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5 Ways For Tweens and Teens to Get Involved in Coding this Summer

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

5 Roles Every Hackathon Team Needs

Successful hackathon teams are made up of more than just coders. Here are five roles that every hackathon team will need to compete.

Meet The Winning Team Of GlobalHack V: Inveo

How the three-person team built a simple, visual, responsive and jargon-free website for citizens to handle traffic violations and find work exchange opportunities – in less than 48 hours.

St. Louis Fashion Fund Reveals Plans to Reach “Critical Mass” in Downtown Garment District

St. Louis-based real estate firm Tower Real Estate Group will collaborate with the St. Louis Fashion Fund, Downtown STL, and Saint Louis Development Corporation to...
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Venture Café Expands Programming to 39 North and LaunchCode Mentor Center

Venture Café Night: 39 North and Venture Café Night: Forward Through Resilience will expand reach and connect with a broader audience.
MVF 2016 Conference

Missouri Venture Forum Brings Together 36 Speakers for Its Free Investor and Entrepreneurship Conference...

In one of the largest local efforts to link the St. Louis startup community with leading experts, Missouri Venture Forum has landed more than 35 speakers for its second annual "Roadmap to Entrepreneurship" conference. The conference is to be opened by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and FleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders.
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Why STL Innovators Should Attend “Downtown Online” on June 15

St. Louis' Downtown has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the last few years. To celebrate this growth and to share updates with the public, Downtown STL, Inc. will host its annual event, "Downtown Online," on June 15. Here's why you should be there.

What You Need to Know About Cortex Commons This Season

There’s plenty of research that suggests working inside for too long stifles creativity and innovation. Cortex Commons, with special events manager Jessica Labozzetta, at the...

6 Hackathons to Keep on Your Calendar Through Fall

The hackathons are coming—and that’s a good thing. The term “hackathon” sounds like organized anarchy, but that’s a regrettable connotation and 100% incorrect. Hackathons...

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...

7 Reasons to Attend Startup Connection

St. Louis' biggest startup event of the year happens November 18. Here's why you should be there.

Meet the Next Generation of Job Creators Winning in St. Louis

St. Louis’ Innovation Community gave the region's top startups the chance to present their companies to a packed house of entrepreneurs, investors, and other...

Your Guide to STL’s Biggest Fall 2016 Innovation Events

Fall in St. Louis brings a respite from the scorching summer temps before winter hits. This year, it also offers a packed schedule for anyone...

Cortex Rolls Out a Full Summer Calendar of Outdoor Events

Cortex has announced a slew of outdoor events happening this summer in Cortex Commons. From food truck lunches to pop-up markets and live concerts, the outdoor space will play host to several events a week.

Accelerate St. Louis Awards $120,000 in Prizes at Startup Connection 2016

A total of $120,000 in cash was awarded at tonight's Startup Connection, the largest annual event for the startup community that draws over 1,200 people. The...

Where to Pitch: House of Genius

As a partner and managing member at Matter Family Office, Whitney Kenter travels often for her work as she helps entrepreneurial families navigate their wealth....

ArchHacks takes WashU Student Innovation to a New Level

Hackathons emerged in the late 2000s as intensive multi-day gatherings created to develop new technology solutions; today, many computer science students view the gatherings of...

Capital Innovators Demo Day 2016 Happening May 17 at the Pageant

Whether you're an investor, a founder or a startup voyeur, the annual Capital Innovators Demo Day is the place to be on May 17, happening at...

St. Louis Needs A Sales Skills Accelerator

And we don't have one yet, so we're launching a series of sales skills training events to activate the sales community here in St. Louis.

WashU Competitions Launch New Companies in STL

In the startup world, competitions provide an array of opportunities for entrepreneurs to win funding as well as mentorship and training. Washington University in...

How to Create a Scalable, Human Culture for Startup Growth

6 Takeaways for Startups from the 2016 WorkHuman Conference Luke Fryer was new in town. In 2007, the serial restaurant entrepreneur had just moved to...
Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference 2017 to Include Startup Pitch Competition

Calling all digital marketing startups: pitch your ideas in front of potential users and customers and be eligible to win a cash prize of $2,500, sponsored by Purina.

Agriculture Is A Bellwether Industry; AgTech A Bellwether Of Change In The Heartland

EQ spoke John D. Santi, co-founder of Davos on the Delta, an AgTech conference, and discussed his vision for the conference and for the future of American agriculture.

New Conference Aims to Prepare St. Louis Workforce to Transform Into A.I. Tech Hub

Prepare.ai's goal is to establish St. Louis as a regional and national hub of AI innovation. The serial entrepreneurs behind it are so excited about the potential of AI in the region, they're launching an annual conference.

Startup Talent Showcase Finds New Way to Connect Local Talent to Companies

Last night more than 40 companies and 50 job-seekers came together at T-REX for the first Startup Talent Showcase presented by Pluggedin St. Louis...
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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.

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...

Paul Singh the “Startup Savant” Rolls His Airstream into STL to Connect with STL...

Paul Singh has been criss-crossing America, connecting with startup entrepreneurs from Shreveport, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Lincoln and, as of today, St. Louis. The veteran entrepreneur and VC investor will...
Christina Hawatmeh, CEO and Founder of Scopio Startup Roadshow

The First Startup Roadshow Back from New York

Connect is one of those buzzwords frequently used in the startup world, as can be heard in any given pitch, but it’s also a...
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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Hosts Accelerator Demo Day on March 29

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs will host its next Demo Day on Wednesday, March 29 at Washington University in St. Louis. Here are all the details.

12 Ways to Plug Into National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October–in St. Louis...

There's no doubt that St. Louis' cyber security scene is heating up. This Saturday kicks off National Cyber Security Awareness Month, with a series of events likely to create...

Accelerate St. Louis Challenge Awards $120,000 to Local Startups

After five months of rigorous competition, the winners of the 2015 Accelerate St. Louis Challenge were announced tonight at Startup Connection 2015 at Washington...
Lunch and Learn

How To Make Your Lunch & Learns Suck Less

10 tips for co-working space community managers and presenters

8 Inspiring Life Lessons from Sketch Guy’s Approach to Entrepreneurship

New York Times’ Sketch Guy—aka Carl Richards—addressed the COCAbiz audience yesterday in a talk addressing not just his famous Sharpie-and-cardboard sketches but his approach...

NGA Hosts First GEOx Geospatial Technology Showcase This Week at Cortex

The St. Louis-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and EVNTUR event marketing firm are hosting  a "first-of-its-kind geospatial technology...

SixThirty’s “Let’s Talk FinTech” Event Showcases Problems Faced by Financial Services Incumbents and how...

SixThirty, the global financial technology venture fund and business development program based in St. Louis, hosted "Let's Talk FinTech" on June 13 at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA). Here's what came out of the discussion.
CEO2CEO 2017

CEO2CEO Returns with Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and Anthony Tersigni of Ascension

#CEO2CEO, the event series hosted by Accelerate St. Louis that pairs CEOs of startups and large enterprises for one-on-one conversations, returns on April 10.

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

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8b_nhmdBbU This 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...
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Mastercard hosts NXT@4240: Celebrating Women in Tech and in Business

Mastercard sponsored NXT@4240 at Venture Cafe this week with the theme, "Women in Tech/Women in Business." Venture Cafe launched NXT@4240 this past spring as...

Startup Connection 2016 Increases Startup Participation and Attendance

Phyllis Ellison, Director of Entrepreneur Services and Institutional & Corporate Partnerships at Cortex Innovation Community and five-time Managing Director of Startup Connection, was pleased...

Opera Theatre St. Louis Engages Startups With Special Events Geared Toward Innovation Community

Opera Theatre St. Louis has been focused for most of its history on being an innovator when it comes to the work it puts on stage. Now it's focused on engaging the innovation community with special events.

Why Values Matter To Founders and Entrepreneurs

The Olin Business School at Washington University hosted an important discussion on the importance of values and operating principles in entrepreneurship.
Startup Showcase at Startup Connection

St. Louis Startup Connection Accepting Applications

Beginning today, St. Louis Startups can apply at www.startupconnection.org/venture-showcase.html to showcase their company and their products and compete for cash and in-kind prizes. The...

GlobalHack’s 2018 Hackathon To Focus On Improving The Foreign Born Experience

Until June 8th, all available tickets for GlobalHack 2018 are 50% off. This year's hackathon represents the 7th flagship event for GlobalHack.

Startup Connection Announces 70 Companies In The 2015 Venture Showcase Lineup

Startup Connection is now less than a month away and today marks the announcement of the 70 companies to be featured in its Venture Showcase.

10 Reasons to Attend GlobalHack VI

By Matt Menietti and the GlobalHack Team As a developer or someone who’s interested in technology, you may have been invited to hackathon without fully understanding what it’s...

Why This Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase Is A Big Deal For Startups And St....

We've teamed up with BioSTL and The Yield Lab to offer you an even closer look at what the Ag Innovation Showcase has in store.

Text Messages Are Getting A Major Upgrade

With RCS, those futuristic cyberpunk dreams of bite-size AIs and a persistent mobile web become evenly distributed.
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Davos On The Delta Connects Farmers, Distributors, and Buyers, to Spur Innovation in AgTech

Startups in the multi-trillion dollar global agriculture market are currently underinvested, leaving a giant hole the size of Missouri into which savvy investors can and will invest.
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Startup Connection Announces 70 Startups for Venture Showcase

Startup Connection, the St. Louis region’s annual event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, takes place on November 16 at Washington University. Today, event organizers announced...

9 Speakers You Can’t Miss At UMSL’s Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

On April 21, University of Missouri-St. Louis will host the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC16) at Union Station—the region’s largest digital and social media...

STL Entrepreneurs: Don’t Miss “For Creators By Creators” on December 12th

These guys want to help you turn your product idea into a product reality.
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SixThirty Co-Hosts Second Annual Distributed: Trade Conference in St. Louis, Draws Financial and Supply...

SixThirty and BTC Media will co-host the 2nd annual Distributed: Trade conference at Washington University in St. Louis on Monday, July 24. An intersection of finance and trade, Distributed: Trade is building on its conversation from last year about optimizing blockchain technology across entire industries. They are expecting over 50 speakers from around the world with a large number of local St. Louis experts in the mix.
Olio City Team

Announcing Olio City Partnership on EQ

I'm really pleased to welcome Ellen Prinzi as a new author on EQ. She is CEO of Olio City, a personalized 'intelligent-agent' style concierge...
Startup Connection

Startup Connection 2017 Expands To Bigger Venue With Express Scripts Leading Sponsors

The St. Louis region's largest annual event celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Connection, now in its ninth year has announced a new venue and a new lead sponsor. The event will take place on November 15, 2017 at The Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker.

Why We’re Excited for Hello, Hackathon!

Next month, LaunchCode, GlobalHack and the Prosper Institute will come together for Hello, Hackathon!, a beginner-friendly event where teams will work to design an app or...

Cortex Metrolink Grand Opening

Located between the Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations, the Cortex Station will become the light rail system's 38th MetroLink station.
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80 Emerging Venture Capitalists Gather in Downtown St. Louis for Leadership Summit

Over the last two days, almost 80 individuals from 27 venture funds from around the US gathered at the T-REX Innovation Center Downtown for the Emerging...

Join 500 Startups Partner On Whirlwind Tour of St. Louis and St. Charles

Paul Singh, one of the original three partners of 500 Startups, is on a nationwide tour and will be visiting St Louis and St...

Ameren Accelerator Results Boost Energy Startups In St. Louis

Cleantech startup companies shared their insights, innovations cutting-edge energy technologies, upon completing a 12-week energy-technology accelerator program in St. Louis.
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St. Louis Guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016

It's back: Each November, people in 160 countries around the world organize a calendar of events and competitions to inspire entrepreneurship. Powered by the Kaufmann...

Covo STL Plays Host to Drone Selfies at Oui Gallery Opening

The drone selfies are reminiscent of infinitely recurring mandelbrot style patterns - despite being the exact opposite of that - but I can't explain it, properly. Yet that is exactly the apex where art and technology collide.

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

The idea for Kidzpreneur was born after xplor co-founders Lisa Litvag and Angela Sandler competed to be on the ABC television show Shark Tank.

What To Do In St. Louis This Weekend (October 13th)

Beer, Pixies and running to Rock 'n' Roll.

Sling Health Hosts 5th Annual Demo Day at Cortex on April 28

Sling Health will host its fifth annual Demo Day on Friday, April 28 at the Cortex Innovation Community. Here are the details.
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Opera Theatre Hosts Tech Community for “Innovation at the Opera”

For the third year in a row, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is hosting "Innovation at the Opera" this Wednesday, June 8, an event designed to...
CEO2CEO

#CEO2CEO: Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and Anthony Tersigni of Ascension on Healthcare Technology

The first 2017 CEO2CEO event took place on April 10 at T-REX, bringing together Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and ­­­­Anthony Tersigni of Ascension for a conversation centered around healthcare. Read the Q&A.
Normandy High School NFTE

Next Stop, New York City: Normandy Freshmen Advance to National Finals in Youth Entrepreneurship...

Two Normandy High School freshmen take second place in NFTE youth entrepreneurship competition hosted at Saint Louis University on May 3. They will take their creation–a double-sided backpack–to finals in New York City in October.
Downtown STL Arch Grants

Save the Date for Downtown STL’s Annual Event Featuring Arch Grants Summer Cohort

Downtown STL, Inc. announced it will host its annual event on Wednesday, June 22 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The annual event brings together 500...

Distributed: Trade Blockchain Conference Speakers Announced: Ernst & Young, t0, Gem and Fluent

BTC Media and SixThirty announce key speakers for the Distributed: Trade conference, the first event of its kind to focus on innovative blockchain solutions for both financial...

The Something For Everyone Party Tomorrow at Cortex 4220 Duncan Building

The 4220 Duncan building in Cortex will be open to the public tomorrow, to celebrate “The Something For Everyone Party,” this Friday, April 26,...
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Express Scripts Hosts Film Screening and Community Discussion on Diversity in Tech

On Wednesday, October 26, Express Scripts is hosting a free screening of "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" followed by a panel discussion, bringing together the...
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Venture Cafe and Accenture Host NXT@4240 Event

On Thursday, May 25, Venture Café is partnering with Accenture to explore ways to drive positive change in the community through new technology and design at the latest installment of NXT@4240. Here's what to expect.

7 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

2016 is off to a great start in the St. Louis startup space. Happy hours, Lunch 'n Learns and more—schedule your week accordingly because...
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7 Startup and Tech Events Happening This Week

From BBQ birthday parties to a Demo Day on The Pageant stage, here are seven events to keep you busy this week.

Savvy Kids Fosters Kids’ Natural Entrepreneurship Impulses

Savvy Coders, the startup that teaches front end software development skills to anyone with the desire to learn, is rolling out a program targeting 10-13 year-olds next month, Savvy Kids.

Gallery: Distributed Trade Blockchain Conference

On Tuesday, June 14, SixThirty and BTC Media presented Distributed: Trade, a first-of-its-kind conference that focused on innovative blockchain solutions for both financial services and trade...

GiftAMeal Wins Two Awards at Startup Connection

GiftAMeal takes away $12,500 in prizes.

Sling Health 2018 MedTech Demo Day, Tomorrow at Cortex

Demo Day devoted to launching the next generation of MedTech entrepreneurs to showcase startup concepts.
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Local Startup Captures Anticipation and Nostalgia as the City Unveils the Renovated Gateway Arch...

Just in time for the 4th of July and Fair St. Louis, the City unveils the new and improved Gateway Arch Museum and Visitor Center today.

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...

Disrupting Tech Events With Alex Miller

When the tech industry doesn't serve the learning and development needs of its people, Alex Miller is not afraid to shake up how it's done.
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Tech Calendar: 12 Startup Events For Your Calendar This Week

Upcoming St. Louis startup events for your calendar this week.

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

Startup Connection is celebrating 10 years of connecting the city to the next great companies that call St.Louis home.
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Five Tech Events Happening This Week

Here are five events to ease you into a busy 2017.
Startup Connection

Startup Connection, St. Louis’ Largest Startup Event, Introduces Student Competition

Startup Connection, the St. Louis region’s annual event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, happens Wednesday, November 16, during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The annual event draws between...
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St. Louis’ SLAM! Agency Opens Office In Miami CIC

SLAM! Agency, the agency behind the podcast “Innovation City” is hosting a grand opening for their new Miami office in CIC’s Wynwood co-working space...

9 Startup and Tech Events Happening in St. Louis This Week

Mark your calendar for these nine startup and tech events from across the city happening this week. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s...

Tesla’s Electric Road Trip Stops in STL this Friday

Electric car enthusiasts: Here's your chance to get behind the wheel of the car of your dreams—if you aren't already. Tesla is currently on a...

7 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week is packed with great events you can't miss: Demo days, networking opportunities and TEDx Catalyst—schedule your week accordingly.

7 Reasons to Register for Capital Innovators Demo Day ASAP

Mark your calendars for May 17, when Capital Innovators turns their Demo Day into an open-to-all event you can't miss. This affair puts the accelerator’s...

7 STL Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

St. Louis' startup scene has another busy few days of events this week. From global hackathons to events featuring some of your favorite St. Louisans and happy hours, read on to plan out the rest of your week!

Betabox Hosts Pop Up Today at The Science Louis Science Center

Have some time this afternoon and looking for a great way to dip your toe into the maker movement? Betabox is hosting a free...
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Venture Cafe Fireside Chat: Meet The City CTO, St. Louis’ First Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons will be attending this Thursday’s (April 26th) event at Venture Cafe, located at 4240 Duncan Ave at 5:30 PM. Gaskill-Clemons joined...

ProductCamp St. Louis 2016 Brings St. Louis Innovators Together

The St. Louis Product Management Group concluded ProductCamp Saturday, February 27 at Webster University in St. Louis. The 5th annual event featured sessions focusing on...

The Best Tweets From That Day When St. Louis Brought the Stanley Cup Home

Go Blues! Drawing gigantic crowds for the Stanley Cup Finals, the city's Twitter's game was strong too.

8 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

Art Hackers Launch Party Celebrates Opening of BreakerSpaces At Cortex

Fabricatorz Foundation announces O.N.G. (ONLY NEXT GENERATION), a one night music and visual media experience. The event opens at 8:30 PM on Friday, April...

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...

What to Expect at Tonight’s NXT@4240 Event at Venture Café

By Savannah Davis It's a busy one at Venture Cafe this week. EQ's co-founder and managing partner Kelly Hamilton will be moderating a chat with Dr....

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