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Twitter Bot Reformats Trump’s Tweets as Official White House Statements

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

This weekend a new Twitter bot emerged that automatically formats President Trump’s tweets into an official White House statement format. The one part novelty account and one part political statement, @RealPressSecBot, comes at a time when the president continues to wage a battle against traditional…

Health

Have you Ever Wondered How Healthy Your Lungs Are?

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Time and time again I’ve made mention that young, college entrepreneurs aren’t to be ignored. Case in point: Andrew Brimer and Abby Cohen have studied entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis, been invited to a UN Summit to pitch their idea, and were…

Sharing Economy

UberX Launches in St. Louis With no Approval From Anybody

By | Sep 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Uber has had a pretty huge week of news. Not only did they get the official green light to roll out services in Las Vegas, they just announced today that they’ll be hitting the St. Louis area as well. While they successfully capped off a long and…

Accelerator

SixThirty Announces Spring 2015 Accelerator Cohort

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

SixThirty might not invest in as many companies as other accelerators, but that’s because they give each of their selected startups a $100,000 investment. And it’s not like there are only a few people applying for the young, but powerful, accelerator either: this year…

Accelerator

Former Wells Fargo Exec Joins SixThirty as Managing Partner

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Part of what makes St. Louis a great tech ecosystem is the number of corporations that are willing to work with the local startups. In specific, St. Louis has become famous for having the benefit of massive financial institutions in its downtown area. SixThirty,…

Coworking spaces

Industrious Brings 11,000 Square Feet of Awesome to St. Louis

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

St. Louis, get excited because Industrious is opening an 11,000 square foot social office, not a coworking space, in the heart of the city. Before starting Industrious Jamie Hodari – cofounder and coCEO; Emma Dively – Community Manager; and Justin Stewart – cofounder and…

Funding

The Arch Angel Network: 10 Years, 59 Investments

By | Mar 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Last year alone The Arch Angel Network invested nearly $10 million in local, St. Louis based startups, bringing the total number of investments the organization they’ve made in the last decade to over $50 million. They celebrated their tenth year of operations in 2014, investing…

Ecosystems

Cultivation Capital to Raise a $40M Tech Fund

By | Feb 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

The St. Louis Business Journal’s Brian Feldt today reported that the VC firm Cultivation Capital has raised $4.75 million for their $40 million tech fund. The funding came from 11 investors in total, according to their recent filing with the SEC. According to the…

Accelerator

Apply by February 6 for the SixThirty Accelerator!

By | Jan 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty financial tech accelerator program is currently accepting applications for their next class of startups through February 6, 2015. SixThirty will accept up to five startups in both its fall and spring classes, and the current selections will most likely be made…

Trends

My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

By | Jan 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should…

Accelerator

Prosper Announces Inaugural, Female-Led Startup Class

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The St. Louis-based Prosper Capital was one of the first accelerators in the country designed exclusively to help women raise the capital needed to get their startups moving towards success. To date more than 220 female entrepreneurs have applied for the $50,000 investment award….