St. Louis Events // Week of June 3, 2024 – Startups, AI, Tech & Marketing

St. Louis Events: June 3-9

Entrepreneurs, techies, and marketers in St. Louis prepare for a week of unparalleled opportunities! During the week of June 3-9, our Founder, Erik Lutenegger, has curated a can’t-miss guide to the best events, resources, and experiences tailored to your professional and personal needs. Take advantage of this chance to elevate your journey.

Funding, ESO, and Accelerator Opportunities

Due June 7 // 43North Accelerator Program
This startup accelerator offers $1 million investments to five seed-stage companies in exchange for 5% equity and includes 12 months of mentorship, office space, and access to a vast network of investors, partners, and customers. Companies must relocate to Buffalo, NY, for one year, participating in various support activities to help scale their business. (Accelerator)

Due June 9 // Champions for Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2024 | St. Louis Business Journal
The Champions for Diversity & Inclusion program will honor individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace and in the St. Louis community. (Community Award)

Free WordPress Speed Optimizations for Non-Profits

Check out Tenacity’s Digital Divide program that provides free WordPress Speed Optimizations for Non-profits. If you are part of a non-profit or know someone who is, and they use WordPress for their website, apply at Swingspan.app.


Entrepreneurship, Tech & Marketing Events

June 3

How to build an investor-ready financial model | Enterprise Nation
Learn from Joe Hartman how to build compelling financial models that attract investors. This session highlights critical financial metrics, best practices, and strategies for creating accurate and persuasive financial forecasts. (Virtual)

The Ultimate Power Pitch | NY Public Library, Thomas Yoseloff Business Center
Discover how to craft a powerful business pitch with Rochelle Lisner, focusing on clear, memorable communication to generate leads and convert conversations into clients during this engaging online session. (Virtual)

What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research | Founder Institute
Join experts as they reveal what makes a successful entrepreneur, based on 15 years of research. This session includes an in-depth look at the Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, the 9 key profiles, and strategies to refine your startup potential. (Virtual)

Social Media Safety for Creatives and Professionals | CreativeMornings
Learn to enhance your social media safety with Jerrod Lew. This session focuses on analyzing platform safety, implementing security measures, and protecting personal information, concluding with a Q&A and an optional networking session. (Virtual)

STL Startup World Cup: Biotech / Healthtech Semi-Final Competition | TechSTL
Ten leading Biotech and Healthtech startups will present their pitches to VC judges. The winning founder will advance to the Startup World Cup Grand Finale, competing for a $1,000,000 investment prize. (In-Person | The Post Building)

June 4

How to Elevate Your Social Media Game | WE NYC
Carolina Villarreal will guide attendees through selecting the best social media platforms, crafting effective content strategies, mastering posting techniques, and engaging audiences to elevate their business’s social media presence. (Virtual)

Beyond ChatGPT: Elevating Marketing with AI-Generated Graphics, Audio, and Video | American Marketing Association
Investigate advanced AI applications in marketing with Natalie Lambert and Clement Desmouceaux. The webinar covers AI tools for creating graphics, audio, and video, developing essential skills, and evaluating the impact of AI on marketing strategies. (Virtual)

Contracting with the Government | SCORE Bi-State Region
This class covers navigating, researching, and connecting to the government marketplace. Attendees will leave with useful tools and the next steps to take to compete for federal, state, or local government contracts. (Virtual)

Beyond the ADDYs 2024 | AAF Ad Club St. Louis
Carolina Villarreal will guide attendees through selecting the best social media platforms, crafting effective content strategies, mastering posting techniques, and engaging audiences to elevate their business’s social media presence. (In-Person | Work & Leisure)

June 5

1 Million Cups St. Louis | Presenter: Justine Petersen
This event is for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community here in St. Louis. (In-Person | CIC @ Sarah)

TechSTL Monthly Member Breakfast
Once a month, TechSTL Members can join the TechSTL leadership team and other active members for a monthly update breakfast. (In-Person)

Shared Missions Driving the Success of Missouri: Mornings on Main Webinar | Missouri Main Street Connection
Connect with Missouri programs offering funding and volunteers for economic opportunities, community strengthening, and downtown revitalization in this insightful “Mornings on Main” webinar. (Virtual)

Social Media: Is The Problem Me Or The Algorithm? | Nonprofit Marketers Network-STL
This session is for anyone who’s struggled to make sense of their social media data. Have you found a trend relating interactions to time/day posted, tags, content type, etc.? Let’s look at the data together and determine if the problem is us, the algorithm, or maybe a little of both. (In-Person | Guardian Angel Settlement Association)

Video Games and Philanthropy w/ BGG CEO Rob Powell | St. Louis County Library
BGG Foundation founder & CEO Robert Powell will discuss his time working for Sony Playstation and what inspired him to create his foundation. Ages 12-17.  (Virtual)

Summer with Skandy: Think Like an Entrepreneur | Skandalaris Center
Unleash your inner entrepreneur and embrace an innovative mindset in this dynamic presentation. Ellie Scott, Founder of Bayleaf Consulting, will share the top three traits of leading entrepreneurs and teach you how to apply them in your everyday life. (In-Person | Umrath Lounge in Umrath Hall, WashU)

Leveraging Gen AI Chat at Enterprise Level using Amazon Bedrock | TechSTL
Understand the integration of generative AI chatbots in enterprise environments using Amazon Bedrock. Learn from experts at 1904 Labs and TechSTL about creating secure, innovative AI solutions and their impact on business productivity and user engagement​. (In-Person | Havana Room at Cortex)

Intersectionality Of Design And Accessibility | AIGA St. Louis
Matthew Luken from Deque Systems will present strategies for enhancing accessibility in design, highlighting how to reduce defects significantly. Gain insights and practical examples that are useful for designers at any stage, along with a Q&A segment. (Virtual)

June 6

What’s “In” and “Out” for ABM in 2024 | Demandbase
Explore the future of ABM with experts Jon Barcellos and Tom Keefe as they discuss effective strategies for 2024. Topics include identifying outdated tactics, monitoring ROI, and implementing innovative ABM plays without significant investment. (Virtual)

Foundational ABM Building Blocks | MarketingProfs
Rachael Foster and Dan Dolph of ZoomInfo share essential strategies for building and maintaining an effective ABM program. Topics include data foundation, engagement optimization, aligning with the customer lifecycle, and establishing KPIs and reporting strategies. (Virtual)

“Year-End” Happy Hour & Networking Event | AMA Saint Louis
Celebrate the end of the programming year at AMA St. Louis’s Year-End Happy Hour & Networking Event. Connect with marketing professionals, discuss industry trends, and build relationships over appetizers and a cash bar. (In-Person | Global Brew)

Downtown Summer Nights Kickoff | Greater St. Louis, Inc.
Enjoy the kickoff of Downtown Summer Nights at Kiener Plaza with DJ NICO MARIE. This weekly event features live music, food trucks, pop-up bars, and special performances, creating a vibrant summer celebration in downtown St. Louis. (In-Person | Keiner Plaza)

Founders Lounge | MultiPass Venture Community
Entrepreneurs can enjoy an evening fostering relationships, exchanging stories, and gathering insights. It promotes networking, provides opportunities for potential collaborations, and includes inspirational talks from successful entrepreneurs. (In-Person | Aloft St. Louis)

June 7

SuperCollider | Filament
Engage in a productive and collaborative day where teams can push projects forward. The event provides access to workshops led by Filament, creative brainstorming with nonprofits, and discussions aimed at fostering innovation and enhancing team dynamics​ (In-Person | Filament)

New Skills for Work: Rapid Ways to Innovate like a Startup | Filament
Participate in an interactive workshop to learn rapid innovation techniques. The event includes engaging exercises to help startups and entrepreneurs effectively test ideas and develop skills needed to succeed with minimal resources​ (In-Person | Filament)

Acing the Application Process for Accelerators with Jules Walker | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Join Jules Walker for an exclusive session on mastering accelerator applications. Learn about the key elements that make an application successful, how to align your application with accelerator goals, and practical tips for standing out in a competitive selection process. (Virtual)

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. (In-Person | TechArtista Downtown)

June 8

Floral Fresh
Immerse yourself in a floral wonderland at HeyDays HQ. This event features stunning floral arrangements, lively music, and refreshing drinks, creating a magical evening of creativity and blooming fun. (In-Person | HeyDays HQ)

CITY Block Party
The CITY Block Party free concert series is a pre-match tradition that brings together the community and celebrates the intersection of music and soccer. CITY SC has unveiled the block party’s upcoming entertainment lineup, which will feature national, regional, and local musicians, including the club’s “Homegrown” artists. (In-Person | CITYPARK)

Central West End Cocktail Party
Enjoy an evening of entertainment with performances by fire dancers and aerial artists, live music, and a cocktail competition. For a lively night out, sample food and drinks from numerous local bars and restaurants. (In-Person | Central West End)

June 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 | TechArtista UCity)

Festival of Nations x Music at the Intersection | International Institute of St. Louis
Experience the vibrant sounds of DJ Akis, blending reggae and Afro-beats, at Sophie’s Artist Lounge. The event promises music, prizes, and a festive environment, perfect for a summer evening of entertainment. (In-Person | Sophie’s Artist Lounge)

Office Hours

June 4 // Small Business Legal Clinic | Cortex’s Square One & Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Meet one-on-one with a business attorney from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for a free business consultation. (Virtual)

June 7 // B2B Sales Help Office Hours for Founders | Marketing for Founders
Struggling with closing B2B deals and reaching your first $10k MRR? Join our office hours to identify and address the reasons why you’re not converting leads, whether it’s an unclear value proposition, targeting the wrong audience, or ineffective outreach. (Virtual)

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We’re eager to learn what’s got you excited this week! Your input is crucial as we elevate the St. Louis startup, tech, and marketing ecosystem. And if you have an upcoming event or important date, don’t hesitate to contact us at events@bourbonfriday.show.

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