entrepreneurship http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Arch Grants Board Announces 2014 Class http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grants-board-announces-2014-class <p>All but a handful of the 20 Arch Grants winners will be making a move, some farther than others.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While six companies already are based in St. Louis, two of the startups are coming from London, England, and another from Cali, Colombia. The rest will relocate from Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Columbia, Mo.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:23:10 +0000 Maria Altman 36324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grants Board Announces 2014 Class Economy & Innovation Rundown: Discrimination Suit At A-B And Other Questions About Women In Business http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-discrimination-suit-b-and-other-questions-about-women-business <p>It’s Tuesday, that magical day of the week when our thoughts turn to questions of economics, business, innovation, technology … and related topics that tickle our fancy but we haven’t been able to report on ourselves. It’s the day we say, “Don’t think we haven’t been paying attention, dear reader,” and we share some the things we’ve been reading on topics of interest.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 02:45:59 +0000 Shula Neuman 36037 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Discrimination Suit At A-B And Other Questions About Women In Business Economy & Innovation Rundown: Imagination And Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-imagination-and-startups <p>On Friday, <a href="http://archgrants.org" target="_blank">Arch Grants</a> announced the finalists for its <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grant-finalists-announced" target="_blank">2014 Arch Grants Business Plan Competition</a>. The field has been whittled down to 46 entrepreneurs. Twenty of those finalists will win $50,000 each along with business support services to help them launch amazing businesses. In exchange for winning, they have to locate, or relocate, to St. Louis for at least a year.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:33:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35275 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Imagination And Startups Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-ladies-first-sometimes <p>By the time this post is published, people across St. Louis are reveling from having watched the first Cardinals’ home game of the season and are gearing up for a fabulous season.</p><p>I’m hoping that is the case because this week's rundown on economy and innovation isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Actually there could be flowers, but you’ll have to wait to read about that.</p><p>First, let’s talk entrepreneurship.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:44:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. Business & Economy Rundown: Putting The 'Fun' in 'Fundraising' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/business-economy-rundown-putting-fun-fundraising <p>If you are a regular listener to our radio airwaves, you may have noticed that St. Louis Public Radio has been asking for your financial support &nbsp;to help keep our station up and running.</p><p>There are a million reasons to become a member and if you enjoy reading this Rundown, then that is one of the reasons. If you haven’t yet contributed, I encourage you to do so.</p><p>That’s the end of my pitch to try to get you to contribute… so read on!</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:49:58 +0000 Shula Neuman 34292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Business & Economy Rundown: Putting The 'Fun' in 'Fundraising' St. Louis IT Startups In Good Shape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-it-startups-good-shape <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report released today is touting the emergence of St. Louis as tech startup hot-spot.</span></p><p>ITEN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a non-profit that provides programs, events and access to resources for area startups produced the report. It collected data from more than 350 area startups and evaluated the health of the industry by looking at a variety of measures, including the amount of funds raised, current monthly revenue and the number of employees.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><strong>Optimistic Outlook:</strong></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:38:20 +0000 Shula Neuman 33731 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis IT Startups In Good Shape News Aggregator Realtime STL Seeks To Build Name As 'One-Stop Shop' For St. Louis News http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/news-aggregator-realtime-stl-seeks-build-name-one-stop-shop-st-louis-news <p>There’s a new news aggregator in town: <a href="http://www.realtimestl.com/">RealtimeSTL.com</a>, brought to you by the former regional editor of Patch STL, Kurt Greenbaum. The website curates news about St. Louis based on what is trending on social media.</p><p>“We’re bringing together sources of information from all over the St. Louis area. And we’re trying to organize this in a way so that readers can really find out what people are talking about in St. Louis,” Greenbaum said.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:16:15 +0000 Camille Phillips 33468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org News Aggregator Realtime STL Seeks To Build Name As 'One-Stop Shop' For St. Louis News Why Are More Entrepreneurs Calling St. Louis Home? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-more-entrepreneurs-calling-st-louis-home <p>St. Louis is beginning to build a name for itself as a center for entrepreneurship. Last year, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-investments-st-louis-tech-startups-nearly-doubled-2012" target="_blank">funding for tech startups in the region almost doubled</a>, bringing in nearly $30 million in investments. The <a href="http://downtowntrex.com/about/" target="_blank">T-Rex campus downtown</a> - founded two years ago explicitly to foster entrepreneurship in St. Louis - is currently home to more than 70 startups. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:33:37 +0000 Camille Phillips 31155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are More Entrepreneurs Calling St. Louis Home? Part Two: Starting Something In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/part-two-starting-something-st-louis <p>Entrepreneurs are defined as risk-takers.&nbsp; They are people who take a business idea and run with it, hoping their endeavor is commercial viable and one which can be sustained.</p><p>Earlier this month, business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-investments-st-louis-tech-startups-nearly-doubled-2012">announced</a> a new effort to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the St. Louis region.&nbsp; The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:50:26 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Part Two: Starting Something In St. Louis Part One: Starting Something In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/part-one-starting-something-st-louis <p>Earlier this month, business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-investments-st-louis-tech-startups-nearly-doubled-2012">announced</a> a new effort to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the St. Louis region.&nbsp; The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:24:39 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27564 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Part One: Starting Something In St. Louis