Arch GrantsBusinessCulture

Good Life Growing Sows Jobs, Skills – And Sustainable Agriculture In The St. Louis Community

Good Life Growing is investing in the community, the environment and fresh, healthy produce through sustainable agriculture to build their business.

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New Fashion Manufacturing Center Expected To Be A “Game-Changer” For Fashion In St. Louis

“John and I moved here primarily because we don’t want to have just these 90 machines, we want to have 500 machines, 1000 machines, not just create 50 jobs, but 500 jobs that are sustainable and well paying – that you can raise a family on,” said Lewis.

BusinessCulture

A New Look for the Old St. Louis Armory

St. Louis’ old Armory, abandoned for decades, is being renovated. It is to blended into the Cortex innovation district and could attract a major new tech firm.

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Arch GrantsBusinessEducation

Generation Mindful Brings Mr. Roger’s Principles To Families In New Ways

St. Louis startup, Generation Mindful produces play-based methods for families to connect while learning to talk about and manage emotions.

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BusinessCulture

Nigerian Immigrant Uses Business Community Resources to Launch Wakava Drink Brand

A Nigerian immigrant in St. Louis is making full use of offerings from the St. Louis innovation community to bring his beverage business, Wakava, to life.

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BusinessCulture

St. Louis: A Restaurant Lover’s Destination

St. Louis continues to emerge as a destination for food lovers and restaurant tourists. National website Yelp lists it as the number 2 foodie spot in America.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

St. Louis Tech Startup Shows Consumers How to Pay Off Debts When Spending Money

The SpenDebt platform allows users to automatically make micro-payments to an assigned debt account each time they spend money from their bank account.

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The Women’s Creative Offers An Innovative Way Of Supporting Women-Owned Businesses in St. Louis

Through classes, networking events, and pop-up shops, the Women’s Creative seeks to increase the number of women-owned businesses that succeed past five years.

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BusinessEducation

Neighborhood Leadership Academy Launching Opportunities in St. Louis

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is equipping St. Louis community leaders and those looking to help with the tools to grow businesses and launch leaders.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

St. Louis-Based SwipeSum Technology Offers Savings on Credit Card Processing Fees

SwipeSum claims its service helps small businesses save $300 to $3,000 a month on credit card processing fees.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

Equine Smartbit is a High-Tech Horse Bit for Equine Wellness & Professional Horse Performance

The Equine Smartbit is designed to improve training of professional horses and help overall horse wellness.

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Obe Creates Smart Dog Bowl for Pet Wellness and Obesity Prevention

Obe, a St. Louis-based startup, created a smart dog bowl designed to help pets live longer, healthier lives.

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Arch GrantsBusiness

So What Is Arch Grants Exactly?

You’ve heard about all these Arch Grants winners, but who exactly is the organization itself? We took a look behind the curtain to see what Arch Grants does.

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Users Have Input on Software Products: Parlor Gives Companies Ability to Include Customer Ideas

Software companies can engage customers in product development through Parlor, a 2018 Arch Grants winner.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

Helping Existing Energy Infrastructure Generate More Energy with Less Fuel & Less Pollution

St. Louis-based ThermoAI offers power plants and industry new technology to save millions in fuel and reduce emissions.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

WIFIPLUG Controls Homes from Phones & Monitors Energy Consumption to Save Money

St. Louis-based WIFIPLUG claims their plug is the smartest smart plug on the market.

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HEC Media 2018 Highlights

By Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs and Projects Producer But 2019 isn’t here quite yet, so let us take a minute to look back at the past year. It’s been a year of more than 300 quality segments covering everything from the start of Fablist Stories, the construction of City Foundry, Sunken Cities at the Art […]

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Tracking Wait times in Real Time, CheckTheQ Technology Tracks Passenger Wait Times at Airports

CheckTheQ tracks passenger wait times by collecting data on mobile devices in a given area.

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ArtsBusinessFashion

A New Wave of St. Louis Designers Make Work-Life Balance More Attainable

St. Louis designers are creating products that make work-life balance more attainable while being fashion-forward.

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Business

Inside Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions

Owner and Head Butcher of Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, Chris Bolyard, talks about what makes them unique and recommends a few rare cuts.

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Arch GrantsBusinessCommunity

Introducing the 2018 Arch Grants Cohort

Arch Grants Executive Director, Emily Lohse-Busch, explores the sound of innovation in St. Louis and introduces the 2018 class of Arch Grants recipients.

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Arch GrantsBusinessCommunity

Arch Grants Honors Sam Fox of the Harbor Group as Entrepreneur of the Year

At the Arch Grants Gala, Ambassador Sam Fox, was presented with the Arch Grants Entrepreneur Award for his incredible achievements in business.

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BusinessCulture

City Foundry STL Aims to Change the Culture of Midtown St. Louis

The City Foundry STL project is taking shape, trying to revive old architecture and become a social center for a booming area around Cortex in St. Louis.

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Arch GrantsBusinessCulture

Giving Back by Eating Out with GiftAMeal

GiftAMeal is a mobile app that donates a meal’s worth of food to a local food bank every time someone takes a picture of their food at a member restaurant.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

Clever Real Estate Startup Offers Flat Fee to Home Sellers & Connections to Partner Agents

Clever Real Estate offers $3,000 flat fee connecting home sellers with partner agents.

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Arch GrantsBusinessCommunity

Arch Grants Celebrates Entrepreneurship at 2018 Gala

We celebrate St. Louis innovation and the newest class of Arch Grant recipients, as well as feature Sam Fox, the Harbor Group and former Ambassador to Belgium.

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BusinessScience & Technology

St. Louis-Based SirenGPS is Successful in Texas as App Improves 911 Location Accuracy

The SirenGPS app helps first responders find people faster when they use the app’s 911 panic button.

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Reuben Reuel Creates Clothing For All Sizes of Women While Building Fashion In St. Louis

Reuben Reuel creates custom fashion pieces that flatter the silhouette of many shapes of women – and he’s putting St. Louis fashion on the map in the process.

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Allison Mitchell – Making Waves In The Fashion Industry And Bringing It Back To St. Louis

Allison Mitchell’s bags are gaining notice – both for her brand and for St. Louis as a new, small, fashion hub.

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BusinessCommunity

2018 Economic Development Partnership Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2018 Economic Development Partnership Annual Meeting celebrating all the achievements of the past year of economic development for St. Louis.

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Arch GrantsBusinessScience & Technology

Indoor Drones for Warehouse Inventory and Facility Inspection

Corvus Robotics provides an inventory and inspection solution for warehouse and manufacturing facilities.

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BusinessCulture

Hope in the Baking

Follow baker Daryl along on a day in the Bridge Bread Bakery, learn his remarkable story and how this bakery is restoring hope while baking delicious goods.

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Arch GrantsBusinessEducation

Rozzy Learning Company Seeks To Inspire STEM Careers

Rozzy Learning Company believes kids are never too young to learn about STEM careers in fun ways.

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BusinessScience & Technology

Meetings Go Back to the Future

Much that doesn’t work about corporate meetings is being tackled by a St. Louis company that is throwing out modern tech, and using toys and cartoons instead.

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BusinessEducationScience & Technology

The Distiller in Pink Boots

Former science teacher/grandma Benay Shannon is one of only six female distillers in the US. See how she and her distilled spirits stand out from the crowd.

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Meet The Woman Bringing Startups To St. Louis, Emily Lohse-Busch

We sit down with Arch Grants Executive Director Emily Lohse-Busch, and talk about how Arch Grants and the startup community is putting St. Louis back on the map.

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ArtsBusiness

Arts Incubator

The Catalyst Innovation Lab inside the Centene Center for the Arts is a new space capitalizing on an old concept: that of the incubator space.

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Arch GrantsBusinessCulture

MetKnow Wants To Help You Know People Better

MetKnow, a 2017 Arch Grants winner, is a “flashcard and quizzing” mobile application that helps users keep track of acquaintances’ names.

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MakersValley Looks To Democratize Manufacturing – Starting With The Fashion Industry

MakersValley is an online business to business service platform that connects makers with highly skilled artisans and manufacturers for small scale orders.

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Arch GrantsBusinessEducation

Arch Grants Winner Plays “ViTAL” Role in Classroom Access

ViTAL, a St. Louis based startup, has created technology to use touch screens’ vibrations to open up learning for blind and visually impaired students.

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