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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...  [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]

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]

$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]

Nashville-Based Serious Startups Launches An Indiegogo Campaign To Help Oth...

While I’ve come across a few interesting Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns this year, this one from Serious Startups in Nashville could be the best deal of them all.  Well, if you’re a business owner or...  [Read More]