Business

Juristat, AKA “Moneyball for Lawyers”, Gets $1.2M in Funding

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 3:38 pm

At its core Juristat is a platform that combines big data with sophisticated analytical algorithms for law firms and in-house counsels. What exactly does it do? According to the buzz around the St. Louis startup ecosystem, Juistat helps these entities predict the future behaviors…

Accelerator

St. Louis to Host Startup Weekend Education in January

By | Dec 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

It was recently announced by UP Global that they’ll be hosting a Startup Weekend Education in St. Louis, starting January 16 thru January 18, 2015. The program will focus on fostering ideas to improve education in the St. Louis region. Startup Weekend Education will welcome all…

Business

LockerDome Reaches Yet Another Major Milestone

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

First they rebranded, and then LockerDome grew their user base from 20 million to 40 million users in only 6 months. That was this past June, and today LockerDome has hit another major milestone in their life: they completed a Series B equity financing…

Dev & Design

Chicago

Enroll in a Design Bootcamp So You Don’t End Up Like Airbnb

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

When Airbnb unveiled their new logo in July, they proudly announced the creation of the Bélo, a symbol that miraculously combines a heart, the letter A, a location pin, and someone reaching out to hug you. The universal symbol of belonging. The Internet did…

Business

The T-REX Incubator Gets a New Home in St. Louis

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Have you ever wondered why the T-REX Incubator in St. Louis is named after a dinosaur? It actually has nothing to do with dinosaurs; it’s an acronym, and it stands for ‘Technology at the Railway Exchange Building’. That’s where the incubator first started out,…

Business

Gremln Raises $500K for Social Media Compliance

By | Nov 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

This week Cultivation Capital, a leading St. Louis based early-stage VC firm, announced that they have funded Gremln to the tune of $500,000. Gremln has built a comprehensive set of tools designed to give companies peace of mind by ensuring that their social media…

Announcements

GlobalHack III Doesn’t Want St. Louis and Ferguson to Heal Artificially

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

GlobalHack, a hackathon coming to us from St. Louis, has made the decision to sustain the momentum generated by their first two successful events. They just announced the details for their much anticipated third event, GlobalHack III. The nonprofit organization fosters talent and innovation…

Business

St. Louis Wants to Give Agriculture Technology Startups Viable Resources

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 am

In an effort keep the St. Louis tech ecosystem growing, The Yield Lab and Arch Grants announced that they will be partnering to provide the highest level of resources to Agriculture Technology startups in the region. The Yield lab is an accelerator that invests…

Business

Sparo Labs Gets $1.25M to Help Asthma Patients

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

Following a huge trend of success, Sparo Labs last week announced that they have closed a $1.25 million seed funding round. The funding for the St. Louis based startup came mostly from several angel investors in Michigan as well as a few angels in…

Business

St. Louis Based Cultivation Capital Invests $500,000 in Life Sciences

By | Aug 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Yesterday the St. Louis powerhouse Cultivation Capital announced that they will be investing $500,000 in Molecular Sensing, Inc. (MSI). The life sciences company is commercializing an industry changing solution for drug discovery, which grabbed the attention of Cultivation Capital. MSI has developed a new…

Business

Las Vegas

Vegas-Based Social Media Aggregator Banjo is Doing Their Part for #Ferguson Via Tracking

By | Aug 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The news since August 9 has unrelentingly revolved around the tragedy that befell Michael Brown, his family, and Ferguson, MO. I’m just going to say it now: it’s a completely messed up situation on so many different levels. However, I want to offer a…

Business

Miami

St. Louis-Based LaunchCode to Launch Apprenticeship Program in Miami

By | Aug 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Founder Jim McKelvey announced this week that he will be expanding LaunchCode‘s program to Miami. LaunchCode is a paired-programming initiative aimed at solving the problem of tech talent shortage, an issue widely discussed in South Florida’s tech community. The initiative has been successful in St. Louis,…

Accelerator

Propser Accelerator to Focus Solely on Women-Led Startups

By | Jul 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

The St. Louis Business Journal today reported on a new accelerator opening in the Gateway city. Prosper is launching a startup accelerator that will funnel $600,000 annually into St. Louis area companies. That in and of itself doesn’t make them ground breaking. What does,…

Business

GlobalHack II is Coming, And They’re Offering a $50,000 Cash Prize

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Earlier this year St. Louis was home to a successful hackathon, GlobalHack. The triumph of that inaugural hackathon has prompted the announcement of the highly anticipated second event, GlobalHack II, which will take place from August 22 to the 24 at the Cortex Innovation…