Benjamin Bathke
Benjamin Bathke
Benjamin came to Missouri all the way from Germany to get a Master's degree in Communications at Lindenwood University. In the spring of 2013, he sailed around the world on a ship with 600 college students and 10 startups, which made him realize that he wants to pursue a career at the intersection of journalism and entrepreneurship. He is an avid traveler, football player (American football, yes), and collector of new ways of thinking.


Jim McKelvey talks about LaunchCode’s new Mentor Center

LaunchCode, the non-profit dedicated to bridging the tech talent gap, is opening its new headquarters in St. Louis on Thursday. The Mentor Center, located on 4811 Delmar Boulevard, will be home to the non-profit’s training programs and serve...  [Read More]

2015 JCI Symposium on Social Equality Recap

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Ed’s reaction to MTC’s refusal to vote on Uber rule changes

Founder & CEO of Ed Domain reacts to the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission’s decision to not vote on Uber rule changes after the MTC’s meeting at St. Louis Community College.    [Read More]

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance

With the global economic crisis abating, cities across the U.S. are experiencing an increase in entrepreneurial activity. Over the past few years, co-working spaces and incubators have been sprouting in dozens of cities, and venture...  [Read More]

Infographic [Interactive]: Why CoWorking?

In a little over a decade, co-working spaces have become the preferred place for entrepreneurs to get their startups going. Instead of being alone in their home/apartment/garage/friend’s garage, they are surrounded by like minded people...  [Read More]

Student Entrepreneurs Help Peers Get Well-Rounded U.S. Education

  In spite of stricter immigration laws and ever-increasing tuition fees, the United States is still the most attractive destination for international students – by far. In 2013 alone, more than 800,000 freshmen started their...  [Read More]

TechArtista Opens In St. Louis’ Central West End

Entrepreneurial ecosystems in the shape of co-working spaces are sprouting all over the country – and St. Louis is no exception. With several, well-known business hubs like T-REX, Nebula and Lab1500 already firmly established in...  [Read More]

Domain Tech Report from Lab1500: Behind The Scenes

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Niche Social Network Puts ‘College Life In Your Pocket’

Kampus, a new social networking app, is leveraging what made social media giant Facebook successful before it became a global phenomenon.  It lets users interact exclusively with students enrolled in the same school. The smartphone...  [Read More]

St. Louis Startup & Capital Report 2014

According to the newly released Accelerate St. Louis Startup & Capital Report 2014, the greater St. Louis region demonstrates “unprecedented growth and strength of the regional ecosystem for tech-based startups.” The document, which is released...  [Read More]