Author Archives: Amela Kuckovic

Accelerate St. Louis and Export Challange

The Accelerate St. Louis and Export Challenge is exactly what it sounds like — a challenge for the best local startups. The reward: No-strings-attached cash, top-tier professional services, new office space, and an opportunity to compete in front of St. Louis’ startup community. With some of the biggest sponsors and best prize packages, the challenge […]

US Ambassador visits the Portershed

July 21, 2016 Galway Advertiser The Ag Tech seminar was the highlight of a two day visit to Galway by an economic delegation from St. Louis who also visited Galway Technology Center and NUIG. The seminar which was over-subscribed engaged both Ag-Tech academia and industry leaders in lively panel discussions. The visit was part of […]

When St. Louis Innovators Go To Ireland And France: What Happened And What’s Next

July 27, 2016 EQ Magazine By Kelly Hamilton Thirty St. Louis innovation leaders, including representatives from St. Louis economic development agencies, elected officials, entrepreneur support organizations, startup companies and multi-national corporations, wrapped a six-day delegation to Ireland and France last weekend. I was fortunate enough to join the delegation. As a storyteller in our city’s […]

Yield Lab Expanding to Europe

July 15, 2016 St. Louis Business Journal By Brian Feldt The Yield Lab, a St. Louis-based agtech accelerator that launched in 2014, plans to launch a new location in Galway, Ireland. The Yield Lab is led by former Novus International CEO Thad Simons and financially backed by Cultivation Capital. The expansion was announced Friday while […]

Regional officials unveil St. Louis export initiative

June 28, 2016 By Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch Amidst the backdrop of flattening global trade growth, Brexit and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s threats to scrap international trade deals, area leaders on Tuesday unveiled a new plan to grow the St. Louis region’s exports. Yes, things have looked better for global trade. But it’s […]

St. Louis officials unveil regional export plan

June 28, 2016 Steph Kukuljan St. Louis Business Journal The World Trade Center St. Louis on Tuesday unveiled what officials call the region’s first integrated plan to grow exports and make the St. Louis region a top 10 market nationwide by 2020. The goal, according to the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and its World […]

Yield Lab will run second fund in Ireland

July 15, 2016 By David Nicklaus St. Louis Post-Dispatch Yield Lab, an agribusiness accelerator in Creve Coeur, announced Friday that it will open a second fund in Galway, Ireland. Yield Lab Galway plans to invest in eight to 12 agribusiness startups over the next two years. Each will receive 100,000 euros (about $110,600) and participate […]

World Trade Center Announces Export Plan & $125,000 In Additional Accelerate St. Louis Grants

June 28, 2016 By EQ Staff EQ Magazine Today, World Trade Center St. Louis is releasing a regional export plan that assesses the current export climate of St. Louis, sets goals for increasing exports and lays out a detailed implementation plan that local business, civic and government leaders will follow to promote St. Louis’ growth. […]