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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...

St. Louis Startup Busy Event Raises $1.2M B Round

  Today St. Louis Startup BusyEvent has announced they have raised $1.2 million B round of financing following their A round in 2013, bring their total funding raised to date at $3 million. BusyEvent’s mobile...  [Read More]

Yield Lab, Nation’s First Ag Tech Accelerator Unveils First Class

The Yield Lab, the nation’s first agriculture technology business accelerator, today announced its first five participating companies. The companies were selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants from around the world and, according...  [Read More]

Prosper Womens’ Startup Accelerator Inaugural Class

Prosper Capital is announcing the first class of winners of its Prosper Startup Accelerator program. Prosper Startup Accelerator is one of the first accelerators in the country designed exclusively to help women raise the money needed...  [Read More]

Raspberry Pi Foundation Awards Grant to Danforth’s Maker Group

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Maker Group has received a one year, $13,195 grant from the Raspberry Pi Foundation to engage local educators in the St. Louis region to develop an educational package that...  [Read More]

Arch Grants Applications Open; $50K Grants for Startups

January 1st heralded the opening of the application period for the 2015 Arch Grants competition. (Techli has covered Arch Grants extensively, but you can read more: 2012 Winners 2013 Winners 2014 Winners or even, Arch Grants: What...  [Read More]

St. Louis Startup Juristat Raises $1.2 Million Round

Juristat, the St. Louis startup that helps lawyers predict the future, has closed a more than $1,200,000 funding round led by Arsenal Capital Management. Other investors include Dave Peacock, former president of Anheuser-Busch; Jack L....  [Read More]

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...  [Read More]

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]