Introducing EQ: St. Louis' New Startup, Innovation and Entrepreneur Publication

By Kelly Hamilton
In Culture

It’s been 13 years since we launched ALIVE Media Group with the mission of inspiring St. Louisans to love their city, and we’ve become only more passionate with each passing year about telling St. Louis’ story. That one about St. Louis being an amazing place to live, work, play—and start a business.

Now more than ever, ALIVE is passionate about the city of St. Louis and supporting the innovative people and organizations that make it great. With this mission in mind, we’re proud to introduce our latest content and community-building project: EQ, a smart collection of content about and for innovators and entrepreneurs.

The story about St. Louis is shifting. It’s a destination for tech startups and makers—a place where entrepreneurs can come to create and thrive. There’s a generation of creatives charting their own paths and inspiring other generations to do the same. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we at ALIVE are completely passionate about sharing useful and inspiring stories that can help aspiring and active entrepreneurs build their companies and engage with the community and its resources. We know we sure could have used something like this 13 lucky years ago.

With that in mind, we’ve built a collective of storytelling creatives and fellow entrepreneurs to deliver online and print content—ranging from innovation and startup news to day-in-the-life entrepreneur stories and interviews—to bring St. Louis’ vibrant startup scene to life. Look for that content roll-out over the next few weeks on this blog.

The vision for EQ is to share the real journeys of local entrepreneurs as a source of inspiration at in our quarterly publications and at entrepreneur-focused events to motivate and inspire St. Louis’ innovators and entrepreneurs to do their best work.

How You Can Get Involved

EQ and a curated list of collaborators and partners have joined together to make this content possible. Members of our EQ network collaborate with us on relevant content for St. Louis startups and entrepreneurs, while our expert editorial team keeps its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing world of  innovation.

Corporations and civic organizations that aim to support and strengthen the local startup and entrepreneur communities have generously sponsored our efforts by underwriting select EQ content in print and online with funding assistance from our EQ network members. Find out more about EQ’s collaborators and partners.

Join Us!

Register for EQ email newsletters to receive business and entrepreneur news directly in your inbox.

Interested in contributing to EQ or have a news tip? Send an email to

We look forward to telling your stories–St. Louis’ story–and to bringing you news and tools you can use to do your thing. Here’s to new ideas, more collaborations and an ever more exciting STL.


Kelly Hamilton, CCO/Cofounder + The ALIVE Media Group Team

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