Michael Calhoun talks with Edward Jones Chief Executive Jim Weddle about Scottrade Center naming rights, Chief Executive Warner Baxter Ameren on investing in startups and Principal of Deloitte on tech jobs in St. Louis.
AARON PERLUT, of the digital marketing firm Elasticity, via Skype, on St. Louis having more social media mentions related to Amazon's HQ2 than any other city; KAREN WEISE, Bloomberg News reporter in Seattle, via Skype, on how being a company town for Amazon has changed them, and a round-up of the HQ2 bids from across the continent; plus St. Louis County Executive STEVE STENGER, on Amazon's HQ2
St. Louis could help migo IQ, a Puerto Rican start-up affected by Hurricane Maria. We'll get the scoop via Skype. Purina is holding a pet-related hack-a-thon this weekend at its headquarters. Less than a week until Amazon's HQ2 headline, so we'll go to Seattle and a Bloomberg News reporter.
Missouri is back in the running for Hyperloop between STL and KC. Andrew Smith at the Regional Chamber updates us. Then, Sheila Sweeney and Katy Jamboretz of the Economic Development Partnership take us inside the bid for Amazon's HQ2. Joe Buck makes his best case for Amazon.
Michael and Carol Daniel talk with Elasticity's Aaron Perlut about how best to market the St. Louis region for Amazon's second headquarters. Carol talks with Spire CEO Suzanne Sitherwood about the local company's growth and her role with Better Together.
St. Louis is becoming a hub for geospatial technology. Michael and Travis introduce you to what's going on at the YouGeo conference at Cortex. Also, an executive at Bayer CropScience talks about agriculture challenges and what may happen after the Monsanto acquisition.
Missouri Gov. Greitens' innovation task force is out with their report. What does it recommend to keep St. Louis' tech momentum going? We'll also talk with Yasu Yamakawa, an expert on failure who's also expanding Venture Cafe to Toyko. This week Amazon announced their search for a second headquarters; we'll check in with KIRO Radio reporter Hanna Scott about reaction there.
Amazon closes its deal for Whole Foods Market just as another local grocer starts delivery. We'll talk with Dierbergs. A local geospatial firm donates to help get more women interested in programming. Boundless CEO Andy Dearing and LaunchCode executive director Jeff Mazur stop by to explain.
AT&T is hiring in Missouri and also rolling out fiber internet to more of St. Louis County. Amazon is opening up its fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, IL to celebrate their first birthday. The St. Louis Regional Chamber is helping ensure start-ups find investment and also weighing in on city-county issues.
Have plans to post your home on Airbnb to make some extra cash during the total solar eclipse? State Farm Insurance has some tips. We learn about the work Washington University's Small Business Initiative is doing in Ferguson. Confluence Life Sciences is bought for big bucks by an east coast company. Biogenerator helps us understand why it's good news for the region.
The local video game industry is in the spotlight this weekend and we'll tell you about the PixelPop Festival. If you're going camping, Hipcamp could be described as Airbnb for the outdoors. And we'll venture into Schnucks to learn about Tally, the robot.
The new executive director of Arch Grants, Emily Lohse-Busch, introduces herself and talks about the importance of attracting start-ups and talent. Also, Tom Ray, First Vice President at CBRE, takes us through their 2017 Tech Talent Report and where St. Louis stands. Plus, the Ameren Accelerator has chosen its first set of companies to invest in. Brian Dixon of Capital Innovators gives us the update.
Are you safe riding in an Uber? Andrew Hawkins, reporter at The Verge, tells us about a Missouri Uber driver accused of rape. Why are health and science technology companies from Israel and Ireland coming to St. Louis? Donn Rubin of Bio STL and Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical explain. And need a job? Ted Parker tells us how to trained up with Centriq.
Stadia Ventures keeps bringing sports start-ups and tech types through St. Louis. We talk with Stadia co-founder Tim Hayden and Matt Fineberg of Pico.buzz. Then, a local start-up publication has been sold. EQ founder Kelly Hamilton and Longneck & Thunderfoot president Jonathan Allen.
Express Scripts, one of St. Louis' largest companies and a major healthcare player, is fighting opioid abuse. We talk with Mark Bini, Vice President of New Solutions at the Express Scripts Lab. AT&T is vacating one of downtown's most visible skyscrapers but investing in two other buildings nearby. AT&T Missouri President John Sondag explains.
We'll get the scoop on what brought the 'Exploring Innovation Frontiers Initiative' to St. Louis with Chad Evans, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and Dedric Carter, Vice Chancellor at Washington University. Also, construction is underway on a new MetroLink station at the Cortex Innovation Community.
Tyler Mathews, Executive Director of Venture Café St. Louis, fills in for Travis. Starting a business? We get the lowdown on June 12th's Roadmap to Entrepreneurship event with: Matthew Kulig, President, Missouri Venture Forum; Hobart Beeghly, Vice President of Global Strategy, Monsanto Company; and Susan Gobbo, event attendee. We also dive into the latest with Kulig's company Aisle411 and the latest virtual and augmented reality tech. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger discusses...
T-Rex, the co-working and incubator space on Washington Ave., can be credited with creating 2,230 jobs. Many of the technology start-ups which begin in T-Rex eventually move elsewhere in downtown St. Louis. Executive Director Patricia Hagen joins us. We also talk with Pi Pizza owner Chris Sommers about giving away free pizza to journalists and the state of the city of St. Louis.
How do you give your kids their allowance? Cash? We'll talk with Stuart Sopp, founder of Current, which is putting parental controls on a debit card. Accenture's Michael Gallagher explains how machine learning and artificial intellgence are replacing humans in doing office work. (There's an event this week with more.) Executive Director Tyler Mathews updates us on everything Venture Café.