St. Louis Events // Week of December 26, 2022

From free Speed Optimizations for Non-Profits to the last day of the TechSTL Deal to a virtual VC Holiday Mixer to a virtual session about Diversity Certification, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week coming up the week of December 26-30, 2022!

ESO, Accelerators, and Volunteer Applications

Are you looking for Accelerators, Incubators or Funding? Here’s an excellent place to start!

Join Now // TechSTL Memberships – Black Friday Deal
TechSTL is having a “Black Friday” sale on their Individual & Organization memberships until the end of the year. (Membership Deal)

Apply Now // Free WordPress Speed Optimizations – SwingSpan
Tenacity has officially launched SwingSpan, a Digital Divide program that provides free WordPress Speed Optimizations for Non-profits. So if you are part of a non-profit or know someone who is, and they use WordPress for their website, go apply at (Free Help)

Due December 30 // HR Awards 2023 – St. Louis Business Journal
The HR Awards recognizes the important work individuals, companies, and organizations are doing in the field of human resources to make St. Louis-area firms and organizations successful. (Nomination)

Due January 4 // TechStars Accelerator
Accelerator applications are due for Chicago, Detroit, Industries of the Future, New York, Oakland, Sustainability Paris, and Techstars/Audi Denkwerkstatt Founder Innovation. (Accelerator)

Due January 15 // WashU Olin’s Big IdeaBounceĀ®
This Award supports the vision and passion of Washington University in St. Louis students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni who are creating Scalable, Sustainable, For-profit, and Quick-to-market ventures with proof of concept for a broad impact. (Pitch Contest)

Tech, Startup, and Marketing Events?

The holidays are coming up, so there are only a few events this week in the St. Louis Startup ecosystem.

Events on December 28

VC Lab Holiday Mixer | The Founder Institute
This networking event will be an opportunity to share experiences and celebrate the holidays and is intended for venture capitalists, aspiring VCs, and leaders in the venture capital ecosystem.(Virtual)

Events on December 29

Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business | SCORE St. Louis
At this interactive Q&A session, they’ll spend the whole time responding to your inquiries about Supplier Diversity & Certifications and reinforcing the information in the course modules you’ve already watched. (Virtual)

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Watch Are Total Wine Bourbons Any Good?
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What applications are you working on? What events do we need in St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem? Let us know in the comments!

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