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

Strategic Growth | Missouri SBDC

Build Your Dream Business: Growing | St. Louis County Library

Events on May 31

1 Million Cups St. Louis | Presenters: Thomas Straw, Twister’s Cafe, Angelica Harris, Top Tutors for Us

Building with Instruction-Tuned LLMs: A Step-by-Step Guide | DeepLearning.AIs

AI Marketing: Grow, Reach, Succeed | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

UX Design: How to create Customer Journey Maps & User Flows | Bonanza Design

Events on June 1

DevOps Connect: DevSecOps

Understanding Identity Today: Turning a Consumer Data Strategy Into a Growth Strategy | Insider Intelligence

Guide to Innovative Event Tech with Guest ChatGPT | Cvent

Business Credit 101 | Heartland Black Chamber

From Content Creation to Conversion: A Marketer’s Guide to the Content Supply Chain | MarketingProfs

VetBiz Activate

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Serendipitous Collisions


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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What’s on your mind this week? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section! We always look for ways to enhance the St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem. If you have any ideas or feedback, please let us know.

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