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The Bourbon Friday Show with Mary Louise Helbig from ITEN

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Director of ITEN.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Ellen Chisa from Dark

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ellen Chisa, CEO and Co-Founder of Dark.

Former Globalhack Executive Director Accepts New Role As Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at...

Matt Menietti will further the Regional Chamber’s initiatives in maintaining momentum in the region to help attract and retain startups in the community.

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.

On St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis Needs to Cultivate IT Leadership Pipeline

Greg Nichols, President of Technology Partners Inc says "IT workers who want to become leaders must build communication, marketing and negotiating skills so they can better shape discussions and decisions."
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Darcella Craven from the Veterans Business Resource Center

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Darcella Craven, President of the Veterans Business Resource Center (Vet Biz).

On Entrepreneurially Thinking: Gladiator Consulting on Structuring Core Values and Guiding Principles

Joining this episode of Entrepreneurially Thinking is Rachel D’Souza Siebert, Founder and Principal of Gladiator Consulting. Rachel is at her best when she’s starting, fixing or leading. In 2015, Gladiator Consulting came to life offering Core Values and Guiding Principles to our communities.
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EQ Podcast: What Can Entrepreneurs Do to Create an Epic Life?

Check out the full interview with Matthew Ferry, Author of Quiet Mind Epic Life on YouTube and subscribe to our channel.Save the Date: October...

EQ Podcast: It’s OK to Pivot Your Startup

Full Interview with Adam Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Qstodian

Boat Planet Joins Tech Wildcatters For Their Fall 2019 Cohort

Boat Planet joins B2B accelerator and plans for nationwide expansion.

CRM and Email Marketing SaaS Providers, Hatchbuck, Benchmark, Merge

The combined company, Benchmark, will enable businesses to flourish with powerfully simple sales and marketing tools.

Balto Software Raises $3 Million in Seed Funding

An additional $3 million has been invested in Balto's artificial intelligence software for real-time call guidance and coaching for sales people.

SwipeSum Introduces AI-Powered Processing Statement Reading Software “STAITMENT”

New Software for Credit Card Processing Professionals to Become Available January 2020.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Mark Tatgenhorst from Geosaurus

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Mark Tatgenhorst, Program Director of Geosaurus.

Missouri Startups Created 44,000+ Jobs in 2018 Says MOSourceLink Report

Missouri startups account for nearly 80% of all new jobs.

America’s Center To Welcome Geoint Symposium In 2023 And 2025

St. Louis to Serve as National Hub for Geospatial Leaders and Stakeholders
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The Best of BBQ: ‘Q In The Lou’ Showcases World-Champion Pitmasters to Feed You...

Fifth Year of Downtown Foodie Fest Features Bands, BBQ & Beer

Why Startups Should Consider Litigation Risk

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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.

Matthew Ferry, Author of Quiet Mind Epic Life, Speaking At Innovation Hall in October

Matthew Ferry, author of Quiet Mind Epic Life is coming to St. Louis to host a special event at Innovation Hall on Friday, October...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Adam Stumpf from Stumpy’s Spirits Distillery

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Adam Stumpf, Owner and Distiller at Stumpy’s Spirits.

Capital Innovators Welcomes Fall 2019 Class to St. Louis

Six startups from across the nation join the local accelerator's portfolio companies.

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.

On Entrepreneurially Thinking: MADE Makerspace on Makers, Artists, Designers, Entrepreneurs

Joining this episode is Nick Dunne, Communications Director For MADE, Third Degree Glass Factory and The Delmar Maker District. A 2011 graduate of Webster University with a B.A. degree in Public Relations, Nick brings a culmination of marketing experience to all three businesses while using his background as a professional communicator to elevate the community of artists, makers and other entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Jason Hall from Arch to Park

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Jason Hall, CEO and Co-Founder of Arch to Park.

How to Automate Your Startup’s Bookkeeping

This is the first of a series of articles on how to automate your startup's financial operations. The next article in this series will be about Automating Your Startup's Receivables Management.

Celebrate 5 Years Of Venture Café St. Louis In One Night

On Thursday, September 12th, the St. Louis innovation community will gather together for Kinesis at Innovation Hall for a one-night fundraiser and celebration of...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Steve Sommers from TEDxGatewayArch

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Steve Sommers, Executive Director of TEDxGatewayArch.

Solopreneur Spotlight: The SAVA Group

St. Louis is teeming with potential as well as recent successes from the innovation infrastructure that the city has put into place over the past decade. Tech verticals and most recently geospatial and AgTech get most of the limelight. But entrepreneurship is alive and well in many forms in the Gateway City.

Three Workforce Development Orgs Form Regional Alliance Around Coding Skills

Coding Bootcamp, Savvy Coders, UAW Labor and Employment and Training Corporation, and Midwest Urban Strategies Seek to Help More Missourians Gain the Skills for 21st Century Jobs.

Operation Food Search Receives $34,000 USDA Farm to School Grant

Non-profit organization named sole recipient from Missouri.

St. Louis to Host New 1-Day Regional Filmmaking Conference at Covo

In Motion to host over 200 filmmakers on Nov 2nd at Covo in downtown St. Louis.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Charli Cooksey from WEPOWER

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Charli Cooksey, Founder and CEO of WEPOWER.

EdHub STL Announces 2019-2020 Fellows for Education Intrapreneurship Program

Edhub STL, a program of Venture Cafe St. Louis just announced their 2019-2020 Fellows. The EdHub STL Fellowship empowers education “intrapreneurs” to develop and/or...

2019 Ameren Accelerator Focuses on Smart Cities and Connected Communities

Program designed to attract energy-focused startups and jobs to St. Louis announces 2019 cohort.

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.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Ola Ayeni from Claim Academy

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ola Ayeni, Founder and Chief Idea Officer of Claim Academy.

Finding Another Entrepreneur to Ask Advice

If you’ve never successfully run a startup before, you'll need feedback on how to grow. How do you know whether someone has "the chops" to be able help?

On St. Louis Post-Dispatch: WeWork Opening First St. Louis office

WeWork St. Louis will be at the Met Square building downtown.

On CityLab: “Downtown St. Louis Is Rising; Black St. Louis Is Being Razed”

"Imagine if the city had secured a fund from Dorsey and Pulte to create micro-grants for small business startups—or home repair dollars—in the same north city neighborhood. Imagine if St. Louis and Detroit counted progress in some other way than number of vacant buildings demolished and number of downtown jobs added this year."

Anvil Analytics + Insights Announces Marketing Analytics Summit: Data Over Instinct

Newly Rebranded Agency to Educate and Empower Senior-Level Marketers with Analytics and Business Intelligence Training at October Event.

How Mission Control Made the Most of Their MVP

Mission Control, a digital platform startup that allows users to create sports recreation league-inspired video game leagues, has relied on nothing more than a...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Dr. Chris Ho from Drug Design Methodologies

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Chris Ho, Owner and CSO of Drug Design Methodologies.

CIO Executive Leadership Summit 2019 Will Discuss AI, Blockchain and How Women Are Leading...

The focal point of the 2019 St. Louis CIO Executive Leadership Summit, taking place in downtown St. Louis on Thursday October 3rd, will be...

All Entrepreneurs Hustle, But Creatives Raising Funds Need Side Hustle

Adam Frick-Verdine, sound designer and the brains behind the audio mapping project Unheard of STL, got into entrepreneurship by necessity. He got an internship...

InvestMidwest Appoints Phyllis Ellison as New Executive Director, Transfers Management Role to Cortex

InvestMidwest has appointed a new Executive Director. Chris Walsh, InvestMidwest’s first and only executive director, is passing the torch to Cortex’s Vice President of...

Butterscotch Shenanigans Game Devs Hosting Fan Convention at CET in September

Award-winning game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans brings Shenanicon back to CET in September.
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Here’s the List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the Greater St Louis...

The Inc. 5000 is a list ranking of the fastest growing privately held, independent, U.S.-based companies that is released each year.

Mission Control Is Launching This Fall to Level Up Your Team Building

Mission Control's summer pilot project has evolved from providing structured recreational video game leagues to a team building tool.

Love, Magic and Passion Is the Secret Recipe for This Food Entrepreneur

On this episode of Entrepreneurially Thinking, we had the opportunity to talk with Reine Bayoc, Creator and Owner of the thriving SweetArt Bake Shop...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Janna Westbrook from Provider Pool

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Janna Westbrook, CEO and Founder of Provider Pool.

Get Your Product In Front of 1000 People: Startup Connection 2019 Venture Showcase Applications...

Startup Connection ’19 will take place Wednesday, November 6, at The Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker in Downtown St. Louis, running from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

State of the St. Louis “Techforce”: Jobs are Plentiful but Employer’s Hiring Practices Remain...

We all want St. Louis to be a “hub” of something: in startup growth, in geospatial intelligence, in cybersecurity, in healthcare, in agtech.There...

7 Regional Imperatives to Strengthen the Impact of our Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

WEPOWER is launching a new accelerator for Black and Latinx founders of early-stage companies. WEPOWER's Founder and CEO, Charli Cooksey, explains what we as a business community can do to drive systemic change in St. Louis.

The Future of Retail Banking is Showrooms: Commerce Bank Connect Launches In Central West...

New concept in Central West End is company’s latest investment in St. Louis community.
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Geosaurus’ Gigantic Plan to Push Talent Towards St. Louis’ Next Innovation Frontier

T-REX's Geosaurus Resource and Innovation space, Geosaurus, offers a bridge into St. Louis' geospatial industry for those who don't have security clearance.

T-REX Announces Program Director to Lead New Geospatial Center

NGA’s Mark Tatgenhorst to head Geosaurus, slated to open later this year.

St. Louis Business Community Stands to Win from 2020 Census Going Digital

Census decision to drop citizenship question is a win for St. Louis entrepreneurs; internet-based Census brings opportunity and challenges. Caroline Fan is the new govtech and smart cities contributor to EQ.

On Medium: 6 Ways the Startup Talent Showcase is Changing the Way Startups Hire

How the Startup Talent Showcase is changing the way startups hire — and hire people who stick around for the long run.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Michael Powers from Tower Grove Pride

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Olamide Adeboye, CEO and Founder of Wakava.

Finalists for Cortex Garage Artwork to Present Initial Concepts Tomorrow at Venture Cafe

Three finalists have been selected to present their concepts for the Cortex Garage Artwork project tomorrow, at Venture Café‘s Thursday Gathering on August 1st...

MOSourceLink Publishes Regional and Statewide Entrepreneur Ecosystem Guide Map

MOSourceLink has released its statewide Resource Rail, a map of the resources available to entrepreneurs and business owners across the state of Missouri, region...

On St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jack Dorsey Funds New Non-Profit to Reduce Vacant Buildings in...

St. Louis native Dorsey and philanthropist Pulte visit north St. Louis to launch new blight nonprofit.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Olamide Adeboye from Wakava

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Olamide Adeboye, CEO and Founder of Wakava.

BioGenerator Wins $750,000 in Federal Funds to Expand Labs and Grants to Build New...

Grant expands BioGenerator Labs and Commercialization Resources

The Yield Lab Institute Announces Manure Challenge Sponsors and Industry Advisors

The Yield Lab Institute has announced the addition of a number of diverse advisors to the Manure Challenge, as well as a successful application...

Building Your Thought Leadership Brand Is More Than Writing Articles

Thought Leadership starts with getting comfortable with your unique voice and perspective. Much harder than it sounds!

Coworking, Coffee, and Cocktails at Covo

Entrepreneurs from the coasts aren’t always eager to move their budding businesses to the Midwest, but Covo founder Rebecca Brian-Pan saw a unique opportunity...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Tony Bryan from CyberUp

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Tony Bryan, Executive Director of CyberUp.https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/496218731121751/ CyberUp—New Collar Approach When most...

nativeMsg Launches RCS Style Solution that Works on iOS Devices

New Patent Pending Messaging Solution Provides RCS Fallback across all Mobile Operating Systems

The First Step in Making Your Startup’s First Hire

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as a startup founder has been meeting the nearly one hundred St. Louisans that I’ve...

Oakland Capital Partners Announces Former Wind Capital Group CEO Tom Carnahan As Partner

Clayton-based Oakland Capital identifies and partners with businesses with significant potential for growth.

How Autentico Podcast Found Their Own Voice to Amplify the Voices of Latinx Business...

On this episode of Entrepreneurially Thinking, we had the opportunity to talk with Autentico Podcast Hosts, Gabriela Ramirez-Arelleno and Junior Lara.This dynamic pair...

Unheard of STL is Contextualizing Physical Spaces with Sound in Downtown St. Louis

Unheard of St. Louis will be showcasing their audio mapping project at the Tower Grove Market on Saturday, July 13.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Charlie Walch from Pluton Biosciences

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Charlie Walch, CEO of Pluton Biosciences.Looking for Good Bugs There...

On Entrepreneurially Thinking: Sloan Coleman of Tiny Little Monster

Tiny Little Monster | Sloan ColemanJoining this episode is Sloan Coleman, Business Development Director, AKA Monster Marketer, of Tiny Little Monster. Sloan, A lifelong entrepreneur with a background in art and graphic design, began her entrepreneurial career by co-founding a graphic and web design business at the age of 26. Through learning about marketing, networking and SEO while in the graphic design industry, Sloan stumbled into the screen printing industry, the seed was planted; Tiny Little Monster was born in her basement and the rest is history.

Brennan’s Work and Leisure, a Coworking Space in Midtown Makes Work a Pleasure

New mixed use coworking space caters to those working and playing hard in Midtown, St. Louis.

Experience Inflation is Killing Our Talent Pool and Here’s What We Can do About...

When I transitioned out of the military in 2007, I was applying for jobs everywhere. I wasn’t sure "what I wanted to be when...

This July St. Louis Restaurants Team Up To Fight Hunger Locally

Dine out and do good this July! Over 90 St. Louis restaurants have banded together to participate in Operation Food Search’s 9th Annual Tomato...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with LaShana Lewis from L.M. Lewis Consulting

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with LaShana Lewis, Founder and CEO of L.M. Lewis Consulting.Diversifying...

St. Louis Civic Tech Efforts Recognized at National Code for America Conference

Last week, the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Michael Butler, his staff, and Open STL, the main civic tech volunteer organization, were invited to...

On Innovation City: Arch Grants Discusses Building Economic Sustainability

""What if instead of a company coming in and giving support, an entire city came in and supported entrepreneurs?"Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director at Arch Grants joins the Innovation City Podcast to discuss the St. Louis economy, providing support and resources to startups, the process of receiving a grant, the struggle of raising capital in the Midwest, and the future of her organization."

On Olio City: St. Louis Summer Events Calendar 2019

Here's every reason you need to escape the office.

Advocado Hires Chief Revenue Officer to Build Out National Sales Team, Targeting 210 TV...

Former Sales Director of the largest cable TV and internet service provider in the US will power Advocado's revenue growth.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Junior Lara from the Auténtico Podcast

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Junior Lara, host of the Auténtico Podcast.Serving the Latinx...

STL Fusion is Invested in Your Success

Downtown coworking space STL Fusion opened its doors last October in the former Industrious offices. Much of the same design remains, but with more of a St. Louis focus, plus added flexibility, and an impressive list of amenities.

Bridging the Gap By Connecting Creativity with Business Fundamentals

For Shayba her vision is clear: Create positive change in underserved communities by inspiring others through the arts and entrepreneurship.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Kiley Summers from SpenDebt

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Kiley Summers, Founder of SpenDebt.https://www.facebook.com/EQSTL/videos/338082890186572/ SpenDebt—Saving by Spending In America there’s...