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Wash U senior Jolijt Tamanaha is reporting from the Web Summit in Dublin this week for St. Louis-based Techli.com. Read her reports on Techli as she navigates through the who’s who of the startup world, tech innovation, VCs, and journalists.

Farmlicipty co-founders Joljit Tamanaha and Drew Koch

Farmlicipty co-founders Joljit Tamanaha and Drew Koch

Jolijt cofounded her first startup, Farmplicity, during her freshman year and exited last year. She is currently working on building a new company, Champio, a social media content generator.

Q: Did you know two Wash U alumni turned a popular Q&A website into a multimillion-dollar success story? Q: Would you like to meet Answers.com CEO David Karandish, BSCS’05, and CMO Chris Sims, BSCS’05 tonight at Lab 1500? If you answered yes, register here to be a part of the audience at the live taping of the Domain Tech Report with Ed Domain of Techli.com at 6p.m., Oct. 21, at 1500 Washington Ave.

Image above: David Karandish at the recent Olin Entrepreneurship Platform Summit

Remember those undergrads who started a company called Bazaarboy in their dorm room a few years ago? Well, Bazaarboy is still going strong and founders Eric Hamblett and Chris Holt are now playing a major role in the burgeoning St. Louis startup ecosystem.

techlireportEd Domain interviews Eric and Chris on the Domain Tech Report on Techli.com this week about their new experience as founders of a co-working space in the Central West End, called TechArtista.

TechArtista is located at 4818 Washington Blvd. The space is a three-level, 13,500 square-foot space that features private office suites, co-working space, conference rooms and even a row of phone booths outfitted with video conferencing capabilities. There’s also a gym, kitchen, and roof top deck shared by all the entrepreneurs who have set up offices in the space that was a former automobile showroom.


Dawn Manske and Richard Ockers, MBA’15 of the Arch Grants-winning startup team Made for Freedom are the guests this week on the Domain Tech Report on Techli.com.

Dawn shares her startup’s backstory and why she wanted to create a company that provides dignified employment for survivors of sex trafficking. Richard talks about why he joined the company before starting his MBA at Olin. The company benefited from Olin’s Hatchery course and won a $25,000 award in the YouthBridge SEIC competition.

Made for Freedom® is a St. Louis-based social enterprise that sells globally-inspired fashion apparel and accessories both online and through boutiques in order to employee marginalized women and empower survivors of sex-trafficking.



Anton Gimmel, MBA’14, is Ed Domain’s guest on Techli TV this week. He talks about his MBA experience, his travels with Olin to Israel and Budapest, and his new job as an associate at RiverVest Venture Partners in St. Louis. As a newly-minted alumnus, Anton is a great ambassador for Olin and he’s very bullish on St. Louis as a thriving startup hub. When asked to compose a tweet about his MBA experience, Anton said, “WUSTL has one of the best MBA programs in the country # it’s all about the people you meet.”

Thanks, Anton. We love you, too!