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Hack4Hope: Hackathon For Underprivileged Youth

Award winning filmmaker and native St. Louisan Nicole Franklin is bringing a new hackathon to St. Louis hot on the heels of all the startup activity blooming around St. Louis. Hack4Hope will be held July...

Roberto Garcia and Nate Merrick on Listo

CEO of Listo Roberto Garcia with COO Nate Merrick In 2010 while viewing Iron Man 2 in theaters, Roberto Garcia witnessed a father and son dismissed from the theater after causing a disturbance. The son was translating...  [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]

Ben Burke About Changes With Arch Grants

Arch Grants Director of Entrepreneurship, Ben Burke. Since 2011, Arch Grants has made a name for itself by fostering entrepreneurship in the St. Louis start up scene, helping to create the more thriving environment that exists...  [Read More]

How to Balance the Human and Machine Sides of a Tech-Minded Team

  This article contributed by Matthias Wagner     Leading a technology-focused team isn’t like leading other teams. Members of tech-minded teams work across a wide spectrum of issues — with user experience driving one...  [Read More]

3 Advantages of Supplementing Your Mobile Website With a Native App

      *This article contributed by Laxman Sankaran Most startups have a website, but few take advantage of the benefits of a native app — even though smartphone users spend 88 percent of their...  [Read More]

ThinkCERCA: How to Get Ed-Tech Startup Traction

Here’s a challenge: How do you create a startup to teach critical thinking skills to kids?  Now, an even deeper challenge:  How do you convince investors to back you ?  ThinkCERCA is an online platform...  [Read More]

Real Solutions Aids With Information Technology

COO Jeremy Burton and CEO Reggie Jones. When starting a business, there are a lot of technical aspects that owners often need help organizing. Real Solutions is a new St. Louis business intended to help...  [Read More]

14 Great Tools for Managing Your Sales Funnel

What software (or combination of software) do you use to manage your sales funnel, and why does it work well? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of...  [Read More]

Common Place Holdings: Biotech Incubators

Managing Director Harlee Sorkin in one of the Common Place Holding Labs. There are lots of startup accelerators making work for themselves today in St. Louis by funding new businesses and helping them to expand. However, companies...  [Read More]

Startup Voodoo 2015 Wrap-Up

2015 Arch Grants recipients Startup Voodoo has come and gone, leaving the St. Louis startup scene with a lot to look forward to in the coming year. With over 500 registered attendees, and guest speakers...  [Read More]

Startup Voodoo: St. Louis Startup Ear Compass Win Most Promising

(From Left to Right: Ken Crawford, CEO of Ear Compass; SJ Creek, director of research and user experience; Matthew Rogerson, chief technology officer; Ron Daugherty, competition judge and CEO of Daugherty Business Solutions.) After pitching...  [Read More]

Startup Voodoo: Q&A With Startup Attorney Rob Brandt

Questions and Answers with Startup Attorney Rob Brandt, working with Garbshare, one of the top ten most promising finalists for this year’s Startup Voodoo. (See the rest of the finalists HERE.) Tell me about your work...  [Read More]