Meet STL Founders
“Innovation is anything, but business as usual”
DataPlant is the Leading AI Platform for Revenue Retention
Sam Cummings, CEO of DataPlant, is revolutionizing the way companies collect and analyze their business data with AI-driven software. His experience as head of data science at Gainsight and enterprise teams at companies such as Indeed inspired him to create DataPlant, a tool that enables companies of all sizes to develop data architecture and produce valuable insights rapidly. By relying on automation and freeing up human energy, businesses can become more efficient and empathetic partners for their customers. Cummings anticipates rolling out Success GPT, which provides businesses with suggestions on how to reach their goals, in the near future.
Capacity’s Acquisition of Textel
David Karandish, CEO of Capacity and former founder of Answers.com, is leading the charge in the St. Louis tech startup scene. Capacity’s automated support platform is revolutionizing the way customer service works with AI-powered bots that can answer up to 90% of customer questions. Karandish’s vision for the future of St. Louis includes investing in startups and bridging the digital divide by providing computer science instruction to students from low-income backgrounds.
Soy Protein Innovation Expansion into Aquafeeds
Benson Hill’s CropOS® technology platform is improving food quality, nutrition, and sustainability. With collaborations at home and abroad, they’re well-positioned to take advantage of a growing demand for plant-based proteins. Benson Hill utilizes data and AI to continuously improve crop varieties, eliminating wasteful processing steps in agri-food industries.
Get to Know Jason Carter, CEO/Founder of UNCOMN
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Get to Know Jeff Davis, Chairman and CEO of Perficient
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Get to Know Ola Ayeni, President and CEO of Claim Academy
Claim Academy takes someone who has little or no background in tech, trains that person and then connect that person to employers for a great paying career of an average of $75,000.
Get to Know Tashara Earl, Co-Founder & CEO of Shades of Color
We provide an interactive, personalized virtual beauty marketplace to help beauty companies to promote and sell their products to beauty shoppers struggling to find products that match their unique skin tone, skin conditions, and allergies.
Get to Know Najjuwah Walden, Founder and CEO of Balancetopia
Nearly 131 million humans are born each year, 250 each minute, and what each postpartum mama has in common is the need for nutritional replenishment.
Get to Know Marvin Francois, Co-Founder / CEO of oneKIN
oneKIN is an operator of a fintech and retail-tech company intended to provide businesses with comprehensive tech-enabled solutions to help them reach their target audience and grow sustainably.
Get to Know Candera Thompson, Founder of Bask And Bloom Essentials
Bask & Bloom Essentials provides science-backed, efficacious hair care formulas to help women who have experienced postpartum shedding/breakage, hair damage and loss bounce back to stronger, flourishing hair.
1 Million Cups St Louis is Back!
LIVE PRESENTATIONS ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 9-10 AM
We believe that conversations taking place over one million cups of coffee can make a measurable impact on the entrepreneur ecosystem and economics of St. Louis.
St Louis Startup Week 2021
Experience the programs, the spaces, and the biggest annual events of this vibrant startup community. Celebrate the successes of 2021 and learn about the resources available for powering your startup and growing your company.