• StartUp Connection Showcases 70+ St. Louis-Based StartUps to the Region

    Nov 24, 2014
    Startup Connection
    Photo Credit: Matt Menietti

    If you are curious about the culture of entrepreneurism and start-ups shaping St. Louis, Wednesday's StartUp Connection 2014 event was a must-see.

    Nanopore Diagnostics, a producer of 30 minute tests doctors can use to detect bacterial infections, won the top prize of $50,000 at the event held at Saint Louis University.

    More than 70 local companies pitched their businesses at the event. In total, nearly 130 startups and service provider firms were on hand. Startup Connection is held as a resource for entrepreneurs and a way to highlight St. Louis’ growing startup scene

    In addition to Nanopore, Zymplr, the developer of a football helmet with the potential to significantly reduce concussions, took the runner-up prize of $30,000. Immunophotonics, a biotechnology firm, won the third-place prize of $20,000.

    Four other companies received Bright Future Awards – awards given to minority, women, veteran or immigrant-owned businesses – of $5,000: Better Weekdays (minority-owned), Blue Line Security Solutions (veteran-owned), HIPAAtrek (women-owned) and Zymplr (immigrant-owned).

    Other winners at Wednesday’s event included:

    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs ($1,250 cash): Champio
    Simplify Commerce by MasterCard ($1,500 in-kind, free processing of $50,000 in transactions): Unique Metal
    Color Art ($1,250 in-kind): Gremln
    Mueller Prost ($1,250 in-kind): Hyde
    Bank of America ($1,250 cash): Immunophotonics
    Spry Digital ($1,500 in-kind): Arvegenix
    EO ($1,600 in-kind): Dabble
    CIC ($2,000 in-kind): BarrelFish
    Stone Carlie ($2,500 in-kind): Unique Metal
    Bryan Cave ($5,000 in-kind): Lipospectrum
    iSelectFund ($7,500 in-kind): TAKO
    Polsinelli (Three $4,000 in-kind): Dabble, Better Weekdays, Cast
    Hostirian.com ($5,000 in-kind): Love Will Inc.
    CreatiVenture Law (Two $1,250 in-kind): Lipospectrum, HIPAATrek
    BioSTL (Two $1,250 cash): Talariant, YourBevCo
    Cultivation Capital (Two $1,000 cash): Nanopore Diagnostics, PFITR
    Lewis Rice: ($2,500 cash): Champio

    Learn more about St. Louis' commitment to developing innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. 

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  • Arcus Awards 2014

    Nov 14, 2014

    We at The Chamber are continually amazed at the businesses and other organizations – ultimately, the people – that are inspiring a greater St. Louis through their work.  So it is with much anticipation and excitement that we’re looking forward to the Arcus Awards 2014, where we will get the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and honor the leaders who inspire a greater St. Louis.  Presented by RubinBrown LLP, we are proud of our leadership-level sponsors that make this incredible night possible:  Ameren Corporation, BMO Harris Bank, Bryan Cave LLP, Centene Corporation, Edwards Jones, The Laclede Group, Monsanto Company, Thompson Coburn LLP, and STL Communications.      

    Reading through the hundreds of nominations we received not only reinforced our admiration for these leaders who make things happen, but also made us even more proud to call St. Louis our home.   All of our nominees are incredible, but the work of the organizations below goes above and beyond.  We are proud to announce the 2014 Arcus Award finalists. 

    Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award   
    RightBracketAccentureLeftBracketRightBracketBryan Cave LLPLeftBracketRightBracketCannonDesignLeftBracketRightBracketCentene CorporationLeftBracketRightBracketCoventry Health Care, an Aetna companyLeftBracketRightBracketEmersonLeftBracketRightBracketMaritzLeftBracketRightBracketMissouri American WaterLeftBracketRightBracketThe Salvation Army Midland DivisionLeftBracket

    BMO Harris Bank St. Louis Spirit Award
    RightBracketCortex Innovation CommunityLeftBracketRightBracketCultivation CapitalLeftBracketRightBracketIDEA LabsLeftBracketRightBracketLaunchCodeLeftBracketRightBracketPinnacle St. LouisLeftBracketRightBracketR. M. Wester and Associates, Inc.LeftBracketRightBracketSTEMpactLeftBracketRightBracketT-REX LeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Biosciences    
    RightBracketAmerican Radiolabeled Chemicals, IncLeftBracketRightBracketCofactor GenomicsLeftBracketRightBracketCortex Innovation CommunityLeftBracketRightBracketKogent Surgical, LLCLeftBracketRightBracketMissouri Botanical GardenLeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Financial Services       
    RightBracketFederal Reserve Bank of St. LouisLeftBracketRightBracketGREMLNLeftBracketRightBracketReinsurance Group of America (RGA)LeftBracketRightBracketSixThirtyLeftBracketRightBracketSmith MooreLeftBracketRightBracketUMB Bank LeftBracketRightBracketUpsideLeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Health          
    RightBracketAW Health CareLeftBracketRightBracketChristian HospitalLeftBracketRightBracketCoventry Health Care, an Aetna companyLeftBracketRightBracketEMED Medical CompanyLeftBracketRightBracketHealth Literacy MissouriLeftBracketRightBracketRanken Jordan Pediatric Bridge HospitalLeftBracketRightBracketROiLeftBracketRightBracketSt. Luke's HospitalLeftBracketRightBracketVeterans Care CoordinationLeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Multimodal Logistics   
    RightBracketAegis Strategies, LLCLeftBracketRightBracketBunzl DistributionLeftBracketRightBracketGeneral MotorsLeftBracketRightBracketRange LogisticsLeftBracketRightBracketThe Boeing CompanyLeftBracketRightBracketTriStar PropertiesLeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Educational Attainment         
    RightBracketAccentureLeftBracketRightBracketCiti LeftBracketRightBracketLMC IndustriesLeftBracketRightBracketMcKendree UniversityLeftBracketRightBracketPeabody EnergyLeftBracketRightBracketSaint Louis Public SchoolsLeftBracketRightBracketSIUE School of NursingLeftBracketRightBracketSoutheast Missouri State University-St. Louis Outreach OfficeLeftBracketRightBracketGateway PGA REACH FoundationLeftBracketRightBracketSpirit of St. Louis Airshow & STEM ExpoLeftBracketRightBracketWGU MissouriLeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Inclusion & Talent Attraction   
    RightBracketArch GrantsLeftBracketRightBracketExpress ScriptsLeftBracketRightBracketLafayette IndustriesLeftBracketRightBracketNextGen Information Services, Inc.LeftBracketRightBracketParaquadLeftBracketRightBracketSt. Louis Council of Construction ConsumersLeftBracketRightBracketSt. Louis Mosaic ProjectLeftBracketRightBracketWorknet, Inc.LeftBracket

    Arcus Award for Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation       
    RightBracketCultivation CapitalLeftBracketRightBracketHealthyMe Mobile SolutionsLeftBracketRightBracketIDEA LabsLeftBracketRightBracketIITENLeftBracketRightBracketLawrence GroupLeftBracketRightBracketMicrogrid SolarLeftBracketRightBracketPolsinelli LeftBracketRightBracketSixThirtyLeftBracketRightBracketSTL Communications, Inc.LeftBracketRightBracketStone Carlie & Company, LLCLeftBracketRightBracketThe BALSA Group LeftBracketRightBracketTopOPPSLeftBracket

    The event will take place on November 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.  Don’t miss it!

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