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CEO Sundays: So You Have A Product Idea…Now What?

I remember the day vividly. It was the summer of 2012 and I was about to enter my freshman year of college. Instead of spending my days playing video games, watching Netflix, or relaxing by...

DTR with Tom Cohen, Nanopore Diagnostics, Startup Challenge Winner

St. Louis entrepreneurs all make their way at some point to Lab1500 to be interviewed on Techli TV’s “The Domain Tech Report.” This episode features Dr. Tom Cohen of Nanopore Diagnostics. Short on time? Check...  [Read More]

St. Louis Startup Bacterioscan Has Oversubscribed $6M Series A

BacterioScan Inc. announced that it has completed and closed an over-subscribed six million dollar Series A financing round that will support completion and launch of the company’s first in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) instrument during 2015. The...  [Read More]

GlobalHack III Winners Improve Emerson’s Thermostat; Win $50K

Martin McGreal, Tara Pham, Bill MacMillian and Christine Stavridi are each $12,500 closer to entrepreneurial success after winning the GlobalHack III hackathon at UMSL this weekend. The event, sponsored by Emerson Electric, took place from...  [Read More]

Men’s Style Lab Raises $1.1 Million; Helps Men Look Sharp

Let’s be honest.  Startup entrepreneurs aren’t exactly known for their superior style.  Don’t get me wrong; there is something to say for casual comfort.  But, when that’s all that’s in your closet… Well, it’s time...  [Read More]

Prosper Accelerator Attracts Applicants From Nine Countries

Prosper Startup Accelerator, aimed at bridging the entrepreneurial gender gap through capital investment and mentorship in women owned businesses, came to a successful close on their application period on November 24, 2014.  Prosper Startup Accelerator...  [Read More]

A Conversation with Maxine Clark, Founder of Build A Bear

Known to many in St. Louis as the founder of the mega successful Build-A-Bear, not everyone knows the full impact Maxine Clark makes on the St. Louis startup ecosystem or how she got to where...  [Read More]

SLU Senior Wins $201K Grant for Water For Panama

Water for Panama is a non-profit startup launched by St. Louis University senior Rachael Burchett when she was in high school. “I was in Panama on a mission trip with my church,” said Burchett, “building...  [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]