St. Louis Events // Week of January 2, 2023

From the last day of the TechSTL Deal to free Speed Optimizations for Non-Profits to finding a Co-founder or full-stack devs to the first Bourbon Friday of 2023, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week coming up the week of January 2-6, 2023!

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 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)

Looking for Startup, Tech, and Marketing Events?

With New Year’s this week, there’s not a ton going on, but we should get back to normal in the second week of January.

Events on January 3

Caffeinated Minds | Missouri Women’s Business Center
Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join them on Zoom. (Virtual)

Events on January 4

Co-Founder Networking: Start 2023 by Finding a Business Partner, Online | Founder Institute
This event is for anyone who is launching or thinking about launching a startup or anyone looking for a co-founder and looking to learn about co-founder relationships. There will be a short presentation on best practices for finding and formalizing a co-founder, followed by group and one-to-one speed networking. (Virtual)

Events on January 5

Starting a Small Business: The First Steps | Missouri SBDC
This workshop teaches participants essential concepts to consider before starting a small business. You will learn about the importance of discovering a target market and gaining an appreciation of understanding customers, the importance of cash flow projections and funding alternatives, and the steps in licensing and registering your business. (Virtual)

Full Stack Mock Interview Night | Savvy Coders
Here you can see the latest talent graduating and joining the job market! It will feature their newest Full Stack Web Development Graduates! This is an excellent opportunity to meet your next star employee while paying it forward to those just starting their careers. (Virtual)

Venture Cafe St. Louis
At least, I’m pretty sure they are back. So keep an eye on the schedule. (In-Person)

Events on January 6

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 January 8

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 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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