Posts made in August, 2013

What’s on Jim McKelvey’s Mind?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

It’s 4:30 on a warm August afternoon in St. Louis, and Jim McKelvey sits down to chat about the latest project into which he is pouring his passion.  If the St. Louis entrepreneur is growing weary of talking about his initiative called Launch Code, he certainly isn’t showing it.  Nearly three hours earlier, McKelvey held court for 45 minutes with local media and members of the St. Louis startup community, talking nearly non-stop about his vision of pairing 100 St. Louis companies with 100 budding computer programmers in an effort to help both.   After explaining the program in detail to the...

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InnoVoxSTL: Working for Better Mainstream Awareness of Startup Scene

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

My good buddy Jan Andersen published a terrific blog this week, lamenting the lack of mainstream media coverage of the growing St. Louis innovative entrepreneurship movement.  Jan’s a co-founder of Lab 1500, a cool, collaborative space located in one of the most vibrant areas of St. Louis — at 15th and Washington downtown.  It’s a place for forward thinking entrepreneurs to gather and share ideas.  And in the interest of full disclosure, Jan and his business partner Dan Lohman provide office space for me to park my behind at a desk as I toil for my startup, InnoVoxSTL. Lab 1500 was the...

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Asthma Patients To Benefit from St. Louis Startup

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

You’ve heard the story before.  Students earn a degree from one of St. Louis’ top universities, then leave town to start their careers elsewhere.  But 2013 Washington University graduates Andrew Brimer and Abigail Cohen are bucking the trend, and then some.  They’ve decided to stay in St. Louis not only to begin their careers, but to build their own company, Sparo Labs. Their product should resonate with anyone dealing with asthma.  Sparo Labs empowers patients to proactively manage their asthma using an award winning, patent pending, pocket sized spirometer, the apparatus that is used...

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BidRazor: Shaving Time from the Construction Bid Process

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

The subject matter of the Tuesday August 6th innovative entrepreneur segment on KMOX Radio’s Charlie Brennan Show should resonate with anyone who has had construction work done on their home.    Did you want to add a deck to your house?  Or remodel your kitchen?   It’s likely you know all about the hassles that come with a project like that.  Everyone tells you to go out and find at least three contractors to give you estimates.  When you do, those estimates often come back to you in all forms, and all over the place.  One may come in on Quickbooks, itemized, but with no detail.  One...

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