Posts made in May, 2015

Startup brings software to hardhats

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Time is money. No place better demonstrates that adage than a construction job site, where lost time due to miscommunication over work schedules, weather and a variety of other issues can push a project off schedule and over budget in a big way. Jay Olsen, the founder of startup company Jobsite Unite, saw the lack of effective communication numerous times in more than a decade’s worth of work as a carpenter, a site foreman, a crew manager and construction company general manager. “It was always frustrating to me,’ says Olsen, “seeing all of the inefficiencies and mistakes being made because...

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The St. Louis mom who wants to revolutionize social media

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

The creator of a new social networking platform that promises a safer, more secure social media experience for users of all ages is herself a St. Louis area mother of two young daughters. So, as you might expect, Janel Patterson’s creation, called Frienedy, is a product of very personal experience. “I came up with the idea about five years ago,” says Patterson, “when my two daughters were aged 11 and seven and I was going through a divorce.” Because her oldest daughter was a competitive gymnast who needed transportation at varying times from practices, Patterson and her husband...

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St. Louis startup wants to help you cut the cords

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Attention road warriors: your days of schlepping through airports toting luggage packed with the laptop, AV cables, power cords and flash drive you need to deliver your PowerPoint presentation soon may be over. Two graduates of Milwaukee’s Marquette University who have set up shop in the T-Rex incubation hub in downtown St. Louis are taking the next steps in developing a mobile application that allows users to present PowerPoints and interactive whiteboards from a tablet or smartphone, wirelessly, to another display. The FocalCast application was created by Narsys, LLC, whose CEO Devin...

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2015 Demo Day Takes a Tech Twist.

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Every entrepreneur knows that flexibility is a key to ensuring success. The ability to pivot based on changing market conditions, or to meet customer needs, is a must for any startup. It’s the same for the organizations that support entrepreneurs, and so, one of the showcase events of the St. Louis innovative entrepreneurship movement — an annual event designed to showcase local startups — will take on a different look this year. In its first three years, Capital Innovators Demo Day, an event organized by an accelerator program that helps early stage St. Louis IT companies with...

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