Industry expert on Sustainable / Regenerative Design. He facilitates sustainable design integration among all departments and business units and is acutely involved in refining the firm’s design process through the creation of new sustainable tools and processes.
Emily Lohse-Busch is passionate about actively strengthening the greater St. Louis region by helping to build and sustain a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In her career, Emily has worked extensively in the nonprofit and social sectors, helping organizations around the world to achieve their mission.
Serial entrepreneur, author, artist, Co-founder of Square, CEO of Invisibly
Josh started Companion Baking in St. Louis in 1993 at the age of 24. His vision was clear and concise: create wholesome and delicious European breads with simple ingredients. Starting with just six breads in its product line, Companion quickly made a name for itself, receiving orders from various local restaurants and specialty stores.
Today, Companion’s award winning bread is served in more than 200 local restaurants, grocery stores and businesses around St. Louis and beyond.
From serenading ballads at jazz lounges to championing all women beat battles, pianist, producer and singer-songwriter Katarra Parson has performed in venues across the nation. This St. Louis native brings a variety of talents and styles to the table, pulling audiences into her impassioned performances with vocals and keys that blend Jazz, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, and Classical influences.
St. Louis native Mvstermind is an emerging star with an expressive flow that both speaks to the reality of contemporary America and offers hope to audiences.
Sarah's passion lies in building a clean protein supply to sustain the world's exponentially growing population. She founded Mighty Cricket to harness the mighty potential of overlooked food sources - like crickets - by turning them into delicious meals and snacks.
Sukanya Mani is a highly qualified leader with experience in both community engagement and arts, and cultural landscape in nonprofit institutions. She has a deep appreciation of the role of arts in the community and works with respected organizations where she can continue to make an important contribution to the American cultural landscape.