St. Louis Events // Week of June 5, 2023

JUNE - St. Louis Events // June 5-9, 2023

Many opportunities await entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and marketers in the St. Louis region during the week of June 5-9, 2023, allowing them to develop and network within the local community. Our Founder, Erik Lutenegger, has organized a selection of events and opportunities for the week, catering to various interests like networking, obtaining business help, enhancing skills, and having a good time.

ESO, Accelerators and Funding Opportunities

Need Funding? Incubation? Acceleration? This is the best place to start.

Open Now // 2023 Tech Hub Survey | TechSTL
Take 5-10 minutes to Help Build a Healthier Innovation Ecosystem for all people in the St. Louis Metro.(Community)

Due June 7 // Techstars
Accelerator applications are due for Alabama EnergyTech, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Economic Mobility, Physical Health Fort Worth, Space, Tel Aviv, and then “Powered by JP Morgan” for Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington DC.

Due June 9 // Million Dollar Pitch | Hubspot for Startups
Are you ready to showcase your unicorn potential? Join this new competition, where six exceptional startup leaders will be flown out to INBOUND ’23 to present their startups to a panel of top-tier judges. Not only will startups receive invaluable feedback, but they will also be considered for an investment of up to one million dollars! (Pitch)

Due June 16 // Midwest CoFounder Match Week
Connect with people you wouldn’t otherwise encounter, and meet your potential cofounder or early hire. Only people looking for co-founders or first hires will be approved to ensure quality. (Co-founders & Early Hires)

Due June 28 // NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge 2023
The 2023 NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge recognizes and supports entrepreneurs and visionaries working on technology that advances the agency’s science goals, particularly in lunar exploration and climate science with prizes totaling $1 Million. (Pitch)

Due June 29 // xTechSBIR Autonomy
The U.S. Army is inviting entities to join the xTech Small Business Innovation Research Autonomy competition. This is a chance for eligible small businesses to present their innovative technology solutions directly to the Department of Defense, with the opportunity to win prize money and potentially receive a Phase I SBIR award of up to $250,000 each. (Funding)

Due July 2 // NSIN Forge
In partnership with FedTech, this program matches cutting-edge DoD tech with early-stage startups for an intensive, twelve-week cohort. Companies work closely with various subject matter experts to assess the technologies’ market viability and commercialization potential. Successful ventures license the tech and develop solutions that impact the DoD and the private sector. (Entrepreneurship Program)

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 (Free Help)

Startup, Tech & Marketing Events

Events on June 5

Cyber Resilience: What to Do When Your Small Business Is Under Attack | Toronto Small Business Enterprise Centre
In this webinar, learn how to build cyber resilience and prepare for cyber-attacks targeting small businesses. And discover steps to mitigate risks, identify cyber-attacks, and effectively respond. (Virtual)

Events on June 6

The Future of Social Media: Emerging Trends and How to Stay Ahead of the Curve | CMS Wire
In this insightful webinar, discover the latest trends and strategies for navigating the ever-evolving world of social media. And explore the power of AI, analytics, and data in transforming customer journeys and optimizing brand experiences. (Virtual)

Pitching Principles for Idea Stage Founders | Founder Institute
At this event, you’ll learn the essentials of pitching for idea-stage founders. Expert Lance Cottrell will guide you through pitch deck content, presentation structure, and effective delivery techniques. (Virtual)

Events on June 7

1 Million Cups St. Louis | Presenters: Megan Reed Coaching
This event is for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community here in St. Louis. The presenter is Megan Reed Coaching. (In-Person)

Lean UX Process: Integrating UX into Agile Development | Bonanza Design
At this live event, Behrad Mirafshar, a seasoned UX strategist, will break down the Lean UX Process and its benefits in Agile while exploring the role of designers in an agile workflow. (Virtual)

Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps | Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
In this seminar by Michelle Cunningham, learn the first steps to winning government contracts and Gain insights into government registrations, certifications, and bidding opportunities. (Virtual)

Revenue Marketing Festival
Step into the future of marketing with a next-gen community of revenue marketers by tapping into more than 20 of the brightest revenue marketing minds to get tailored answers to your most burning questions. (Virtual)

Events Reimagined: How Digital Transformation is Revolutionizing the Event Industry | AMA
Explore the impact of digital transformation on the event industry. And learn about blending physical and digital experiences, leveraging digitized channels for personalized engagement, and gaining valuable audience insights. (Virtual)

Doing Business Global | Heartland Black Chamber
At this event powered by CEOMom Empire and the Chamber, participants gain training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to thrive in the global marketplace. (In-Person)

Q3 Happy Hour Networking Party | Erin Joy
Celebrate summer and connect with incredible women entrepreneurs and business leaders at this exclusive networking event. Enjoy meaningful conversations, and great drinks, while forging powerful connections with St. Louis’ top female leaders. (In-Person)

Events on June 8

June 8-9 // PlatformCon 2023
Join the top DevOps and platform engineering leaders on this virtual stage to learn and celebrate a community of 15k+ platform engineers. (Virtual)

Get Creative on TikTok – The TikTok for Business Masterclass for SMBs | Startup Network Europe
Unleash your creativity and grow your business with TikTok! Join this exclusive masterclass featuring industry experts and discover the creative toolkit, best practices, TikTok Creator Marketplace, and debunked myths. (Virtual)

How Generative AI models accelerate AI Revolution | Women in AI – Engage USA
This is part of a series of monthly events that connect women in AI, ML, and Data Science. Join them for insightful talks, panel discussions, and workshops while engaging with industry experts and building connections in the AI community. (Virtual)

Revolutionizing Your Measurement Strategy | Insider Intelligence
Here you learn about The challenges media companies are grappling with to provide accurate measurement without cookies, Why you should apply nondigital frameworks to your campaigns in today’s digital landscape, and How to successfully leverage new sources, like on-site search data, to deliver next-generation measurement. (Virtual)

AgriTech Thursdays @ T-REX
This is a monthly after-work event focused on agricultural technologies research and collaboration in the St Louis region. The presenter is Katie Murphy, from the Danforth Center, who will speak on Plant Phenotyping for Climate Tolerant Crops. (In-Person)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Community Activations
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 June 9

June 9-10 // IC PRIDE Recruitment Event
This free event is an opportunity to engage with members of the U.S. Intelligence Community and learn about different career paths, benefits, and the IC Mission. This event is hosted by the NGA and is open to all members of the public. (In-Person)

Marketing Strategy Friday Forum | MarketingProfs
Discover effective marketing strategies and insights at the forum. Join industry experts for educational sessions, live Q&A, and valuable resources. Topics include counterintuitive tactics, ABM and display ads, and future trends in B2B marketing. (Virtual)

Bourbon Friday at 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)

Events on June 10

Bourbon and Brews 2023
This is an event you do not want to miss. Enjoy a selection of over 300 craft beers, bourbons, and whiskeys, take in the live music, and devour some fantastic food from the on-site food trucks, all while soaking in the summer sun. (In-Person)

Events on June 11

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)

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We’re curious: what are you jazzed about this week? Whether it’s a new project, a cool event, or an idea for the St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem, drop us a comment below!

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