STL Fusion: Invested in Your Success

The STL Fusion space is home to 25 offices, open desks, conference rooms, and a large common area.As Director Tiffany Whelehon explains, “We...

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

I'm not sporty, I write about business and I'm from London, UK, which combined together means I'm completely mal-coordinated and can't even make an...

Pluton Biosciences Successfully Raises $98,000 via Nvsted Regulation Crowdfunding Platform

Look no further than Pluton Biosciences for confirmation that St. Louis entrepreneurs are engaged in matters of global importance. Disease, crop resistance to insecticides,...

Clever Real Estate Raises $3.5M To Disrupt Outdated Real Estate Agent Commission Model

Clever Real Estate, a nationwide tech platform that connects home-sellers with top local real estate agents who help sell their home for as little...
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference: Leadership Lounge Show with Gv Freeman

The Leadership Lounge was a media and connection space set up for EQ Leadership Labs and #MDMC. It was sponsored by okapi and designed...

Coolfire Studios Unveils New Downtown Creative Co-Working Space

Coolfire Studios is a full-service entertainment production company that has been headquartered in St. Louis since 2002. Their offices are conveniently located downtown at...
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference: Leadership Lounge Show with Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch says that he often hears stories of how email marketing or some other marketing medium doesn't work. But the vast majority of...
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Cortex Expands with Re-invention of Historic 4340 Duncan Building

The $44 million, 15-month renovation of 4340 Duncan in the Cortex Innovation District is nearly complete, and demonstrates the connection, collaboration and community partnership...

ThriveCo Is Going Above and Beyond the Workspace

Entering the smartly decorated space in downtown Clayton, the fresh energy that new coworking space, ThriveCo (222 S Meramec Ave., Ste 202) has brought...
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference: Leadership Lounge Show with Dennis Dayman

As we continue to live more and more of our lives online, internet security has become a hotter and hotter topic. Especially at a...

The Martian Evangelist: Dr. Sheyna Gifford’s Year on the Red Planet

TedXGatewayArch's next event is this week, on Thursday. Tickets are available now for Healthcare Head On, on May 16th.Sheyna Gifford, MA, MSc, MD, sums...
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Leadership Labs at #MDMC : Leadership Lounge Show with Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders, bestselling author of Love is the Killer App and a long-time hero of EQ’s Editor in Chief, Jonathan Allen, delivered a jaw-dropping...
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Coming May 16th 2019: TEDxGatewayArch Chapter to Host Healthcare Focused Mini-Conference

TEDxGatewayArch, a local TEDx chapter that curates intrinsic connections to the St. Louis region with thought-leadership led events, will host its first event of...

Fit Small Business Ranks St. Louis Number 2 for “Best Cities For Entrepreneurs”

The annual national ranking by "Fit Small Business" has just announced that St. Louis is #2 Best City for Entrepreneurs in the U.S. —...
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference: Leadership Lounge Show with Katie Krum

Katie Krum has always been a popular presenter at the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference and this year she was back to deliver a keynote...

St. Louis Investor Commits $100,000 to Expand VoiceXP Platform

This week, on May 1st, a prominent South Korean investor based in St. Louis, signed a term sheet to commit to investing $100,000 in...

On Innovation City: Interview with Tim Sanders after EQ Leadership Labs Keynote

“When you get empowered, you get energized. So I say, grow everyone you do business with.” — Tim Sanders
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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference: Leadership Lounge Show with Perry Drake and Brianna Smith

Now in its seventh year, with more than 2000 attendees, 80 sessions, 100 speakers, and four keynotes, plus panels, a startup competition, nine workshops,...

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...
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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...

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...
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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,...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Applied Particle Technology Wins $100,000 in NASA Earth and Space Air Prize Competition

NASA, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), selected Applied Particle Technology, LLC from St. Louis, Missouri, as the $100,000 grand-prize winner...

Key2Enable Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for Key-X Keyboard for Cerebral Palsy

Key2Enable, a Portfolio Company of Singularity University, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to fund the large-scale production and distribution of their product,...

The “I’m No Different” Paradox

A man raised his hand during a talk I was scheduled to give. I hadn’t been back from Washington, D.C. a solid week yet,...

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

Whether you’ve been tinkering with your prototype, are ready to hit the global market, or just have a cool idea, you’ll want...
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How Relocating to T-Rex Brought Engility Closer to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

This is not a cautionary tale of genetic engineering gone bad; it is a tale of how Engility recognized an opportunity to better partner...

Partnership for Economic Impact: Financial Empowerment and Sustainability

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), workforce development and entrepreneurial support programs, as well as distribution and marketing models are all examples of how social...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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