Speaking Startup: Putting St. Louis geospatial startups on the map

With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s $1.7 billion new western headquarters under construction in St. Louis, a flurry of activity around geospatial technology has followed. The federal intelligence agency isn’t scheduled to move into its new facility until 2025, but numerous efforts — especially at the intersection of geospatial technology and early-stage business — have been announced in recent months, with St. Louis looking to strengthen its position as a hub for the industry.

The latest episode of the Speaking Startup podcast features a leader of those efforts, Mark Tatgenhorst. He is the founding director of Geosaurus, a geospatial resource and innovation center affiliated with the T-Rex startup space in downtown St. Louis. He joins this week’s show to discuss recent developments in the area’s geospatial technology sector.

Plus, the latest installment of our Outstate project on entrepreneurship in small-town Missouri takes us to the southwest part of the state. There, fifth-generation farmer Kevin Johansen is trying to bring the gig economy to farming with his startup, AgButler.


The Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs. Find more Speaking Startup on our website or wherever you get podcasts.


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