St. Louis Events // Week of May 29, 2023

During the week of May 29-June 2, 2023, St. Louis entrepreneurs, tech aficionados, and marketers can take advantage of various opportunities to expand and establish connections within the local ecosystem. Erik Lutenegger, our Founder, has assembled a list of events and opportunities for the week, catering to diverse interests such as networking, business support, skill development, and leisurely enjoyment.

Accelerators, Funding and ESO Opportunities

Looking for Incubators, Accelerators or Funding? This is a great 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)

Open Now // 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)

Due May 30 // Google for Startups Accelerator
This 10-week digital accelerator program is for high-potential cloud-native technology startups headquartered in North America. This Accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology to startups doing interesting work in the Cloud. (Accelerator)

Due June 2 // Startup Exit & Fire Awards 2023 & Under 25 | St. Louis Inno
nominations are due for Startup Exit Awards 2023 for the Startup Exit Awards 2023 and Lifetime achievement award. Also due are the Fire Awards nominations, which honor companies and organizations setting the local innovation economy ablaze. Also, also, from Inno are the Under 25 Nominees. That seems self-explanatory. (Community Recognition & Awards)

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)

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 May 30

Benchmarking Your Digital Engagement Strategy | ON24 & AMA
At this event, you’ll discover the latest insights on digital marketing success and audience preferences at our event, focusing on benchmarking your digital engagement strategy. And learn how to optimize conversion rates, boost engagement, maximize reach, and drive ROI in the evolving landscape of webinars and virtual events. (Virtual)

Strategic Growth | Missouri SBDC
During this webinar, explore how your company can strategically assess and prioritize focus areas for growth. Get a 360 perspective, identify your focus areas, and take action! (Virtual)

Build Your Dream Business: Growing | St. Louis County Library
Here you’ll learn to create prospect lists for business-to-business marketing, market to your customers using direct mail, and find information about potential investors and grants. And write mock scripts or letters for contacting partners and get access to prep questions for your conversations. (Virtual)

Events on May 31

1 Million Cups St. Louis | Presenters: Thomas Straw, Twister’s Cafe, Angelica Harris, Top Tutors for Us
This event is for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community here in St. Louis. The presenters are Thomas Straw, Twister’s Cafe, Angelica Harris, and Top Tutors for Us. (In-Person)

Building with Instruction-Tuned LLMs: A Step-by-Step Guide | DeepLearning.AIs
At this interactive workshop, you’ll find out about the power of Instruction-Tuned LLMs. And learn to create AI applications using custom fine-tuning approaches, explore emerging best practices, and see how easy it is to leverage instruction-tuned LLMs. (Virtual)

AI Marketing: Grow, Reach, Succeed | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Unleash the potential of AI marketing tools in this session with Cliff Worley. Learn how to achieve exponential growth on a limited budget, captivate your target customers, and harness the latest AI marketing techniques. (Virtual)

UX Design: How to create Customer Journey Maps & User Flows | Bonanza Design
You’ll gain insights into the distinctions, purposes, and methodologies involved in crafting Customer Journey Maps, User Flows, and Sitemaps from Behrad Mirafshar, a seasoned UX strategist; who will draw on his extensive expertise to provide valuable perspectives. (Virtual)

Events on June 1

DevOps Connect: DevSecOps
Explore the integration of security into DevOps processes. And discover the role of security engineers and developer security champions, delve into DevSecOps trends, and gain insights into shift left vs. shift right security and open source security. (Virtual)

Understanding Identity Today: Turning a Consumer Data Strategy Into a Growth Strategy | Insider Intelligence
Explore the transformation of consumer data strategy into a growth strategy at this live Tech-Talk Webinar presented by TransUnion. You’ll gain insights into redefining identity in a privacy-oriented world, tackling data chaos, and driving growth. (Virtual)

Guide to Innovative Event Tech with Guest ChatGPT | Cvent
Experience the latest trends to captivate attendees, avoid pitfalls, and strike the right balance between technology and human connection. Level up your events and register now for this transformative webinar. (Virtual)

Business Credit 101 | Heartland Black Chamber
This Workshop is designed for all future business owners and entrepreneurs who want to learn about business credit building. During this session, participants will learn what business credit is, Why it’s so Important, how to build it, and how to leverage it to make MORE money. (Virtual)

From Content Creation to Conversion: A Marketer’s Guide to the Content Supply Chain | MarketingProfs
Here you’ll learn Why asset creation merely solves part of the problem, The 6-step process to building a content supply chain that scales, and Ways you can create converting experiences every single time. (Virtual)

VetBiz Activate
If you have an idea for a small business, VetBiz Activate can help jump-start your journey. This virtual cohort offers formal instruction from industry leaders, expert guest speakers, and individual coaching. (Virtual)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Serendipitous Collisions
The theme for that evening is Seredipitous Collisions. Highlights include Community Connections, Share Your Adventure, What do YOU Think, Convo Corner, and Venture Cafe 101 (In-Person)

Events on June 2

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)

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