Starting Something in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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