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2015 JCI Symposium on Social Equality Recap

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MTC Meeting: Vote on Uber Postponed

Yesterday, Wednesday July 23rd, the Metropolitan Taxi Commission opted to postpone voting on changes allowing the company Uber to operate in St. Louis. The decision was not unanimous and members of the MTC were still pressing...  [Read More]

A Renter’s Problem Equals a Startup’s Solution

Jonathan Eppers, RadPad’s co-founder and CEO, started the company because he was looking for an apartment. RadPad was his solution. It turned out to be a good one. It’s received $12.8M in five rounds from...  [Read More]

Pity the St. Louis Cab Drivers

July 13, 2015 The debate over whether Uber is going to be allowed to introduce its UberX product into St. Louis and St. Louis county has boiled over. As the last major metropolitan area to...  [Read More]

An Open Letter to Mayor Slay & Co. Executive Steve Stenger

July 7, 2015   This letter is to Mayor Slay of St. Louis and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. I hope it is well received. I moved to the city of St. Louis in...  [Read More]

Scoville & Company: Simplifying Infant Medical Care

Agnes Scoville, CEO of Scoville & Co. One of the problems any new parent has had to face is getting their infant to take their medicine. For ER doctor and parent Agnes Scoville, this was...  [Read More]

How to Utilize Consultants When You’re Managing Change

*This article contributed by Sona Jepsen When you’re running a business, survival hangs on your ability to adapt. But when you’re elbow-deep in your organization, the right course of action can often become hazy. By...  [Read More]

LaunchCode Recognized by President Obama as National Model for Bridging Tec...

In the narrative of a city moving more towards transitioning into a tech hub, there tend to be certain things that serve as a sort of mile marker showing that a community has moved from...  [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]

Ed’s reaction to MTC’s refusal to vote on Uber rule changes

Founder & CEO of Techli.com Ed Domain reacts to the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission’s decision to not vote on Uber rule changes after the MTC’s meeting at St. Louis Community College.    [Read More]

Appbase: Databases for Startups

Good databases are an essential element for developers working to create applications in today’s market. Unfortunately, they are particularly tedious to manage, especially for younger companies who do not have the resources of big websites...  [Read More]

SmashToast: The End of Remotes

Remote controls are one of the modern inventions of our time that have gotten more and more unwieldy as the years go by. They’re easy to break or misplace, and often times have convoluted controls. Puck...  [Read More]

Applied Particle Technology: Using Science to Clean Air

Cofounders Pratim Biswas, Jiaxi Fang, and Tandeep S. Chadha.  Applied Particle Technology is one of the newest and most promising startups coming out of the Washington University community. Conceived by Professor Pratim Biswas, and co-founded by PhD...  [Read More]

An Entrepreneurial Renaissance

With the global economic crisis abating, cities across the U.S. are experiencing an increase in entrepreneurial activity. Over the past few years, co-working spaces and incubators have been sprouting in dozens of cities, and venture...  [Read More]

Plated Serves up NYC Startup Success

Shyp will pick up your package and mail it. Postmates will deliver food to your door. Drizzly will bring the booze. Plated is a different kind of delivery service. It delivers a primal cooking experience, and...  [Read More]

CrisisGo: Helping Support Schools in a Crisis Situation

CEO and founder of CrisisGo, James Spicuzza. One of the major differences technology has made in the last ten or so years, is the ability to simplify the process of responding to emergencies. It is much...  [Read More]

HIPAAtrek: Sarah Badahman on Managing and Mastering HIPAA

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is the 1996 law passed as a means of protecting information about an individual’s health insurance. Any health practitioners from your physician to your dentist are...  [Read More]

Jobsite Unite: Better Communication for Construction Workers

Jay Olsen, founder and CEO of Jobsite Unite.  Working in construction can be a very confusing and hard to manage job, simply because of how involved certain projects are. With dozens of contractors and workers...  [Read More]