In the middle of World Cup frenzy, T-REX donned its international hat (literally—see below) for a visit from the international delegation of the Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) Program. An initiative by the U.S. Department of Commerce, SABIT encourages economic development in the Eurasian region. Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan toured T-REX and sat for three panel discussions and Q&A sessions in the 7th floor Law Library.
The fifth floor of the Lammert Building has been under construction for months, but it’s slowly becoming a dynamic, versatile space for companies, entrepreneurs, and the St. Louis startup scene as a whole. Check out the next big step for T-REX and for downtown St. Louis.
Melbourne-based company PromisePay is one of SixThirty’s newest class of companies, offering a secure online platform for escrow payments. Andrew McIntosh and Darren McMurtie spoke with T-REX about their product, the transition to St. Louis, and BBQ.
As an incubator, T-REX serves as a launch pad for endless possibilities. As T-REX companies take off on their own, we love to hear about their business growth post-grad. But what does their physical growth look like after T-REX? Here’s where T-REX Alumni have been doing what they do:
Summer is finally on the horizon and St. Louis is ready to shed its winter blues. The startup event calendars are filling up (see our events section!) but make sure to get your highlighter out for these three summer events that you do not want to miss.
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As 2014 collects growing national attention for the St. Louis startup scene, we are faced with the challenge of continuing the buzz. And even more so, grabbing hold of what it will take St. Louis to reach the “next level” of the larger startup community alongside talked about cities such as Austin, Denver and Washington, D.C.
Odds are generally stacked heavily against the average startup and the potential for failure is high. That being said, a necessity of the select companies that do rise from the trenches is funding and investors. So what formula do smart investors—and smart entrepreneurs—use for success? We asked St. Louis experts to share what the most crucial qualities of an investible startup are.
Whether it’s a non-stop 24-hour hackathon or just an industry networking event, startup culture thrives on blending ideas and sharing experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. Check out the list of events below to get, or stay, involved with thinkers and doers that are making St. Louis awesome.