Cliff Holekamp http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Alternative Funding For St. Louis Businesses: From Local Harvest To TrackBill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alternative-funding-st-louis-businesses-local-harvest-trackbill <p>About two weeks ago, Local Harvest Grocery, Café &amp; Catering launched a $120,000 crowdfunding campaign that co-owner Maddie Earnest says was necessary to restock the grocery store and pay off debts acquired as a result of a failed expansion in Kirkwood.&nbsp; The community responded and fully funded the campaign in six days.</p><p>We talked with Maddie Earnest about the overwhelming response and how she plans to move forward after the failed expansion.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:49:10 +0000 Alex Heuer & Camille Phillips 33666 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Alternative Funding For St. Louis Businesses: From Local Harvest To TrackBill 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?