For entrepreneurs, tech devotees, and marketers in St. Louis, the week of July 3-7, 2023 offers a range of opportunities to advance and forge relationships within the local scene. Erik Lutenegger, our Founder, has organized a roster of events and opportunities for the week, which span various areas of interest, including networking, business consultations, skill enhancement, and sheer entertainment.
ESO, Accelerators and Funding Opportunities
Need Funding? Incubation? Acceleration? This is the best place to start.
Due June 30 // Call for Speakers | STL Startup Week
Are you a founder, innovator, or changemaker who wants to showcase your unique journey and insights, and be part of an event that celebrates innovation, fosters connections, and empowers entrepreneurs. Well, here’s your chance; now, this might be a little late, but I suspect they will extend this deadline.
Due July 12 // mHUB Climate & Energy Tech Accelerator
This 6-month program fast-tracks high-potential startups through hands-on product development in a state-of-the-art prototyping facility supported by world-class corporate and venture investors. It includes $100,000 cash and $75,000 in-kind services for 6.5% equity.
Due August 9 // Techstars
Accelerator applications are due for AARM Labs Lagos Techstars Accelerator, New York City, The Minnesota Twins.
Apply Now // Free WordPress Speed Optimizations for Non-Profits
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 Swingspan.app. (Free Help)
Startup, Tech & Marketing Events
Events on July 4
Fair St. Louis
Now this is a much-reduced version of the Fair than previous years. But you’ll still be able to see the parade, hang out under the Arch, and close out the night with Fireworks.
Events on July 5
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.
AI Ethics and Future Impact: Navigating Responsible AI in Business | EquityMatch.co
This live virtual discussion with industry experts will explore ethical considerations in AI development, investor perspectives on funding AI startups, and workforce transformation.
How to Build Your Startup’s MVP without a Technical Co-founder | Founder Institute
In this online session, technology expert Rodrig Naska will share insights on building an MVP without needing a technical co-founder or writing any code. He will introduce his systematic frameworks, discuss the use of no-code platforms, and provide strategies for overcoming technical challenges.
Events on July 6
Business Credit 101 | Heartland Black Chamber
This workshop, led by Lawanda McDowell and Dorothy Hall, co-founders of GetBusinessCredit.Net, provides insights into business credit building for aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs. Attendees will understand the importance of business credit, how to build it, and how to leverage it to increase earnings.
Missouri Cannabis Microbusiness Info Tour | MoCannTrade
This event, taking place in St. Louis, will provide information and education for those interested in Missouri’s cannabis microbusiness process. An expert panel, including representatives from the St. Louis NAACP, DB McCracken Law, and the Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation, will discuss eligibility, the application process, and timelines, as well as share insights for success.
Venture Cafe St. Louis on Summer Break
The theme for that evening is Corporate & Community Partnerships. Highlights include Community Connections, Starting from Square One: Generating Buzz with the Media, and a Non-profit Meet & Gree with R3 Development NFP. (In-Person)
Events on July 7
Filament Friday | Filament
You can spend the day with the Filament team with opportunities to pick their brains, brainstorm solutions to some of your personal work challenges, and co-work in a unique space with other cool people.
Mastering Outreach: Connecting and Converting for Entrepreneurs | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
In this online session, John Hill from Techstars shares critical strategies for mastering outreach for entrepreneurs. Topics covered will include identifying target audiences, building networks, standing out, maintaining follow-up strategies with limited resources, handling rejection, and navigating relational capital to meet primary needs.
Bourbon Friday will return on July 14th
We are taking much needed mid-year vacation. We will return on July 14th, so stop by then for 3 minutes or 3 hours for more great drinks and better conversations.(In-Person)
Events on July 9
St. Louis Code and Coffee
If you are interested in coding at any level and want a community to connect with and share ideas, this is an informal meet-up for anyone to work or hack on their project. (In-Person)
What’s got, you fired up for the week ahead? Share your thoughts in the comments below! We value your input and ideas as we strive to improve the St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem.
And if you have an event or deadline approaching, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.