$50 Million Investment in St Louis from Microsoft Follows Opening of New Building at...

CIC nearly doubles St. Louis footprint in 4220, Microsoft opens new regional headquarters and technology hub in St. Louis.
St Louis skyline

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.
Ikea bootcamp

IKEA Launches Its First Program for Startups: a 3-Month IKEA Bootcamp in Sweden

IKEA has announced it is inviting entrepreneurs all over the world to participate in IKEA Bootcamp, its new startup program developed in collaboration with Rainmaking, a global cooperative of entrepreneurs with experience building innovation programs and bringing startups and corporates together.
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."
Greetabl founders Zoë Scharf and Joe Fischer

Greetabl Raises $1.5M Funding Round to Expand Platform and Break into New Markets

Greetabl, the St. Louis-based e-commerce gifts and greetings startup, announced today it has oversubscribed its $1.5M Series Seed II fundraising to launch new platform features, hire key employees, and expand its marketing, including breaking into new markets.
CIC-CET

CIC Launches Third Innovation Hub in the Cortex Innovation Community

The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announced it will open a new 41,000-square-foot space in the Cortex Innovation Community.
Tyler Matthews

Venture Café St. Louis Announces New Executive Director

Today, Venture Café St. Louis named entrepreneur and marketing veteran Tyler Mathews as its next executive director effective January 17.
ginger-imster-headshot-lindy-drew

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.

4 Hands to Release City Wide to Benefit St. Louis Non-Profits

On Monday, April 11, St. Louis craft brewery 4 Hands Brewing Co. will release its newest beer, City Wide, in support of four area...
T-REX Impact Report

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.

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.

The Joojoo App Launches Today, Looks to Make the Business of Recommendations More Personal

The most useful recommendations come from your friends, family and peers, not advertisers or strangers. The minds behind St. Louis' newest app are harnessing...

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.

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.
Cap Innovators Spring 2017 Class

Capital Innovators Announces Its Spring 2017 Accelerator Class

Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.

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.
st louis delegation to ireland

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.

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...
EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

8 St. Louisans Chosen as 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

EY announced its finalists for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Central Midwest. Meet the eight big winners from St. Louis.
Andrew Smith

St. Louis Regional Chamber Names Andrew Smith as New VP of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The St. Louis Regional Chamber today announced its new Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Andrew Smith. Smith will lead Chamber initiatives that increase regional capacity to support entrepreneurs with the capital, infrastructure and networked relationships.

Venture Cafe St. Louis to Open Innovation Hall at Cortex

The new space in the Cortex Innovation Community will feature a creative destination restaurant and coffee bar from 23 City Blocks Hospitality Group, together with free, drop-in workspace and event and meeting space for entrepreneurs provided by Venture Café.

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...
STL Fashion Incubator

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.

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

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

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...
Venture Cafe_horiz

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...
Midwest Cyber Center

Midwest Cyber Center Creates First Cyber Registered Apprenticeship Program in the St. Louis Region

The Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) announced a partnership with St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) to introduce the first Cybersecurity Analyst Registered Apprenticeship program to the St. Louis region.

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...

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.

Prosper Institute Rebrands to BRAZEN, Announces New Membership Program

Prosper Institute, an organization that helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced it has rebranded to Brazen and will roll out a new membership platform in May.

10 National Stories About STL’s Tech Ecosystem

As the St. Louis startup scene continues to grow, People outside our city are starting to take notice and we think you should too. Though rankings...
TomaBodello_HouseofGenius

What You Need To Know: House of Genius Arrives In STL

House of Genius, a curated monthly event with origins in Boulder, Colorado, arrived in St. Louis last week.

SafeTrek Closes $3.2 Million Seed Round To Develop Personal Safety App Into A Platform

SafeTrek, a personal safety solution founded by Mizzou alumni has added another $3.2 million in investment and plans to hire 10 software engineers in St. Louis to develop a connected app platform supporting multiple devices.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

TechShop Sees Success with National Partnerships

We're still months away from the opening of TechShop St. Louis, but take a drive down Forest Park Avenue and you'll see progress is being...

MTC Pledges $1 million to Arch Grants at 2015 Arch Grants Gala; Winter Class...

Arch Grants' annual event brought the Winter 2015 Arch Grants class together and donation developments from the Missouri Technology Corporation
Purina Petcare Innovation Prize

Obe, Creator of New Smart Pet Bowl, Wins First-Ever Pet Care Innovation Prize Powered...

Obe, founder of a new smart pet bowl, was announced today as the grand prize winner of the first Pet Care Innovation Prize powered by Purina.

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.
v

LaunchCode and St. Louis Community College Partnership Creates Path to Software Developer Degree

Aspiring computer developers interested in entering the technology field can now receive credits toward a software development associate degree thanks to a partnership between St. Louis Community College and LaunchCode.

AgTech Accelerator Adds Three New Managing Directors

Agtech VC fund and startup accelerator, The Yield Lab, has announced the addition of Sherri Brown, Ph.D., Tomás Peña, and Pat Pinkston. They will join the...
Sparo Labs

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...
St. Louis Startup Roadshow to Boston

19 STL Startups in Boston for STL Roadshow: Here’s What Happened on Day 1

On Tuesday evening, a group of 19 technology and bioscience startups from St. Louis jumped on a Southwest Airlines jet en route to Boston as part of...

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.

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer...

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...
Rozzy co-founders

Capital Innovators Partners With EdTech Firm Rozzy Learning Company

Capital Innovators announced yesterday it has formed a partnership with Rozzy Learning Company, an EdTech company that teaches children 21st-century skills from an early age through experiential learning.
Karen Frame, CEO and Co-founder of Makeena

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Company Makeena Acquires CommonKindness.com

Makeena, a technology platform that connects natural products brands to shoppers across all retailers and social media, announced last week that it has purchased CommonKindness.com. The deal between the two women-led companies creates the largest natural products coupon company in the US.

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...
LaunchCoderGirl EQSTL EQ St. Louis Tech

Mastercard Commits $250,000 To Support LaunchCode’s CoderGirl

Representatives to present check at CoderGirl Graduation.

Arch Grants Announces 10 Global Startup Competition Recipients for its Winter Class

Arch Grants, a non-profit providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs, announces today the 10 recipients of its 2016 Winter...

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
Dan Lauer

The University of Missouri-St. Louis launches Gateway Accelerate, first Midwest Program for International Entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, in partnership with Civic Progress, the St. Louis Mosaic Project,  Global EIR Coalition and Arch Grants, announced the launch...
Ameren Accelerator

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.

Capital Innovators Announces Fall 2016 Accelerator Class

St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced at an event at CIC that the accelerator program has invested in six high-growth companies for its Fall 2016 cohort. The...
SixThirty Cyber

SixThirty Launches SixThirty CYBER, St. Louis’ Latest Accelerator

St. Louis just got another accelerator. SixThirty, the St. Louis-based global financial technology (FinTech) venture fund and accelerator, just announced the launch of SixThirty CYBER,...
launchcode expansion

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,...
Burroughs Robotics Team Photo

John Burroughs School Robotics Team Qualifies for World Competition

The John Burroughs School 4211 robotics team advances as the only St. Louis team to qualify for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships.
Robin Rath, co-founder and CEO of Pixel Press

St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

Mattel to manufacture and distribute Pixel Press' new video game builder, Bloxels.
STL Partnership Annual Meeting

The Whether powered by Better Weekdays Receives $200,000 from Helix Fund

The Whether, a platform powered by St. Louis startup Better Weekdays that helps employers more easily attract, engage and hire job seekers, will receive a $200,000 investment from the Helix Fund, it was announced today at the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership's Annual Meeting.

Cultivation Capital Leads $1.2M Financing Round in S4

Cultivation Capital announced this morning that they have made an investment in S4, a data gathering and analytics company that provides risk management solutions...

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.

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...
Jonathan Allen Cooper Pickett

Meet EQ’s New Publishers

Today we're excited to introduce EQ's new publishing team: Jonathan Allen and Cooper Pickett, the co-founders of Longneck & Thunderfoot, LLC.

SafeTrek: Downtown’s Support System

How a partnership between Downtown STL, Inc. and St. Louis-based startup SafeTrek aims to keep city residents safer.

Downtown STL, Inc Partners With SafeTrek To Sponsor Safety for Residents

SafeTrek has partnered with Downtown STL, Inc to keep residents safer. Downtown STL, Inc purchased a six-month license, granting access for all Downtown residents to use...
CB Insights Cultivation Capital Missouri VC

Cultivation Capital Named The Most Active Tech Venture Capital Firm In Missouri By CBInsights

Startups based in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston may account for most of the VC tech funding in the United States, but as we...
Startup Connection 2015.

Winners Announced for St. Louis’ First Export Accelerator Awards

At an event this evening at Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business, $60,000 in cash was awarded as part of the inaugural...

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...
Arch Grants Emily Lohse-Busch

Arch Grants Hires Emily Lohse-Busch as its New Executive Director

Arch Grants, the St. Louis nonprofit organization that operates the nationally recognized Global Startup Competition, announced today that it has hired Emily Lohse-Busch as its new Executive Director.
39 North Plant Science District

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.
Arcus Awards

Finalists Announced for 4th Annual St. Louis Regional Chamber Arcus Awards

The Regional Chamber will host its fourth annual Arcus Awards next month. Here's who made the list of finalists.

Edward Jones partners with SixThirty to support financial technology startups

Financial services firm Edward Jones today announced a multi-year partnership with SixThirty, which invests in financial technology (FinTech) startups.

Introducing TEQ Jobs

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new TEQ Job Board on EQ. If you’re searching for your dream job or looking to...

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...

Mindy Mazur Joins Brazen St. Louis As New Executive Director

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

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...
Founders_Assembly Promise Pay

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.
Instacart

Instacart Launches One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service in St. Louis

The fast-growing retail delivery service announced it has expanded into St. Louis, its first city in Missouri, and will add 150 jobs.

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...

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...

EQ’s Next Chapter

Hey everyone! Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve officially spun out of ALIVE Media Group. This is a huge milestone for us. As a...
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.
SLU

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

Global VR/AR Association Launches in St. Louis

"I have this phrase that I've started using which is, 'VR is not just a thing, AR is not just a thing, VR and...

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...
AgIdea

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.
video

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...

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.
GlobalHack

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.

Cultivation Capital Tech Fund I and Tech Fund II: Investment Update

Cultivation Capital released an update today on their two technology funds, Tech Fund I and Tech Fund II. Since the beginning of 2016, 12...