WashU faculty startup raises $5.1M in Series A funding 

Jennifer Silva, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist and associate professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. Jonathan Silva is associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering. SentiAR’s first product, the CommandEP system, is an augmented reality (AR) software used in cardiac procedures. The patented system converts outputs from CT, MRI, and catheter mapping […]

Arch Grants Surpasses $20 Million Milestone In Its Sustained Impact Campaign

Arch Grants announced that it has reached a milestone in its Sustained Impact Campaign by raising $21.5 million in gifts and commitments. The Campaign will allow Arch Grants to scale its model for attracting and retaining entrepreneurs to St. Louis in an effort to drive local and regional economic development for the long-term. While Arch Grants […]

Skandalaris LEAP winners announced @ Wash U

The Skandalaris Center’s Fall 2020 LEAP Cycle has ended and a new set of translational research projects have been funded. LEAP is an asset-development program and gap fund designed to provide intellectual and financial capital to WashU-affiliated translational projects. A panel of industry experts and community partners evaluated 22 projects based on three criteria: their […]

UMSL begins business accelerator program geared toward underrepresented entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri-St. Louis’ entrepreneurship program, UMSL Accelerate, announced the launch Tuesday of a new business accelerator aimed at supporting founders of emerging companies who come from underrepresented backgrounds and marginalized communities. Called the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accelerator, the application-based initiative is open to founders of early stage startup companies that “positively impact […]

A ‘choose your own’ entrepreneurial adventure | Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis offers a rich ecosystem of support for budding innovators on campus and is consistently recognized nationally for its excellence in educating and preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs. A new program for undergraduates further deepens that commitment while directly connecting them to, and immersing them in, the St. Louis startup […]

MU students to compete for $30,000 startup fund

On Monday, 15 MU students will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of winning up to $30,000 in startup funding. This “Shark Tank”-style platform is part of MU’s Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition. According to an MU news release, “The EQ program is an opportunity for Mizzou students from any degree […]

Southeast Missouri State University announces third annual Startup Pitch Competition

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University announces the third annual Southeast Startup Pitch Competition will take place on May 1. The Startup Pitch Competition gives current full-time undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop real-world skills for an innovative new business idea. The incentive is a cash prize […]

UM System launches accelerator program to foster, fund student business ideas 

Student entrepreneurs in the University of Missouri System could earn up to $30,000 in prize money thanks to a new systemwide initiative known as the Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator. The program, which UM System President Mun Choi announced Friday in his State of the University Address from Columbia, involves the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the system’s other three campuses. […]

Missouri Innovation Center invests $125,000 in local startups 

Chris Harbert didn’t expect to choke up during his business pitch at the Missouri Tech Challenge on Wednesday night at the Blue Note. In August, Harbert turned down a six-figure income at a Fortune 1000 company to focus on his business, Testery. Testery supports companies in running their own testing on web-based applications at an […]

Missouri innovation fund would be big, bold bet on entrepreneurs

Gov. Eric Greitens wants Missouri to support entrepreneurs on a much larger scale than it ever has, but he doesn’t want bureaucrats picking winners and losers. His solution is something he’s calling a Missouri innovation fund, which would be launched with borrowed money and turned over to private fund managers. The money would flow through […]