St. Louis startups http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hot Dogs And Socks: Exploring Crowdfunding In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hot-dogs-and-socks-exploring-crowdfunding-st-louis <p>With items on the menu like the Storm Trooper Dog, the Al Hra-BRAT-ski and the Crazy Cajun Creole dog, it's clear that Steve’s Hot Dogs on the Hill considers its fare more than hot dogs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I could eat the entire menu," regular Don Schroeder laughed.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He hesitated before ordering but finally chose the Bacon, Bacon Jamaican, a smoked hot dog covered with cheese, peppers and sweet chipotle sauce.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:11:15 +0000 Maria Altman 37727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hot Dogs And Socks: Exploring Crowdfunding In St. Louis Cambridge Innovation Center Is Starting Bigger (And Sooner) In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cambridge-innovation-center-starting-bigger-and-sooner-st-louis <p>The expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center to St. Louis is taking on bigger dimensions than originally planned.</p><p>CIC is well known for providing space and services to startups in the Boston area. It's attracted hundreds of startups and established tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook since its founding by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:24:38 +0000 Maria Altman 36908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cambridge Innovation Center Is Starting Bigger (And Sooner) In St. Louis 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 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 Arch Grants: Attracting and Keeping Entrepreneurs In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grants-attracting-and-keeping-entrepreneurs-st-louis <p>(This <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/20/314138859/st-louis-holds-competition-to-attract-startups" target="_blank">story aired </a>Tuesday on NPR’s Morning Edition.)</p><p>FoodEssentials<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the typical startup vibe.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company gathers and organizes food label data for retailers and brands, like which products are gluten free or are heart healthy.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:06:25 +0000 Maria Altman 36292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grants: Attracting and Keeping Entrepreneurs In St. Louis Make Your Own Video Game: St. Louis Start-Up Combines Fun & Learning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/make-your-own-video-game-st-louis-start-combines-fun-learning <p>There is a new way to look at video games coming out of St. Louis. The Pixel Press Floors app, which was released Wednesday for iPad, allows people to draw their own video game levels on graph paper.&nbsp; The app then allows users to take a picture of their drawing and turn that picture into a “run-and-jump&nbsp;Mario-esque&nbsp;style” video game.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:17:46 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 35800 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Make Your Own Video Game: St. Louis Start-Up Combines Fun & Learning Arch Grants Finalists Weekend Is Here http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grants-finalists-weekend-here <p>It will be a whirlwind weekend for the finalists of the Arch Grants competition.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://archgrants.org/finalists-2014/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">46 finalist startups</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;arrived in St. Louis on Thursday afternoon. They are here competing for 20 grants worth $50,000 each.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a way, St. Louis itself also is competing this weekend. The entrepreneurs who win must agree to move their businesses here.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:42:16 +0000 Maria Altman 35591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grants Finalists Weekend Is Here 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