Kathryn Hough
Kathryn Writer
Kathryn is a writer for Techli covering ecommerce, social, and the startup hubs of Portland, St. Louis, and Chicago. She is the CMO and co-founder of Huedio, a startup that is currently in stealth mode. Kathryn was an early employee at DailyBurn, a TechStars class of 2008, which was acquired by IAC in 2010. Prior to her foray into startups, Kathryn co-founded the New School Free Press at New School University.


How The Chicago Startup Scene Is Giving Back This Holiday Season

The Chicago startup scene has been especially generous this year. From collecting toys for kids to helping you look extra fly in your ugly sweater, here are four players in the Chicago startup scene that are giving back this holiday season.  [Read More]

Arch Grants Hosts Webinar For 2013 Applicants

Arch Grants applicants: want to get the inside scoop on what the judges are looking for when they review your materials next month? If the answer is yes, you have to check out this free webinar hosted by Arch Grants this afternoon at 12:30 pm CST.   [Read More]

Monsanto Ups Its Venture Capital Game To Grow Product Pipeline

St. Louis-based Monsanto aims to get a sneak peek at emerging agricultural technologies by boosting the company's venture capital arm in 2013. The company signaled its investment-focused ramp up by hiring venture capitalist John Hamer in September who joined the company as investment director of Monsanto Growth Ventures.  [Read More]

SLU Researchers Land $1.8 Million For Lupus Research

Researchers in Saint Louis University's division of rheumatology in the department of internal medicine will be one step closer to understanding the disease lupus thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Health.   [Read More]

Cheers To The Chicago Startup Scene With Hireology At Entrepreneur’s ...

Toast the Chicago startup scene together with over 100 entrepreneurs and small businesses including Hireology on December 31st as part of Entrepreneur's Eve. The employee selection management system startup Hireology is excited to support the event, which benefits The H Foundation's cancer research initiatives. Hireology joins Uber, 1871, and Braintree among many other sponsors.   [Read More]

Flash Is Not Dead (Yet) And Other Lessons From Adobe’s Create The Web...

As the final leg of Adobe's Create The Web Tour draws near, one question remains in the front of web designers' minds around the world: is Flash dead? The answer is no, according to Adobe team, as the crowd snickered during the company's last U.S. presentation before heading overseas.   [Read More]

St. Louis Arch Angels-Backed Sequoia Sciences To Start Vaccine Clinical Tri...

St. Louis-based Sequoia Sciences is preparing to start phase 1 of clinical trials for a vaccine that treats and prevents recurrent urinary tract infections. The St. Louis Arch Angels Network invested $6.6 million in the drug discovery company.   [Read More]

St. Louis Entrepreneur Balances Three Ventures, Including Hospitality Rewar...

Tech industry veteran Chris Sommers has a lot on his plate - literally. He co-founded Pi Pizzeria in St. Louis in 2007, but his foray into restaurants can't keep him away from the tech industry. His latest venture Sqwid helps him keep track of customer feedback and issue rewards.   [Read More]

Ronak Sheth: How A Chance Encounter Turned Into An Executive Position At Fo...

Ronak Sheth was at the right place at the right time earlier this year when he bumped into Food Essentials CEO and co-founder Anton Xavier as he was taking a tour of the T-REx building in downtown St. Louis. Today, Sheth is joining the FoodEssentials team as Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy.  [Read More]

Portland Seed Fund Parties Down After Demo Day

Portland Seed Fund's Demo Day and after party this week drew many startup fans away from their laptops for a few hours of celebration. After launching six startups on stage at the fund's third demo day, the companies, their fans, and mentors converged at the after party at Base Camp Brewing Co.  [Read More]