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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...

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.

Wash U Expanding Support for Minority and Women-owned Startups in the City

JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently awarded Washington University's Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship a $100,000 planning grant as part of its Ascend 2020 Initiative.

Lyft Announces New LGBTQ+ Inclusion Features in St. Louis

One of Lyft’s core values is to ‘be yourself,’ and to that end, Lyft has announced new initiatives and product features as part of...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Rebecca Brian Pan from Covo

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Brian Pan, Founder and CEO of Covo.Covo—Supporting All...

Black And Latino Artists Debut Businesses At The Makers Mart

Free community event on April 7th invites St. Louis to shop and meet local talent.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Lakesha Mathis from the St. Louis Regional Chamber

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

St. Louis Regional Chamber Launches Diverse Business Accelerator

Diverse Business Accelerator is a long term project and, "a first for the Chamber."

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.

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

Fundamental gaps in experience prevent investment in diverse startups.

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....

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...

Celebrate United Nations Day in St. Louis: “Human Rights, Close to Home”

The United Nations Association of Saint Louis will celebrate and recognize the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 2:30 p.m....

African-American Arts Leadership Fellowship Program: Applications Opens for Spring 2019

Arts and Education Council accepting applications for African-American arts leadership program until October 29th.

Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Overlook The Low-Income Market

I’ve seen it over and over again: companies target their latest and greatest product to a demographic making $100k or more per household. These...

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.

Brazen Elevator Pitch Event Winner: Shayba Muhammad On Being In Flow

Shayba Muhammad of Mahnal Jewelry was named the winner of the Elevator Pitch Competition at the Brazen Be Seen Brunch. She received an award package that included a $2,500 cash prize, two 6-month memberships to the new CIC co-working space at 4220, one year of membership to the Hispanic Chamber, a business coaching session, and one year's membership to Brazen St. Louis.

Why Do We Let Political Fragmentation Hold Back Our Entrepreneurs?

St. Louis is home to world class universities, top-tier sports franchises, a powerhouse philanthropic community and an entrepreneurial ecosystem that rivals any in the...

Disruption Is Not Covo’s M.O. And That’s Really Exciting

The building where the 1904 World's Fair was planned sat vacant for decades. Now, inspired by the history of St. Louis, a coworking startup from San Francisco plans to turn it into a destination downtown.

Mindy Mazur Joins Brazen St. Louis As New Executive Director

Seasoned Executive Leader to Support Women Entrepreneurs in St. Louis Region

Brazen St. Louis Wins $90,000 Grant To Support Diversity Program For Women Entrepreneurs

Brazen St. Louis wins their largest grant yet in their fourth year of investment from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
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Kickstarter Campaign to Re-Think Children’s Stories (And Kids’ Screentime)

Hugmonster Sound founder, Adam Frick, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to produce a podcast for children’s stories, called Fablist. Essentially produced as audio books,...

Expert Roundtable: St. Louis Business & Political Leaders Sound Off on Socioeconomic Inequality

4 honorees and a host of tonight’s NAACP Freedom Fund Leadership Dinner give their takes on the state of race relations and economic inequality...
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How to Strengthen and Grow Your Startup Ecosystem

Capital Innovators panel discussion with Leslie Miley brings diverse voices to the table. The St. Louis-based accelerator hosted a panel discussion at T-REX with Cultivation Capital, Venture for America, and PluggedIN titled, "How to Strengthen and Grow Your Startup Ecosystem." Here are takeaways from the thought-provoking discussion.
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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.
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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...
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Interview: Mary Jo Gorman of PWE on Leading Change in STL Entrepreneurship

In September, the Prosper Women Entrepreneur (PWE) Startup Accelerator received an Innovation Award at the 2016 Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon in St. Louis. Honorees were...

Diversity in Tech Panel drives home the message of gender gap film

On Wednesday, October 26, Express Scripts hosted a screening of the film "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" at University of Missouri St. Louis.Following the film...
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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...

Applications Open for RISE Collaborative’s Niche Women’s Co-Working Community

Last week, RISE Collaborative Workspace, a female-focused co-working space founded by Stacy Taubman, announced it will open in January and that it's now accepting applications for...
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LaunchCode Announces Major Expansion as Part of U.S. Department of Labor TechHire Initiative

LaunchCode announced today it has been awarded support through 2020 as part of the U.S. Department of Labor grants in Seattle, WA and Portland,...

Local Universities, Organizations Partner with LaunchCode For Summer of Free Tech Training Classes

This summer LaunchCode is partnering with Harris-Stowe State University, Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and OPO Startups, are partnering for the...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Jennifer Ehlen of Prosper Institute and PWE Startup Accelerator

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Diana Zeng of Full Circle

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Yomi Toba of PushUp Social

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Christy Maxfield of CET

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Patricia Hagen of T-REX

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Dalychia Saah of Arch Grants

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Colleen Liebig of PluggedIn STL

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore of BioSTL

Nationwide, the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the startup space has (rightfully) gained more attention. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal...

What’s Next for St. Louis With Tara Pham

As the St. Louis startup community continues to grow, the voices and concerns of its founders, grass roots organizers and support organizations need to be heard, perhaps now more than ever. What does St. Louis need to do now to support its startups? Where is it succeeding? We gathered community members to talk to us about our region's current challenges and possible solutions. Tara Pham is CEO and Co-founder of CTY.

The Inclusion Initiative: Identifying Road Blocks and Working to Overcoming them

A year after the Inclusion Initiative launched, we check in with program director Cheryl Watkins-Moore about roadblocks, innovation and what's coming up next.

LaunchCode To Open Youth Mentor Center On Delmar Boulevard This Summer

On Friday, LaunchCode revealed plans to open a new facility, their Mentor Center, in St. Louis' north side.