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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Venture Café Expands Programming to 39 North and LaunchCode Mentor Center

For over two years, Venture Cafe has been a mainstay of St. Louis' innovation community. Its centerpiece, the Thursday Weekly Gathering, is an event that...

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...

St. Louis Startup Scene: Capital Innovators Fund Five, DreamfundMe Makes It Personal, T-Rex Parties

From rapid expansion to a rooftop end-of-summer blowout, the St. Louis startup community moves onward and upward.
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The St. Louis Uber Update: Five Things To Know This Week

Have you been trying to follow the contentious ridesharing debate in St. Louis but had trouble keeping track of all the events and people...

Claim Academy Launches New Apprenticeship Program to Empower Veterans

Claim Academy, the software developer bootcamp in St. Louis that partnered with Facebook earlier this year, has announced the launch of their first apprenticeship...
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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.

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...
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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.

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – April 1

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Tiny Arms, Big Toast T-REX celebrated two years in...

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...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Feb. 26

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Event Announcements LouFest founder Brian Cohen and Cortex president...
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Rippleshot Wins ABA Endorsement

Rippleshot, a 2015 SixThirty accelerator grad, has been endorsed by The American Bankers Association for its unique card compromise detection tool, Rippleshot Sonar. Sonar beat network-issued...

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...

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

The St. Louis startup community already has several CRM software companies helping to build the local tech scene. The most well-known is Less Annoying...

SensrTrx Partners With Jitterbit to Deliver API Integration Platform Capabilities

SensrTrx, a cloud-based manufacturing analytics application, 2016 Arch Grants recipient and 2017 Ameren Accelerator alum has announced a partnership with Jitterbit, an API transformation...

Venture Cafe St. Louis to Open Innovation Hall at Cortex

Scheduled to open mid-2018, Venture Café’s Innovation Hall will be the first civic innovation center in the Midwest geared toward entrepreneurs and innovators. Innovation...

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 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...
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Venture Cafe Fireside Chat: Meet The City CTO, St. Louis’ First Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons will be attending this Thursday’s (April 26th) event at Venture Cafe, located at 4240 Duncan Ave at 5:30 PM. Gaskill-Clemons joined...

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.

VaxNewMo’s Vaccine Breakthrough Published in Nature

St. Louis bioscience startup VaxNewMo is developing broader and more affordable vaccines faster with its patented technology. The company’s breakthrough research is currently featured...
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BioGenerator Wins $300K Federal Grant to Build Bioscience Companies In St. Louis

BioGenerator, the investment arm of BioSTL, has won a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to capitalize on its retooled investment strategy....
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Ameren Accelerator Received Over 200 Applicants from 30 Countries

When Ameren Corporation, UMSL Accelerate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Capital Innovators came together to announce the new Ameren Accelerator program in March, it was the first of its kind in the U.S. and the St. Louis region’s first accelerator to focus on energy technologies. This week, it announced some newsworthy application statistics.

Recapping the Web: “Let the Entrepreneurial Mindset of America’s Founding Inspire Us Again”

Who doesn’t love a good mnemonic device? Writer Chris Newton decides to use one of our nation’s most famous innovators to inspire his his...

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.

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...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Dec. 18

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com. Braggin' Rights: St. Charles County ranks best in...

5 Things We’re Reading this Week: July 22

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

New Private Equity Firm Sets Sights On Companies Making Economic Impact In St Louis

Lewis & Clark Holdings (recently rebranded from FTL Capital), the investment office of the Hillman family, has announced the launch of Lewis & Clark...

St. Louis Magazine Launch Inaugural Kidzpreneur Pitch Competition: A Shark Tank for Kids!

xplor, the region’s premier connector of individuals and families to businesses, brands, and events, has partnered with SLM Media (publishers of St. Louis Magazine...
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Schlafly Beer Launches Smartphone Beacon Technology to Incentivize Fans

Schlafly Beer, Missouri's largest locally owned and independent craft brewery, announced today an industry-first marketing plan to utilize an exclusive on-premise beacon technology to engage the...

Mindy Mazur Joins Brazen St. Louis As New Executive Director

Mindy Mazur has been named as full-time executive director of Brazen St. Louis, the non-profit organization formerly known as Prosper Women Entrepreneurs. She is...

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.

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.

St. Lous Startup News: GlobalHack and Olin Cup Winners, Topsy Turvy Big Top Job...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.
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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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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...

This Wednesday, May 16th: Join OPO Startups As They Celebrate Third Anniversary

OPO Startups, the coworking space housed in a renovated historic post office on Main Street in St. Charles, will celebrate it’s third anniversary with...
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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.

Lewis & Clark Ventures Raises $20 Million for Agriculture Technology

Lewis & Clark Ventures announced today $20 Million of new capital to drive agriculture innovation focusing on companies that improve plant yield, increase energy...

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

Brazen St. Louis, an organization dedicated to helping growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced today that it has been awarded a $90,000 grant...

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 Launches EdHub Fellowship

Venture Café St. Louis is launching the region’s first Education Innovation Hub in St. Louis (EdHub STL). Known for their weekly and monthly Gatherings...

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

The October in-flight edition of Southwest Airlines: The Magazine will feature an in-depth profile of St. Louis. Writer Miles Howard visited St. Louis over the...
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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.

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

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

RiverVest Closes Raise of $184.4 Million on Fourth Life Sciences Fund

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the final closing of RiverVest Venture Fund IV, L.P., reaching $184.4 million in capital...
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Monetery Summit in Des Moines to Discuss Building Midwest Tech Ecosystems

Monetery, a tech summit in the Midwest which is organized and produced by Dwolla, a digital payment platform similar to Square has announced dates...

St. Louis Fashion Incubator Announces Inaugural Class

The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator (SLFI), a project through the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and led by executive director, Eric Johnson, selected its first...
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Appistry Launches Managed Services for Clinical Laboratories

Appistry, a leading provider of solutions that simplify the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, announced today a new Managed Services offering to help clinical laboratories...

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...

Summary: “St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of Agtech”

An article titled St. Louis Is the Silicon Valley of AgTech from missouripartnership.com states that over the past decade, St. Louis has established itself...

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...

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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Biotech Crop Startup Plastomics Raises Investment For Early Seed Round

Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making crops hardier through chloroplast engineering, is pleased to announce the closing of an early Seed Round. Their technology will...

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...
Ameren Accelerator 2017 Cohort

7 Cool Cleantech Companies Join Ameren Accelerator

More than 200 companies from 31 countries and 23 states applied for the 12-week Ameren Accelerator program. The companies were selected through a series...

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2015 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Last night Arch Grants introduced the first 11 recipients of its Global Startup Competition, nine of which are minority- or woman-led.

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...
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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.

Capital Innovators Welcomes Fall 2018 Class to St. Louis

St. Louis-based startup accelerator Capital Innovators has announced its Fall 2018 class - the 16th group to go through their 12-week accelerator program. Six...

St. Louis Startup News: LaunchCode Going Ivy League?, Invisible Girlfriends and Bad News Bears,...

A compendium of St. Louis Startup news, celebrating America's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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...

Startup Scene: Hyde Launches Kickstarter, WUHack Applications Opening Soon

Hyde, which was featured in ALIVE's April issue, has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their flagship product, The Wingman

Recapping the Web: “Rapid Startup Growth in These 4 Cities Has Led to Big...

When a city's startup scene begins to take shape and thrive, it's commercial real estate market is always right on its tail. As Richard...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 5

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

Summary: “Returning to the Rust Belt”

“There’s no place like home,” Dorothy says as she clicks the heels of her ruby red slippers. It’s the end of the movie, and...

University of Missouri System Launches Accelerator Program to Foster and Fund Student Business Ideas

Student entrepreneurs in the University of Missouri System could earn up to $30,000 in prize money thanks to a new systemwide initiative known as...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 12

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...
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Pushup Social Moves To CIC St. Louis As Lab 1500 Closes

Lab1500 co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Andersen are shifting concentration to their growing tech startup, Pushup Social, and in that shift, have made the...

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

EPSi, Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) flagship budgeting, long-range planning, cost accounting and financial decision support platform, announced a partnership with Ilerasoft, Inc. to offer clients additional...

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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Five Pet Care Startups Selected as Pet Care Innovation Prize Finalists

A gaming, learning and social platform for dogs and pet owners. A smart bowl that helps ensure pets get the nutrition they need. Fitness...
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SafeTrek Makes National Startup List, GlobalHack Launches Summer Camps and More News

SafeTrek Makes CNBC Top Startups List SafeTrek, the personal safety app, was ranked #3 in CNBC’s inaugural Upstart 25 list of “most promising young startups”...

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...
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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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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. 

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

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) is accepting applications for the spring 2019 Katherine Dunham Fellowship, a program that promotes diversity in arts leadership...

ITEN Releases Annual Tech Startup Report: 6 Takeaways

At a launch party at T-REX tonight, ITEN released its 2015 Startup Tech Report offering encouraging information for the region and the tech startup world. As...

New Second Fund from SixThirty Makes Four New FinTech Investments

SixThirty, a global FinTech seed fund and business development program, has announced a second fund, SixThirty 2.0. The first set of investments from the...

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...

Recapping the Web: “Detroit, St. Louis, and other Rust Belt Cities Look To Immigrants...

Often, when a city is looking to revitalize its economic health, much of the effort and taxpayer money will go into recruiting businesses. But...
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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.

Mastercard Leads Sponsorship of GlobalHack’s Code with a Cause

GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that drives social impact through technology, was awarded $30,000 from Mastercard to fund Code with a Cause 2019, a...

CIC Announces Kim Plank As General Manager

CIC St. Louis announced today that Kim Plank will become its new St. Louis general manager replacing Dougan Sherwood, founder and managing director of CIC St....

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...

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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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.

Startup Scene: BioGenerator Expands, SixThirty’s McKelvey Looks Overseas and Two VC’s Get Props For...

Startup news about BioGenerator's huge expansion, Cultivation Capital and Ascension Health's Big Dough, SixThirty's oversees search and more.
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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.

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...

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Mar. 4

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com CEOs-for-Hire St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced a new platform...
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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.

Award-Winning Conference Brings Top Midwest Women Business Owners to St. Louis

The Midwest Women Business Owners’ Conference (MWBOC), a semi-annual event presented by business consulting and coaching organization, Black Dress Partners, and premier accounting firm...
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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...

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...

Danforth Center Awarded $16MM to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes, has been awarded a $16 million grant from the...

Facebook Partners With Claim Academy in St. Louis

Facebook has announced a workforce development program called Facebook Bootcamp and partnered with Ola Ayeni, founder of the coding bootcamp company, Claim Academy. As...

Murmuration Festival: Celebrating Intersections

Typically, first-time festivals start small and crescendo, coming into their own a few years in. Not the case with Murmuration Festival: This celebration of...

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