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...
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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...
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Plans for this Weekend? Nap with Casper at St. Louis PrideFest

Casper, the sleep startup named one of the “Best Inventions of 2015” by TIME Magazine, is putting a nap on wheels and bringing free...

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,...

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...

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer...

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...

The Joojoo App Launches Today, Looks to Make the Business of Recommendations More Personal

The most useful recommendations come from your friends, family and peers, not advertisers or strangers. The minds behind St. Louis' newest app are harnessing...

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...

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...

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...

Founder Series: Blake Marggraff of Epharmix

Blake Marggraff is a name you probably already know. He launched his first company in just his second year in college, later receiving an Arch...

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...

Tomas Pena of S4 Finds a Home Away From Home in St. Louis

St. Louis is in the heart of the Corn Belt. It’s a perfect seat for AgTech companies looking to serve the U.S. market, and...

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...

Founder Series: Kevin Taylor of Hey Let’s Train

Kevin Taylor is co-founder and chief technology officer of Hey Let’s Train, where they’re building a platform to connect people to professional athletes they...

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...

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...

STL Entrepreneurs Impress at SXSW

This is EQ’s fifth and last article about SXSW. Read previous stories here.Although South By South West is in the books, St. Louis has left a lasting...

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...

Two St. Louis Student Startups Named Among Best 8 in the Country at SXSW

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8b_nhmdBbUThis is EQ's fourth dispatch from SXSW. Read the previous ones here.Student entrepreneurs made a major contribution to the mark St. Louis left on this year's edition of SXSW.For the...

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...

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...

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,...

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.
Label Insight

Label Insight Uses Data To Tell The Real Story Behind Your Food

Sponsored Content: What's this? Startup founders quickly realize that the work can be exhausting. For every euphoric crest, there’s a demoralizing crater along the way. Dheeraj Patri...

Yield Lab Announces 2016 Portfolio Companies

More than 120 applications from 26 countries were submitted for the seven spots in Yield Lab’s 2016 class. The nation’s first and largest agriculture...
Tanya Hamilton

Founder Series: Tanya Hamilton of Independent Youth

Each week, EQ will feature local founders: The work they do, the goals they set and where they draw their inspiration.

Disrupting Foot Pain with Teen Entrepreneur Ehan Kamat

Ehan Kamat is a 15 year-old inventor and entrepreneur who has developed, patented and is currently selling a medical device called the Solemender for...

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...

Founder Series: Tyler King of Less Annoying CRM

A talented entrepreneur is born in St. Louis, stays in town for college to attend Washington University, but then migrates west after graduation. Unfortunately, this...

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...

Disrupting the Gig Economy with Stephanie Leffler

Companies like Uber, Airbnb and Instacart are participants in the gig economy—connecting people with spare time or unused stuff with those who need them....

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...

Get Excited for Arch Grants Gala 2015

Galas can be a tiresome sort of ritual. Complete with the silent auctions, rented suits and pretentious pomp. But Arch Grants, a St. Louis-based...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.
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15 St. Louis Startups To Watch In 2015

Meet 15 of STL’s most recent startups.

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.

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.

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