T-REX Gets a Facelift to Accommodate Booming Startup Scene

The historic Lammert building in Downtown St. Louis was constructed in 1890, nearly a century before the first Internet connection. Today, it’s the home...

GiftAMeal Wins 1st Place and $2,500 at Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

GiftAMeal took first place this week at the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) Pitch Competition hosted by University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL)...
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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...
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Keeping Self and Business in Balance: Leadership Lounge Show With Gv Freeman

Join me, my guest and featured speaker, Gv (Shane) Freeman, and the 450+ 'preneurs and 50+ speakers at EQ Leadership Labs the morning of...

EQ, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and TheSTL.com, Join Forces on #TaxDay to Discuss Media’s...

Join us for an exciting discussion during EQ Leadership Labs about media literacy with local editors and reporters. This session aims to teach readers...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Melanie Igwe from Drugviu

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Melanie Igwe, Founder and COO of Drugviu.https://www.facebook.com/bourbonfridays/videos/308629236519307/ Drugviu—Empowerment for Your...
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2019 Ameren Accelerator Seeks Startups to Develop Smart Community Tech and Clean Energy Solutions

With the goal of making the energy grid smarter, more reliable, resilient and secure, Ameren Corporation is accepting applications for the Ameren Accelerator, an...

21 Questions that Help You Pursue the Right Funding Options for Your Startup

Although running out of cash is the second most common reason for startups to fail (yes, second, the first is actually no market need...

Arts and Education Council Names 5 Finalists in stARTup Creative Competition

The Arts and Education Council has named five finalists in the third annual stARTup Creative Competition. A partnership with the PNC Foundation, the competition...
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Prepare.ai Conference Is Tomorrow: Four Values That Drive David Karandish’s Latest Ventures

Prepare.ai, the artificial intelligence conference hosted in St. Louis returns tomorrow for the second year running. The conference is the brainchild of David Karandish,...

Tomorrow: Join SLU and the NGA for the Geo-Resolution 2019 Conference

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University (SLU) are co-sponsoring a new geospatial conference in St. Louis to bring together the government,...
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Consciousness and Capitalism: Leadership Lounge Show with Tyler Kelley

“Capitalism,” says Tyler Kelley, co-founder of SLAM Agency, “is, at its roots, something that is a powerful enough force to change the world.”Which is...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Karlos Ramirez from the St. Louis Hispanic Chamber

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Karlos Ramirez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber...

Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas to Local Executives, Win Cash Prizes at Busch Stadium...

The Cardinal’s 2019 season may have just started, but it wasn’t baseballs being pitched Saturday, March 30, at Busch Stadium. Instead, 10 college students...

Parallel18 Helps Explority Explore Beach-Life Balance, While Focusing On Startup Growth

Alon Gilboa, founder of Explority, has spent the last 12 weeks on a beach. But it’s not been that chill — the motto of...

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

This post is republished from exactly one year ago.
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The Practice of Mindfulness in Business: Leadership Lounge Show with Jo Pang

Jo Pang’s title at Slalom, a strategic consulting company, is “People Partner.” He explains that as being something similar to the non-technical side of...

Black And Latino Artists Debut Businesses At The Makers Mart

Former Brazen Elevator Pitch Event Winner, Shayba Muhammad, has dug in on her winning streak to entrepreneurship to win more funding and create her...

First CORTEX Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today

The first Cortex restaurant week debuts on Monday, April 1st to Sunday, April 7th. Today Saturday, March 30th IKEA will kick off the celebration...

What to Expect from St. Louis Magazine’s Kidzpreneur Pitch Competition

How many times were you asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I consistently answered, “I want to be a...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Lakesha Mathis from the St. Louis Regional Chamber

On this 50th episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Lakesha Mathis, Program Director for the St. Louis...

Spotlighting St. Louis Companies Solving Their Talent Shortages

When St. Louis Community College produced its latest State of the St. Louis Workforce report, 61% of the tech firms surveyed said that they...

There’s a New Way to Crowd Fund, Here’s How it Stacks Up

Crowdfunding 101: Donations- Vs. Rewards- Vs. Securities-based Crowdfunding

ThermoAI Promises Efficiency, Cost savings, and Reduced Emissions from Combustion Energy Sources

Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are most often the focus of innovation in the energy space because, unlike coal and natural-gas fired...

The Leadership Lounge Show on What to Look Forward to at Leadership Labs, EQ’s...

In this premiere episode of Leadership Lounge, the new show from EQ and partners Return to Your Power and Clockwork Productions, I sat down...

EQ Leadership Dojo Examines the Role of Influence in Leadership

Influence. Do you attain it by being recognized as a leader or is it a prerequisite of successful leadership? Of course, that’s a false...

An Introduction to Regulation Crowdfunding

Until recently, 90 percent of Americans were banned from making private investments in startup companies. That’s because prior to legislation approved in May 2016,...

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.Regavi is a digital QR-code business card and contacts...

#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,...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Meghan Winegrad from Generopolis

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Meghan Winegrad, Founder and CEO of Generopolis, about their...

The New EQ Town Hall: An Open Forum for You to Be Part of...

Back in the early 1600s Town Hall meetings were a way for residents to have a voice in the important issues of the day....

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...

EQ and MDMC Partnership Promises Leadership in Regional Collaboration and National Attention

My friend who is launching a startup recently considered applying to an accelerator, but was dismayed by the narrowness of the curriculum and the...

Tonight: Retired Mannequins Get a Makeover to Benefit St. Louis Artists and Nonprofits

When Pooki Lee acquired the out-of-work mannequins she didn’t know exactly what she would do with them. But, being a long-time serial entrepreneur and...

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

GiftAMeal has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year competition at SXSW. The competition has seen previous entrants become household...

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...

Calling all Digital Marketing and Media Startups! MDMC Hosting Pitch Competition

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC19) and EC@UMSL are inviting local digital media or marketing startups to apply for the 2019 Midwest Digital Marketing...

The Yield Lab Announces Five New Portfolio Companies

The Yield Lab has announced five new companies have joined the 2019 Yield Lab North America. These companies were selected out of a pool...

St. Louis Magazine Launch Inaugural Kidzpreneur Pitch Competition: A Shark Tank for Kids!

xplor, the region’s premier connector of individuals and families to businesses, brands, and events, has partnered with SLM Media (publishers of St. Louis Magazine...

What if St. Louis Addressed the Tech Talent Shortage Better Than Any Other City?

In 2017, St. Louis pulled together a cohesive, region-wide plan to woo Amazon to our area for its second headquarters. Yet despite our best...

VaxNewMo’s Vaccine Breakthrough Published in Nature

St. Louis bioscience startup VaxNewMo is developing broader and more affordable vaccines faster with its patented technology. The company’s breakthrough research is currently featured...

Startup Pursuing Sharing Economy Model for Outdoor Adventures Moves Into T-Rex

Outside360.com adapts the sharing economy model to the outdoor industry’s needs with a sleek platform that connects hosts and users through online listings for...

African Entrepreneur Grabbed Every Opportunity STL Offered to Launch Herbal Drink Brand in Less...

After marrying a woman from St. Louis and moving to her hometown, serial entrepreneur Ola Adeboye, founder and CEO of Wakava, didn't yet have...

EQ has Partnered with MDMC to Create a New 1-Day Conference Celebrating St. Louis’...

It is with great pleasure and pride that I announce EQ's next adventure! We've had a number of amazing partners sprinting on this...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Bree Maniscalco from Cinema St. Louis

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Bree Maniscalco, Director of Development for Cinema St. Louis,...

New Event Series: First EQ Leadership Dojo Today; 3:30pm at Venture Café

Leadership is changing. And I believe that media has a responsibility to inform and support that change.Which is why EQ was a sponsor for...

We The People, a Retail Space for Crowdfunded Products, Chooses St. Louis for First...

We The People (WTP), the world’s only multichannel crowdfunding retail chain and creator support community, today announced its first U.S.-based brick-and-mortar store exclusively selling...
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Capital Innovators Welcomes Spring 2019 Class to St. Louis

St. Louis-based startup accelerator Capital Innovators announced its Spring 2019 class at Venture Cafe in the Cortex District of St. Louis. This class is...

A White Lie At Venture Cafe’s Thursday Gathering Led to a White Wedding at...

Venture Cafe’s Thursday Night Gathering is founded upon the philosophy that bringing people together creates "serendipitous collisions," which can lead to completely unpredictable positive...

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.

Connecting St. Louis’ Gigabyte Corridor to Central Business District Shows Placemaking Potential

Completed Ballpark Village could serve as a "Perfectly Centered"​ CBD anchor for a connected set of St. Louis center City districts.

TechArtista is Hosting a Competition for Artists To Redesign Iconic Pyramids

The selected artist will receive cash compensation, a supply stipend, a $250 4 Hands gift certificate, and a 1-year drop-in membership to TechArtista.

Some Kids Just Aren’t Meant for College (Just as Long as We are Talking...

“Some kids,” the Workforce Development Committee chair said, “just aren’t college material.”A version of that statement has been uttered by countless participants in the...

SQ1 Ignite 4-Week Q1 2019 Cohorts Starting Soon: Still Time to Apply

Square 1 (SQ1) Ignite is a 4-week, introductory program for new/early stage technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactured product entrepreneurs, created to help founders quick-start their...

NSF/S&T I-Corps Workshop Applications Open Now

The I-Corps Site experience is a crash course for researchers, students (all levels), alumni, and non-academics to encourage technical entrepreneurship by testing research, projects...

WashU Summer Entrepreneurial Internship Match Program

Every year, the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship helps place WashU student interns at startups across St. Louis for a 10-week paid...

Arch Grants: 2019 Global Startup Competition NOW OPEN

Arch Grants is building a new economy in St. Louis by providing $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who...

Don’t Drown in “Should”

You can catch Rebecca Brian Pan this Thursday (4pm on February 7th) at Venture Cafe St. Louis' Thursday Gathering, where she will be presenting...

Crowdfunding Microbes that Eat Mosquito Larvae to Slow Spread of Disease is Latest Campaign...

Nvsted, St. Louis’ first regulation crowdfunding portal, continues to add hyperlocal company crowdfunding campaigns to its platform following the success of their first crowdfunding...

NiMONiKS Develops InsureTech on Blockchain to Cover Micro Finance Market

Nicole Mwesigwa is co-founder and COO of NiMONiKS, a startup delivering InsureTech and blockchain solutions, headquartered in Wildwood, MO. Co-founded with Hari Srinivasan, her...

Podcast: Surveying Missouri’s Startup Landscape in 2019

Missouri Business Alert’s Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs.In this week’s episode, we check in with representatives from the...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Jessica Stanko from Skandalaris Center

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Jessica Stanko about the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation...

St. Louis Regional Chamber Launches Diverse Business Accelerator

The St. Louis Regional Chamber is dedicated to creating a business community that provides opportunities for diverse businesses to grow. To that end, the...

Mastercard Leads Sponsorship of GlobalHack’s Code with a Cause

GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that drives social impact through technology, was awarded $30,000 from Mastercard to fund Code with a Cause 2019, a...

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...
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Last Year, Support Organizations Collectively Found Over $8.3M (At Least) in New Funding for...

This article was co-authored by Tanya Yatzeck.Last year, the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) drastically reduced their investment in the region, cutting it a brutal...
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Over 140 Companies Apply to Pitch at InvestMidwest

Still Time to Register for 2019’s Venture Capital Forum in Kansas City.

MTC Co-Invests $100,000 in SensrTrx

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) has announced a $100,000 co-investment in SensrTrx, a manufacturing analytics company based in St. Louis, MO.

Startup Resolutions: Here’s What You’re NOT Chasing in 2019

Last weekend saw "the most depressing day of the year," come and go. January 12th (in the UK it’s today, January 21st, known as...

How St. Louis Activism Made Lemonade in 2018

We’re almost a month into 2019 already, but with New Year’s day falling on a Wednesday, this year got more of a gentle start than most. So, EQ’s ‘Member Berries’ series that recaps all of the cool stuff that happened in 2018 is definitely a little late but we’ve got plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

How St. Louis Made Tech Headlines in 2018

While economic development organizations have always known this, recognition that Tech companies have an important role to play in the economic development of a city has been growing steadily among the investor community. As Tech investors grapple with an increasing sense of social responsibility, they have been looking to inspiration from cities outside of their traditional purview. Remarkably, St. Louis' startup ecosystem was often on their radar. In 2018, after years of stealthy bus tours to the Midwest, prominent investors started acting on their meditations, putting St. Louis at the center of many conversations.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Chris Rhein from Starwolf

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Chris Rhein, Starwolf, about the band’s history and recent...

Ten Semi-Finalists Announced for $1,000,000 Pitch Competition

Chaifetz Group has announced that ten companies have advanced to the semi-final round of the inaugural Chaifetz STLaunch investment pitch competition. Over the next...
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Mastercard Commits $250,000 To Support LaunchCode’s CoderGirl

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Mastercard will announce a five-year commitment of $250,000 in support of LaunchCode’s CoderGirl program, which provides tech training and...

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...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Dawn Manske from Made for Freedom

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dawn Manske, Co-Founder and CEO of Made for Freedom,...

Facebook Grants Claim Academy Another $250,000 in Scholarship Funding

When Ola Ayeni, founder of four-year-old software development bootcamp Claim Academy, first heard that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was looking for him in 2017,...

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...

Step Up Your Social Selling in 2019 With These 4 Linkedin Outreach Tactics

Registration is now open for SalesMentour's next sales accelerator event on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM at T-Rex, sponsored...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Sarah Schlafly from Mighty Cricket

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Sarah Schlafly, Co-Founder and CEO of Mighty Cricket, about...

Recapping the Web: “Here Are the Top Midwestern States and Cities for Startups”

Throughout the 20th century, the American Midwest was known as the manufacturing center for the nation, and for much of the world. Even today,...

Recapping the Web: “Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s Great Migration to the Midwest”

Zachary Crockett of The Hustle, an online tech and business publication, starts his article “Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s Great Migration to the...

Recapping the Web: “I moved from a big city to a smaller one —...

St. Louis entrepreneur Alex Haimann, partner and head of business development at Less Annoying CRM, made a bold move when he left a good...

Recapping the Web: “Rapid Startup Growth in These 4 Cities Has Led to Big...

When a city's startup scene begins to take shape and thrive, it's commercial real estate market is always right on its tail. As Richard...

Recapping the Web: “Silicon Valley Has More Engineers, but the Heartland offers Easier Access...

When one thinks of the most fertile ecosystems to cultivate a successful startup in America, they often think of the coasts as being places...

Recapping the Web: “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups”

In Inc.com’s article “How St. Louis Is Redefining Its Economy by Focusing on Startups” writer Dustin McKissen, also founder and CEO of McKissen +...

Recapping the Web: “The Modern Workforce is Freelance—Cities Should Get Ready”

When Amazon decided it would be opening a second headquarters in a to-be-determined North American city in 2017, over 238 cities submitted themselves to...

Recapping the Web: “Detroit, St. Louis, and other Rust Belt Cities Look To Immigrants...

Often, when a city is looking to revitalize its economic health, much of the effort and taxpayer money will go into recruiting businesses. But...

Recapping the Web: “A Radical Black Arts Renaissance Is Reshaping A Fractured St. Louis”

Dating back to the Dred Scott case in 1857, as well as Missouri’s designation as a slave state in a pre-Civil War America, St....

Recapping the Web: “New Kranzberg Arts Foundation Program To Help St. Louis Artists Become...

Many artists all over the world are in a constant struggle to make a living and pay the rent. St. Louis artists are no...

Recapping the Web: “After Arch Grants: Two St. Louis Tech Companies Helping People with...

Writer Julia Cain from #mySTL, a blog conceptualized by Downtown STL, Inc., showcases two of the 2017 Arch Grants winners ViTAL and clEAR in...

Recapping the Web: “Let the Entrepreneurial Mindset of America’s Founding Inspire Us Again”

Who doesn’t love a good mnemonic device? Writer Chris Newton decides to use one of our nation’s most famous innovators to inspire his his...

Recapping the Web: “Want to Jumpstart Your Startup? Get an Entire City Behind You”

While most entrepreneurs believe that the only place to successfully start a business is in a city like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York,...

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...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Dixie Gillaspie and Philip Penrose from Return to Your...

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dixie Gillaspie and Philip Penrose from Return to Your...

Wellston Business Center Helped Bella Lavish Decorations Take Passion Project Full Time

In September of 2018, a model strutted down a runway in St. Louis in an unusual yet elegant garment: a dress, cape, and headdress...

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...

RiverVest Closes Raise of $184.4 Million on Fourth Life Sciences Fund

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the final closing of RiverVest Venture Fund IV, L.P., reaching $184.4 million in capital...

Conversational AI Platform nativeMsg Powers RCS Campaign for Farm Journal

Farm Journal Media, the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market, has announced the launch of Rich Communication Services (RCS)...