LAB1500 ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER TO CLOSE OCTOBER 16, 2015

Co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Andersen plan to concentrate on Pushup Social and relocate to CIC St. Louis.

(ST. LOUIS / Sept. 22, 2015) After careful consideration, Lab1500 co-founders Dan Lohman and Jan Christian Andersen are closing the entrepreneurial center located at 1500 Washington Ave. to concentrate efforts on their tech company Pushup Social. The Pushup Social team, along with many of Lab1500’s members, will relocate to Cambridge Innovation Center St. Louis (CIC) starting Oct. 1, with the space officially closing on Oct. 16, 2015.

“Three years ago, as we were working on our own startup ideas, we identified a need for a collaborative space where entrepreneurs could go to develop early-stage business ideas and connect with like-minded people,” explained Andersen. “We created Lab1500, to serve that community at a time when no one else was. Today, there are so many other wonderful coworking spaces serving that need, so this is the right time to focus 100 percent on Pushup Social.”

When Lab1500 opened in January 2013 it was the only drop-in coworking and event space of its kind in downtown St. Louis. Since then the facility has played a pivotal role in helping shape St. Louis’ tech and startup ecosystems. More than 130 entrepreneurs have called Lab1500 home and hundreds of workshops and events hosted at the space have brought thousands of people together.

Lab1500 has also served as a catalyst for success for numerous businesses and organizations, including LaunchCode, Domain Tech Report, VentureSTL, The League of Independent Workspaces, Cubicle.com, Independent Youth and Gladitood. The space even helped introduce Lohman and Andersen to one of Lab1500’s first members, Yomi Toba, with whom they co-founded Pushup Social. Pushup Social is a technology that allows brands to add an online community to their existing website in a matter of minutes.

“Our experience with Lab1500 has been incredible and we owe a great deal of gratitude to our members, the startup community, and building owners, Tom and Lisa Carnahan, for their support. We also thank Lab1500’s sponsors Enterprise Holdings and Polsinelli for helping us provide the amenities and tools our members needed for success,” said Lohman. “We are proud to have paved the way for so many other awesome coworking spaces in the region and are excited to take Pushup Social’s next step at CIC.”

The Gift of Music

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Welcome To The Program

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There is nothing better on a warm, spring day than finding a comfortable spot outdoors and getting lost in a good book. If you are in search of your next read, I highly recommend “The National Average: Welcome to the Program.” It is the debut young adult novel of St. Louisian and Lab1500 member John Bryant (some of you may also know him as Frostbite Ice Cream’s John Clopton)! (more…)

Lab1500 Launches Private Event Space and Dedicated Desks

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The St. Louis startup space continues to grow at an exponential rate. To help meet the demands of growth, Lab1500 is expanding its offerings with the addition of dedicated desks and private event rentals! The historic vibe and eclectic style of our space has long been sought-after by corporations and individuals for special occasions. By opening the doors to a grander network, we are excited for Lab1500 to become a conduit for the rest of the greater St. Louis region to connect with the entrepreneurial scene. (more…)

2014 In Review

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From being named the best startup city in America by Popular Mechanics to seeing massive growth in investment capital, 2014 was nothing short of a great year for the St. Louis startup community. And, Lab1500 was right there for the action. We enjoyed celebrating the successes of those around us as well as our own. 2014 was filled with new members, great events and a lot of improvements, so we would like to take this opportunity to look back at some of the highlights. (more…)

Thank You Lab1500 Supporters

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At Lab1500, we are focused on providing developers and early-stage entrepreneurs with a place to work, network, learn and grow. With help from our generous supporters, we have been able to offer members a living, breathing space full of activity at an affordable rate. This past year has brought many exciting additions to Lab1500, like 24/7 access and a coffee bar! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our awesome 2014 sponsors; without which we could not provide these amenities, and much more, to the members and visitors of Lab1500.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week in St. Louis

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Entrepreneurs from across the St. Louis region are gearing up for Global Entrepreneurship Week! Kicking off tonight, Friday, November 14, our startup community will celebrate the innovators who are launching companies, creating jobs and driving economic growth, with a week full of exciting events. From the 54-hour Startup Weekend competition to a one-day conference for teens, Global Entrepreneurship Week in St. Louis has something for anyone who wants to learn more about the big things taking place, get involved with an existing startup, or even launch St. Louis’ next big enterprise.

Here is a list of 10 things taking place in St. Louis as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. We hope you can make it out to some of these events – most are open to the public and many are free!  (more…)

Baseball and Startups

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It’s the month of October in St. Louis so naturally the Cardinals are in the playoffs! They are currently tied 1-1 with the Giants in the National League Championship Series, which means entrepreneurs and developers across the region have replaced their sleepless nights of business plans and coding for evenings of baseball and extra innings. While watching the games, it has become apparent that there are many terms used both in baseball and the startup world. To help you get through this Red October without confusion, we’ve put together a short list with their respective definitions: (more…)

Lab1500 Joins Saint Louis League of Independent Workspaces

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THE SAINT LOUIS LEAGUE OF INDEPENDENT WORKSPACES FORMED TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS THE SAINT LOUIS REGION

A launch party sponsored by the Schlafly Tap Room on September 11, 2014 is open to the public.

(ST. LOUIS / Sept. 2, 2014) The benefit of working from a coworking space in the St. Louis region is soon to get even better with the formation of The St. Louis League of Independent Workspaces (The League). Co-founded by Nebula, Tech Artista, Lab1500, Hive44 and Claim, The League’s shared membership model provides additional value, resources, and opportunities for collaboration between members at each of the spaces. (more…)

Maintaining a Team Culture At A Growing Startup

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Today, the Pushup Social team is celebrating developer Kegan’s birthday with an evening out on the town! While birthdays are happy times around here, I stop to think why this particular one is bringing about so much more excitement than normal (in addition to it being a bit of a milestone birthday!) Perhaps it is because this is the first office outing since the company expanded its team, and the excitement is stemming from the opportunity to bond with the team, make memories and get to know each other! (more…)