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An Open Letter to Mayor Slay & Co. Executive Steve Stenger

July 7, 2015   This letter is to Mayor Slay of St. Louis and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. I hope it is well received. I moved to the city of St. Louis in...

Appbase: Databases for Startups

Good databases are an essential element for developers working to create applications in today’s market. Unfortunately, they are particularly tedious to manage, especially for younger companies who do not have the resources of big websites...  [Read More]

SmashToast: The End of Remotes

Remote controls are one of the modern inventions of our time that have gotten more and more unwieldy as the years go by. They’re easy to break or misplace, and often times have convoluted controls. Puck...  [Read More]

A Renter’s Problem Equals a Startup’s Solution

Jonathan Eppers, RadPad’s co-founder and CEO, started the company because he was looking for an apartment. RadPad was his solution. It turned out to be a good one. It’s received $12.8M in five rounds from...  [Read More]

Applied Particle Technology: Using Science to Clean Air

Cofounders Pratim Biswas, Jiaxi Fang, and Tandeep S. Chadha.  Applied Particle Technology is one of the newest and most promising startups coming out of the Washington University community. Conceived by Professor Pratim Biswas, and co-founded by PhD...  [Read More]

Plated Serves up NYC Startup Success

Shyp will pick up your package and mail it. Postmates will deliver food to your door. Drizzly will bring the booze. Plated is a different kind of delivery service. It delivers a primal cooking experience, and...  [Read More]

Jobsite Unite: Better Communication for Construction Workers

Jay Olsen, founder and CEO of Jobsite Unite.  Working in construction can be a very confusing and hard to manage job, simply because of how involved certain projects are. With dozens of contractors and workers...  [Read More]

Scoville & Company: Simplifying Infant Medical Care

Agnes Scoville, CEO of Scoville & Co. One of the problems any new parent has had to face is getting their infant to take their medicine. For ER doctor and parent Agnes Scoville, this was...  [Read More]

Roberto Garcia and Nate Merrick on Listo

CEO of Listo Roberto Garcia with COO Nate Merrick In 2010 while viewing Iron Man 2 in theaters, Roberto Garcia witnessed a father and son dismissed from the theater after causing a disturbance. The son was translating...  [Read More]

Ben Burke About Changes With Arch Grants

Arch Grants Director of Entrepreneurship, Ben Burke. Since 2011, Arch Grants has made a name for itself by fostering entrepreneurship in the St. Louis start up scene, helping to create the more thriving environment that exists...  [Read More]

3 Advantages of Supplementing Your Mobile Website With a Native App

      *This article contributed by Laxman Sankaran Most startups have a website, but few take advantage of the benefits of a native app — even though smartphone users spend 88 percent of their...  [Read More]

ThinkCERCA: How to Get Ed-Tech Startup Traction

Here’s a challenge: How do you create a startup to teach critical thinking skills to kids?  Now, an even deeper challenge:  How do you convince investors to back you ?  ThinkCERCA is an online platform...  [Read More]

Hack4Hope: Hackathon For Underprivileged Youth

Award winning filmmaker and native St. Louisan Nicole Franklin is bringing a new hackathon to St. Louis hot on the heels of all the startup activity blooming around St. Louis. Hack4Hope will be held July...  [Read More]