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Benson Hill Moves into Newly Built HQ

For St. Louis agtech firm Benson Hill, the Covid-19 pandemic came as it was nearing the opening of a new headquarters on the campus of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur. Benson Hill opened its new office June 8 to a small group of essential employees. On June 15, the company began its initial phasing-in process for the facility…

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WashU Moves Startups, Like SentiAR, From Labs to Markets

The SentiAR technology is considered a class 2 medical device, more complex than sunglasses (class 1 device) and less complex than a pacemaker (class 3). It requires approval by the FDA, and the Silva’s were able to get a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and another $2 million from Venture Fund in St. Louis to go through the approval process. After two years in summer 2019, physicians were testing the SentiAR system in the lab for the first time…

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Mission Control to Host eSports Leagues for the Special Olympics

Founded in 2018, Mission Control has developed technology designed to help organizations and intramural sports organizations host esports recreational leagues like they would for sports such as soccer or basketball. The partnership with the Special Olympics comes amid a period of rapid growth for Mission Control…

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Cultivation Capital remains #1 in Missouri

Although startups based in California, New York, and Massachusetts have traditionally accounted for the majority of VC tech investment in the US, VCs are spurring other hotbeds of innovation across the country.

Using CB Insights data, we analyzed the most active venture capital firms investing in tech startups in every US state…

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Gremlin Social and Denim Merged to Create Denim Social

St. Louis-based Gremlin Social and Des Moines-based Denim have merged to form a new company called Denim Social. Denim Social provides social media management and marketing automation software built to meet the needs of regulated industries including banking, insurance, mortgage and wealth management…

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Kangarootime Named #11 Top App

We’ve been in business since 2015 and grown exponentially, but we still hear from customers—new and old—how amazing our team is at going above and beyond their expectations in responding to their feedback and helping them with issues. By doing this early on, you’re also hardwiring your team to become customer-focused, which will pay off in the long run…

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MOBILion Helps in Covid-19 Vaccine Development

MOBILion Systems, Inc. is using Structures for Lossless Ion Manipulation (SLIM) technology to “accelerate the analysis of clinically significant molecules to ultimately improve how our customers predict, diagnose, and treat disease,” said CEO Melissa Sherman, who has a doctorate in polymer science…

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ETHIX360 Recognized by Gartner as “Cool Vendor”

At ETHIX360, our goal is simple, to provide an affordable, flexible and comprehensive answer to employee communication and case management on issues related to corporate ethics, code of conduct, fraud, bribery and workplace violence. To learn more about ETHIX360, please visit www.ethix360.com…

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Benson Hill Named Jason Bull CTO

Benson Hill has named Jason Bull as Chief Technology Officer to oversee all platform and product development. Bull is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of industry experience unlocking synergies between biology and data science for multiple industries…

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