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Welcome back everyone! This week finds JJ & Kevin just talking about some pretty neat things going on in St. Louis that those of you into STEM may find interesting.

If you know of some great things going on in the St. Louis tech scene, make sure to let us know so we can help promote those doing awesome things in St. Louis!

 

 

News Stories Discussed

 

App Pick of the Week

  • AR Flashcards - iOS & Android - Free, $2.99, $2.99

 

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

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E61.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:58pm CST

In this shorter episode of the STLTechTalk Podcast, we are talking with Amber Oliver from Globaloria.

Globaloria is designed to help make computing and STEM learning fun through game design and coding. Imagine being able to have your child create their own software to learn from! With Globaloria, this idea is a reality.

 

About our guest

As Vice President of Partnerships and Operations, Amber Oliver is responsible for identifying and managing partnerships with states, districts, schools, youth service associations, business and government. She focuses on scaling up with excellence the deployment of Globaloria Networks, both within and between states, to nurture a vibrant and sustainable social learning network. Prior to joining Globaloria, Amber managed UNICEF's interactive youth portal, Voices of Youth, which she grew to 3 million members in four languages. During her 15+ year career in international development, she also worked for the United Nations Secretariat, The World Bank, and for organizations in Bangladesh, India, Senegal and other developing nations. She holds a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA from Brown University. 

You can connect with Amber on Twitter at: @AmberOliver11

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E60.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:33pm CST

In Episode 59 of the STLTechTalk Podcast, we are joined by Jolijt Tamanaha (pronounced Yo-light) & Logan Sorrentino from St. Louis based Champio!

Have a listen as these founders explain more about what Champio is, and why you need to be paying attention to what they are working on here in St. Louis.

 

About our guests

Jolijt Tamanaha is currently enrolled at Washington University majoring in political science with a minor in writing & marketing who co-founded Farmplicity during her sophomore year and sold it during her junior year. Then she proceeded to co-found Champio and is a fast rising star in the St. Louis startup scene.

Connect with her on Twitter at: @jolijtt

Logan Sorrentino is a front end developer for Champio who has been through the Launchcode process and previously worked for Trackbill.

Connect with Logan on Twitter at: @logan6792

 

Stories Discussed

 

App pick of the week

  • Dave to Go - Windows Phone - Free

 

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

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E59.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:18pm CST

In Episode 58 of the STLTechTalk Podcast we are joined by Juney Ham, co-founder & President of Upside Advisor!

We will talking with Juney about what Upside is, how they ended up in St. Louis and what it was about St. Louis that persuaded him to move his family back here from San Francisco.

All this and much more including some St. Louis tech news!

 

About our guest

Juney Ham is the co-founder and President of Upside, a financial technology startup providing a robo-advisor for independent financial advisors. Upside's fully-automated, white-labeled managed account platform gives investment advisors what they need to manage emerging affluent clients cost-effectively and meet the expectations of the next generation of investors.

Prior to co-founding Upside, Juney Ham was the Director of Online Marketing for Airbnb, responsible for driving supply and demand acquisition worldwide through digital channels. His domain of accountability included search engine marketing, search engine optimization, social advertising, email marketing and online partnership operations.

Prior to Airbnb, Juney Ham was Vice President of Global Paid Search for Expedia Worldwide. Juney managed online marketing for Expedia points of sale globally along with product infrastructure, reporting and analytics. Before Expedia, Juney held engineering, product development and operational roles at retail and advertising companies including Experian Interactive Media and Shopzilla.

Juney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Connect with Juney on Twitter at: @Juney

 

Other links about Juney Ham and Upside Advisor you may be interested in reading are:

 

News Stories Discussed

 

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  • You're on a Roll - iOS - Free

 

Upcoming Tech Meetups & Events

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E58.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:32pm CST

In this episode, we are joined by Colleen Liebig & Kyle Welborn from Cultivation Capital.

Cultivation Capital is a St. Louis based venture capital firm which is managed by a team of serial entreprenuers who had a strong track record of investing in successful technology companies across the Midwest.

The goal of Cultivation Capital is to take businesses to the next level with their help, expertise, guidance and funding.

Here is a list of some of their partners:

  • T-Rex
  • LaunchCode
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • BioGenerator
  • St. Louis Arch Angels
  • VentureSTL
  • Arch Grants
  • StartLouis
  • Missouri Venture Forum
  • Capital Innovators

 

About our guests

Colleen Liebig is the Portfolio Success Manager for St. Louis based Cultivation Capital who is a St. Louis native with Bachelors in Anthropology and International Studies from University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Upon graduating abroad in Chile, she returned to North Carolina to work in the music industry and co-founded Coma Gun Music. Colleen moved back to St. Louis a few years later and started a business as a jewelry designer.

Colleen has also worked with the International Institute of St. Louis, recruiting for and managing the volunteer and internship programs. She continues to work with the refugee and immigrant population of St. Louis as a Professional Connector for the St. Louis Mosaic Project, which helps newcomers to the region network into jobs. With a heart for her hometown, she is dedicated to aiding efforts to make St. Louis a more diverse, progressive and exciting place to live.

 

Kyle Welborn is a Partner at Cultivation Capital. He manages operations and the back office team at the firm. This includes fundraising, legal, and accounting for both the technology and life sciences funds.

Prior to Cultivation, Kyle founded a St. Louis-based angel investment group that focused on financial services technology start-ups called FinServe Tech Angels. He recruited 11 individuals to join as members of the angel group, and FinServe made a $250,000 investment in a St. Louis-based company in the fall of 2012. FinServe became part of the St. Louis Arch Angels in September 2012 where Kyle stayed on as the Director of Due Diligence. Prior to FinServe, Kyle spent four years working at the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center helping companies with fundraising.

From 2007 – 2008, Kyle served as an analyst at the I2A Fund, a $10 million venture capital fund focused on making seed stage investments in the Midwest. Kyle graduated from Loyola University Chicago where he studied political science.

 

Stories Discussed

 

App Pick of the Week

  • Magic Piano (Android, iOS) - Free

 

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Direct download: STLTechTalk_E57.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:47pm CST

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