Business Spotlight

Wired world: Missouri-based startup pioneers’ software technology keeps other businesses growing and innovating

Technology is everywhere, and it often seems as though every entrepreneur wants to incorporate the latest gadget, platform or app into their operations. But finding the best ways to employ all of this modern-day wizardry to benefit their own operations remains a tricky challenge for many startups. A lot of companies offer solutions, but which ones are really bending the ...

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Confusion and challenges: Blockchain technology brings struggles for lawyers and regulators

Story by Scott Lauck At a recent conference on the promises and perils of blockchain, a cartoon by artist Tom Fishburne flashed up on the screen. A business owner asks an employee, “Where should we focus this year?” “’Blockchain,’” the employee responds. “It will change everything. Everybody is talking about it. The potential applications are endless. We don’t want to ...

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‘Your thoughts have power’

Virtual reality venture StoryUP creates immersive experiences that reduce stress and improve mental health. In 2012, after spending more than two decades as a reporter and anchor at radio and television stations around Missouri, Sarah Hill had become unsettled by all of the trauma she was witnessing. “Rapes, murders, homicides, having to interview people who have lost children,” said Hill, ...

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A better view

Dr. Jennifer Silva, a pediatric cardiologist and co-founder of the med-tech startup SentiAR in St. Louis, is adapting augmented-reality technology to see inside and treat ailing hearts

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