Posts made in April, 2014

St. Louis Startup Provides a Social Media Safety Net

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Hear Gremln Founder Ryan Bell’s interview with KMOX Radio’s Charlie Brennan from Tuesday, April 29   If only Gene Morphis had known about St. Louis startup company Gremln. He might still be the Chief Financial Officer at women’s clothing retailer Francesca’s. Instead, Morphis was fired for cause in 2012 after sending a tweet to his followers that said, “Board meeting. Good numbers = happy board.” While that Twitter post may have seemed innocent to most people, it was disseminated while the company was in the midst of a quiet period, and the tweet helped send Francesca’s...

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EnviroPak is a Startup Success Story

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

What happens when you start a business that shreds documents for customers, but leaves you with mounds and mounds of shredded paper?  You start another business.  St. Louis entrepreneur Chris Miget knew that shredded paper made great packing material.  But when he and his colleagues discovered that mixing that paper with water, then molding it and drying it produced really, really good packaging material, they founded EnviroPak.  Hear his story on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:50 am central time on KMOX Radio’s Charlie Brennan Show, and learn more about EnviroPak, below: By William Kay,...

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St. Louis Startup Promises Better Weekdays

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Click here to hear Chris Motley’s interview with KMOX Radio’s Charlie Brennan from Tuesday, April 15 The story is true, and it goes something like this: A hiring manager at a local firm laments to his company’s leadership team, “We reach out to young potential new hires.  We wine and dine them. We talk about the stability of the company.  We talk about our great salaries. We show them our medical plan, pension plan and 401k. And at the end of the process, they don’t want to work for us.  I just don’t understand.” What that hiring manager didn’t understand is that to today’s...

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High-Tech Peace of Mind in Elder Care

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

The business of monitoring the wellbeing of an elderly parent, grandparent, spouse or friend is about to get a whole lot easier. Coming soon to assisted living or independent living facilities—resident rooms equipped with a network of discreet, barely-detectible sensors that can determine if the resident is in bed or not, can determine anomalies in the climate of the room, can detect if a stove has been left on too long, if there is water on the floor of the bathroom, if the resident has fallen or is experiencing other types of distress, or if the resident is practicing regular hygiene....

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