Nicholson & Stillwell is a privately owned business with offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Together, Melissa Kinsey, Kathy Schienle, and Tess McMahon run the show.
St. Louis is a dynamic Midwestern city with growing visibility in medicine, biotech, and related fields. Fortune magazine has singled out St. Louis as the fastest-growing city in the United States for tech jobs. The city is home to the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine. Wash U's affiliated medical center is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation, according to the annual Honor Roll published by U.S. News and World Report.
Indianapolis is a leader in pharmaceuticals (Eli Lily), medical devices and equipment (TriMedx, Symmetry Medical, Biomet), and health insurance (WellPoint, Anthem). It's also the site of the new Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, the first industry-led collaborative life sciences research institute in the country, whose mission is to discover, develop, and deliver biosciences innovations.
In a piece posted June 2, 2015, Tech Crunch applauded the Midwest for offering startups all the right ingredients — technology, talent, early-stage capital, and a truly connected community.