Sense Corp. Moves Headquarters to Austin From St. Louis

SiliconHills

is moving its corporate headquarters from St. Louis to Austin. Moves Headquarters to Austin From St. Louis appeared first on SiliconHills. A consulting company focused on data and artificial intelligence, Sense Corp.,

St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday I did the St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with Matt Shobe. Last week was another heavy travel week – Boston to NY to SF to St. Louis. When I got to St. Louis Friday night I was tired and my left shoulder hurt. We went past the St. Louis Ballpark which is a beautiful stadium, cruised through downtown, and by mile four I was starting to settle down. The course was a really nice tour through St. Louis.

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St. Louis Startups Strut Their Stuff

ReadWriteStart

Two events this week in St. Louis show how vibrant the startup ecosystem has become there. This is the 13th year the conference has been in business, which alternates each year between Kansas City and St. Louis. Invest Midwest ended with a presentation by Jim McKelvey, cofounder of the mobile-payment company Square and a local St. Louis tech investor. Louis. Louis areas, was another reason for starting up his engineering team there. Louis.".

Why Gateway Accelerate Is A Great Choice For International Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

The goal of this program is to contribute to St. Louis’s local economy and UMSL’s curricular and non-curricular offerings to its students by attracting talented entrepreneurs from around the world to relocate their business to St. Louis. Louis has a great startup scene and a vibrant business community. Business growth over the last five years has been significant and 26 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in St. With the help of the St. loui

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Judy Sindecuse , CEO and managing partner at Capital Innovators , a startup accelerator in St. Louis, is trying to crack the code. Her organization runs a 12-week mentorship program for promising entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area and provides them $50,000 in seed funding. One plank in her pitch: it costs less than half as much to buy into a company in St. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley. A group of high-net-worth individuals in the St.

Techstars’ Jason Seats Recounts Lessons From his Entrepreneurial Journey on the Ideas to Invoices Podcast

SiliconHills

In 2006, Jason Seats joined his college friend Matt Tanase to found Slicehost in St Louis. Two years later, they sold Slicehost, a cloud computing hosting provider aimed at developers, to San Antonio-based Rackspace for millions.

Want $50k in Seed Funding? Apply now.

ReadWriteStart

Located in an underused mixed-use office building in downtown St. Louis, the program is run by two venture capitalists - Judy Sindecuse and Hal Gentry - who have formed a new entity called Capital Innovators. Any firm can apply, but must agree to move to St. Louis and take up residency at the Capital Innovators offices for the mentoring period. That, plus a layoff and reassignment of its St. Today, downtown St. Louis and the St. Louis.

Top 5!

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Fortune named their Top 5 schools for entrepreneurship : Babson College Indiana University University of Texas St. Louis University Belmont University -- How about that!!

Angie Lawing Wins Startup Boards Operation Pre-Order

Feld Thoughts

The winner of the campaign is Angie Lawing from Mercury Labs in St. Louis. Just before Christmas I ran a week long pre-order campaign for my new book Startup Boards. It’s officially shipping at this point so if you are interested in it but haven’t yet ordered it, give your friend Brad a solid. I’ll be hosting her and her board in Boulder for a board meeting whenever she wants. Thanks to all who participated.

The Best Thing To Systematize In Your Business

Mike Michalowicz

A great example is at the St. Louis Airport. But with the addition of a simple system, St. Louis Airport has the cleanest bathrooms I have seen anywhere (and this includes fine restaurants). And with that simple system in place, St. Louis Airport has spotless bathrooms. Systematizing your business is the key to unlimited success and growth. I know you know that. But many people struggle with the “where to get started” part.

Top 3 Ways Your Company Can Attract Employees

YoungUpstarts

In total, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, student loan borrowers in the United States owed over $1.5 If you’re looking to grow your business and attract top talent, you may be looking for some hiring ideas. After all, growth is a sign of a healthy business, and investing in high-quality, capable employees is one of the best investments you can make for your company’s long-term success.

Jason Seats Featured on We Are Austin Tech

SiliconHills

Seats moved from St. Louis to San Antonio. Jason Seats, managing director of the TechStars Cloud program was featured recently on We Are Austin Tech. Seats, cofounder of Slicehost, a cloud hosting company, has helped countless entrepreneurs through the TechStars Cloud program. He is also an active angel investor. In 2008, Rackspace acquired Slicehost. For [.] The post Jason Seats Featured on We Are Austin Tech appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Memphis-based Start Co. To Present 16 Startups At Demo Day

YoungUpstarts

These startups are the graduates of its intensive 14-week startup training and mentoring program – recognized by the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) – that will see these 16 graduating companies to present their business plans to over 750 investors, fellow entrepreneurs as well as community leaders from all over the Mid-South, as afar as St Louis and San Francisco, and even from Singapore. Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit venture development organization Start Co.

The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

Up and Running

Louis, MO. If you are interested in founding a traditional startup business but aren’t interested in moving to Silicon Valley, you might want to check out St. Louis. Coming in at number five overall as the best city to start a business in for 2016, St. Louis is a growing hub for startup activity. Low housing costs, a plentiful and talented workforce, and access to science and tech businesses have been cited as reasons for St. Louis’ popularity.

Strideline Puts City Skylines On Your Socks

YoungUpstarts

Beginning this month, Strideline is launching a range of six new city socks called “The New Crew”, featuring Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and St. Louis. You’d think athletic socks are just a fashion commodity, but two college entrepreneurs think crew socks can not only be a fashion statement but also allow wearers to declare city affiliations.

Why Niche Start-Ups Are Making Waves In 2020

YoungUpstarts

Neocova is a core banking start-up based in St. Louis that aims its services squarely at small banks and credit unions. Its investors include the Bank of St. For anyone who is thinking of starting a new business, entering a niche market makes a lot of sense.

5 Steps For Organizing Your Paperless Office

YoungUpstarts

As Principal of Anderson Archival , a digital archiving company in St. Louis, Missouri, Farica has extensive experience in many aspects of the archival process. by Farica Chang, Principal of Anderson Archival. As your company expands, safeguarding important legal and business documents becomes crucial for the well-being of your company.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Judy Sindecuse, CEO and managing partner at Capital Innovators , a startup accelerator in St. Louis, is trying to crack the code. Her organization runs a 12-week mentorship program for promising entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area and provides them $50,000 in seed funding. One plank in her pitch: it costs less than half as much to buy into a company in St. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley. A group of high-net-worth individuals in the St.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Judy Sindecuse, CEO and managing partner at Capital Innovators , a startup accelerator in St. Louis, is trying to crack the code. Her organization runs a 12-week mentorship program for promising entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area and provides them $50,000 in seed funding. One plank in her pitch: it costs less than half as much to buy into a company in St. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley. A group of high-net-worth individuals in the St.

As The Leader Of Your Company, It Pays To Be Emotionally Intelligent

YoungUpstarts

Louis native, Schulte is a board member of the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. by Scott Schulte , vice president and senior benefits consultant at Sonus Benefits. Gone are the days of absentee leadership or CEOs who operate out of sight or behind the scenes. No, today’s executives are highly connected and visible to their employees, due in large part to the ever accelerating pace of business.

My 2011 Marathon Schedule

Feld Thoughts

Oct 23 – St. Louis, MO – Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon. I’ve now put together eight great weeks of running in a row. On Sunday, I finally had a long run to town (from Eldorado Springs to Boulder). This has been a long tradition of mine and Amy’s – I run to town early in the morning and she drives in later, we have brunch with friends, and then get massages in the afternoons.

This One Attribute Will Mold You Into A Stronger Leader

YoungUpstarts

Outside of BONSAI, Loriana serves as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis’ graduate student program. by Loriana Sekarski , founder and president of BONSAI. When it comes to successfully leading a team, one attribute in particular is crucial: boldness. Leadership requires braving uncharted waters and choppy seas. It’s the willingness to forge ahead despite unclear situations in order to make tough decisions, even when the outcomes are ambiguous.

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

ShopClues (2x WashU St. Louis). India: ShopClues (Washington University St. Louis), Quikr (IIM Calcutta). As a second-year Harvard Business School student and NextView Ventures MBA Associate, constantly keeping up-to-date with the start-up world, I have heard some skepticism about the ability of MBAs to found top companies. Perhaps most famously, Guy Kawasaki quipped that the value of an MBA to an entrepreneur is “probably about a negative $250,000.”.

Feld’s 2010 Marathon Schedule

Feld Thoughts

04/11/10 – St Louis, MO: GO! Louis Marathon. Well – the 2010 marathon season is upon us. As I prepare to head out for a three hour run, I decided to finalize my 2010 calendar. 2009 sucked for me – I didn’t complete any marathons on my way to doing a marathon in every state by the time I’m 50. Mild injuries, several colds, fatigue from work and travel, and general lack of rhythm are my excuses while a temporary failing of my iron will is the real reason.

The Double Long Weekend Run

Feld Thoughts

I’m gearing up for back to back weekend marathons in October – Newport, Rhode Island on 10/16 and then St. Louis on 10/23. A few years ago my running coach – Gary Ditsch of Endurance Base Camp – introduced me to the idea of a “double long run.” ” In this I do the typical weekend long run on a Saturday and then repeat it on Sunday. At first, I hated these, but they’ve grown on me and are now my favorite run.

20 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Companies They Admire Most For Innovation

Hearpreneur

Located in St. Louis, they sell prescription safety eyewear to companies throughout the country. Innovative if a word often used to describe successful companies.

How to Start A New Business in Less Than 50 Hours

ReadWriteStart

I signed up for this past weekend in St. Louis. The groups met in the Railway Exchange building in downtown St. Louis, down the hall from the tech accelerator that Capital Innovators is running and which we wrote about here. Just about every weekend someplace on the planet a peculiar series of meetups is happening called Startup Weekend.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

You can usually find 2-3 investors per location but it’s not uncommon to see VCs in: Boston, NY, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. Louis, South Bend, Austin, Houston, and so forth. We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. We raised $280 million.

Why on Earth Would Anybody Post Business Videos on Snapchat?

Both Sides of the Table

In fact, my next one is a one-hour interview with Chamillionaire that I did earlier this month at Washington University in St. Louis. By now if you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I do near daily “Snapstorms” or a collection of short videos (usually < 5 mins in total) with entrepreneur advice on Snapchat. Here’s a recent one I did on Fund Raising in tough markets. You can follow me on Snapchat at msuster.

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Focus, Fire, Fortitude: 3 Traits You Need For Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Daniel Evans is the founder and CEO of Garbshare , a St. Louis-based technology platform bringing digital management and social functions to wardrobes and closet space. by Daniel Evans , founder and CEO of Garbshare. When I was in high school, our football coach told us about the three F’s of life: “Faith, family, and football — and not necessarily in that order.”

Daily News Round-up

Up and Running

Worth and later this week in St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., Congratulations! This week marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week. The U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting workshops and mentoring match-ups today in Dallas/Ft. and events (featuring entrepreneurs like Jack Dorsey of Square and Twitter and Angie Hicks of Angie’s List) will stream live here.

Capital Innovators Graduates First Class of Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

Tonight in downtown St. Louis the second group of companies to be funded by Capital Innovators will be announced. For example, Sam Glines says, "Effectively, NorseCorp , while led by me, born and raised in St Louis, was a stranger in its own town. These will receive $50k in seed funding, free office space and credits toward other useful services as part of their acceleration program. We wrote about their innovative program last fall.

4 American Cities That Want Your Business

Up and Running

Louis, Missouri. Alongside Dallas, St. Louis was also ranked an efficient city on the regulatory climate index. and Monsanto in St. Louis, as well as Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines in Dallas. Whether opening a new business or expanding an existing one, when evaluating new markets, many entrepreneurs ask themselves several questions: Is there a demand for my product or service in the area?

Taking Your Startup Back to the Business Basics

ReadWriteStart

I have had the opportunity to mentor quite a few startup companies in the St. Louis region over the past several years, and it is also satisfying to see the widening of the entrepreneurial community in St. Louis. Mentoring startups has a lot of benefits: It gives something back to the community and helps other entrepreneurs avoid some of the mistakes that you've already made. And it's also a lot of fun to meet entrepreneurs who are so passionate about their business.

Episode 77: Transitioning from Check-by-Check to Profitability with Keith Fear

Mike Michalowicz

the largest Hot Air Balloon ride operator in St. Louis. the largest Hot Air Balloon ride operator in St. Louis. Also Available On. Show Summary. Welcome to Episode 77 of the Profit First Podcast! Today, Keith shares his story of how he was trying to develop a business in hot air ballooning for years while working a full time job.

Four Lessons All Companies Can Learn From Baseball’s Astros Hacking Scandal

YoungUpstarts

But as the recent hacking of the Houston Astros’ internal computer network — allegedly by St. Louis Cardinals employees — proves, every company in every industry is vulnerable. By James Pooley, author of “ Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage “ Most of us assume that corporate espionage and digital theft of trade secrets rarely occur outside of technology, retail, and finance.

Venture Beat on College Classes That Serve as Incubators

Campus Entrepreneurship

Warning: usual suspects such as Stanford and MIT are written up in article, as well as some lesser knowns such as Wash U in St. Louis. Christina Farr of Venture Beat profiles some of the top classes at US research universities that are being used by students to launch firms: Given the amount of preparation and forethought it takes to start a company, you may think it ludicrous to expect entrepreneurial success in a semester or two.

2016 Portland Marathon

Feld Thoughts

This is the fourth marathon we’ve done together (Portland, Detroit, St. Louis, and Huntsville). I can now check Oregon off the “marathon in every state list.” ” After a four year hiatus, I ran marathon #24 in Portland today. My official time was 5:38 but there are some caveats that bring it down almost 20 minutes (to around 5:20). More on that in a bit. Once again I ran it with my running buddy Matt Shobe.

MassChallenge + Stadia Ventures Team Up for Sports Tech

Austin Startup

It is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has expanded their pressence to Frisco, Texas and Denver, Colorado. This story was originally published on MassChallenge.org on April 9, 2020 Written by Jon Nordby, MassChallenge Texas in Houston and Bill Powell, Stadia Ventures In the face of catastrophe, innovators turn challenges into opportunities. As the world faces a global health and economic crisis, now, more than ever, is the time to double down on innovation strategies?—?and

Amica Newport Rhode Island Marathon

Feld Thoughts

On Sunday I’m going to run the St. Louis Rock and Roll Marathon with my friend Matt Shobe (now at BigDoor; was one of the co-founders of FeedBurner). While I’m crisscrossing the country again this week (New York today and tomorrow, then San Francisco Wednesday through Friday before heading to St. Louis), I feel pretty good “the day after.” Marathon #19 in the “run a marathon in each of the 50 states” is done.

What Skills Every New Internet Entrepreneur Needs

ReadWriteStart

Louis is not the hotbed of VC activity and especially not for Internet firms. I had lunch with one of my favorite Internet entrepreneurs today, Mark Sawyier , the CEO of Off Campus Media. The company provides college students with apartment listings near their schools, and what started out as an idea five years ago is now a multi-million dollar business.

7 Tips To Beat The Obstacles In Your Head And Create Winning Habits

YoungUpstarts

Dr. Jason Selk helped the St Louis Cardinals win two World Series while serving as Director of Mental Training. By Dr. Jason Selk, author of “ Organize Tomorrow Today “ You’re tired of feeling tired and facing yourself in the mirror. Inspired by a workshop you attended on the benefits of fitness, you’ve decided to start a new workout routine. In the parlance of habit creation, the workshop was a “triggering incident”; it got you started.

It’s Time To Take The ‘Sitting Is The New Smoking’ Claims Seriously

YoungUpstarts

Moreover, a study at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, found that ‘groups working together on a project while standing are measurably more engaged and less territorial than while seated.’. by Chloe Hashemi. Recent research shows that sitting down all day causes damage that exercise can’t fix.