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Missouri-based Lean Media Closes $500,000 in Seed Funding

By Christine McGuigan / March 8, 2018

Chesterfield, Missouri-based Lean Media has announced the successful close of a $500,000 oversubscribed seed round. Much of the funding round came from local investors in St. Louis, including The Yield Lab as the lead investor. “We have been very pleased with the continued momentum of Lean Media as they continue to achieve milestone after milestone,”…

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CoJoe coworking space coming to St. Joseph, Missouri

By SPN Team / January 25, 2018

St. Joseph, Missouri’s entrepreneurial scene is about to have one of their top wishes granted with the upcoming opening of CoJoe, an innovative co-working space located in historic downtown St. Joseph. An opening reception will be held at CoJoe from 4 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 31. Planners describe CoJoe as a fully-functional workspace designed…

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How St. Louis is Becoming a Hub of Innovation (Again)

By SPN Team / December 1, 2017

According to recent research by the University of Virginia, all but a very select group of cities are struggling to figure out how to create jobs in a time when companies are less dependent on human beings and traditional industries face technology– and trade-driven disruption. St. Louis is one of the metropolitan areas trying to establish an economy that can…

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Johego improves social service access in Missouri’s communities

By Christine McGuigan / October 12, 2017

Michael Kehoe recognized a gap in the social enterprise space while attending church one Sunday morning. “I decided to stick around for free donuts and coffee after church […] and I observed an elderly gentleman approach a very haggard stranger and patiently inquire about the stranger’s needs,” said Kehoe. “By memory, he directed him to…

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Coalition forms to develop Kansas City-St. Louis Hyperloop route

By SPN Team / October 6, 2017

Anyone who tells you Kansas City baseball is preferable to what you’ll experience at Busch Stadium in St. Louis is profoundly misguided, or a biased lifelong resident of Kansas City. Anyone who tells you the BBQ you’ll find in St. Louis is preferable to what you can get at Arthur Bryant’s in Kansas City is…

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St. Louis-based Traaqr makes public launch at SF TechCrunch Disrupt

By Christine McGuigan / September 28, 2017

Last week, St. Louis-based startup Traaqr (pronounced tracker) announced the public release of their new product at San Francisco’s TechCrunch Disrupt. Traaqr’s release marks the first fully-automated platform able to track online to offline call conversions with the same precision as e-commerce transactions. Brian Handrigan, co-founder and co-CEO of Traaqr, likened the problem to a…

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