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Mizzou grad creates fitness app

Jake Heyen

After Jake Heyen noticed his social media feeds showing a lot of workout-related content, he put together Fitic, an app he describes as a fitness-related version of Only Fans or Patreon where subscribers pay to gain access to all creators on the platform.

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Sunshine Box provides electricity for mobile devices

Conner Hazelrigg

As a way to help the impoverished in areas with little access to electricity, Conner Hazelrigg created the Sunshine Box, a portable solar-charging station that provides electricity for mobile devices. Her company, founded in 2015, aims to use the box to bring economic independence to her customers in developing countries.

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Advocado provides real time, relevant marketing solutions

Media technology illustration with mobile phone and icons

The software-as-a-service company, which was originally founded in a spare office and now employs 19 full-time people at its 13,000-square foot downtown St. Louis location, aims to find ways to connect its advertising clients to the public with measurable results by referencing proprietary and third-party data across multiple platforms and in real time.

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