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...
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...

Yield Lab grows next crop of AgTech startups

Agriculture Technology is a fast-expanding sector in the startup world, drawing more and more attention as funding increases and potential solutions to global problems...

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...
Connor Hall

Founder Series: Connor Hall

Connor Hall graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia this May, but not before creating two businesses in line with his passion for gaming: EpidEd, a...

Meet The 5 New Startups Accepted Into Capital Innovators Fall Class

Capital Innovators, the St. Louis-based accelerator program that ranks as the ninth best in the country, has invested in five new early-stage companies. In exchange...

Founder Series: Jim Eberlin of TopOPPS

Jim Eberlin is a serial success. Not only has he founded two successful companies that raised more than $200 million combined in institutional investment,...

STL Startup Gift Guide: 13 Products (and Experiences) for Your 2016 Giving

Let’s face it. The holiday season is so chock full of good things–traditions, family, get togethers, work events–it's easy to get caught up in the bustle. Support a startup and get your gifting organized with our guide to thirteen gifts from St. Louis startups.
Coolfire Solutions

Data Management Platform Raises a Cool $11.5 Million in Series B Funding

Coolfire Solutions, creators of the Ronin Platform a situational awareness delivery platform, today announced that it raised $11.5 million in an oversubscribed Series B...
PupPod

PupPod Wants to Make Your Dog Even Smarter

More than a few viral videos concern exactly what it is pets do when their owners take off for the day. But PupPod knows that Fido can do more with his day besides take his sixth nap: with PupPod's learning toys, the company believes, Fido can actually put those hours to use getting smarter.

How Boosterville is Revolutionizing School Charity Sales

If you’ve ever been hit up by an angelic-faced grade schooler peddling magazine subscriptions or an eager trumpet player asking for donations so her...

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...
SanusEO

15 St. Louis Startups To Watch In 2015

Meet 15 of STL’s most recent startups.

Video Streaming Startup Launches Product Aimed at Fast Growing Global Market Research Industry

FocalCast, a St. Louis-based technology startup incubated by Capital Innovators and 2016 Arch Grant Recipient, has announced the launch of their new product, Unity,...

LockerDome Announces STL Expansion, Adds 300 Jobs

Governor Jay Nixon will join LockerDome CEO and Co-founder Gabe Lozano today at the company’s Downtown headquarters to announce a 2016 multi-million dollar expansion...

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...

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

Viral internet challenges seem to be exploding as of late. From the Drake inspired “In My Feelings” challenge, to the surprisingly tricky Deli Ali...

GiftAMeal Wins Two Awards at Startup Connection

This week sixty-six St. Louis startups attended Startup Connection, a showcase of local entrepreneurship held at The Globe Building in downtown St. Louis. A...

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...

PowerPost Is Converting Brands into Power Publishers

PowerPost's mission is to turn modern marketers into publishing powerhouses. They're doing something right.
Robin Rath, co-founder and CEO of Pixel Press

St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

Today St. Louis startup technology company Pixel Press announced it has joined the powerhouse of brands from Mattel. The two companies have formed a...

Hive Network Offers Startups A Clear Path To Developing Their MVP

Startups bring the Hive Network their ideas and the network turns around a product. Chad Compton, founder of the Hive Network, enjoyed being a freelance...

How Arch Grant’s Recipient Hemadvance Attracted its Startup Dream Team

As the leading cause of mortality in the world—responsible for more than 30 percent of global deaths according to the World Health Organization—the magnitude...
lifepack

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.

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...

Interview: Chris Motley’s Favorite St. Louis Spots & What’s Next For Better Weekdays

Chris Motley and his team at Better Weekdays have been getting a lot of buzz lately. The platform, which Motley has called "eHarmony for jobs, with a...
The Bourbon Friday Show

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...

Jim McKelvey Launches New Financial Tech Accelerator SixThirty: 5 Questions For the Founder

SixThirty, a newly-launched financial services tech accelerator program headquartered in St. Louis will make four $100,000 investments each fall and spring in financial-based technology startup companies.

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...

College Credit

For many, college is an extension of youth, but these students are utilizing their time in school to start thriving companies already gaining national...

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...

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...

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

Arch Grants has awarded $900,000 in grant funds to 18 new startups and early-stage businesses. The winners were announced at the 5th annual Arch...

Dabble Is Here To Help You Play With Your Curiosity

Dabble was founded on the idea that everyone has interests, skills and passions and we all long to connect. Here's how the company is doing now and where it's going next.

In 12 Months, More Annoying CRM Makes No Progress Against St. Louis Competitor

This post is republished from exactly one year ago.
Givable

Givable Aims to Inspire a New Generation of Donors

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.

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...
Aunt Flow startup

Aunt Flow Helps Menstruators Have Dignified Periods

How a 19-year-old founder developed her buy-one-give-one subscription box of menstrual products and aims to be a hub for all things menstrual.

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...

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Rebecca Brian Pan from Covo

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Brian Pan, Founder and CEO of Covo. Covo—Supporting All...

SmashToast Wants to Better Your Life Through Smart Product Design

The idea for SmashToast, and its first product, Puck—a device that essentially acts as a universal remote for older devices—came from an unlikely source: Apple TV remotes that became the fallen victims of toddler teeth. Here's the rest of their story.
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Ronke Faleti from korédé

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ronke Faleti, Founder and CEO of korédé. https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/331312217585240/ korédé—Bringing Goodness Like many...

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...

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...

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...

Downtown STL, Inc Partners With SafeTrek To Sponsor Safety for Residents

SafeTrek has partnered with Downtown STL, Inc to keep residents safer. Downtown STL, Inc purchased a six-month license, granting access for all Downtown residents to use...

National Competition Awards Young Entrepreneur Fellowship to 3 MO Startup Founders

Non-profit organization, Future Founders, who "believes every youth can become an entrepreneur," has selected eighteen entrepreneurs to participate in its 2019 Fellowship program, three...

BlueStrata EHR: The Unique Realities of Late-Stage Entrepreneurial Success

Tony Coco, President BlueStrata EHR, an electronic health records software provider, has entrepreneurship and success in his genes as his family has owned many...

Text Messages Are Getting A Major Upgrade

Just shy of a year ago, nativeMsg, a conversational AI startup co-founded out of St. Louis and Chicago, was selected to work with Google...

Chicago Social Entrepreneur Emile Cambry Brings Education And Tech Opportunities to St. Louis

If Emile Cambry were to describe his mission in one sentence, it would be "bringing education and economic development together in a cool package." Luckily for St. Louis, he's bringing that mission to the Gateway Center this month with the opening of two facilities.
Janus Choice

New to Town: Janus Choice, 2016 Arch Grants Recipient

Arch Grants works to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and fall in love with St. Louis at the same time. Meet one recent win: Janus Choice.
AirZaar

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.
Applied Particle Technology

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Lindsay Van Quaethem from City Block

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Lindsay Van Quaethem, Founder and CEO of City Block. https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/639953919811717/   City...

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

Gremlin Social, a fintech startup in St. Louis, has acquired two companies as part of a strategic expansion: VidVerify, a video-based communication platform for...

PenPath Teaching Diamond Dealers How to Deal with Data

Alex Cruz will be hosting a three-hour intensive workshop on Best Practices for UTM Codes from 1pm-4pm on April 16th at the Midwest Digital...

Chamillionaire and Mark Suster Visit STL and Talk Tech Startups, Investing & Snapchat

There are a few ways you can announce a launch, but when Grammy-winning rapper Chamillionaire shared that he'd founded his own tech startup via Mark Suster's...

Arch Grants Keeps Its Entrepreneurs in the Ecosystem

Jonathan Leek never thought of himself as an entrepreneur. More often, he saw himself as a geek. When he was in college at the...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Michael Lamb from nativeMSG

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Michael Lamb, President and Co-Founder of nativeMSG. https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/827683094265965/ nativeMSG—Simplifying Communication Channels For...
vidverify

VidVerify Is Reshaping How the Loan Industry Communicates With Customers

The best way to begin a company, the entrepreneurial rule goes, is to identify a problem in the marketplace and then solve it. At VidVerify, they not only solve a problem in the mortgage market, but also a major frustration.

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...

Thinking Inside the Box

Chico Weber’s hand runs along the colorful, 3-D-printed objects lining the shelves in his company’s Central West End office before settling on a chain...

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,...
Lean Media

Lean Media Helps Agribusiness Advertise Effectively

When outside-the-industry consumers think of advertising, agribusiness probably isn't what springs to mind. But Lean Media is beefing up the ad industry for its customers: here's how.

Upstart City: Why The Sky Is The Limit When It Comes To St. Louis’...

After a year of continued expansion and growth, ALIVE takes a look at what the momentum means for our local entrepreneurs today and startups of tomorrow.

SwipeSum Raises A Cool Million

SwipeSum, the first merchant-centric online credit card processing marketplace, has raised $1 million in funding from notable angel investors in St. Louis. Credit card processing...

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

Five startups targeting the $60bn pet industry have each won $10,000 and are now competing for the grand prize to win the 2018 Pet...

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...

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

Clever Real Estate, a tech platform that connects home-sellers with top local real estate agents who help sell their home for fees as low...

Inside Need/Want’s Emerging Product Empire

How a Brit, a Texan and a New Yorker came together to build a unique product design company in the Midwest.

Artifox Releases New Collection

Artifox, the 2014 Arch Grants recipient and design company, just launched a new collection including a redesigned desk, a multi-use shelf and other accessories. "Our process is...

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...

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

EPSi, Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) flagship budgeting, long-range planning, cost accounting and financial decision support platform, announced a partnership with Ilerasoft, Inc. to offer clients additional...
Abby Cohen Sparo Labs

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...
Arch Grants companies

Jump Start Your 2017: 5 Reasons Your Business Should Apply for an Arch Grant

It’s no secret that to get a business started, one needs cash and a superior support system. If you haven't already applied for an Arch Grants, here are five reasons you should.

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...
Coolfire Solutions

Coolfire Solutions Adding 11 new jobs Downtown

Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) gathered with leadership of Coolfire Solutions, a St. Louis-based startup founded in 2010, to cut the...

What’s Next For Capital Innovators’ Fall 2015 Class

After 12 weeks of meeting with seasoned mentors, working on business models and surviving Pitch Day, the graduates of the Capital Innovators Fall 2015...
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Local Startup Captures Anticipation and Nostalgia as the City Unveils the Renovated Gateway Arch...

The new park grounds, museum and Arch renovations represents decades of planning and years of design and construction and $380 Million in public and...
Donna and Mark Sullivan of Per Diem Plus

Per Diem Plus Changes the Trip for Truckers

Converting from paper to electronic record keeping has challenged every industry. After completing the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator, Per Diem Plus' smart phone application is poised to make the transition to electronic record keeping for truckers much easier.

Robert Beardsley on Galera Therapeutics’ High Growth

As of February 2016, Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a drug development company based in Greater Philadelphia,  had raised $42 million in Series B financing for the...

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

Clever Real Estate, a nationwide tech platform that connects home-sellers with top local real estate agents who help sell their home for as little...
Peter Esparrago FinLocker

FinLocker and the Digital Mortgage Revolution

How FinLocker is looking to revolutionize the mortgage process.

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...

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

Andrew Glantz, the CEO and Founder of GiftAMeal, a recent graduate of Washington University has been on a roll in 2018. In the last...

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...

What’s Next for Sparo Labs

The White House was the last place Abigail Cohen and Andrew Brimer, co-founders of the St. Louis medical device startup Sparo Labs, ever imagined...

Summer in St. Louis: FocalCast Presents What They Learned

You spend hours putting together a presentation. You rehearse in front of captive friends and family. You rearrange slides. Your charge your laptop. Then...

BioGenerator Company Accuronix Targets Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer causes 40,000 deaths each year, with available chemotherapy regimens providing only an average of 6-11 months survival. WashU-born company Accuronix, founded by...
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.

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...

What You Missed if You Missed Stadia Ventures Demo Day

Stadia Ventures celebrated the end the Stadia Accelerator's second cohort June 16 at Gateway Motorsports Park with presentations from this spring's companies, a panel discussion and...

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...
Cuong Dang

Enliven Marries Tech and UX With Gorgeous Client Solutions

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...

Christina Hawatmeh On Founding Scopio And Storytelling Through User Generated Content

Remember life before memes? It feels like so long ago. Today, unoriginal content accounts for over 90% of what we share in our networks....

On Silicon Prairie News: Strayos AI Transforms Jobsite Insights

Ravi Sahu, Founder and CEO of Strayos, was not initially intending to start a company.

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