It’s on! Experience the programs, the spaces, and the biggest annual events of this vibrant startup community. Celebrate the successes of 2020 and learn about the resources available for powering your startup and growing your company.
For questions or to add an event to the calendar, contact Phyllis Ellison at email@example.com
Phyllis Ellison has been working to grow the St. Louis entrepreneurship community since 2005, creating resources and events to support entrepreneurs. In addition to her role at Cortex, Phyllis manages Startup Connection and InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum, and is a community organizer for House of Genius and STL Startup Week.
Entrepreneurs should talk to Alexces about getting connected to support resources to help them start and grow their business. Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESO) should talk to Alexces about increasing visibility of their services to entrepreneurs and connecting with ESOs all over Missouri. Investors should talk to Alexces about introductions to startup ecosystems across Missouri. Economic Developers, city governments, etc. should talk to Alexces about the economic contributions of entrepreneurship.
Frank is the Program Director at Capital Innovators. There he oversees the operations of the accelerator program as well as recruiting and sourcing deal flow, due diligence, mentor relations, investor relations, marketing, and innovation consulting. Frank has a passion for the Startup Ecosystem in St. Louis and believes that it has the potential to have an outstanding positive impact on the region.
Jonathan Allen is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of EQ. He is also the President and Co-founder of Longneck & Thunderfoot (L&T), a brand publishing company incubated at the Columbia University Startup Lab in NYC. After winning an Arch Grant, he moved to St Louis in the summer of 2016.
Most recently, Matt served as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, a membership-based organization driving economic development in the bi-state area. His work at the Chamber centered around strengthening capacity and connectivity within the region’s emerging startup ecosystem. Prior to his position at the Chamber, Matt spent 4+ years as the inaugural Executive Director of a local tech-focused nonprofit called GlobalHack, which organizes civic-focused software competitions and youth coding programs. In June of 2012, he was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 list of up-and-coming young professionals and, more recently, was named to their 2017 list of Diverse Business Leaders. He is an avid champion and advocate for the St. Louis startup community, having organized several volunteer-led hackathons, meetups, and events. He is an aspiring triathlete, amateur photographer, and Star Wars trivia night competitor.
At ITEN Melissa manages startup programs and services, as well as their external entrepreneurship education events. She also helps tech startups navigate resources in the broader community--it takes an ecosystem to raise an entrepreneur and ITEN has a great map for that! ITEN recently launched The Eureka Experience, a two-part program that helps founders build a strong path from idea to product/market fit.
Joining GA in 2019, Cari is the on-the-ground leader to fuel GA's market expansion to Miami. She has been trained by world class engineers to integrate marketing, education and technology; and is a mix between media production, brand development and project management.
Ola Ayeni is dedicated to providing students with the tools to change their lives. He is an Arch Grant Award Winner, and he is the founder and Chief Idea Officer of Claim Academy, a Coding Bootcamp in St. Louis.
Natalie Self is the Executive Director at STEMSTL, a collaborative consortium committed to equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for all learners in the St. Louis metro region. Natalie has an extensive background in building a more equitable St. Louis through cross-sector collective leadership, operationalizing equity frameworks for regional change, and national grant-making.
Julie Maurer is the Competition Manager at Arch Grants, a nonprofit organization that is building a new economy by providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who locate their early-stage businesses in St. Louis. She is responsible for the planning and execution of Arch Grants’ Global Startup Competition, with a focus on strategic marketing and outreach to local, national and international prospective applicants. She carries an enthusiasm for startups and community building and is dedicated to making St. Louis thrive.
Lindsay A. Van Quaethem is the Principal & Founder of City Block. With more than 8 years of experience in communications, branding and community engagement, Lindsay launched City Block in 2017. Lindsay is a born and raised St. Louisan — prior to City Block, she spent 6 years as the Marketing Manager for Downtown STL, Inc., which allowed her to share the stories of St. Louis straight from the heartbeat of the region. Lindsay loves the narratives of her hometown and would be honored to tell your story! Connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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