Innovation Tuesday

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

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

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 pressing problems. Stephen Linderman, co-founder...

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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

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 body image and, ultimately, self-destructive...

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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

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 individualized, disease-specific digital...

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Marketing startup rapidly expands in St. Louis

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

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 distributing valuable content to attract 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

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 to hear Peter Martin on KMOX Radio Several years...

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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

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 engage,” says Ginger Imster. “Accredited...

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