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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, MU to Hire Four Joint Researchers

  Officials from the University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis announced today a new collaborative agreement that will lead to the hiring of four new researchers who enhance plant science research to...

Three Health Firms Dominate at Startup Connection

A trio of medically related companies dominated the Startup Competition for the fifth-annual Startup Connection this year, walking away with $100,000 in total. Nanopore Diagnostics, a producer of 30 minute-test doctors can use to detect...  [Read More]

Startup Weekend St. Louis Champion: DiversifyUs

DiversitfyUs, an app helping corporations better diversify their workforce, took first place at St. Louis’ Startup Weekend on Sunday. And they took the idea from concept to reality in 54 hours. The 2014 Startup Weekend...  [Read More]

The VC Model Is Broken — Here’s How to Fix It

How can you fix a model that nearly everyone agrees is in need of some drastic retooling? Claims of excessive fees, too much meddling, and poor returns to investors are common complaints about the current...  [Read More]

LaunchCode Celebrates Year One

Most one-year-olds still have trouble walking. But LaunchCode – the non-profit organization established by Square founder Jim McKelvey that provides computer programming instruction, apprenticeships and job placement for anyone looking for economic opportunity and upward mobility through...  [Read More]

The Growth of the Billiken Angels Network

  Recently, I wrote about the St. Louis Arch Angels. However, they are not the only angel group active in the St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem. The other angel investing network in the region, the Biliken...  [Read More]

St. Louis Arch AngelsBring Influx of Capital to St. Louis Startups

  At a recent meeting at Washington University’s Olin School of Business, four different companies (Better Weekdays, Pulse Therapeutics,Prosper Women’s Entrepreneurs and Elemental Enzymes) each pitched their business to a group of local investors. And local investors were...  [Read More]

Disruptive Tech is the Focus at Viterbi Startup Garage

Cities have their dominant culture. Los Angeles, media capital. New York, finance. Silicon Valley, software engineering. At least, at one time that was true. It’s all changing now, particularly in LA, with the change driven...  [Read More]

T-Rex Dedicates New 5th Floor Event Space

Last night T-REX in downtown St. Louis celebrated the official opening of its new 5th floor event space to the community and it was a standing room only affair. Dr. Patricia Hagan of T-REX hosted...  [Read More]

SLU Pure Idea Generator Champions

Saint Louis University held its, ‘Pure Idea Generator’ Competition recently and held the finals at the City Museum in downtown St. Louis. Students were given a challenge and then the 24 finalists met at the...  [Read More]

5 Colorado Startups to Watch

  Zenman works in product development and marketing in Colorado, which has become a hub for innovation and success. Because of the place we’ve carved out for ourselves in this vibrant community, we’re lucky to...  [Read More]

St. Louis Startup Juristat Is Transforming The Legal World

Getting a patent should be pretty straightforward. You send the patent office a description of your item or process, complete with specs. An examiner with experience in your field checks to make sure no one...  [Read More]

LIVE UPDATES From Web Summit in Dublin

 22,000 people from all over the world are flocking to Dublin this week to attend the fourth annual Web Summit. Like South by Southwest, the Web Summit is a huge multi-day conference for techies, journalists,...  [Read More]