Chamillionaire and Mark Suster Visit STL and Talk Tech Startups, Investing & Snapchat

There are a few ways you can announce a launch, but when Grammy-winning rapper Chamillionaire shared that he'd founded his own tech startup via Mark Suster's...

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.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Ola Ayeni from Claim Academy

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ola Ayeni, Founder and Chief Idea Officer of Claim Academy.
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How Kansas City Startup Village Grew From the Arrival of Google Fiber to Thriving...

EQ invited our Kansas City peers at Startland News to write a feature story about one of the city's startup hubs, Kansas City Startup Village, on the heels of its fourth anniversary.

Founder Series: Jim Eberlin of TopOPPS

Jim Eberlin is a serial success. Not only has he founded two successful companies that raised more than $200 million combined in institutional investment,...

Why Culture Should Eclipse Technology In St Louis

On Saturday (19th August) from 7pm, international art and tech event series, Art Hack Day, will display an art installation at Cortex that represents the results of a 48-hour marathon hackathon of 40 emerging artists from St. Louis and around the world.

Claim Academy Launches New Apprenticeship Program to Empower Veterans

Eagle Technology Group will pay for newly hired developers to train at Claim Academy.

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.

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...

SafeTrek Provides Personal Safety at the Touch of a Button

Everyone can remember a moment they felt unsafe. Perhaps it was late and you were walking alone. Maybe you were waiting for a train...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Dr. Chris Ho from Drug Design Methodologies

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Chris Ho, Owner and CSO of Drug Design Methodologies.

The Bourbon Friday Show: Featuring Dave Costenaro, Executive Director at Prepare.Ai

In this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Dave Costenaro, Executive Director at Prepare.Ai, about the AI...

7 Reasons to Register for Capital Innovators Demo Day ASAP

Mark your calendars for May 17, when Capital Innovators turns their Demo Day into an open-to-all event you can't miss. This affair puts the accelerator’s...

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...

Founder Series: Dan Lohman of Pushup Social

Dan Lohman is Founder and CEO of Pushup Social, which makes adding an online community to a website as easy as adding as installing...

DevOps Midwest Conference at T-Rex Teaches Best Practices for Automating Development

DevOps Midwest, a special conference with a slate of nationally known experts in the field of software development, will be held September 19-20, 2018...

The Pikazo App Transforms Your Photos Into Masterpieces (No, Really)

If you've ever wondered how Picasso would paint your mood or how Van Gogh's brush strokes would depict the St. Louis skyline, you'll soon be able to find out: meet Pikazo App.

Summer in St. Louis: FocalCast Presents What They Learned

FocalCast co-founders, Charlie Beckwith and Devin Turner talk to us about their favorite STL food, beer, destinations and how their tech startup is growing.

Lewis & Clark Ventures On Investing $100M In Heartland Startups

Scott Bernstein is a Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures, the first “$100,000,000+” tech venture fund in St. Louis. Before joining Lewis & Clark, Scott...

Founder Series: Kevin Taylor of Hey Let’s Train

Kevin Taylor is co-founder and chief technology officer of Hey Let’s Train, where they’re building a platform to connect people to professional athletes they...

Disrupting the Gig Economy with Stephanie Leffler

Companies like Uber, Airbnb and Instacart are participants in the gig economy—connecting people with spare time or unused stuff with those who need them....

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cybersecurity

It's an emerging issue that concerns essentially all business sectors. We take a look at what work is being done in St. Louis to keep information safe.

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.

Registration is Now Open for GlobalHack’s Million-Dollar Hackathon

GlobalHack announced today that registration is now open for its first million-dollar hackathon, GlobalHack VI. The event will take place at Chaifetz Arena from Friday,...

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...

Chicago Social Entrepreneur Emile Cambry Brings Education And Tech Opportunities to St. Louis

If Emile Cambry were to describe his mission in one sentence, it would be "bringing education and economic development together in a cool package." Luckily for St. Louis, he's bringing that mission to the Gateway Center this month with the opening of two Blue1647 facilities.
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BoosaTech Provides a Tech Product to Fix a Modern Problem: Nomophobia

From concept to market, this local entrepreneur is tapping into a consumer marketplace hungry for power and afraid of losing it. Boosa Tech, a consumer...
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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,...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Ellen Chisa from Dark

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Ellen Chisa, CEO and Co-Founder of Dark.

8 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...

Disrupting Business Complexity with Pravina Pindoria

Pravina Pindoria is bringing simplicity and collaboration to business with Tallyfy. She shared with us why she and Amit Kothari, her co-founder in and...

How Simplify Commerce is Heating Up Sriracha’s Online Sales

Sriracha’s popularity has boomed in recent years, going from a cult hit with college kids to a staple in almost 10 percent of household...

Hive Network Offers Startups A Clear Path To Developing Their MVP

Startups bring the Hive Network their ideas and the network turns around a product. Chad Compton, founder of the Hive Network, enjoyed being a freelance...

Apprenticeships Getting Another Chance By St. Louis Area ESOs

New models of apprenticeship help local economies train people for employment faster and fill critical labor shortages.

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...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Olena Lazareva from Loro

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk to Olena Lazareva, COO of Loro.
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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.
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St Louis Sound Firm Behind App for Lil BUB

Last week saw the release of a new app featuring Lil BUB, one of the world’s most famous cats. Lil BUB fans: get excited, because...

6 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...
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Disrupting Data-Driven Business with Tracie Gildehaus

Data-driven business performance has strong St. Louis roots. Industry giant Maritz has been a leader in the space for decades, and today is dialing...

Listed: The Globe Building

A new kind of global democracy is reigning supreme at the site of the former St. Louis Globe-Democrat located at 710 N. Tucker Blvd....
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Q&A: Jay DeLong, Managing General Partner of SixThirty CYBER

On the role startups play in the cybersecurity fight.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Jazmin Olivares from QDivision

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Jazmin Olivares, Communications and Community Manager for QDivision. QDivision—Closing the...

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...

Text Messages Are Getting A Major Upgrade

With RCS, those futuristic cyberpunk dreams of bite-size AIs and a persistent mobile web become evenly distributed.
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SixThirty Announces Its Spring 2016 Cohort

SixThirty announced the five companies comprising their spring 2016 cohort last night at T-REX. The St. Louis-based business development accelerator and venture fund invests in...
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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...

Disrupting Tech Events With Alex Miller

When the tech industry doesn't serve the learning and development needs of its people, Alex Miller is not afraid to shake up how it's done.
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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,...

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.

SafeTrek: Downtown’s Support System

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

6 Hackathons to Keep on Your Calendar Through Fall

The hackathons are coming—and that’s a good thing. The term “hackathon” sounds like organized anarchy, but that’s a regrettable connotation and 100% incorrect. Hackathons...

The Bourbon Friday Show: Darryl Palmer on Bringing Singularity University to St. Louis

On this episode of The Bourbon Friday Show we had the opportunity to talk with Darryl Palmer, CTO for Janus Choice, and Ambassador to...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Austin Smith from Mission Control

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk to Austin Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Mission Control.
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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...

5 VR/AR STL Association Members Share Their First Experience That Hooked Them On XR

The reason why XR proponents really really love it? It does something to your brain.

Recapping the Web: “Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s Great Migration to the Midwest”

Zachary Crockett of The Hustle, an online tech and business publication, starts his article “Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s Great Migration to the...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Raj Singh from Connexio

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk to Raj Singh, CEO and Co-Founder of Connexio.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Michael Lamb from nativeMSG

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Michael Lamb, President and Co-Founder of nativeMSG. nativeMSG—Simplifying Communication Channels For...

GiftAMeal Taps Applebee’s to Join the Fight Against Hunger in Greater St. Louis

Applebee's, the world's largest casual dining chain with approximately 2,000 locations, has partnered with GiftAMeal in the Greater St. Louis region with 32 of...

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...

How Boosterville is Revolutionizing School Charity Sales

If you’ve ever been hit up by an angelic-faced grade schooler peddling magazine subscriptions or an eager trumpet player asking for donations so her...

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...

5 VR/AR STL Association Members Explain Their Ethical Concerns With XR

Privacy is a top of mind concern for experts in the XR industry as spatial computing advances the possibile applications of virtual reality and augmented reality technology.
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Mike Bynum from The BALSA Foundation

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Mike Bynum, Executive Director for The BALSA Foundation. Pathway to...

5 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Lisa Kuntz from Startup Grind

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Lisa Kuntz, Co-Director for the St. Louis chapter of...

Capital Innovators Demo Day 2016 Happening May 17 at the Pageant

Whether you're an investor, a founder or a startup voyeur, the annual Capital Innovators Demo Day is the place to be on May 17, happening at...

SixThirty Taps Reinsurance Group of America Partners to Help Develop FinTech Startups

Last week, Reinsurance Group of America Inc (RGA), announced that its subsidiary, RGAx, LLC, is partnering with FinTech accelerator, SixThirty, on selecting FinTech startups that participate in the...

Code Collaboration

How Washington University and LaunchCode are partnering to take on the tech talent gap in St. Louis.

Startup Scene: CIC, LockerDome, LaunchCode Looking To Expand

Speaking of expansion, St. Louis social media company LockerDome is looking to do just that in Downtown STL

T-REX and Partners Bring Attention to Cybersecurity Needs and Opportunities with “Cyber Awareness Day”...

The T-REX Innovation Center and its partners want the St. Louis region to recognize two things. First, there are ongoing existential cybersecurity threats to...

On St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis Needs to Cultivate IT Leadership Pipeline

Greg Nichols, President of Technology Partners Inc says "IT workers who want to become leaders must build communication, marketing and negotiating skills so they can better shape discussions and decisions."

Intelligent Messaging Is Getting Smarter, Everyday

Chatbots can be a smart way to interact and engage with your customers especially through messaging apps, but you’ll have to train them. Since...

Blue1647 Helps Bridge Opportunity And Job Divide In St. Louis

Cambry, who has set up shop in St. Louis for at least the next four years, brought eight members of the Blue1647 leadership team to serve the 240 residents of the largest and oldest SLHA facility, who earn well below the average annual income.

Stadia Announces Its Spring 2016 Accelerator Class

Stadia Ventures announced the five sports startups accepted to its Spring 2016 Sports Accelerator program this afternoon during an event at T-REX.  The companies begin their three...

How Romanian Startup Appticles is Finding Connections in St. Louis

Mobile devices are being used to access content by more and more people. As a result, publishers, companies, organizations and anyone with a website...
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The Bourbon Friday Show with Mary Louise Helbig from ITEN

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Director of ITEN.
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Data Management Platform Raises a Cool $11.5 Million in Series B Funding

St. Louis software company to aggressively accelerate sales, marketing and product development for commercial industries.

U.S. CTO Megan Smith on the Power of Tech at SXSW

This is the first story of EQ's SXSW coverage. Check out the rest here. Civic engagement and technology used as a force for good were two of...

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...

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...

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...