Governor’s Innovation Task Force Final Report

(Gilberto Pinela) --- On June 19, 2017, Governor Eric Greitens launch the Governor’s Innovation Task Force and charged a coalition of leaders from businesses, innovation communities, academia, and the public and private sectors to analyze how the state of Missouri supports entrepreneurship today […]

Learn More About the Purpose and Reasoning Behind the Story of Cortex

(Gilberto Pinela) --- On a clear, mild summer night in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, more than one hundred and fifty people gathered to witness the premiere of the most anticipated documentary about the history of what is today called the Cortex […]


(Gilberto Pinela) --- During the week of July 17, 2017, fourteen MBA students from Kuwait’s Gulf University of Science and Technology toured Cortex and engaged in innovating entrepreneurial activities. The University of Missouri – St. Louis’s innovation and entrepreneurship resource, UMSL Accelerate, developed […]

Startup Connection Expands with a new Venue and Sponsors!

(Gilberto Pinela) --- Startup Connection continues to grow heading into its 9th year, alongside a growing St. Louis innovation community. Startup Connection started as a simple way to connect startups and management talent.  In 2009 The first year of Startup Connection in 2008 […]

TechShop Member Profile: The Sarcastic Nutritionist

(Gilberto Pinela) --- Driving past the large panel windows of TechShop one day, Josh Clauser and Stephanie Margolis got a peak of the artifacts and tools on display behind the glass. This quick glimpse motivated them to take a tour of the TechShop […]

Dot Foods: The $7 Billion Company Expanding its Digital Side at Cortex

(Cortex) --- At first glance, Dot Foods might seem quite different from many companies at Cortex. Dot Foods, founded in 1960, is the largest food redistribution company in the country. Boasting an annual revenue of about $7 billion, the company manages the […]

Ground Broken For New MetroLink Station & Greenway

(Gilberto Pinela) --- Project Funded Through Public-Private Partnership Official press release via Patti Beck, Director of Communications, Bi-State Development Agency/Metro ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 14, 2017: Construction on the first new MetroLink station to be built in the St. Louis region in […]

Riding the ‘Solar Coaster’ with Azimuth Energy

(Cortex) --- Particularly in today’s political climate, renewable energy has its ups and downs. Perhaps that’s why many in the industry call it the “solar coaster.” But the renewable energy movement is a global one requiring problem solving at all levels but especially local according […]