Meet EQ's Partners

By Kelsey Waananen
In Culture

EQ teams up with a curated list of collaborators and partners to make select 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 entrepreneurialism. 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.

Content Underwriters

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of this project and for believing in the EQ mission to motivate and inspire St. Louis innovators and entrepreneurs to do their best work.


The St. Louis Regional Chamber is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the bi-state, St. Louis region. Its one purpose is to inspire a greater St. Louis.


Accelerate St. Louis is a regional effort that provides information and resources to startups, connects entrepreneurs and investors, and helps tell the new St. Louis startup story as it evolves.

Content Collaborators

We are grateful to each of our EQ Network Members for their support, collaboration and passion for this project. Their contributions to our startup costs have helped get EQ off the ground and into the hands of the community it serves.

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Arch Grants leverages entrepreneurship and philanthropy to accelerate economic development and community revitalization through its Global Startup Competition, which retains and attracts the next generation of innovators and employers to the region.


BioSTL and its subsidiary, BioGenerator, advance economic vitality by cultivating a strong bioscience and innovation ecosystem. BioSTL organizes regional leaders around strategies that capitalize on St. Louis’ strengths in medical and plant sciences.

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Capital Innovators’ Accelerator in St. Louis provides tech startups with $50,000 in funding, mentorship from seasoned experts, stellar perks, networking, and investment opportunities over the course of 12 weeks.


Cortex is the convergence of state-of-the-art space and a passionate community of entrepreneurs and innovators. This powerful combination is propelling ideas, people and the St. Louis region forward with unstoppable momentum.



Managed by a team of experienced entrepreneurs, Cultivation Capital is a St. Louis-based early-stage venture capital firm investing in high-potential technology and health/life sciences companies.


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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs is a group of business leaders, thinkers, doers, innovators and students whose efforts help to ensure that women entrepreneurs are a vital part of the future.

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Backed by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and venture capital firm Cultivation Capital, SixThirty is a business development accelerator that invests up to $100,000 in a handful of financial-based technology startup companies each year.


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