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IDEA Labs’ Demo Day showcases healthcare innovation from leading medical institutions

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

IDEA Labs’ Demo Day showcases healthcare innovation from leading medical institutions

By Renee Moore. When patients have healthcare problems, they talk with a physician. When physicians have healthcare problems, they talk with IDEA Labs. IDEA Labs (the acronym stands for Innovation, Design, and Engineering in Action) is a medical-based incubator program founded at Washington University in 2013 by students who wanted to provide an answer for unmet needs in healthcare delivery and clinical medicine. IDEA Labs brings medical, engineering and business students together with clinicians to envision new solutions to healthcare’s most...

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Entrepreneur focuses on developing a pipeline of successful women

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Entrepreneur focuses on developing a pipeline of successful women

By Renee Moore. Stacy Taubman recognizes that successful women start as young girls who dream big.  The educator-turned-entrepreneur is the founder of both Girls Dreaming Big and Rise Collaborative Workspace, where women work, girls grow and dreams rise into reality. Click here to hear Stacy Taubman on KMOX Radio St. Louis As a high school teacher and coach, Taubman began brainstorming ways to build a program that could combat the myriad issues that high school girls face, including lackluster test scores and poor time management, unhealthy...

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St. Louis startup uses digital technology to advance healthcare

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

St. Louis startup uses digital technology to advance healthcare

By Renee Moore. Epharmix, a digital health technology startup, is redefining the phrase, “phoning it in.” Using personalized automated phone calls and text messages, Epharmix believes it is positioned to improve patient outcomes and deliver economic efficiencies for healthcare providers. “Epharmix sits at the intersection of clinical research and technology,” says Blake Marggraff, CEO. “As an evidence-based digital health company, Epharmix uses true clinical research to demonstrate engagement, outcomes, time savings, and economic benefits for...

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Marketing startup rapidly expands in St. Louis

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Marketing startup rapidly expands in St. Louis

By Renee Moore For business leaders John Hall and Kelsey Meyer, entrepreneurship is organic. Throughout their lives and careers, the two have found ways to identify needs and build businesses around meeting those needs. And in 2011, they brought their talents and entrepreneurial spirits together to co-found Influence & Co., an award-winning content marketing agency with offices in Columbia, Missouri; St. Louis; and Kansas City, Missouri. Click here to hear Influence & Co. on KMOX Radio Content marketing is the practice of creating and...

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Jazz pianist launches startup built in St. Louis, made for world

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Jazz pianist launches startup built in St. Louis, made for world

By Renee Moore Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. The St. Louis native can now add entrepreneur to his list of accomplishments. Peter Martin is the co-founder and CEO of Open Studio Network, a video instruction platform for people interested in honing their craft with the help of world renowned jazz masters. Open Studio Network was created to solve the need of the beginner, the intermediate player and the professional jazz musician looking to learn from performers at the top of their game. Click here...

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Arch Grants notes successes, seeks to broaden base

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Arch Grants notes successes, seeks to broaden base

By Renee Moore, Staff Writer. The executive director of Arch Grants is inviting everyone to be part of her organization’s story. Arch Grants is a nonprofit organization that accelerates economic development and community revitalization by providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro-bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis. As a nonprofit, Arch Grants relies on the generosity of the general public to advance its mission to rejuvenate the regional economy. “The whole community can...

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St. Louis start-up helps small business grow revenue

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

St. Louis start-up helps small business grow revenue

By Renee Moore, Staff Writer You know Chris. He owns a manufacturing company that has three employees. His day is filled with running operations, accounting, production and sales appointments. After being in business for more than five years, Chris knows there are no shortcuts to growing a company. But what Chris doesn’t know, say founders of a St. Louis startup, is that there’s a simple step he can take to stay top of mind with current and potential customers. Hatchbuck, an all-in-one sales and marketing platform, is designed specifically...

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St. Louis company places dignity of living in palm of hand

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

St. Louis company places dignity of living in palm of hand

By Renee Moore, staff writer Everyone talks about the dignity of dying, but what about the dignity of living? Aluminum walkers with tennis ball bottoms, hideous reading devices and difficult medication packaging should not be things that our loved ones are forced to accept as they age. Everything about these products is a continuous reminder that their bodies are not as young as their hearts. For many seniors, their sense of dignity wears down as they contend with poorly designed merchandise. As an industrial designer of medical, mobile and...

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Global Manufacturer Establishes North American Headquarters in St. Louis

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

Global Manufacturer Establishes North American Headquarters in St. Louis

By Renee Moore, Staff Writer GWR Safety Systems has a message for manufacturers: You don’t have to manufacture abroad to be competitive. Ted and Claudia Gast bought GWR, a Barcelona-based designer and manufacturer of seat belts, with the aim of establishing St. Louis as the company’s North American headquarters. As the company expands the GWR brand in North America, they say it’s a big advantage for them to be able to manufacture in St. Louis. “St. Louis is the perfect location for us because it’s centrally located to our...

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To St. Louis startup, a picture’s worth more than a thousand words

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Featured Stories, Innovation Tuesday | 0 comments

To St. Louis startup, a picture’s worth more than a thousand words

By Renee Moore, staff writer. Snap a picture of the scoreboard after a Blues game and tweet it out. Take a picture of your daughter stuffing her bear at Build-A-Bear and post it to Instagram. Those pictures, which fall under the heading of User Generated Content, may appeal to a broader audience far beyond your followers and friends. According to Christina Hawatmeh, founder and CEO of Scopio, eighty-six percent of businesses use content marketing. Until Scopio, there hasn’t been an easy way to connect businesses that are interested in...

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