As part of the Missouri Works Initiative, the Building Union Diversity program is expanding access to careers in construction.
Through Bold Xchange, co-founders Danielle Deavens and Doug Spencer aim to improve equity in entrepreneurship by helping large companies support…
Abbey Eilermann and her team at the Daily Disco bring fresh eyes and unique designs to the vintage art of…
Taking Care of Business
Rebecca van Bergen’s nonprofit Nest aims to advance gender equity and economic inclusion through craft.
St. Louis’ Switchgrass Spirits is carving its own path with its grain-to-glass whiskey and brandy.
With May’s Place, Katie May highlights the merits of shopping vintage – both for you and for the planet.
Rebundle’s CEO Ciara Imani May is revolutionizing the hair extension industry with the first U.S.-made, plant-based hair braiding brand.
First through a youth academy and now with a new online portal, Olivia Rae Davis wants to get more people…
Raised on Glazed
Syeeda Aziz-Morris is carrying on the family tradition of donut-making at Pharaoh's Donuts in Downtown and the Central West End.
Babyation founders Samantha Rudolph and Jared Miller have redesigned the breast pump to meet the needs of parents today.
Dr. Sarah George and other researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development are leading national…
The Future of Farming
Creve Coeur-based Climate LLC is helping transform the possibilities, profits and precision of farming in the digital age.
Freedom Through Food
Urban farmer Tyrean “Heru” Lewis brings fresh produce to underserved communities and advocates for more equitable growing practices across St.…
Beyond the Bag
Through her luxury handbag line Lux & Nyx, Lisa Hu seeks to empower women through functional, sustainable bags that marry…
Hive Mind – Part Two
A team of local scientists work together on how to improve produce yields in urban orchards and community gardens.
Hive Mind – Part One
With the goal of helping community gardens produce more fresh food, scientists from six different St. Louis institutions are collaborating…
Space for STEM
With Black Girls Do STEM, chemist Cynthia Chapple and her team are carving out an inclusive space for young Black…
More Than Skin Deep
Tiffany Wesley creates health and wellness products with the greater aim of cultivating community through her worker-owned co-op, Pure Vibes.
Raising the Bar
With ethically sourced cacao and local raw honey, Cam and Haley Loyet’s Honeymoon Chocolates makes bean-to-bar craft chocolate in its…
Cream of the Crop
Amy and Beth Marcoot are innovating and expanding their seventh generation dairy farming business in Greenville, Illinois.
With So iLL, the Chancellor family has created an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally conscious experience for the modern urban rock climber,…
Springboard for Success
A collaborative workspace and incubator founded by Betsy Blancett Nacrelli, MPWR is expanding to support even more women-owned businesses.
Snacking for Change
With Airly crackers, a team from Brentwood-based Post Holdings has created a tasty way for people to combat climate change.
Turning the Tables
David Stine crafts one-of-a-kind wood furniture for restaurants and homes around the country, all made from fallen trees on his…
Rethink and Refill
At her sustainable lifestyle shop, Dharma + Dwell in Webster Groves, Jordan Blackhurst helps consumers make more environmentally friendly choices.
Upping the Game
With Stonemaier Games, Jamey Stegmaier turned his favorite hobby into a St. Louis-based company that publishes beautifully designed board games…
Celebrating St. Louis Startups
Learn more about the incredible organizations starting up in St. Louis.
With Geneoscopy, Erica Barnell is looking to change the game of colon cancer screening and ultimately, save lives.
Building Space to Grow
Jason Deem opened St. Louis’ first coworking space, Nebula, more than 10 years ago, and continues to restore and develop…
Charlene Lopez Young and Darren Young are bringing Filipino flavors to the region with their barbecue and smoked meats business,…
With WellBeing Brewing's craft nonalcoholic beers and waters, Jeff Stevens is helping reframe the stigma around sobriety.
Led by CEO Ron Indeck, Olivette-based Q-Net Security is protecting government organizations and businesses across the nation from online threats…
Flipping the Script
Akeem Shannon is on a gravity-defying entrepreneurial rise with his creation, Flipstik.
In Wright City, Maria Marshall leads certified organic Marshall Family Farms in practicing regenerative agriculture, raising heritage poultry and producing…
Ice Cream Queen
Opening her fifth location in six years, Clementine’s Creamery owner Tamara Keefe takes pride in the growing national buzz around…
Natissia Small, Ed.D., reduces barriers for St. Louis youth to pursue and succeed in higher education.
Tap Into Talent
Led by Chief Operating Officer Sarah Bernard, Inclusively connects employees with disabilities with compatible jobs, and helps companies adapt to…
Exploring the Final Frontiers
At Impossible Sensing in St. Louis, Pablo Sobron leads a team of scientists and engineers in building sensors to explore…
Lisa Govro, through her company Big Heart Tea Co., is not only revolutionizing how tea tastes, but ensuring it’s ethically…
Health and Healing
Naturopathic physician Jamila Owens-Todd extends her mission of healing further into the community through her ownership of the Golden Grocer…
A Conscious Cup of Joe
Inspired by the coffee they grew up drinking in their native Honduras, Patrick and Spencer Clapp are elevating the St.…
Ready, Set, Launch
Je'Nell McCrary transitioned from radio to tech thanks to skills she gained through LaunchCode's CoderGirl program.
Biotech startup PercayAI and Washington University are collaborating to find treatments for COVID-19, through the work of people like computational…
St. Louisans on why they chose to start their businesses here — and why they’ve flourished.
In Full Bloom
At Oliver’s Coffee + Flower Bar in Maplewood, Olivia Ridgel's focus on creativity and inclusion have blossomed into a magical,…
Mapping Out The Future
St. Louis is positioned to become an international hub for the geospatial industry.
Kemba Noel-London used geospatial data in her doctoral research to discover disparities in access to youth sports throughout the St.…
Entrepreneur Bronwyn Morgan brings drones and geospatial tech together with her company, XEO Air.
Leaders in the region explain geospatial technology and the many ways it's being used in St. Louis.
Community Game Changer
Entrepreneur Julian Keaton aims to foster community engagement and move St. Louis forward through “Dimensions,” a new interactive geolocation mobile…
Angela Zeng didn’t listen to critics who told her to start her line of superfood drinks, Karviva Beverages, elsewhere; after…
Bridging the Gap
The Foodshed.io app links small family farms to grocery stores so consumers can buy more local produce and farmers can…
Okunsola M. Amadou is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal…
Dwayne Smith's first job was with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and now, through education, he seeks to build up the…
The Collective Thread's small-batch manufacturing company was hard-hit by the pandemic, but once they pivoted to making and selling cloth…
Kitchen Collaboration – Part 2
Gibron Jones starts a new model for healthy food in St. Louis.
In the COVID-19 crisis, Gibron Jones adapts his planned food incubator and co-op space to serve thousands of meals each…
Friends in Knead
At Knead Bakehouse + Provisions, AJ and Kirsten Brown Rise to Meet Changing Needs During the Pandemic.
In St. Peters, Shirt Kong is Screenprinting T-Shirts to Support Small Businesses throughout the Metro Area.
Data for the Greater Good
Saint Louis University professor Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., uses geospatial techniques to track the spread of the coronavirus.
Coffee for a Cause
How Sump Coffee is Fueling Health Care Providers on the Front Lines.
Download, Dine, Donate
Washington University graduate Andrew Glantz is giving back to the St. Louis community with his app, GiftAMeal.
4 Hands For Hands
4 Hands Brewery adds a new product to its beer and spirit offerings – hand sanitizer.
A World of Knowledge
Attorney Nalini Mahadevan is helping St. Louis corporations attract and retain top international talent for the region's growing industries.
‘Round and ‘Round
For 50 years, Mathew and Niah Foggy have built community while circling the roller rink at Skate King.
Here in one of the nation's top beer cities, St. Louis brewers are shaping the industry's future.
Pump Up the Volume
Through their Tunespeak platform, St. Louis musicians Tom and Rick Pernikoff are connecting international performers with ardent fans.
A Global Community
As the St. Louis region recruits top international talent to its companies, Susan Gobbo is building a support system for…
Spilling the Beans
Estie Cruz-Curoe’s Cuban-style black beans at del Carmen Foods are filling a delicious niche in the St. Louis food scene.
Brothers Nick and Irfan Sinanovic are innovating the trucking industry through their rapidly growing, St. Louis-based company Vega Transport.
Making a Mark
In creating custom wood pieces through Mwanzi Co., Jermain Todd is taking the St. Louis maker movement around the globe.
Call of the Wild
For Kari Musgrave, honing her veterinary skills at the world-class Saint Louis Zoo is a dream come true.
Mike Weiss believes that St. Louis could become one of the hottest cycling destinations in the country -- and the…
Fresh From the Vine
Tony White’s locally grown tomatoes are the not-so-secret ingredients in many St. Louis chefs’ acclaimed dishes.
Women business owners in St. Louis are drawing more funding and attention than ever before while giving other women a…
New industries in St. Louis are helping to fuel Missouri’s rise in employment opportunities.
The Business of Basketball
Khalia Collier has transformed the St. Louis Surge into both a competitive team and an economic driver.
Through Odd Couples Housing, John Levis is tackling local lodging issues by pairing senior and millennial roommates.
La Patisserie Chouquette co-owner and executive pastry chef Simone Faure has become the maven of macarons in St. Louis.
Masters of Light
Just as their great-great grandfather did, Aaron Frei and his siblings are coloring St. Louis with hand-crafted stained glass.
Sump Motorcycle owner and mechanic Mike Henneberry just might love your bike even more than you do.
OPO Startups founder Randy Schilling boosts Main Street St. Charles by connecting local tech, retail and service communities.
Post-grads are learning that St. Louis’s low cost of living means more money for business and leisure.
Education for All
Through EdHub STL, Sherita Love helps educators shake up their classrooms and eliminate barriers for students.
Angi Taylor found meaningful work in St. Louis’s growing agriculture industry.
Niche of Time
John Clark and Masterclock keep the world in sync.
With dozens of studios, courses and events, St. Louis is becoming the nation’s next video game development hot spot.
The tech community in St. Louis is reaching out to diverse groups, and the nation is taking notice.
Speaking the Language
St. Louis is positioning job seekers for global opportunities.
Creating barrel-aged beard oils helped Jeremy Allen Stanton rediscover his fire.