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St. Louis tech startups get a boost with Moonshot Labs opening

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis non-profit is opening Moonshot Labs, a shared workspace that allows startup tech companies to bounce ideas off of each other and grow together using geospatial data.

Developers at T-REX said this means more tech jobs created in our town.

“The Moonshot Lab initiative that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is partnering with is a one-of-a-kind initiative,” Dr. Patricia Hagen, T-REX said. “These things are really important elements of a movement focused on geospatial tech that don’t exist elsewhere in the county.”

Hagen said the potential is exponential. The business that will utilize this 1,600 square foot lab are tech companies that utilize geospatial data. Geospatial data describes things on earth: objects, people, etc.

“You may have seen early in the pandemic a lot of effort in tracking the disease,” Mark Tatgenhorst, T-REX Geospatial Program Director said. “Where is the virus, where is it going to spread too. folks in the medical industry used geospatial data.”

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