Social Entrepreneurs are Symbiotic With Traditional For-Profit Business

Symbiosis is the living together of unlike organisms-- think the plover that cleans the crocodile’s mouth or the clownfish seeking refuge with the anemone....
Brown Smith Wallace St Louis

Monetery Summit in Des Moines to Discuss Building Midwest Tech Ecosystems

Monetery, a tech summit in the Midwest which is organized and produced by Dwolla, a digital payment platform similar to Square has announced dates...

I Love This Radical Approach To Workforce Development

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be a judge for the first round of the UMSL Entrepreneur Quest, a University of Missouri System wide...

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...

Purchase with Purpose: Meet OneOddBird

Lori Samuels is the founder of OneOddBird, a unique women’s accessories brand that recently relocated to St. Louis from San Marino, California. Samuels is...

The Yield Lab Launches Venture Fund and Accelerator Program in Asia Pacific

The Yield Lab has announced the addition of the Yield Lab Asia Pacific to its global network.The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is a...
launchcode expansion

Boeing Awards $165,000 Grant to Enable Over 600 LaunchCode Students

Boeing has awarded a $165,000 grant to LaunchCode to support free training and job placement for more than 600 aspiring technologists in St. Louis....

Project Planning Begins On Chouteau Greenway, Community Input Requested

Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) and partners have completed the final phase of the Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition, a 1-year public-private partnership to imagine...

MADE Opens New Space to St. Louis’ Vocal Maker Community

Exactly one year after TechShop went dark in Cortex, the lights have be turned back on. The local maker community in St. Louis have...

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Stephen Schenkenberg from Forest Park Forever

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Forest Park...

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...

Butterscotch Shenanigans Crash Land Onto Nintendo Switch (In A Good Way)

The St. Louis based game development studio, Butterscotch Shenanigans (who's first taste of the limelight was at a Startup Connection event) have just published...

The Bourbon Friday Show with Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore from BioSTL

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, Director of Bioscience Entrepreneurial Inclusion at...

Innovation Hall to Open Doors to the Public at Kinesis Afterparty

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND the Kinesis Afterparty! EQ readers can use the code "EQSTL" to grab a 50% discount on tickets.This Friday, November 9,...

CentriCrude Is Latest Company to Seek Startup Funding via Nvested Crowdfunding Platform

As the St. Louis Startup Connection Venture Showcase kicks off, local crowdfunding platform Nvsted today launched a new investment campaign for technology startup CentriCrude...

PATHbinder Host #HackAutism Event to Solve Issues Around Autism Spectrum Disorder

While many St. Louisans held Halloween celebrations during the weekend of October 27, programmers came together for #HackAutism, a coding competition to develop tech...

The Next Frontier in Leadership Development

Attend "Optimize Your Brain For Leadership" and learn Neuro-Activation techniques and tools this Friday, December 7th, at Return to Your Power’s small group intensive...

Six People Confirm This Office is Haunted

Startups think about disruption all the time, but late night sprints at T-Rex – a coworking space in St Louis, Missouri – have seen...
The Bourbon Friday Show

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...

Chaifetz Group Launches Competition to Offer $1 Million in Follow-on Capital to Arch Grant...

Arch Grants and Chaifetz Group have announced a partnership that will provide continued investments and support for St. Louis-based startups. The two organizations are...

Which Startup Will Make it Big starting at Startup Connection’s Tenth Anniversary event?

What do Life Sciences company, Immunophotonics, video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans, and protein-packed Belgian waffle Start Right Foods have in common?Yes, they are...
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Adults with Developmental Disabilities to be Taught Salesforce to Create Employment Opportunities

The BCI Skills Center is proud to announce the launch of an innovative program to teach adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities the skills...
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Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. Joins Missouri Hyperloop Coalition

The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, the group leading efforts to bring Hyperloop technology to Missouri, is excited to announce that Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. led by...

3 Learnings from the “Old School Vs. New School” St. Louis Sales Accelerator Event

Pre-registration is now open for our next sales accelerator event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.I had the privilege...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Amit Kothari from Tallyfy

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Amit Kothari, co-founder and CEO of Tallyfy, about their...

The Coworking Guide to St. Louis

Looking to rent affordable office space? If you're new to the concept of "co-working," you’ll love our guide to coworking spaces in St. Louis....

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...
Stadia Ventures

Hatcher+ And Stadia Ventures Announce Multi-Year Partnership To Invest In SportsTech Startups

Hatcher+, a unique, data-driven venture firm, have announced a partnership with Stadia Ventures to co-invest in early-stage companies accepted into the Stadia Accelerator program.Hatcher+...

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...

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Connie Bowen from Yield Lab

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Connie Bowen, Program Manager at The Yield Lab and...

Your Enemy Is Indecision: How To Reduce Sales Cycle Times & Increase Close Rates

When selling your product, your biggest competitor is always the decision to do nothing at all.Have you ever noticed how your organization is...

St. Louis Needs A Sales Skills Accelerator

St. Louis is now, more than ever, is well primed for a huge comeback. As the startup ecosystem flourishes, follow on rounds of investments...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Elaine Queathem from ITEN and Savvy Coders

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Elaine Queathem, Entrepreneur in Residence for the at ITEN,...

3 Ways (and 1 Huge Context) to Break the Investing Spiral that Works Against...

It was a sunny Saturday morning and five alumni of a program renowned nationwide for its progress in closing the technological gap were evaluating...

Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital to Speak in St. Louis

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the VISION conference returns to St. Louis. VISION 2018 is St. Louis' annual conference for women, minorities, immigrants and...

Celebrate United Nations Day in St. Louis: “Human Rights, Close to Home”

The United Nations Association of Saint Louis will celebrate and recognize the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 2:30 p.m....

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: EQSTL3Hackathons are exciting competitions that give programmers the...

UMSL Business Invites 40 Companies to Attend UMSL Marketing Intern and Job Fair

UMSL Business are hosting the UMSL Marketing Career Fair. The career fair is 100% dedicated to just marketing jobs and will feature recent UMSL...

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...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Matt Menietti from GlobalHack

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL2On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show...

African-American Arts Leadership Fellowship Program: Applications Opens for Spring 2019

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) is accepting applications for the spring 2019 Katherine Dunham Fellowship, a program that promotes diversity in arts leadership...
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...

5 Roles Every Hackathon Team Needs

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL2Programmers from around the world are drawn to...

University of Missouri System Launches Accelerator Program to Foster and Fund Student Business Ideas

Student entrepreneurs in the University of Missouri System could earn up to $30,000 in prize money thanks to a new systemwide initiative known as...

Co-Working Becomes Mainstay as Freelancing is on the Rise

The first time I walked into a co-working space, it was an otherworldly experience. Listening to the tour guide show me each and every...

Integrity Drives Opportunity: Being Real Gets Real Business Results

When you’ve built a business centered around improving brands and reputations, and aligning business goals with marketing strategies, an outsider might think that the...

Two Silicon Valley Heroes Share the Love for St. Louis

HuSTLing from Day One might just be paying off as it's been a summer of love for The City. Or at least really heartwarming...

“St. Louis Isn’t Just a City: It’s a Dream Laboratory,” Says Writer in Southwest...

The October in-flight edition of Southwest Airlines: The Magazine will feature an in-depth profile of St. Louis.Writer Miles Howard visited St. Louis over the...

HuSTLe From Day One: St. Louis Brand Manifesto Video Wins Fourth Accolade

The brand video designed for the Amazon HQ2 pitch took home another award, this time a 2018 Mid-America EMMY Award for Best Short Format...

Wanna Develop Video Games in St. Louis? Check Out the Science Center this Weekend!

This weekend, September 28-30 (starting today/Friday evening), the St. Louis Game Development Co-Op is hosting a unique Arcade Jam at the St. Louis Science...

Capital Innovators Welcomes Fall 2018 Class to St. Louis

St. Louis-based startup accelerator Capital Innovators has announced its Fall 2018 class - the 16th group to go through their 12-week accelerator program. Six...
Stadia Ventures

Stadia Ventures Announces Fall 2018 Cohort in Sports Business Accelerator

After receiving applications from across the U.S. and more than 20 countries, Stadia Ventures is excited to announce its Fall 2018 cohort for its...

What To Expect At This Year’s GlobalHack: A Step-by-Step Guide

EQ readers can get a 25% discount on tickets to GlobalHack VII using the promo code: EQSTL1GlobalHack VII is just around the corner: This...

Integrity Drives Opportunity: It’s OK to Let Your Personal Values Influence the Direction of...

Starting a business is a long and difficult process, especially when going it alone. Erin Joy knows the difficult road of business ownership first...

2018 Marks a Year of Partnerships for Sling Health

Sling Health, a student-run non-profit, was founded in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis as a biotechnology accelerator. After five years of operation,...

With SLU’s Big Ideas Challenge Our Minds Are Fixed On the Future of St....

SLU is currently engaged in a bold reshaping of its future. We firmly believe universities have the power to inspire transformative thinking that translates...
SLU

Saint Louis University Becomes First in St. Louis Region to Achieve I-Corps Site Status

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Saint Louis University (SLU) has announced that SLU has become the first university in the...

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...

Galera Therapeutics Raises $150 Million to Advance “Breakthrough Therapy” for Debilitating Cancer Side Effect

Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage drug discovery company, whose research and development is based in St. Louis, has announced that it has secured $150...

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...

Here’s How Ameren Accelerator Made a Difference to Six Energy Technology Startups

Entrepreneurs from six startups, who came to St. Louis this summer to participate in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator, took part in a Demo Day...

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...

St. Louis’ Imposter Syndrome

When I first heard about Claim Academy’s idea to host a panel event at Covo STL, I thought, this could be good.The team from...

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: Partnerships Are Critical To The Third Wave Of Tech...

The Third Wave is Steve Case’s thesis (his book) that a new economy will emerge across the United States in cities that typically do...

J.D. Vance at TechCrunch Disrupt: Startups Don’t Have To Be in Silicon Valley

Last week, on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, J.D. Vance, managing partner of Rise of the Rest explained that the $150m...

Rise of the Rest at TechCrunch Disrupt: Heartland Tech Companies Represent A Great Investment...

At last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Steve Case, former co-founder of AOL and current partner at VC Firm, Revolution, took to...

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: There’ll be an AgTech startup belt around St. Louis

Speaking on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week, the founding partners of the Rise of the Rest (ROTR)...
Claim Academy

Claim Academy Is Hosting Free Coding Workshops in September

Who out there has felt that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach, while you say to yourself, “I want to be more...

The Ag Innovation Showcase looks to the Future of Farming and Food

Farmers, researchers, government agencies and corporations from around the world have gathered in St. Louis this week for the Ag Innovation Showcase, now in...

DevOps Driving Innovation in IT

The DevOps Midwest Conference will feature speakers and presenters Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 8:00 AM – Thu, Sep 20, 2018, 6:00 PM CDT at...

A “No” from Arch Grants Isn’t a “No” to Your Business

August saw the finalist pitch day of the Arch Grants Global Startup Competition, which constitutes the final round of selection where an external panel...

St. Louis Public Library holds Job Fair with representatives from 15 area companies

Are you looking for a job or just looking for new opportunities? Join us for St. Louis Public Library’s first Job Fair on Saturday,...

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...

Innovation and the Socio-Economic Benefits of a Connected Green City

According to a wealth of studies, the benefits of green spaces to Cities and their residents abound. Green spaces increase economic development and property...

Summary: “The New Magnetism of Mid-Size Cities”

A boomerang, as defined by Webster's Dictionary, is "a bent or curved piece of tough wood used by the Australian Aborigines as a throwing...

3 lessons your city can learn from the St. Louis startup boom

With more than $1 billion in bets placed on startups in just the last few years, St. Louis has rightly earned a reputation as...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Elise Hastings from Givable

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Elise Hastings, Managing Director of Givable, about their giving...

Regulation Crowdfunding Platform, Nvsted, Proves Effective at Crowdsourcing Investors for St. Louis Startups

In the world of crowdsourcing there is a continuum, Ched Wagner, Manager of Nvsted explains.On one side are the GoFundMe types, giving-based platforms that...

Network Density And Resilient Ecosystem All Help Startup Cities Attract Catalytic Capital

When political leaders, corporate executives, and startups founders poured into Reno, Nevada for VentureBeat’s BLUEPRINT 2018 Conference, they were congregating to discuss burgeoning economic...

T-Rex’s Geospatial Resource and Innovation Center Will Elevate An Existing Cluster

While the billion dollar NGA 2 headquarters won’t be finished until 2024, T-Rex and handful of forward thinking geospatial startups and companies are preparing...

VentureCafe Launches EdHub Fellowship

Venture Café St. Louis is launching the region’s first Education Innovation Hub in St. Louis (EdHub STL). Known for their weekly and monthly Gatherings...

Decision Making Made Easy: Follow the Next Right Thing

John Holahan sits down across from me. He carries himself with a composed tension that says poised and nervous all at the same time.There’s...

Summary: “Returning to the Rust Belt”

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy says as she clicks the heels of her ruby red slippers. It’s the end of the movie, and...

Holekamp Seed Fund Will Provide $1000 to Entrepreneurial Wash U Students

Cliff Holekamp, Co-founder and General Partner of venture fund Cultivation Capital and Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship at Washington University, has given a $500,000...

Y Combinator Turns Fail into Scale

Normally the Accelerator accepts 3,000 applicants. This year they will accept over 15,000. Y Combinator, widely considered one of the most successful incubators in...
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Emily Lohse-Busch from Arch Grants

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director at Arch Grants, about the...

PGAV Eager to Re-Brand the City with Transformational Spaces

In the newly renovated offices of PGAV Destinations, Mike Konzen, the firm’s principal and chair, explained to me his concept of a St. Louis...

Extra Help from Higher Education Could Help Unrust the Rust Belt

Several recent reports on ecosystem growth and health have connected direct investment into early-stage pipelines with a region’s overall capital investment numbers, job growth...

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...

Summary: “St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of Agtech”

An article titled St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of AgTech from missouripartnership.com states that over the past decade, St. Louis has established itself...

Social Entrepreneurship More About the Ends than the Means

Many founders identify as “social entrepreneurs”, even while resisting a standard definition. Historically the label was applied to innovators developing solutions to society’s problems...

Agrilyst Provides a Platform for Indoor Farmers to Understand Their Data

From our archived reporting at iSelects’ Davos on the Delta conference earlier this May, Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO of Agrilyst, spoke with EQ...
Investment Growth STL

Here’s the List of Fastest Growing Companies in Greater St Louis Region

Hear ye! Hear ye!Here be the list of the fastest growing privately held companies in Missouri as ranked by Inc. 5000 for 2018.Needless...

GlobalHack and Monsanto Fund Team Up to Bring CS First to Middle Schools

GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that drives social impact through technology, announced today an award of $40,000 from the Monsanto Fund to fund computer...

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

The good news for startups and ESOs statewide is that despite budget cuts the state-run investment funds at the MTC are still around. The...

IoT in Agriculture Makes Heartland Tech Really Sexy

We tend to think of the tech revolution in sexy terms – the sleek new gadget, the impossibly cool Silicon Valley, the enigmatic tech...

The Real Epicenter of the Talent Crisis

If you’re reading any of the major business media outlets you’ve seen articles about the talent crisis.Whether you are a Founder/CEO or Human...