St. Louis Events // Week of February 27, 2023

St. Louis Events - Feb 27 to Mar 3 2023

If you are an entrepreneur, techie, or marketer in the St. Louis region, there are plenty of opportunities in our ecosystem. Whether you’re looking to network, get help with your business, learn new skills, or just have a good time, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a rundown from our Founder, Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week, coming up the week of February 27 – March 3, 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
(Community Opportunity)

Open Now // MIT Solve’s Global Challenges
They are seeking social entrepreneurs using technology to solve today’s most pressing problems. Those selected will join a nine-month support program and receive access to over $1 million in funding, grants, and investments. (Accelerator)

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 7 // Inno Madness | St. Louis Inno
This annual bracket challenge aims to create awareness and excitement for a city’s startup ecosystem. These companies will compete in six rounds, with readers voting to determine the winners. The winning company is announced at the end of the challenge. So nominate your favorite local tech-enabled startups or innovative companies. (Community Awards)

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

Due March 12 // Business of Pride Awards 2023 | St. Louis Business Journal
The St. Louis Business Journal is seeking nominations to honor LGBTQIA+ business leaders and companies who are successful in their careers, active in their communities, and are advocates for inclusion and equality. (Community Awards)

Due March 31 // 2023 Arch Grants Startup Competition
It’s that time of year again, and Arch Grants is now a $75,000 non-dilutive grant with tons of resources, and all you have to do is get selected and agree to headquarter your business in St. Louis for at least one year. They also provide $25k in moving expenses if you are moving here. (Pitch Competition)

Startup, Tech, and Marketing Events

Events on February 27

Tax Tips | Kirkwood Public Library
Bring your tax questions and learn about the common mistakes people make when filing their taxes and what you should look out for when you’re filing. (In-Person)

Why Your Marketing’s Not Working (and How to Fix It) | NY Public Library, Thomas Yoseloff Business Center
Are you struggling with ineffective marketing and wasting money? Root Marketing Founder Heather Frechette-Crowley has the solution. Join her for an informative session on creating engaging marketing strategies to grow your business. You’ll walk away with the tools to capture your audience’s attention and convert them to clients. (Virtual)

Events on February 28

Generative AI for UX Writers and Designers | UX Writing Hub
This event will cover topics such as using AI to generate content for websites and apps, building user personas, analyzing user data, content marketing, and creating graphics and illustrations. Attendees will learn to use AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney to generate high-quality, original content faster and more efficiently. (Virtual)

Social Media for Your Business | Digital Main Street
Are you a business owner who wants to learn how to use social media effectively to grow your online community and drive sales? This event will cover everything from choosing the right social media platform for your business to setting up and optimizing your profiles. In addition, the workshop will cover planning and curating your social media content, as well as tools for managing platforms and scheduling posts. (Virtual)

Fundraising as a Sales Process: Finding and Closing Investors | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Join former VC and podcaster Mayra Ceja from HubSpot to learn how to supercharge your fundraising and investor outreach. You’ll discover the tools and top use cases that startup users find most important for their fundraising process. You’ll learn how to optimize your investor outreach, track your investor pipeline, and create an investor playbook. (Virtual)

Getting into All things AI and Machine Learning with Atom CTO | Founder Institute
Join Atom CTO Bhairav Patel and Sanjay Rakshit for an informative webinar exploring the exciting world of AI and Machine Learning. This session will cover various topics, including the true meaning of AI and ML, the importance of data in AI, and when startups should consider incorporating AI into their businesses. (Virtual)

Events on March 1

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

Understanding Business Model & Opportunity Mapping | Bonanza Design
Business models and opportunity mapping are essential for both new and established businesses. At this webinar, you will learn to understand what a business model and opportunity mapping are, find the best ways to build ones that fit your company’s needs and identify and evaluate potential business opportunities. (Virtual)

Content marketing for your small business | Wenta
Join this webinar and learn how to use content marketing to generate customer conversions for your small business! This is meant to be a beginner’s guide to content marketing and will cover the advantages of content marketing and explore target markets and the types of content you could use to market your business. (Virtual)

Boost Campaign Performance and Customer Lifetime Value With Predictive AI | Insider Intelligence
At this event, you’ll hear real-world examples and learn how to address and overcome the current challenges in driving campaign performance, integrate AI into your marketing process and make it a foundational element of your strategy, and confidently predict marketing success results. (Virtual)

Events on March 2

Women Who Code CONNECT Empower Online Developer Conference
This all-day event honors International Women’s Day by offering you career insights, technical education, professional tools, and community support so that you feel empowered to succeed in your technology career. You’ll get technical workshops and talks, career networking sessions, and opportunities to connect with other professionals to empower you on your career journey. (Virtual)

Fast Talk “Digital Anthropology” | IE Executive Education
This event aims to explore the intersection of humanity and technology in a rapidly evolving business ecosystem and brings together business leaders from around the world to discuss trending and disruptive topics in the business world. (Virtual)

Painting the Tech Business Model Canvas Workshop Series | Missouri SBDC
This 6 week offering introduces technology startups to the steps necessary for developing a business model canvas for their early concept. After completing this workshop series, participants will be able to: Develop a draft Business Model Canvas, Develop a draft Value Proposition Canvas, Learn the basics of conducting customer discovery interviews, and Gain feedback to determine the next steps for their concept. One crucial thing you need to know is registration for this close on March 1st, so you only have a short time to signup. (Virtual)

Why Sales Reps Don’t Use Marketing-Generated Content and What to Do About It | MarketingProfs
At this webinar, you’ll learn how to overcome the inherent credibility gap marketers face, what sellers need to use your content effectively,
and how to create a sustainable content lifecycle model. (Virtual)

Skandalaris Venture Competition Semifinals
Join the Skandalaris Center in the Crowder Courtyard on Thursday as semifinalists compete for a spot in the finals! SVC semifinalists will do their best pitch at this IdeaBounce® inspired event, where attendees will get to vote for a People’s Choice $250 winner out of the semifinalists. (In-Person)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Serendipitous Collisions
This event is mainly focused on the networking portion of Venture Cafe, but there are also two special programs. First, it’s Influencer Marketing: How to turn Fans into Customers from TechSTL & tactix will showcase the recent graduates of the Online Sales Accelerator and discuss top strategies for building funnels to drive sales. And second, TechEXP: Content Generation through AI from TechSTL, Integrity, has recently rolled out a new platform called Scribble AI which utilizes AI to generate blog content in a fraction of the time. John Simanowitz and his team from Integrity will be there to show it off. (In-Person)

Events on March 3

March 3-5 // Art in Bloom 2023 | Saint Louis Art Museum
This annual celebration of flowers and fine art will feature dozens of works from the collection imaginatively interpreted through floral design. In addition, the festival includes special ticketed events, family activities, dining, and shopping. (In-Person)

Machine learning and AI in biological science, drug discovery and medicine | The Royal Society
This conference will explore machine learning and artificial intelligence advancements for biological research, drug discovery, and treatment. And feature three sessions on target discovery, computational clinical trial design, and protein folding prediction. There also be a keynote with Dr. Demis Hassabis from DeepMind. (Virtual)

AMA Marketing Conference – Art of Storytelling | AMA St. Louis
This conference features eight industry leaders who will share their stories of Product, Price, Place, Promotion, People, Packaging, and Positioning. The conference will also offer agency tours and an awards ceremony for Outstanding Collegiate Chapters and Outstanding Marketing Students. So come and learn to craft a compelling story and connect better with your audience. (In-Person)

FREE Online Sales Bootcamp | TechSTL
This workshop is perfect for those wanting to scale their business through digital marketing and online sales. It features industry leaders and experts sharing leading-edge branding, marketing, e-commerce, and sales strategies. Attendees will leave with actionable goals to improve their sales process and digital presence. (In-Person)

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)

Crash Course Business Mixer | HSSU Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
This event is designed for entrepreneurs and innovators looking to accelerate and sustain their businesses. And will feature a speaker presentation on “How to Trademark and Copyright Your Intellectual Property,” followed by a networking session with small bites. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and expand your network! (In-Person)

Events on March 5

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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