Recap of #SMCSTL @StartupVoodoo Happy Hour and Panel in #STL - Sep 24th

Check out the Storify below from last night's panel, "The Integration of Social Technology and the Startup Mindset" at The Wheelhouse's new location downtown (@WheelhouseSTL) in honor of Startup Voodoo (@StartupVoodoo) conference in #STL.

The event was a hit, and we welcomed the following great panelists:


Jason Falls, National Thought Leader and Speaker on Social Media 

Jason, who recently led digital strategy at CafePress, will speak this week at StartupVoodoo on the heels of an announcement that he has been hired on as senior vice president of digital strategy at St. Louis based digital marketing agency, Elasticity. Falls is a well-respected and renowned digital strategist and social media author. Follow him at @JasonFalls

Maheesh Jain, Founder and CMO of CafePress 

St. Louis native and Chaminade graduate Maheesh Jain is also the founder of apparel website CafePress. In a recent interview with KMOX's Michael Calhoun, he said he’s "heartened to see a burgeoning tech community growing in his hometown." In the 1990s, Maheesh said Silicon Valley was about his choice for starting a company, but now St. Louis could be. Read more

Brendan Lewis, PR and Communications Director at Swarm/Foursquare  

Brendan recently spoke with Techli about how Foursquare differs from Swarm: "We [Foursquare] have unbundled our two core experiences into two separate apps. Let Foursquare make recommendations on great places to be at. Swarm is for those who still enjoy the checking in process." Follow him at @BPLewisRead Techli's chat with Lewis here.

Tom Foremski, Media Entrepreneur and Publisher of Silicon Valley Watcher 

Tom was named one of the Top 25 Innovators of 2013 by The Holmes Report, #28 on the Top 50 Silicon Valley Influencers by NOW Public and he is also one of the headline speakers at Startup Voodoo this Thursday. Follow him on Twitter @TomForemskiRead the Techli Q&A with Foremski here.

Edward Domain, Founder at, Co-Founder of StartupVoodoo

This man knows the startup scene in St. Louis! Ed recently announced the "Final Three Most Promising Startups To Pitch At Startup Voodoo", and he also recently sat down with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay to talk startups in town. Read more: Startups in St. Louis: A Conversation with Mayor Francis Slay. Follow Ed at @EdwardDomain