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TheBridge Is Linking D.C. and Silicon Valley’s Biggest Minds

It seems as if different worlds intersect now more than they ever have before, and within those overlaps is where exciting gains, policies and...

PowerPost Is Converting Brands into Power Publishers

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.
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AirZaar Is Reinterpreting Drone Intelligence

It's no secret that drones are set to play a big part in our future, and St. Louis-based AirZaar is on the forefront of the new technology.
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Lifepack’s Paper Products Help Sustainability Bloom

Most people see paper products as being inherently wasteful: Eat off them once, after all, and then it's into the trash. Lifepack aims to change that with an innovative approach to biodegradable paper products and an eye toward sustainability.
Olio City Team

Olio City Wants to Help Millennials and GenXers Discover the Best of Their Cities

How a trip to London that never happened led Ellen Prinzi straight to a problem worth solving.
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Start Right Foods Wants to Start Your Morning Right

Breakfast, for most of us, is normally a bit of a scramble—if we get to it at all: a bowl of our kid's cereal, reheated leftovers, a scrambled egg or two if you have a precious five extra minutes. But Start Right's founders want to change that. Here's how.
Robin Rath, co-founder and CEO of Pixel Press

St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

Mattel to manufacture and distribute Pixel Press' new video game builder, Bloxels.

STL Startup Tiny Superheroes is On A Mission of Inclusivity

Four years ago, Robyn Rosenberger wanted something special to gift her nephew on his second birthday, so she pulled out the sewing machine she's...
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Sparo Labs’ Abby Cohen on Getting FDA Clearance for Wing

Earlier this month, WashU-bred biotech company Sparo Labs, headed up by co-founders Abby Cohen and Andrew Brimer, learned their Wing device gained FDA clearance. Wing hooks...

Two Arch Grants Companies Shine This Election Year

Few things are more visibly disruptive to the process of democracy than the long lines of frustrated voters. In a contentious Presidential election year...

3mbassy Helps Early-Stage Startups Build Their Brands

Located at OPO Startups, 3mbassy is a full service agency for startups who have less than 12 months under their belts. With a desire...

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...

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...

Local Entrepreneurs Announce Launch of Geniecast

Entrepreneurs Keith Alper, David Stillman, Steve Trampe and Joseph Bowers announced the launch of Geniecast at an event Downtown tonight attended by Mayor Francis...

STL Civic Tech Startup CTY Joins Inaugural Class of NY Accelerator URBAN-X

MINI and HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, announced the names of its first cohort of the URBAN-X startup accelerator program–and St. Louis' CTY was on...

How Swizzle’s Founder Left—and Came Back to—St. Louis

In 2009, Nick Szabo looked around his hometown of St. Louis and didn’t see a lot of opportunity. The systems and personalities around entrepreneurship...

11 Washington University Companies That Have Made an Impact on STL’s Startup Scene

As we all know, St. Louis' startup growth has been accelerating at record speed in the last five years. That said, some of our region's most successful...