The Saint Louis Innovation Camp is now accepting sponsors, speakers, and attendees!

In the face of widespread economic turmoil, there is no greater source of hope than in the efforts of local entrepreneurs.

February 2010, members of the entrepreneur, information technology, and marketing communities will join forces with local businesses to provide a one of a kind startup and innovation camp. The Saint Louis Innovation Camp will spark technical innovation, support economic recovery for unemployed or underemployed technicians, and most importantly will usher in an entrepreneurial renaissance in the Saint Louis area.
Attendees: This three day camp will offer a full education series, interactive workshops, a number of networking events, and the coveted Innovator’s Cup. Each component of the camp will aid entrepreneurs in the development and support of innovative new products and services. The winners of the Innovator’s Cup will receive a support package from local businesses to encourage the development of their business plan. Cost of attendance is $50 per attendee.
Sponsors: Today’s entrepreneurs are the customers and suppliers of tomorrow. Support for the Innovator’s Cup will provide unique opportunities to expand your market reach, access key decision markers & early adopters, research the products & services that will impact tomorrow’s competitive landscape. Further, your support will accelerate the economic recovery of the Saint Louis market. Saint Louis Innovation Camp offers a variety of competitive sponsorship opportunities sure to fit any budget. Sponsorship ranges from $100 – $2,500.
Speakers: Share the experience that can only be learned through entrepreneurial success (& failure). In these trying economic times, entrepreneurs are even more dependent on the wisdom of their predecessors. Partner with us to teach the next generation about the journey they may face and the tips and tricks needed to thrive. At the same time, promote your company to a large audience of potential customers and suppliers. If you have time, join us on Sunday for small group workshops to implement the lessons taught in a number of speaker series. Speakers will be granted admission to the entire three day camp at no cost!

Music for the Heart and Brain

Therapeutic Effect of Music for Pain

Music therapy reduces symptoms of pain in various painful conditions like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid issues. Therapists have incorporated music therapy sessions to reduce medication in patients suffering from post-operative pains.

A number of health facilities use music therapy to complement major management and has been clinically proven effective to reduce the pain perception. Listening to music stimulates the production of endorphins which counteracts symptoms of pain. As mentioned earlier, it opens the bronchial airway and enhances oxygenation. It soothes the person as music affects breathing patterns, heart rate and blood pressure.

Music and Work

Some surveys conducted showed that employees who listen to music feel more enthusiasm and energy at work. It helps get rid of stress-induces fatigue keeping the mind in focus. According to the published article in the Neuroscience of Behavior and Physiology Journal, playing classical music enhance visual ability to recognize letters and numbers faster.

Music and Sleep

Music induces sleep as much as it helps decrease symptoms of pain. Sleep doctors recommend listening to 30 to 40-minute music as the most practical means to beat insomnia. Music decreases anxiety, helps regulate the vital statistics by lowering the blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. The best wireless bluetooth speakers can help you sleep better at night.

Music to Fight Stress

Lively music helps you feel more positive and energetic. Researches showed significantly low levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone. The best way to mend a broken heart is prescribing a good music therapy.

Music and Its Unnoticed Influence

A simple song is a delicate masterpiece carefully composed and blended with emotion and mind power. The composer, those who play the band instruments and the singer himself, were very much fulfilled on how they give that influence to those people who embraced their work. Music inspires people. It can make very simple task better. It is one of the best entertainment option to express our beliefs and innermost feelings without feeling biased.

Music and the Economy

It’s undeniable that the music industry makes billions in a year across the globe. People can earn a living by mastering their musical skills. More than just a mere hobby, anyone can embrace music as a profession. There are number of music-related jobs out there. You can study music and become a music teacher. Or if you are lucky enough, you can earn millions by becoming a singer. If not, you can also earn through gigs.

Breakthrough in technology opens vast opportunities to invest in online music promotional sites. This is a good avenue to earn handsome amount of cash even if you are not a popular artist. Have you heard of some YouTube stories? Singers have been discovered by simply uploading music videos. There are those who are willing to pay your songs even for few bucks. Not bad for a hobby. You may also earn on ads link to your pages according to the number of ads clicked. A bluetooth speaker system is a must have if you want to take your career seriously. Might as well try selling music through digital distribution, for instance mp3 audio downloads.