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Syndication

With the holidays coming up, many people who are single for whatever reasons, dread heading to their family get together's due to having to be asked the same old questions. We have all seen movies and television shows depicting scenes like this.

Why are you still single? Is everything OK?

Here in St. Louis, there is a company aiming to help people get around these questions. Invisible Girlfriend states on their website that it

Gives you real-world and social proof that you’re in a relationship - even if you’re not - so you can get back to living life on your own terms.

We are joined on this episode by Tyler Sondag and Matthew Homann to find out more about this interesting service and see if it will be something you, or someone you know, may be interested in using.

Make sure to head over to InvisibleGirlfriend.com to learn more and get signed up for this service.

For you ladies, there is also InvisibleBoyfriend.com if you need to show you are in a relationship as well.

 

About our guests

Tyler Sondag is a St. Louis transplant who spends his days helping students start businesses as the Marketing Strategist in the Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship. In his spare time he's trying to develop consumer products, help young people find the love of their lives, and make St. Louis a place college students will want to come to and stay in after graduating.

Matthew Homann is a creative entrepreneur doing cool things with great customers. CEO of Kendeo. Co-Founder of Invisible Girlfriend.  Recovering lawyer. He helps smart people think, meet and learn together better.

 

News stories discussed

 

App picks

  • Cast App - iOS (Free)
  • Pushup Social - iOS, Android, Windows Phone (Free)

 

Tech Meetups

Visit our calendar to see some of the tech meetups that are coming up in St. Louis:

 

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Sponsors

Please make sure to visit our awesome sponsors UNIDEV & Heartland Homes Realty! Thank you to both for your continued support of the STLTechTalk Podcast!

Direct download: STLTechTalk_E56.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm CDT

In this episode of the STLTechTalk Podcast, Danielle Smith joins us to give us the scoop about how she came to start & run her business, Extraordinary Mommy.

Have you thought about incorporating video into your business? Or are you curious about what sorts of apps are really good for your children to be using?

Find out the answers to these, and many other questions as we talk with the Extraordinary Mommy, Danielle Smith!

 

About our guest

Danielle Smith is a former award-winning television news anchor and reporter turned digital correspondent, host, spokesperson, media trainer, lover of all things video and public speaker who lives to empower women to utilize the power of social and media to follow their passions.

She is the author of two books, Social Media Engagement for Dummies and Mom, Incorporated and is the founder and primary author of ExtraordinaryMommy.com and DanielleSmithMedia.com.

She hosts and produces the original lifestyle series ‘Keeping Style in Your Life' and is proud to be a contributor to well-known online magazine, SheKnows. She has emceed events that included guest appearances by the First Lady, Michelle Obama and Martha Stewart.

Additionally, she has worked as a Red Carpet correspondent at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the 2011 ProBowl in Hawaii and 2010 Winter Olympic Games on behalf of P&G and has championed the fight against Child Hunger, working directly with the Con Agra Foods Foundation.

She is a Social Good Ambassador for Johnson and & Johnson and is thrilled to have recently begun teaching classes as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. As a result of her work, Smith has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and in USA TodayForbes, and Publisher's Weekly.

 

News stories discussed

 

St. Louis app picks

  • Candy Labs
  • Rookies App and Cast App

 

Tech Meetups

Visit our calendar to see some of the tech meetups that are coming up in St. Louis:

 

Subscribe!

 

Sponsors

Please make sure to visit our awesome sponsors UNIDEV & Heartland Homes Realty! Thank you to both for your continued support of the STLTechTalk Podcast!

Direct download: STLTechTalk_E55.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:54pm CDT

In this episode of the STLTechTalk Podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dougan Sherwood from CIC St Louis.

We will be talking with Dougan about how CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center) chose St. Louis as a location for expansion, along with more details of what CIC St Louis is and why you, as a startup, should consider them for your next office space.

In the meantime, head over to the CIC St. Louis website to get connected, and schedule a tour!

We are also pleased to have Brian Feldt from the St. Louis Business Journal join us in this episode to talk more St. Louis tech news.

 

About our guest

Dougan Sherwood is Co-Founder and Managing Director of CIC St. Louis, the first expansion site of Cambridge Innovation Center, the world's largest single facility for housing startup companies. Before coming to St. Louis, Dougan spent five years leading CIC's Sales and Relationship Management team in Cambridge, MA. Prior to his work at CIC, Dougan spent several years working in experiential education throughout the United States with a particular focus on leadership development for high achieving students. This work led him to found his own youth program in the American West that aimed to serve rising college freshmen.

Dougan has also interned for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, served on the board of a non-profit helping children with HIV/AIDS and established an annual bicycle fundraiser for injured service men and women. Currently he sits on the Board of Directors for Youth CITIES, a program that introduces students to social entrepreneurship.

He is a graduate of the University of Utah. After months of commuting from Boston, Dougan and his family are finally Missouri residents, living in Webster Groves.

 

News stories discussed

 

Tech Meetups

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E54.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:41pm CDT

We are doing something a little different this week. We are combining shows to talk about one of the largest developer conferences in the midwest that is held right here in good old St. Louis.

Which conference am I referring to? Why St. Louis Days of .NET of course!

Join JJ, Gus & Kevin for this special crossover episode as we talk with Scott Spradlin, one of the organizers that helps make St. Louis Days of .NET possible! If you have any questions, you will be able to ask live during the show and we will answer them as best we can.

 

Important Information & links about the conference

Location - Ameristar Casino & Resort, St. Charles, MO 63301

Dates - November 13-15, 2014

Pricing

  • Early Bird registration is $200.00 (ends on October 13, 2014).
  • Regular registration price is $300.00
  • Walk-up registration is $600.00

Links

To contact the organizers, send an email to organizers@stlouisdayofdotnet.com.

 

Want to go to St. Louis Days of .NET for free?

If you are having trouble affording the price to go to the conference, we have partnered up with the awesome organizers of St. Louis Days of .NET and are offering two (2) lucky winners the opportunity to go to the 2014 St. Louis Days of .NET for free!

For details on how you can win, visit this link!

*Contest runs from October 2, 2014 until October 20, 2014

Direct download: stldodn_special.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45am CDT

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