St. Louis

038: Dennis Lower (Cortex Innovation Community)

Meet Dennis Lower, President & CEO of the Cortex Innovation Community. Dennis sits down to talk about what makes a good innovation district, how they get built, and how to incorporate a variety of different environments to design a dynamic, porous, vibrant community that sparks ideas and allows entrepreneurs to thrive.

028: Brandon Curry (Moonbase Market)

Meet Brandon Curry, Founding Partner of Moonbase Market. Moonbase Market is the first E-sports arena in St. Louis. Located in the Soulard neighborhood, Moonbase provides a physical arena for playing and spectating tabletop and video game competitions.

027: Jim Carrington, PhD (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)

Meet Dr. James Carrington, President of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Dr. Carrington is one of the most highly-cited plant scientists in the world, and he was elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2008.

026: Samuel Achilefu, PhD (Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology)

This episode was recorded at 39 North in the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Our guest is Samuel Achilefu, PhD, Director of the Optical Radiology Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Achilefu is a professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics.

018: Louis Quatorze (Video Artist)

Louis Quatorze; video artist, music video director, and arts curator. He produces pro bono music videos for St. Louis’ up-and-coming hip hop stars. Big Louis, Louis the Shooter, Mike Roth; he answers to all these names and he is dedicated to building up the arts and hip hop scene in St. Louis.

017: Jonathan Allen (Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly)

Jonathan Allen is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of EQ. He is also the President and Co-founder of Longneck & Thunderfoot (L&T), a brand publishing company that incubated at the Columbia University Startup Lab in New York City. He moved to St. Louis in 2016 to open up a Midwest office after L&T won an Arch Grant.

016: TJ Hughes (Terrifying Jellyfish)

TJ Hughes is a video game designer and digital artist who produces and publishes games as the independent game company Terrifying Jellyfish. His current project, the food game Nour, has received national attention, including interviews with Drøme, Polygon, Venture Beat, and more.

014: Matt Menietti (Executive Director, GlobalHack)

Today’s guest is Matt Menietti, one of the big names in the St. Louis startup scene. Matt is the Executive Director of GlobalHack. Before that, he was part of two nationally-ranked accelerator programs; serving first as the Director of Operations for Capital Innovators and then as Venture Partner at SixThirty.

013: Zach Hatraf (Founder at Anchor Rides)

Zach Hatraf is the Founder and CEO of Anchor Charter Services, which provides pier-to-pier boat charter services, allowing passengers to quick charter on demand rides around Lake of the Ozarks.

011: Ben Triola (The Rampant)

Ben is a serial entrepreneur; he is the Founder and Developer of DogePos, co-owner of Mauhaus Café, partner and Director of Operations at Rampant Interactive, and a producer and game designer for Happy Badger Studio.