startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Report On Rise Of Innovation Districts Highlights St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-rise-innovation-districts-highlights-st-louis <p>A new report out released Monday by the Brookings Institution on "innovation districts" prominently features St. Louis' Cortex.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 36788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report On Rise Of Innovation Districts Highlights St. Louis Bioscience Boost: BioSTL Gets $2.5 Million Grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bioscience-boost-biostl-gets-25-million-grant <p>Monsanto is giving a $2.5 million grant to BioSTL, the non-profit organization that advocates for bioscience in St. Louis.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The announcement came Thursday during </span>InvestMidwest<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the venture capital conference that’s showcasing more than 40 innovative companies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BioSTL’s mission includes growing the St. Louis area's economy through the bioscience industry.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:16:25 +0000 Maria Altman 34787 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bioscience Boost: BioSTL Gets $2.5 Million Grant New Opportunities: Apprentice Program Enstitute Looks To St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-opportunities-apprentice-program-enstitute-looks-st-louis <p>A New York-based apprentice program aimed at giving young adults experience within innovative companies is expanding to St. Louis.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:04:41 +0000 Maria Altman 34715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Opportunities: Apprentice Program Enstitute Looks To St. Louis 2013 A Banner Year For STL Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2013-banner-year-stl-startups <p>St. Louis’ startup scene gained big momentum last year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2014-startup-capital-report-with-attachment.pdf?sfvrsn=2" target="_blank">A new report</a> by the St. Louis Regional Chamber finds area startups raised more than $380 million in equity investments. That was more than six times the amount raised in 2012.</span></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:33:01 +0000 Maria Altman 34610 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2013 A Banner Year For STL Startups 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 Update: Investments In St. Louis Tech Startups Nearly Doubled In 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-investments-st-louis-tech-startups-nearly-doubled-2012 <p><em>Updated 6/13 4:56 with news of entrepreneur&nbsp;fund.</em></p><p>Business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials met today (Thursday) to announce a new effort to support entrepreneurs in the area.</p><p>The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.</p><p>The announcement comes on the tail of a recent report that found last year was a record-breaking year for St. Louis tech startups, which brought in $30 million dollars in investments.</p><p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said the $100 million goal is bold, but doable.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Investments In St. Louis Tech Startups Nearly Doubled In 2012 Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-boston-area-startup-incubator-join-wash-u-new-cortex-facility <p></p><p>One of the country’s largest startup incubators will soon be moving into the <a href="http://www.cortexstl.com/">Cortex</a> bioscience district in St. Louis.</p><p>The move marks <a href="http://cic.us/">Cambridge Innovation Center’s</a> first expansion out of the Boston area, where it houses more than 500 small to mid-sized companies.</p><p>CIC’s president and CEO, Ranch Kimball, says he expects <a href="http://cicstl.com/">the new St. Louis facility</a> to attract mostly technology startups, but says CIC will be open to a variety of businesses.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major Boston-Area Startup Incubator To Join Wash U In New Cortex Facility 2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2012-good-year-sprouting-biotech-startups <P>The numbers are pretty impressive, more than three dozen new biotech startups now call St. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2012: A 'Good Year' For Sprouting Biotech Startups