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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...

EQ, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and TheSTL.com, Join Forces on #TaxDay to Discuss Media’s...

Our new session at #EQLeadershipLabs offers an extremely rare opportunity to sit down with established media organizations and media literacy experts to dig into the underpinning philosophy of media and the role it plays in society.

GiftAMeal Selected as Top 25 for Startup of the Year SXSW Competition

GiftAMeal to compete in Austin against top startups from around the world.
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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...

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.

Crowdfunding Microbes that Eat Mosquito Larvae to Slow Spread of Disease is Latest Campaign...

St. Louis' regional crowdfunding platform adds two new campaigns in 2019, looking for investments in Pluton Biosciences and CAD Trailer Designs.

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...

Ten Semi-Finalists Announced for $1,000,000 Pitch Competition

But only five go through to the finals; where they'll pitch live in a shark tank style event on January 28, 2019, at Chaifetz Arena.
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Mastercard Commits $250,000 To Support LaunchCode’s CoderGirl

Representatives to present check at CoderGirl Graduation.

Facebook Grants Claim Academy Another $250,000 in Scholarship Funding

Claim Academy has been awarded a second grant from Facebook Community Boost. Applications for Facebook scholarships in 2019 are now open until Sunday, January 13.

SwipeSum Raises A Cool Million

St. Louis FinTech startup that offers a credit card processing marketplace to eliminate merchant fees is backed by notable angel investors.

Clever Real Estate Raises $1M From Spirit of St. Louis Fund

Clever Real Estate has now raised a total of $1.5M in venture capital.

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...

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...

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...

Chaifetz Group Launches Competition to Offer $1 Million in Follow-on Capital to Arch Grant...

Arch Grants announces inaugural Chaifetz STLaunch pitch competition to win $1,000,000 equity investment from Chaifetz Group.
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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...

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

These founders won't be shy if you ask them to "show me WatchUGot?"

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...

“St. Louis Isn’t Just a City: It’s a Dream Laboratory,” Says Writer in Southwest...

Boston writer, Miles Howard, was pleasantly surprised by all that St. Louis has to offer.

HuSTLe From Day One: St. Louis Brand Manifesto Video Wins Fourth Accolade

The brand video designed for the Amazon HQ2 pitch took home another award, this time a 2018 Mid-America EMMY Award for Best Short Format...
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Saint Louis University Becomes First in St. Louis Region to Achieve I-Corps Site Status

New Grant Paves the Way for Innovation and Community Collaboration

Gremlin Social Acquires Two Companies, VidVerify and Insight CRM, to Expand Social Marketing Product...

Gremlin Social has acquired VidVerify and Insight CRM to offer a more comprehensive social media marketing product suite for clients in compliance-heavy industries.

Allscripts-EPSi Announces Partnership with Ilerasoft, an Arch Grant Recipient

Adds innovative software technology for hospital capital budgeting to EPSi Platform.

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

The Ameren Accelerator Demo Day showcased the culmination of a 12-week energy-technology accelerator.

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: Partnerships Are Critical To The Third Wave Of Tech...

The Third Wave is Steve Case’s thesis (his book) that a new economy will emerge across the United States in cities that typically do...

J.D. Vance at TechCrunch Disrupt: Startups Don’t Have To Be in Silicon Valley

Last week, on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, J.D. Vance, managing partner of Rise of the Rest explained that the $150m...

Steve Case at TechCrunch Disrupt: There’ll be an AgTech startup belt around St. Louis

Are certain regions better equipped to handle certain type of startups?

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...

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.

Diagnostics Tool Developer Secures $1M in Funding to Detect GI Disease

For life sciences startup Geneoscopy, successful fundraising meant finding creative applications for their technology, accepting and implementing feedback, and lots of stool samples.

Venture Cafe Global Launches Innovation City Podcast

New show to feature the innovators, disruptors and creators who are changing the way business happens today.

Facebook Partners With Claim Academy in St. Louis

Social networking giant offers 25 tuition scholarships to create Facebook coding bootcamp in St. Louis and develop local tech talent.

New CRM Software Startup Promises to be Next Unicorn from St. Louis

An extremely well-capitalized startup is taking aim at leading players in the customer relationship management software industry.

To Improve Healthcare, Washington University Makes a Big Bet on Big Data

An introduction at the 2017 GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit turned into a multi-million dollar partnership between Washington University and Israeli Health Startup MDClone. Here's...

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...

Why 5 Israeli Startups Chose to Establish U.S. Headquarters in St Louis

This week, three delegations from St. Louis conclude trips to Israel. The delegations represent three industries that are not only among St. Louis’ fastest-growing, but...

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...

Rent the Runway CEO Taps St. Louis for its Re-Emerging Garment District

Jennifer Hyman, the co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, will deliver the 13th Annual St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference keynote on January...

5 Pet Care Industry Startups Win $10,000 Each to Push Into $60BN Pet Care...

Five 'pet-centric' startups receive recognition and funding from pet care leaders at Purina.

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...

18 Startups Win $50,000 Each To Locate Their Business In St Louis

5th Annual Arch Grants Gala sees huge donations made to help startups relocate their companies to St Louis and make a difference.

San Francisco Coworking Startup’s HQ2 Will Be In St. Louis

Covo choose St Louis for the next location of their second coworking building.

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.

Startup Connection Releases List of St Louis Startups Selected for Venture Showcase

Over sixty startups based in St. Louis have been selected to participate in this year's Startup Connection Venture Showcase.

New Hackathon Challenges STL to Develop Pet-Friendly Startup Ecosystem

Pet Lovers unite for pet-centered hackathon event at Purina's HQ in St. Louis.

St Louis Bioscience Startup Acquired at $100 Million Valuation

Confluence Life Sciences, the first company incubated at BioGenerator's co-working lab at Cortex, has been acquired by Aclaris Therapeutics.

ITEN Appoints New Executive Director, Mary Louise Helbig

After a 3-month search, the ITEN Board of Directors announces a new Executive Director today.
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7 Cool Cleantech Companies Join Ameren Accelerator

Here are the seven companies that have been selected to participate in the Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership between the Ameren Corporation, the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, that assesses, mentors and invests in energy technology startup companies.
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Downtown St. Louis Garment District Continues to Grow with Search for New Placemaking Services

Significant investments in Downtown St. Louis over the last two decades have transformed former desolate areas like Washington Avenue into a thriving dining and entertainment destination. Now, In order to leverage opportunities for continued growth of the district, Downtown STL, Inc., in partnership with the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and others, is seeking proposals for placemaking services for the Historic Garment District in Downtown St. Louis.

Big News: EQ Has Been Acquired by Longneck & Thunderfoot

Today, I'm thrilled to announce that EQ has been acquired by Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC. I want to take a moment to personally introduce them and share more about how this exciting moment came to be.
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T-REX Startup Incubator Releases First Impact Report, Announces Boundless as New Tenant

T-REX, the Downtown St. Louis innovation center dedicated to helping technology startups thrive, today delivered its first report highlighting the organization's economic impact on the St. Louis community since its founding in 2011. Presented in an interactive digital format, the report details the success T-REX has had. Here are some highlights.

St. Louis Business Leaders Announce Partnership with India, Bring T-Hub to St. Louis

The St. Louis Regional Chamber announced that it has forged an important trade, educational and business partnership between St. Louis and the State of Telangana, India's leading state for technology, biosciences, entrepreneurship and aviation.
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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.

Epharmix Teams Up with Provident on Suicide Prevention Tools

Epharmix, a digital healthcare startup that builds communication tools for help healthcare teams, has announced a partnership with mental healthcare organization Provident.
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Ameren Launches Energy Technology Accelerator in St. Louis, Partners With Capital Innovators and UMSL...

Ameren Corporation announces the launch of Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators. The collaborative program starts today at Cortex, St. Louis' innovation and technology district.

Microsoft Announces Move to Cortex Innovation Community

Microsoft to open new regional headquarters and technology hub in St. Louis, in state-of-the-art facility being developed by Wexford Science + Technology.
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Rebooting Summer Camp: St. Louis Youth Learn to Code this Summer with GlobalHack

Registration for GlobalHack's first ever youth summer camp is now open. Learn more about this deep dive into coding for kids ages 10-18.
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Ginger Imster Joins the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as VP of Innovation &...

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership announced today that Ginger Imster will join the organization as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Imster will be moving to the post from her position as Executive Director of Arch Grants.
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Assembly Payments Wins eBay Business, Will Power Gumtree Connect

Assembly Payments, formerly known as PromisePay, announced yesterday it will power payments for Gumtree Connect, the eBay-owned local classifieds site.
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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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From Argentina to St. Louis: AgTech Company AgIdea Expands in Missouri

AgIdea, a contract research and development (R&D) company based in Pergamino, Argentina, is expanding in Missouri after selecting the state as the home of its North American headquarters.
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St. Louis’ Plant Science Innovation District to Be Called 39 North

St. Louis County will have a new AgTech innovation district to build on the area's leadership position in the field and to attract startups and AgTech companies from around the world. And it has a new name.
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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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Sparo Labs’ Wing Officially Launches Sales

Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in Downtown St. Louis, officially launched sales this morning of its flagship product, Wing®. Wing is the...
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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...
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Accelerate St. Louis Contest Finalists Announced, Winners to Be Announced During Global Entrepreneurship Week

The list Includes 17 for the Accelerate Challenge and 16 for the STL Export Accelerator.
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St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

Mattel to manufacture and distribute Pixel Press' new video game builder, Bloxels.

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...

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...
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St. Louis Startups and Innovation Leaders Join Delegation to Ireland and France

Thirty delegates, made up of St. Louis business and civic leaders, startup founders and innovation community members, travel to Dublin, Galway and Lyon.

New Restaurant Vicia To Open in Cortex Innovation District This Fall

The Cortex District keeps growing, and the latest addition is an appetizing one. Tara and Michael Gallina, who relocated to St. Louis last year after...

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...

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...

Local Entrepreneurs Announce Launch of Geniecast

Entrepreneurs Keith Alper, David Stillman, Steve Trampe and Joseph Bowers announced the launch of Geniecast at an event Downtown tonight attended by Mayor Francis...

STL Civic Tech Startup CTY Joins Inaugural Class of NY Accelerator URBAN-X

MINI and HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, announced the names of its first cohort of the URBAN-X startup accelerator program–and St. Louis' CTY was on...
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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...