The Be Human Project Showcases People-Centric Mission with Salon Series

There’s an organization trying to change the way business leaders think about work and its surrounding, immersive culture in St. Louis. The Be Human...

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...

Venture Cafe Global Launches Innovation City Podcast

Venture Cafe St Louis has announced the launch of a new podcast produced in collaboration with Venture Café Miami and SLAM! Agency, a creative...

Accelerator Program Alumni Becomes Resident Adviser to Future STL Startups

The St. Louis-based venture firm, Capital Innovators, is adding an entrepreneur-in-residence position (EIR) to their nationally recognized startup accelerator program. Devin Turner, CEO of...

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...

Facebook just announced major changes to its algorithm. Here’s what that means for your...

I was sitting aboard a plane last week when I read Mark Zuckerburg’s post announcing major changes to Facebook’s algorithm. He said the changes would...

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

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

Online Auto Retailer Carvana Launches in St. Louis

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into St. Louis with plans to hire up to 10 staff.

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...

St. Louis Has “Agglomeration” In AgTech, According To A Brookings Report, And That’s A...

The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy think tank based in Washington, DC released a report on July 25 (2018) entitled “Rethinking Cluster Initiatives”...

Terrible Public Policy is Keeping the St. Louis Region from Achieving its American Dream

If you attend meetings with the region’s business and civic leaders, you’ll start to hear some consensus about what the metro area needs to...
Ameren Accelerator

Ameren Launches Energy Technology Accelerator in St. Louis, Partners With Capital Innovators and UMSL...

Ameren Corporation announced today the launch of Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators.

Industrious Inspires Community and Collaboration

The benefits of officing out of Industrious are fast internet, local snacks and drinks and educational programming, but one feature that Industrious excels at is realizing the...

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...

New Coders to Show Off Facebook Funded Projects at Demo Day on July 12

Earlier this year, St. Louis-based software developer bootcamp Claim Academy announced a partnership with Facebook Community Boost, which provided scholarship funds to students who...
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Local Startup Captures Anticipation and Nostalgia as the City Unveils the Renovated Gateway Arch...

The new park grounds, museum and Arch renovations represents decades of planning and years of design and construction and $380 Million in public and...

Tech Workforce Development in the Region Approaching Crisis Level

Workforce development seems to be a topic on everyone’s mind in the economic development circles these days. In a recent commentary in the St. Louis...

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...

Ameren Accelerator Provides a Multi-purpose Approach to Innovation and Education

August 31st marks the last week of the hands-on portion of Ameren Accelerator’s 2018 program. Since June, six “energy-focused” start-up companies have been participating...

PGAV Eager to Re-Brand the City with Transformational Spaces

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

Guide to Startup Pitch Events in St. Louis

With all the formats for “pitching” your company around St. Louis, how is an entrepreneur supposed to know where to pitch, and more importantly,...

Knowledge Drop Recap of 2018 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

The 2018 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) was full of “gold nuggets and knowledge bombs left and right,” according to Stephanie Liu, one of...

STL Fashion Startup Scene Gathers Momentum: Another Designer Chooses St Louis

Designer and maker Brandin Vaughn is opening his first-ever brick-and-mortar boutique on Cherokee Street this Friday, February 2nd. The opening marks a milestone for the...

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...

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...

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

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

Want to Supercharge Your Startup? Apply for Arch Grants’ 2018 Startup Competition

The Arch Grants team is thrilled to announce the 2018 Arch Grants Global Startup Competition. The competition opens on February 1st to startups around...
Downtown St. Louis

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.

Startup Connection Opens Applications for 2016 Venture Showcase

Startup Connection 2016, the region’s largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, announced that applications for the Venture Showcase are now open. Companies can...
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith On Role of Regional Chamber to Bridge the “Valley of Death”

A Regional Chamber Board member describes Andrew in one word: Savant. Andrew Smith recently joined the Regional Chamber as head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation....

We’ve Funded 114 Startups to Make a Difference in St. Louis

Today, I’m pleased to release our 2017 annual impact report. Typically, annual reports for non-profits focus on quantitative data, such as financials, but this...

IoT in Agriculture Makes Heartland Tech Really Sexy

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

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...
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Washington University Skandalaris Center announces new fund for startups

The Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis announced today that it has launched a new venture-capital seed fund aimed at helping to...
STL Fashion Incubator

After Making $5,000 in One Day, She Opened Her Own Boutique

Lia Glynias runs LAUNCH, a fashion boutique in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis. Her career has taken her from her hometown of St....

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...
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St. Louis Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup...

Twelve St. Louis area nonprofit and governmental organizations are initial members of a collective that will receive $420,000 over two years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help female and historically underrepresented entrepreneurs of color in high-growth sectors.

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...

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...

St. Louis Venture Capital Investment Report Spotlights Overall Success but Warns of Critical Inflection...

Over the last 5 years, there’s no doubt that St. Louis has cemented a reputation for hosting a thriving and dynamic startup community. In...

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...
SafeTrek

Zach Winkler of SafeTrek on Dealing with Uncertain Decisions

What started as an idea for a college contest has become a promising platform for personal security and wellness. In my conversation with Zach...
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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...
Olio City Team

Olio City Wants to Help Millennials and GenXers Discover the Best of Their Cities

How a trip to London that never happened led Ellen Prinzi straight to a problem worth solving.

What to Expect from Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) Startup Accelerator is always working to support woman-led businesses through investment, mentorship and networking. Startups that go through the program...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Varsity Tutors Opens $5.9m Headquarters in Clayton; Looks to Add 150 Jobs

Varsity Tutors, a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement, has opened a new 20,000 square-foot, $5.9 million...
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AgTech Pioneer Benson Hill Biosystems Launches New Subsidiary

St. Louis-based Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement AgTech company unlocking the natural genetic potential of plants, announced the formation of Saturn Agrosciences, a...
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Lifepack’s Paper Products Help Sustainability Bloom

Most people see paper products as being inherently wasteful: Eat off them once, after all, and then it's into the trash. Lifepack aims to change that with an innovative approach to biodegradable paper products and an eye toward sustainability.

The FAA Loosened Commercial Drone Restrictions: But What Does That Mean?

Earlier this summer the Federal Aviation Administration eased restrictions on commercial drone use with the Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule (more commonly known as the Part 107 ruling.) Not...

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

Among the legends within the St. Louis’ entrepreneur community, David Karandish and Chris Sims, have launched a non-profit called Prepare.ai dedicated to driving the...

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...
Atul Kamra, Managing Partner of SixThirty

SixThirty and St. Louis Recognized as Pioneering FinTech Community

SixThirty and St. Louis were recently recognized by Village Capital and VilCap Communities as a pioneering start-up community for our competitive advantage and work...

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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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,...

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...

ITEN’s CIP Program Jumpstarts Corporate Innovation

ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program (CIP) capitalizes on a growing trend in which corporations are sponsoring innovation showcases or demo days. Just as trade shows...

11 Washington University Companies That Have Made an Impact on STL’s Startup Scene

As we all know, St. Louis' startup growth has been accelerating at record speed in the last five years. That said, some of our region's most successful...
Global Entrepreneurship Week

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...
Cortex 3.0

Cortex Looks Ahead: Cortex Special Feature, Chapter 4, 2017 and Beyond

An update on Cortex's latest phase of development–and what's to come after that.

100 Makers to Showcase Creations to Celebrate First Year of TechShop

TechShop is celebrating their first anniversary since opening a maker space in St Louis. One hundred local 'makers' will showcase their creations from the...
Downtown St. Louis

A Core Commitment: What’s Next for the Downtown St. Louis Innovation District

St. Louis has begun to make a name for itself in the world of high-tech and IT entrepreneurs. Here's the latest on the role Downtown St. Louis plays in propelling our city's innovation community forward.

It Takes a Village (and Universities Directly Engaging the Startup Ecosystem) to Retain Talent...

On the subject of talent retention, every city finds it a challenge to compete with the bright lights of major tech centers like San...

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,...

Video Streaming Startup Launches Product Aimed at Fast Growing Global Market Research Industry

FocalCast, a St. Louis-based technology startup incubated by Capital Innovators and 2016 Arch Grant Recipient, has announced the launch of their new product, Unity,...

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...

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

The good news for startups and ESOs statewide is that despite budget cuts the state-run investment funds at the MTC are still around. The...
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How Saint Louis University Led the Entrepreneurial Education Revolution

While St. Louis has been becoming more known around the country as an emerging hub for tech startups, Saint Louis University is a place where a focus on entrepreneurship isn’t a new trend.

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...

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...

Arch Grants Global Startup Competition Entrants: Get Ready for Transformative Feedback

Successful startups know the value of “failing faster” – that is, recognizing errors or opportunities for improvement early and course-correcting until they achieve their...

5 Fashion Designers That Will Make You Feel Like A New Person In 2018

We’ve all been thinking about our 2018 New Year’s Resolutions. Aside from starting 2018 at the newly opened Shake Shack here in St. Louis (ok...
Start Right Foods

Start Right Foods Wants to Start Your Morning Right

Breakfast, for most of us, is normally a bit of a scramble—if we get to it at all: a bowl of our kid's cereal, reheated leftovers, a scrambled egg or two if you have a precious five extra minutes. But Start Right's founders want to change that. Here's how.

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...

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...
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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...

Universities in St. Louis Are More Engaged Than Ever In the Startup Ecosystem

At their recent event, Merge Summit, Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants, discussed the role of solid research and support of entrepreneurship from...

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...
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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...

Two SixThirty Startups Raise $25 Million in Funding

2017 saw two SixThirty portfolio companies raise significant investment. Both companies are based in Israel and came to St Louis to work with SixThirty...

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

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

Covo STL Plays Host to Drone Selfies at Oui Gallery Opening

Oui.Gallery, a new project from the brains behind St Louis' Art Hack Day, have announced their first exhibition which will held at Covo STL...

Mission Driven Startup Radically Thought Through Business Model to Reach Sustainable Business Goals

"Sustainability is one of the greatest business challenges of our time," Emily Lohse-Busch, Executive Director of Arch Grants told EQ. "Every company needs a...

Geniecast Is Transforming Access to Experts

As a startup founder and business owner myself, I have to admit to exhaling a sigh of relief when Keith Alper - the definition...
AgIdea

Davos On The Delta Connects Farmers, Distributors, and Buyers, to Spur Innovation in AgTech

For the founders of iSelect Fund, Craig Herron and Carter Williams and their partners, holding a conference like Davos on the Delta around the...

Bourbon Friday “Innovate Giving” Event Explores How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Charitable Giving Through...

A special episode of the Bourbon Friday Show featured a live streaming of the Innovate Giving panel discussion on the intersection of Innovation and...

Bioscience Startup Founders: Expect Bumps in the Road From Academic to Entrepreneur

After receiving his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, Christian Harding embarked on a post-doc fellowship that soon evolved into VaxNewMo, a biotech company developing antibacterial...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Announces Fall 2016 Class

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups...

Vicia, A New Restaurant at Cortex, Named 10 Best in the Country by USA...

Vicia was voted number 2 in the 2017 rankings of 10 Best New Restaurants in the United States, in the USA TODAY 10 Best...

Christina Hawatmeh On Founding Scopio And Storytelling Through User Generated Content

Remember life before memes? It feels like so long ago. Today, unoriginal content accounts for over 90% of what we share in our networks....

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.
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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...

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...

Startups Take Home $50,000 at St. Charles Demo Day, GrabMe Delivery Lands Top Prize

More than 220 attendees watched five startups compete to take home a combined $50,000 in cash prizes, along with additional in-kind services, at the...
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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,...
STL Tech Map

Introducing STLTechMap: A New Interactive Ecosystem Map for St. Louis

A new crowdsourced mapping system has arrived in St. Louis’ startup scene: STLTechMap.com.

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