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Season 3 of the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast is underway, and Rachel Simon-Lee was invited to talk about her experience as an entrepreneur in St. Louis, founding Heartwork Videos while keeping her full-time job, and her plans for the future of her start-up. 

 Simon-Lee and Igwe with hosts Christy Maxfield & Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore

Simon-Lee and Igwe with hosts Christy Maxfield & Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore

 Simon-Lee and Igwe at CIC @ CET for the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast taping

Simon-Lee and Igwe at CIC @ CET for the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast taping

Simon-Lee was joined by recent Arch Grants winner, Melanie Igwe of Ilerasoft. Simon-Lee from Nashville, and Igwe a more recent transplant from Texas, feel St. Louis has been welcoming, encouraging, and supportive of their efforts and entrepreneurship generally. As St. Louis steadily climbs in the ranks of the top US cities for startups, entrepreneurs are either moving here for a more geo-friendly location or funding opportunities like Arch Grants. 

Hosts of Entrepreneurially Thinking, Christy Maxfield (Center for Emerging Technologies) and Dr. Cheryl Watkins Moore (BioSTL) have branded their show as a way to learn about and keep up with what's going on in the entrepreneurially ecosystem in St. Louis. Simon-Lee first heard about Dr. Watkins-Moore on the podcast We Live Here discussing funding disparities within the start-up world for black women. 

 Melanie Igwe, Christy Maxfield, Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, Rachel Simon-Lee

Melanie Igwe, Christy Maxfield, Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore, Rachel Simon-Lee