Scopio, short for ‘scope it out’, is a tech company taking on a challenging mission! It’s found a way to sift through the social media noise, finding in demand images to sell. They’re putting social media photographers together with brands and marketers. This allows companies to utilize original pictures while the photographers get paid. This can be anyone with a great shot! At the center of this technology company is a proprietary search engine that goes through pictures, automatically finding the ones they’re looking for. The company’s founder, Christina Hawatmeh, is a St. Louis native who formed the venture in New York. She now has an office in St. Louis and a third office at a major Silicon Valley accelerator in San Francisco.