St. Louis Startups

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St. Louis is on the verge. This industrial city has been making a name for itself in the technology scene. Recently, it’s been known as a great place for college graduates to find work while creating their own venture. Ever heard of Square? The easy to use device that turns any iPad or iPhone into a cash register. Co-founder Jim McKelvey primed St. Louis to be a tech spot when his business went big. He started a program called LaunchCode, which gave new St. Louis entrepreneurs places to collaborate and get advice. Now there’s over a dozen cowering spaces (like Claim St. Louis and T-Rex), accelerators, and incubators that invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into the businesses they accept. Even Forbes, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC are noticing and praising the St. Louis startup scene. In 2013 alone more than 50 startups have started doing business in St. Louis, adding to a waterfall effect for collaboration, new businesses, and of course money. With a low cost of living and a plethora of places to work, St. Louis is a great place to start a business.

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