Presenter – September 24, 2014


My PicPacs, LLC
Sheila Gordon

My Pic Pacs has two patent pending products that help people find the time and convenience to floss their teeth daily. We have found that the most common reason people do not floss is TIME. Our products allows you to have floss pics available almost anywhere with a simple clip on device that solves this common reason for not flossing daily.

Presenter – September 17, 2014

PushUp-SocialDan Lohman, Co-founder
Pushup Social

Community is everything – Pushup social is a better way to truly connect with your community.


In 2012, Yomi Toba, wanted to help his mom and her charity better communicate with their community. As a life-long programmer and the cofounder of LockerDome, he understood the social media space better than most, and was becoming increasingly frustrated with companies, brands and organizations having to send people away from their websites in order to socially engage their community. With that in mind, he set out to build the charity an easy-to-implement social network that could live within their existing website. His early prototype is what would eventually become Pushup Social’s technology.

While Yomi was working on his technology as a member of Lab1500, an entrepreneur center in St. Louis, MO, he began discussing his idea with Lab1500 founders and serial entrepreneurs, Dan Lohman and Jan Christian Andersen, who quickly saw the potential of this technology. In June 2013 they formed an official partnership and Pushup Social was born.


Presenter – September 10, 2014


Matt Kamp

Influence & Co.


We help companies position their key leaders as industry experts. We focus on creating bylined articles, coming from our clients, and publishing them in publications that reach their target audience. Our clients include everyone from professionals, like authors and consultants, to venture-backed and growing companies on the Inc. 5000, as well as Fortune 500 brands. We don’t “make” our clients thought leaders — we showcase their expertise so they’re recognized as the thought leaders they are.

Presenters – September 3, 2014


The Evoke Group
Austin Kolb, Creative Director, co-founder
Adam Weber, Digital Media Manager

The Evoke Group is a full service design and marketing company located in Columbia, MO. We are artists at heart, and we believe in the artform of evoking people. The messages we receive are what shapes who we are and the decisions that we make in life. If your company is not utilizing the proper messages to convert potential customers into clients, you are missing valuable sales opportunities. That’s where we come in.

Presenter – August 27, 2014

Eva Tucker & Courtney Tine,
Co-Founders Digital is a web startup taking a completely new approach to presenting important topics and news, in order to make it easy for people to educate themselves on topics that are important to the world and their own lives.

By gathering all of the facts in one place and removing all of the clutter that is prominent on news websites visitors will get a more visual, more scannable and more complete picture of the topic than what is currently available anywhere on the web.