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.

St. Louis Startups Strut Their Stuff


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. Louis tech investor. Louis. 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

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.

PotentiaMetrics Harnesses Data to Improve Patient Care


By HOJUN CHOI Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News Austin’s growing tech scene and vibrant entrepreneurial community convinced Robert Palmer, CEO and founder of PotentiaMetrics, to move his startup from St. Louis to Austin last year. The company, developed through a partnership with the Office of Clinical Research Outcomes at the Washington University School of […] The post PotentiaMetrics Harnesses Data to Improve Patient Care appeared first on SiliconHills.

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


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.

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!!

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding


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.

Jason Seats Featured on We Are Austin Tech


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.

Want $50k in Seed Funding? Apply now.


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. Today, downtown St.

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


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.

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


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.

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


Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit venture development organization Start Co. will be presenting 16 new startups at its Demo Day on 21 August at Orpheum Theater.

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.

Strideline Puts City Skylines On Your Socks


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.

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.

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).

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.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding


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.

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!

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.

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.

Why Hasn’t An Occupy White House Emerged?

Hunter Walker

Important displays of anger and resistance in the face of police brutality (St Louis, Baltimore, others). New York City. I’ve lived in San Francisco long enough to consider myself a Local, if not a Native.

Why Immigration and The Fourth of July are so Entwined

Both Sides of the Table

They arrived through New York and eventually found their way to St. Louis, then Philadelphia and ultimately to Sacramento, CA. The Fourth of July. The day we celebrate American independence.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

The Last Marathon Of The Year

Feld Thoughts

This year I’ve done marathons in Cincinnati, Madison WI, Bismarck ND, Newport RI, and St. Louis. Tomorrow I’m running the Philadelphia Marathon , which will be the sixth marathon I’ll do this year and the last one for 2011. My times have ranged from 4:47:27 to 5:24:45. Overall I’m pleased with what I’ve done, especially since I didn’t chance my normal life tempo for them.

Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon

Feld Thoughts

If I stay on track for the year, I’ll knock off six marathons, and my upcoming goals are 4:45 for Providence, finish St. Louis (the following week – no time goal), and 4:30 for Philadelphia a month later. This course was two loops – starting in a nice little park, looping at St. Marathon #18 – the Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon – has been conquered. My goal was to do it under 5 hours – I finished in 4:54:48.

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


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.

One brain scan may be enough to predict a person’s success

The Equity Kicker

The upshot, in the words of Marcus Raichle, a neuroscientist at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, is that with one scan (from You can distinguish people with successful traits and successful lives versus those who are not so successful.

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


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.

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


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.

Top Considerations When Selecting A Cloud Backup Provider


Amy Anderson is a principal owner at Anderson Technologies, a St. Louis based IT company. by Amy Anderson, principal owner at Anderson Technologies. In the past two years, 63 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) began using an online or cloud-based backup service.

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New Life Experience – The MRI

Feld Thoughts

I rested a week and started running again in advance of a marathon in mid-April in St. Louis. I had a new experience today. At 7am I had my first MRI at the Boulder Community Hospital. I was a little nervous, although I’m not entirely sure why. I was in and out in 45 minutes – it was fascinating. I hurt my lower back about five months ago (actually, exactly on March 13th at about 1pm at my parents house in Dallas).

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.

How to Start A New Business in Less Than 50 Hours


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.

Austin Has a Street Harassment Problem

Austin Startup

I was first harassed while walking on the street with a female neighbor in St. Louis at the age of 12, by a man in a Jeep commenting on our developing figures. Image: Pinterest/Talkspace This story was originally published on

Your Path To Greatness


by Ben Newman, author of “ Own YOUR Success: The Power to Choose Greatness and Make Every Day Victorious “ Success is defined in different ways by different people, but more and more it has become synonymous with money and status.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups


Louis Arch Angels. Louis. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.