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The world doesn’t need another Jim McKelvey Wikipedia page.

Please don’t ask me to connect on Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram. I’m not there. I’ve got better things to do. And frankly, so do you.

And just like you don’t need to know what I had for dinner last night, you don’t need to know about where I was born or a meaningless laundry list of the things I’ve done. That’s what Wikipedia is for.

Through the things I do and the people I meet, I aim to be a conduit to ideas, innovation, and even to entrepreneurship. I want to explore. I want to solve problems. And to inspire others to do the same.

And that, my friends, is the most important thing you need to remember about me.


Launch Code is building a skilled workforce by creating pathways for driven people seeking careers in technology. They are helping jobseekers enter the tech field by providing accessible education, training and paid apprenticeship job placement.

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis is to promote independent inquiry in engineering research and education with an emphasis on scientific excellence, innovation and collaboration without boundaries

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Invisibly is building a better digital ecosystem. Your attention is bought and sold hundreds of times a day without your knowledge. Invisibly allows you to take back control.

Third Degree Glass Factory offers everyone an opportunity to discover the incredible qualities of glass in its many stages, and to have an amazing experience with it in whatever capacity they might find it.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis promotes a healthy economy and financial stability by pursuing maximum employment, ensuring safety and soundness on the nation’s financial system, maintaining customer trust and so much more.

MADE is the place where St. Louis Makers, Artists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs create and collaborate. There is work in this world only you can make. Your side hustle, your bright idea, your passion project. MADE is where it’s going to happen. From the ground up. With your own two hands.

FINTOP is a team of entrepreneurs and founders that have ridden the ups and downs of the startup world and found success. FINTOP partners with an entrepreneur, brings that understanding, along with our networks, our experience, and our capital.