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Startup Missouri hosts inaugural entrepreneurial Expo


More than 200 entrepreneurs who aim to turn their ideas into successful products and businesses connected with mentors and resources at Startup Missouri’s inaugural Startup Expo Oct. 30. The daylong event, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis-Chesterfield, also featured dozens of exhibitors, presentations from educators and founders of startups, and two keynote speakers. Startup Missouri organizers said ...

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From vacant to vibrant: Good Life Growing transforms urban properties to fight food insecurity

Angela Winston, left, Galisa Gregory, center, and Deraze Bullock, right, weed a garden bed Oct. 1 at the at the Good Life Growing garden in The Ville in north St. Louis City. All three are participants in the St. Louis YouthBuild program. Photo by Dana Rieck

James Forbes was laid off in 2011 from his job as a program coordinator and project manager for the Human Development Corporation, which provided financial assistance and services to help people experiencing homelessness and prevent families from becoming homeless. “I was pretty passionate about the work. I was able to be on the funding side of a lot of really ...

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High hopes, high risks: Running your own food business ‘not for everyone’

Fresh farmers market fruit and vegetable from above with copy space

When entrepreneur Rachel Kennedy ran a food truck called Plantain District, she wanted to move things to the next level but a standard restaurant wasn’t really what she was looking for. “I started thinking about a shipping container because that’s so similar to a food truck,” said Kennedy. “Just taking the mobility factor out of it made sense.” And that’s ...

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Cooking by the hour: Kitchen-commissary supports food startups


About five years ago, Joe Henderson and his brother Jeff were competing on the barbeque circuit when they were approached by someone who had tasted their meats and wanted them to cater an event. That inspired the brothers to try and start a catering business. While they had previously just operated out of their own kitchens and backyards, Joe Henderson ...

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Startup Missouri to host inaugural Expo for entrepreneurs

Startup Expo 2019 NEW

Startup Missouri will host its first Startup Missouri Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis-Chesterfield. This trade show is designed to connect new entrepreneurs and startup businesses with resources to help them develop, manage, maintain and improve their businesses. Register for Startup Expo The Startup Expo is a new venture under the brand of Startup Missouri, ...

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