St. Louis Events // Week of February 13, 2023

February 13-17 - St. Louis Events

If you are an entrepreneur or startup enthusiast based in St. Louis, you’ll want to pay attention to this list of upcoming events and deadlines. From hackathons and pitch competitions to workshops and networking opportunities, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to advance your skills, network with your peers, or take your business to the next level, these events will provide you with the necessary resources and support. Here’s a rundown from our Founder, Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week, coming up the week of February 13 – 17, 2023!

Accelerator, ESO, and Funding Opportunities

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

Apply Now // Free WordPress Speed Optimizations from 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, apply at (Free Help)

Open Now // TechWeek St. Louis Sign-ups | TechSTL
Techweek St. Louis is just around the corner, and if you want to be part of the action? There are three ways to get involved Partner or Sponsor, apply to Speak or Host, or Join the Planning Committee.
Sponsorship Kit
Apply to Speak

Due February 15 // MentorUP Program | ITEN
ITEN’s MentorUp is the newest component of its services to support innovation-led startups. MentorUp offers dedicated one-to-one guidance during a critical time in a startup’s growth while providing training and peer connection for mentors in the cohort. After completing the 6-month cohort, mentors will also be eligible for certification through WeLoveMentors. (Mentor Opportunity)

Due February 15 // TACTIX Virtual Accelerator Scholarship | TechSTL
This is for Scholarship applications for the TACTIX Accelerator from TechSTL for 50 BIPOC Women Entrepreneurs to participate in theAccelerator this spring to fast-track their digital marketing and online sales. Full scholarships will be provided to business owners in the 15-county Greater St Louis area.(Accelerator)

Due February 15 // {eHacks} Hackathon Signups | SIUE
This 36-hour hackathon allows students to create innovative projects, learn new skills, network with their peers, and have fun. This year, it will be in person and take place from March 3-5 at T-REX. (Hackathon)

Due February 16 // EQ 2023 Pitch Competition | UMSL
This competition is meant to help student entrepreneurs move their businesses further faster. The most promising applicants will be invited to receive coaching and to participate in a pitch competition, during which the first, second, and third place winners will receive $3000, $2000, and $1000 cash prizes, respectively.(Pitch Competition)

Due February 28 // Missouri Startup Weekend Pitch
Did you ever want to launch a Startup in one weekend with access to talent, mentors, resources, unlimited coffee, and even seven meals from a top chef? Well, at Missouri Startup week, you can. Winners receive up to $2.5k in cash, PR, help with legal formation, and are invited to Scale’s next cohort! (Pitch Competition)

Due February 28 // The U.S. Bank Foundation Cleantech Inclusion Award | Evergreen Climate Innovations
This pitch competition is for underrepresented and underserved cleantech entrepreneurs building innovative companies that benefit the environment and drive economic development. The winners will receive a $25,000 non-recourse grant, mentoring, and increased exposure to investors and customers. There are some other criteria to apply, so check those out. (Pitch Competition & Funding)

Due March 8 // Techstars Accelerator Applications
Accelerator applications are due for TechStars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy (Accelerator)

Startup, Tech, and Marketing Events

Events on February 13

February 13-17 // TechWeek by General Assembly
This will be a great event if you need to work all day but want to catch some great panels in the evening since it’s Australia time. Highlights include Inclusive Design for a Digital World, Artificial Intelligence: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?, Using Transferrable Skills to Land a Tech Job With a Non-tech Background, The ABCs of Metaverse, and Demystifying the Internet of Things: How Is IoT Shaping the World? (Virtual)

Events on February 14

Optimizing for Search Engines – Understanding SEO Basics | Digital Main Street
Here you’ll learn: What is SEO? Importance of keywords, Copywriting for SEO, On-page tactics, Off-page tactics, Technical SEO, and how to audit your website. (Virtual)

Grow With Google – Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing | Heartland Black Chamber
This workshop is aimed at small business owners and entrepreneurs to help drive sales. And will teach participants quick ways to promote their products online using Google tools, focusing on using a Google Business Profile and the Google Merchant Center. (In-Person)

VOICES – STL Inclusive Entrepreneurship Affinity Group | BioSTL & CET
If you are a woman, person of color, foreign-born, or LGBTQ+ in the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem, this is a chance to share your voice, connect to peers and resources in the entrepreneur ecosystem, and lead change within your community and organization. (In-Person)

Vetworking STL February 2023
This Happy Hour will be at Llywelyn’s in St. Charles, and you can join them for a night of networking with fellow veterans, organizations, and employers. So if you are a transitioning service member or a job-seeking veteran, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet with fellow veterans and companies around St. Louis. (In-Person)

Events on February 15

1 Million Cups St. Louis
This event is for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community here in St. Louis. (In-Person)

AWSome Day Conference | AWS
This free virtual 3-hour AWS Cloud training event will introduce you to the fundamentals of cloud computing and give you resources to kick-start your journey into building on AWS. (Virtual)

Boring2Boring: Where Brands Go Wrong With B2B Video Marketing | Insider Intelligence
Here you’ll learn 5 video marketing mistakes when planning and producing B2B ad creative,
insights and examples for creating B2B videos that are informative and entertaining, and specific video types and strategies to use in B2B campaigns for legacy and emerging channels. (Virtual)

Getting Ready for a Business Loan | Missouri SBDC
At this webinar, they’ll dive into the five C’s of credit and help you understand how your business can prepare for a business loan. (Virtual)

How to Leverage Effective Video Storytelling | Social Media Club STL
This workshop is aimed at individuals and businesses looking to utilize video as a marketing tool. The speaker, Chris Ryan, Creative Director of Once Films, will cover the basics of video storytelling, provide tips and tricks for creating effective content, and feature real-life examples of successful videos. (In-Person)

Skandalaris Center IDEABOUNCEĀ®
This is your chance to pitch your ideas, get feedback, and make connections. This event is open to everyone. Cash prizes for the top ideas will be awarded. (In-Person)

Monthly Founders Meetup Series: Startups, Self-care, & You | Devon Moody-Graham at T-REX
At this event, they will connect and tackle topics to help Founders work smarter, be healthier and always remember the U in Startup first. This month they’ll have fresh cold-pressed juice samples from Raw Belly Juice. (In-Person)

Getting Funding for your Startup in a Downturn Market | Founder Institute
At this workshop, Sam Simpson, co-founder of Founder Catalyst, will provide practical, step-by-step advice on critical metrics and prerequisites for raising funding, how to make a business more attractive to investors, and the best ways to source funding resources. (Virtual)

Events on February 16

#SheCan Connect Networking Meet Up
SheCan Connect is a growing community for female leaders, entrepreneurs, side hustlers, and creatives. If you are a woman of faith seeking growth, strategy, resources, and inspiration by combining spiritual and professional development, this is an event for you. (In-Person)

2023 Events-Related Predictions: Clearing the Fog With Cvent’s Crystal Ball | MarketingProfs
Here you’ll learn how and why event ROI is growing in importance, how event teams will address looming staffing shortages, and how the roles of video and technology are expanding. (Virtual)

Rethinking Entrepreneurship: A Focus on Neurodiversity | StartSpace powered by State Library Victoria
This online session is focused on the experiences of neurodiverse entrepreneurs, particularly those with autism. It will feature first-hand experiences of autistic social entrepreneurs who will share their strengths, challenges, and insights on how the entrepreneurial ecosystem could better support them. The panel features Dr. Sharon Zivkovic, Community Capacity Builders, Kayt McGeary, ACE Gear Bags, and Kyriakos Gold of Just Gold. (Virtual)

Geosaurus Unleashed | T-REX
You can join them for networking and a panel discussion. All are welcome! The Topic for the evening is Maps to Metaverse. Panelists will include experts from St. Luke’s Hospital, USGIF, and Riverside Research. (In-Person)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Collide
This is a special one and is the first of a monthly collaboration with TechSTL called Collide. This month’s focus is Digital Health to show off how the data revolution is reshaping even legacy industries like Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, and Medicine! (In-Person)

Events on February 17

Bourbon Friday | TechArtista Downtown
It’s Friday, and it’s not Friday without Bourbon Friday. And you can join us at Techartista Downtown for our weekly social gathering celebrating the St. Louis startup scene. Stop by for 3 minutes or 3 hours for more great drinks and better conversations. Don’t forget to help us select our Featured Bourbon of the Week by following us on Instagram! (In-Person)

Events on February 19

St. Louis Code and Coffee | TechArtista UCity
If you are interested in coding at any level and want a community to connect with and share ideas, this is an informal meetup for anyone to work/hack on their project. (In-Person)

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What are you excited for this week? What do we need in St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem? Let us know in the comments!

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