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Being Turned Down For Funding – Two Perspectives

A startup I’m working with on the side was cut from a popular local business plan competition. I’m not going to lie; it kind of sucked. Our team put a lot of work into our...

Axosoft Offers $10,000 Grant To Software Development Startups

While $10,000 probably doesn’t sound like a lot in the grand scheme of things, there are likely lots of ways that you could put that money to good use, right? After all, every little bit...  [Read More]

Geostellar, PENSCO Trust Seek Startup Capital Via JOBS Act

One of the mysteries of the startup community has been leveraging the Federal Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which allows smaller investors to invest in private companies. And so it is with great interest...  [Read More]

St. Louis Startup & Capital Report 2014

According to the newly released Accelerate St. Louis Startup & Capital Report 2014, the greater St. Louis region demonstrates “unprecedented growth and strength of the regional ecosystem for tech-based startups.” The document, which is released...  [Read More]

InvestMidwest Connects Investors With Startups In St. Louis

Ed Mass believes online education has a ton of room to grow. “Currently, the K-12 education market is very underdeveloped in terms of online education platforms,” he said with excitement, sensing a business opportunity. “Most...  [Read More]

Chicks Crowdfund “The Bang Wrangler”

There’s a chick named Diana Klochkova and another chick named Ashley Reta. They met in the summer of 2013, and quickly bonded over their love of anything having to do with the water. Both swimmers,...  [Read More]

Glass Competitor Laforge Pulls Indiegogo Campaign Days After Its Launch

Remember that great new Google Glass competitor you were excited about?   (See Techli’s write-up here.) They received so much attention last week, including mentions in more than 200 media outlets, they have elected to pull...  [Read More]

Splice Machine Raises $15M Series B; Plans To Hire In St. Louis

Splice Machine may technically be based in San Francisco, but they have strong ties to the city of St. Louis and its burgeoning startup community.  Its co-founder, John Leach, works out of the Helix Center,...  [Read More]

St. Louis – Meet Capital Innovators 2014 Spring Class

Last night, Capital Innovators introduced their 2014 spring class.  Out of the five companies introduced, four of them are not local to the region.  They’ll be in St. Louis for three months as part of...  [Read More]

$100,000 Grant Awarded To BioSTL To Promote Inclusion Of Women And Minoriti...

There’s a new pilot program in the works from BioSTL thanks to a $100,000 grant they received from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.  The new program, announced last week, aims to strengthen St. Louis’ bioscience ecosystem...  [Read More]

With JOBS Act Rules In Place, Geostellar Seeks To Crowdfund A Solar Energy ...

While it took roughly one year for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to put the rules in place, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which was signed into law back in April...  [Read More]

There’s A New Cryptocurrency In Town – Meet NoFiatCoin

Well Bitcoin, you paved the way.  But, NoFiatCoin wants to build on that and offer something that they think is even better.  The currency was launched on January 6, 2014, and it’s received quite a...  [Read More]

A Real Elevator Pitch Event: St. Louis University Students Are On The Rise

This past Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., exactly 18 hours after returning from my wedding/honeymoon in Colorado, I shuffled into the Met Square building downtown St. Louis unsure as to what to expect next. I...  [Read More]