Innovate St. Louis Status

“Innovate St. Louis”

“Innovate St. Louis” is a deluxe coffee-table book that will tell the individual stories of 150-200 of St. Louis’ most innovative entrepreneurs. There is no cost to be profiled in the book, because book sales fund the entire effort. And 20 percent of the total revenue generated from book sales will be donated to nonprofits in St. Louis that support entrepreneurship.

The purpose is to energize and fund our ecosystem, connect the innovators within it to one another, and connect St. Louis’ innovators to their counterparts around the world, so they can inspire, learn from and potentially collaborate with one another.

Scott Levine, managing partner of AEGIS Law, and Gill Wagner (that’s me) are the Global Village partners on the project and the force behind this effort.

As of May 29, 2019, the project status is:

The following 93 people and companies are slated to be featured in the inaugural book:

  • Jonathan Allen, Entrepreneur Quarterly (EQ)
  • Ron Ameln, Small Business Monthly
  • JB Anderson, Gaslight Studio & Lounge
  • Ola Ayeni, Claim Academy
  • Al Beamer, Cottages of Lake St. Louis
  • Charlotte Blank, Maritz Inc.
  • Travis Bracht, Affton School District
  • Jim Brasunas, ITEN
  • Jenny Bristow, Anvil Analytics and Insights
  • Jessica Bueler, Welcome Neighbor STL
  • Phillip Cohen, Cohen Architectural Woodworking
  • Khalia Collier, St. Louis Surge
  • Maggie Crane, BioGenerator
  • Matthew Crisp, Benson Hill Biosystems
  • Brian Cross, Elasticity
  • Brandon Dempsey, goBRANDgo!
  • Brian Dixon, Capital Innovators
  • Perry D. Drake, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Angie Eckert, Eckerts Farms
  • Steve Faust, Icon Mechanical Construction & Engineering
  • Steve Finkelstein, Experience On Demand
  • Theresa Fleck, Logan University
  • Dick Fleming, Community Development Ventures, Inc.
  • Leah Freeman, LaunchCode
  • Andrew Glantz, GiftAMeal
  • Dan Glazier, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
  • Talia Goldfarb, Myself Belts
  • Lisa Govro, Big Heart Tea
  • Patricia Hagen, T-REX
  • Alex Haimann, Less Annoying CRM
  • Douglas Hall, Geniecast
  • Steve Hanley, Medibeacon
  • Alyce Herndon, Grace Hill Women’s Business Center
  • Tom Hillman, Lewis & Clark Holdings
  • Matthew Homann, Filament
  • Cabanne Howard, Kaleidoscope Management Group
  • Ben Johnson, BioSTL
  • Christian Johnson, MultiPass
  • Jassen Johnson, Tower Real Estate Group
  • Erin Joy, Black Dress Partners
  • Matt Kamp, Influence & Co.
  • Tamara Keefe, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery
  • Tyler Kelley, SLAM! Agency & Innovation City Podcast
  • Olivia Kelvin, Soozie’s Doozies
  • Jay King, Simploy
  • Dan Klein, Spoke Marketing
  • Vinfung Ko, St. Louis Mosaic Project
  • Dena Ladd, Missouri Cures
  • Kathy Lambert, Connections To Success
  • Anthony Lancia, Association of General Contractors
  • Dan Lauer, Water Babies
  • Jeff Linihan, Advocado, Inc.
  • Emily Lohse-Busch, Arch Grants
  • Dennis Lower, Cortex
  • Keisha Mabry, mastHERclass
  • Tyler Matthews, Venture Cafe
  • Christy Maxfield, Purpose First Advisors
  • Michael McMillan, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lisa Melandri, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
  • Matt Menietti, GlobalHack
  • Andrew Mullins, Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association
  • Kara Turner Newmark, Sweetology
  • Dheeraj Patri, Label Insights
  • Matt Plummer, The Yield Lab
  • Ben Poremba, BenGelIna
  • Sekhar Prabhakar, CEdge Software Consultants
  • Gabriela Ramirez, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian Rehg, Blue Stingray
  • Tom Ridgely, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
  • Nick Robison, SalesMentour
  • Bryce Rutter, Metaphase Design Group
  • Tom Ruwitch, (ware)HOUSE Concert
  • Angela Sandler, xplor
  • Bryan Sapot, Sensrtrx
  • Michael Seaman, SwipeSum
  • Brent Shulman, St. Louis Sports Commission
  • Rachel Simon-Lee, Heartwork Videos
  • David Singer, Warehouse of Fixtures
  • Jeff Stevens, WellBeing Brewing Co.
  • Chris Swenson, Varsity Tutors
  • Tom Swip, Swip Systems Incorporated
  • Stacy Taubman, Rise Collaborative
  • James Thomas, Morning Blend St. Louis
  • Josh Turner, LinkedSelling
  • Ched Wagner, Nvsted
  • Affan Waheed, Fyndus
  • Dwaun Warmack, Harris-Stowe State University
  • Guy Weitzman, Atomation
  • Kyle Wellborn, Cultivation Capital
  • Janna Westbrook, Provider Pool
  • Douglas Wilber, Sailplane Ventures
  • Gary Wood, Stryker Construction
  • Rosa Ye, Intact Genomics

Chapters include:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Biology, Science & Human Health
  • Construction
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Education & Training
  • Fintech & Security
  • Funders & Accelerators
  • Future Cities & Community Development
  • Incubators & Entrepreneurial Support Organizations
  • Innovation Enablers
  • Marketing
  • Media & Events
  • Product Innovation
  • Social Innovation
  • Sports & Human Performance
  • Technology
  • Thought Leader

If you know St. Louis innovators that you feel are disrupting their industries or products, nominations are still open. Simply contact Gill and connect him to the innovators you know. But act now, because nominations end in July.