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Local Innovation
11:20 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Local Interest In 3D Printing Grows

Griffin 3D is a local start-up that makes original design 3D printers. Here, the Griffin Pro Mini prints an octopus at the Science Center's First Friday event in November.
Credit Rebecca Smith/St. Louis Public Radio

Most people have heard of 3D printing, but few have ever seen these printers up close and in action.

Scott Rocca, co-owner of Griffin 3D, a St. Louis start-up, is trying to change this by showcasing his company’s printers at numerous events, such as the Science Center’s First Fridays. People can come and watch the printers. Soon they will be able to buy their own. 

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JOBS Act
9:40 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Not Your Father’s Private Investment: BusyEvent Tests New Funding Opportunity

(Flickr/Andrew Magill)

Private investment is important for St. Louis’ burgeoning start-up scene.

Most entrepreneurs will tell you money for seed investment is accessible. The difficulty comes in getting to the next level of investment. Firms such as BusyEvent find second-round funding, amounts between $100,000 and $1 million, is much harder to find.

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