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TV’s ‘The Startup Hour’ Looking for KC/STL Startups to Fund

The Startup Hour, a new reality TV show is in Kansas City today and tomorrow looking for startups seeking funding for their businesses. Launching on television in six markets May 2015, (and streaming worldwide) ‘The...

EXCLUSIVE: RoverTown Raises $875K Investment Round

  St. Louis startup RoverTown has raised $875,000 in their most recent round of funding, preparing them to accelerate their growth. RoverTown’s Student Discount Program is available to college students across the country via their...  [Read More]

The Yield Lab Accelerator Company AGERPoint’s Data Play

Big data is playing an ever-increasing role in fields ranging from healthcare to education to media. Unknown by many people, however, is the impact big data is having on agriculture. Daytona Beach, FL based AGERPoint...  [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]

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]

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]

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]