Speaking Startup podcast: Blossom’s blockchain bet; Digital Sandbox KC’s new funds; straws’ struggles



The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to the state’s entrepreneurs. In this week’s episode:

  • 1:07 – An update on the Missouri Technology Corporation, which just closed the books on a fiscal year where it saw major cuts in state funding
  • 3:04 – Checking on Talent for Tomorrow, an initiative aimed at improving Missouri’s workforce
  • 5:30 – Digital Sandbox KC announced two new grants this week that will support the program, and Kansas City startups, for years to come
  • 8:02 – Missouri Business Alert reporter Kristofer Tigue talks about the how companies in the state are getting rid of plastic straws
  • 14:25- Q&A with Chris Mertens, the founder of Blossom, a St. Louis-based company bringing blockchain technology to the energy industry
  • 22:37 – A look at important numbers from the week in entrepreneurship news

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