Entrepreneurship is a critical driver for our region’s economic viability.

In 2014, Kiplinger placed St. Louis in the top ten among U.S. cities for start-ups. In fact, St. Louis was the fastest growing city in the world in total funding for tech startups. And the Kaufman Foundation recently ranked Missouri the sixth best state for entrepreneurial activity – a move from 49th place just two years ago.

The Nine Network is telling stories of our region’s achievements in entrepreneurship and innovation while collaborating with community partners to help advance activities that foster a healthy economy.

The public is invited to attend One Million Cups meetings held every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Nine Network. Learn more.

Ignite Innovation: Startup Challenge


Ignite Innovation: Synek Draft System


Ignite Innovation Town Hall

The Ignite Innovation town hall was broadcast on April 9, 2013. Nine Network Senior Producer Jim Kirchherr moderated. Among the panelists were Judy Sindecuse, CEO and Managing Partner, Capital Innovators, and Gilbert Bickel, Chairman, Arch Angels and a senior vice president at Wells Fargo Financial Advisors.