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.
 

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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]

TEDxWUSTL – Rethinking Connection

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Taking Your Startup International

On Wednesday evening, Globalwise Communities founder & president Shawn Mahoney shared his expertise about taking your startup international at the TechArtista Coworking Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  Here are a few key points from the...  [Read More]

Unreasonable At Sea: Empowering People With Cooking Stoves (Part 4)

Imagine spending 30 percent of your income on cooking fuel, inhaling the equivalent of 20 cigarettes daily while preparing meals for your family, and having to send your daughter to collect fuel for hours every...  [Read More]

Unreasonable At Sea: Africa Is Hearing Again (Part 3)

Sentences of this magnitude were not surprising to anyone who participated in Unreasonable At Sea. In fact, one of the most-reiterated credos on the ship was ‘CTFW’ (Stay with me. I’ll explain the meaning at...  [Read More]