St. Louis on the Air
4:50 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Part Two: Starting Something In St. Louis

Entrepreneurs are defined as risk-takers.  They are people who take a business idea and run with it, hoping their endeavor is commercial viable and one which can be sustained.

Earlier this month, business leaders and St. Louis City and County officials announced a new effort to support entrepreneurs and startup companies in the St. Louis region.  The goal is to raise $100 million over the next five years.

In the second of two shows devoted to St. Louis’ startup and entrepreneurial scene, host Don Marsh talked with entrepreneurs about their business and how they got started.

His guests included:

  • Tim Hayden, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business
  • Khalia Collier, owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge, a semiprofessional women’s basketball team which plays its games at UMSL
  • Katie Lee, founder of Katie’s Pizzeria and owner and founder of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta, a restaurant she plans to open in September and which was partially funded through the crowd-founding website, Kickstarter.
  • Paul Olson, president and co-founder of Kypha Inc., a medical technology and life sciences startup in St. Louis

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