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CEO Sundays: How I Turned a $10 URL into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

    By FreeConferenceCall.com CEO David Erickson More than a decade ago, I decided to purchase a $10 URL that would change my life – and my customers’ lives – forever. Throughout the process of...

Startup Voodoo: Call For Gaming Industry Innovator

  Startup Voodoo 2015 will take place June 18th at the Lumiere in St. Louis. Right now we’re filling out our speaker line up, which all will be announced to the public soon.  Robert Scoble...  [Read More]

Coloft: A Piece of LA Startup History

Avesta Rasouli got me laughing as he described the mind of the startup founder. ‘Optimism is almost like a condition that you have,’ he said. ‘It just hasn’t been diagnosed as a problem.’ Optimism, believing...  [Read More]

CEO Sundays: Decoding The 3 Types of Angel Investors

Angel investment dollars used to mean asking friends and family members to invest in your budding business. These days however, angel investing has gone mainstream. More ‘regular’ folk are interested in jumping on the angel...  [Read More]

Two WashU Undergrads Make Final Eight at SXSW Student Startup Madness

  St. Louis startups are fueling the fast growing reputation of St. Louis as a hub for Midwestern startup growth. Yes, there are other Midwestern cities doing the same, but at the Student Startup Madness...  [Read More]

Los Angeles: Dawn of a Startup Town

You could argue that Los Angeles has been a startup town from way back, but then you would be wrong. Sure, there was a hardcore tech base here in aerospace, and an engineering base at...  [Read More]

Startup Voodoo: David Karandish, CEO Answers.com

We are officially four months away from Startup Voodoo 2015, and as we prepare to make announcements surrounding 2015’s program, Techli is going to feature videos and speakers from last year’s SV so you can...  [Read More]

Startup Voodoo Finalist Servabo Launches Shadow On IndieGoGo

University of Illinois entrepreneurs Dr. Timothy Deppen and Nishana Ismail are the co-founders of Servabo, a company they co-founded dedicated to improving personal safety. Servabo has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their new product, Shadow,...  [Read More]

THIS WEEKEND: Startup Weekend: HEALTHbio St. Louis

Anyone with a brain who has ever experienced the healthcare system or life science industry (i.e. all of us!) has probably said to themselves at one point or another “Wouldn’t it be great if…” followed...  [Read More]

The LA Startup Ecosystem is Different

When I speak to startup founders and VCs in LA, I always ask what makes LA’s startup scene different from San Francisco’s. I started getting an answer that surprised me at first, perhaps because it was so...  [Read More]

Knight News Challenge on Libraries awards $3 million for innovative ideas

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation named 22 projects as winners of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, awarding the recipients a share of $3 million for their ideas.   (*Note full project...  [Read More]

Capital Innovators Accelerator Adds New Program Director and Director of Op...

  Capital Innovators announced today that Brian Dixon, Program Director, and Sarah Wehde, Director of Operations, have joined the St. Louis-based #6 Tech Accelerator in the U.S. Together, Dixon and Wehde will collaborate to develop...  [Read More]

GlobalHack Names Matt Menietti Executive Director

  Following a successful first year in operation, GlobalHack has hired its first Executive Director. Matt Menietti, currently Director of Operations for SixThirty, will be leaving SixThirty to join GlobalHack full-time starting February 1. GlobalHack...  [Read More]