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QA with Nick Szabo on the MDMC pitch competition

Companies , Events Posted 03-01-2017

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference returns to St. Louis this year with a startup pitch competition awarding a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Purina and UMSL Accelerate. We talked with Nick Szabo [...] read more

Facial recognition startup preps for big year

Companies , Deal Flow Posted 02-28-2017

Blue Line Security Solutions, a Fenton-based startup that has developed facial recognition software, expects to grow sales significantly this year as it expands its relationship with Swedish network v [...] read more

St. Louis videocast startup raises $4 million

Deal Flow Posted 02-27-2017

Geniecast, a St. Louis startup that serves as a market for live video broadcasts with industry experts, athletes, motivational speakers, thought leaders and other personalities, has raised $3.8 millio [...] read more

Ardent IT Solutions Grows at Home in St. Charles, Adding 10 Jobs

Companies Posted 02-26-2017

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that Ardent IT Solutions, LLC, a St. Charles-based startup founded in 2016, is already experiencing rapid growth and has plans to invest [...] read more

Networking In Cortex With Venture Café

Ecosystem Posted 02-25-2017

There was a time not so long ago when St. Louis entrepreneurs and technology gurus operated in a bubble without the benefit of a place to share a drink and exchange ideas. No longer
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Biotech startup Affigen raises $17 million

Deal Flow Posted 02-24-2017

Affigen, a St. Louis startup developing drugs that target specific molecules in cancerous tumors, has raised $17 million in capital
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LaunchCode Provides Tech Training for Coding Jobs

Ecosystem , Technology Posted 02-23-2017

LaunchCode, the St. Louis-based organization helping companies fill their thousands of un-filled coding jobs, does that by both training people who’ve never done computer programming before and by p [...] read more

The joy of making at TechShop

Technology Posted 02-22-2017

Thermal glue shoots out like Spiderman’s web and hardens instantly, gunking up the trivet’s intricate laser cuts. Luckily, Carly Lowe has just finished crafting a Failure of the Week trophy, so th [...] read more

Tale of Two Cities – A Lesson on Innovation Districts from St. Louis

Ecosystem Posted 02-21-2017

When one looks around the country, there are interesting parallels between Baltimore and St. Louis – suburban flight, a depleted urban core, profound police / race issues, loss of corporate headquar [...] read more

Capital Innovators Announces Its Spring 2017 Accelerator Class

Companies , Deal Flow Posted 02-20-2017

Capital Innovators announced tonight its investment in six companies, who will make up the accelerator’s Spring 2017 cohort. The companies join 70 other companies in Capital Innovators’ portfolio
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