St. Louis Events // Week of November 14, 2022

Startup Week is finally here and we’ve got all of the information as well as even more events; here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week coming up the week of November 14-18, 2022!

Accelerators, ESO, and Volunteer Applications

Are you looking for Accelerators, Incubators or Funding? Here’s an excellent place to start!

Volunteers Needed // St. Louis Startup Week
St. Louis Startup Week is here, but we still have a few volunteer slots open. We’re biased and think you should volunteer for the Closing Party, and if you do we’ll cover your parking!

Due November 28 // 2023 Best Places to Work Awards – St. Louis Business Journal
If your company offers employees an outstanding work-life balance and stands above the rest in employee satisfaction, this is their chance to be celebrated by the community. There are a few requirements to be included, so check those out. (Nomination)

Due November 30 // Spark Membership Giveaway
If you have been thinking about co-working or getting out of your home office, this would be an excellent opportunity to score a full-year membership for Spark St. Louis. (Contest)

Due November 30 // Innovation, Development, and Entrepreneurial Advancement (IDEA) Fund | Missouri Tech
The IDEA Fund makes direct equity-based investments in Missouri’s most promising emerging companies to promote growth and encourage additional future investment. They have 3 programs the TechLaunch for pre-seed, Seed Capital for the Seed stage, and the Venture Capital Program, which supports technology startups through matching equity or convertible debt investments up to $2,000,000. (Funding)

Due November 30 // TechStars Accelerator
Accelerator applications are due for Equinor & Techstars Energy, Filecoin, Stockholm, Chicago, Healthcare, London, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Tel Aviv (Accelerator)

Startup, Tech, and Marketing Events

The St. Louis Startup ecosystem has a ton of great virtual and in-person events this week!

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Events on November 14, 2022

November 14-20 // Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City | KCSourceLink
Why am I mentioning something on the other side of the state? Well, they have a lot of virtual sessions like The Difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, How to Put Together a Business Checklist, The 8 Keys to Unlocking a High-Performance Culture, and there are many more, so check it out. (In-Person & Virtual)

Events on November 15, 2022

Drive More Sales and Improve Customer Experience Using Marketing Automation | MarketingProfs
Here you’ll learn how to Measure and optimize your marketing automation efforts, Align marketing automation and Sales for more conversions and deals, and Determine the mission-critical outcomes you want from your marketing automation efforts. (Virtual)

Advance STL: Decentralization | St. Louis Business Journal
Join a discussion about the future of downtown St. Louis, the new developments that could bring life to long-vacant buildings, and strategies for bringing more people and activity to the region’s central core. (In-Person)

Events on November 16, 2022

Panel + Breakfast: What You Need to Know About Connected TV | 314 Digital
At this panel, experts will address what’s new and now with connected TV. This event is FREE and includes breakfast. (In-Person)

Courageous Conversations | St. Louis Business Journal
Join a conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion with panelists throughout our region who bring perspectives from their respective disciplines across business and community.
Panelists are

  • Sarah Bernard, Inclusively
  • Rob Libera, Lafayette Industries
  • Monica Reha, Edward Jones


DevOps Experience 2022
At this virtual conference, you can join them to embark on an exciting virtual adventure with DevOps visionaries and innovators from around the world to explore the new frontiers, get valuable insights on how to build and deploy software at the edge and beyond and discover how you can enable “DevOps everywhere.” (Virtual)

Clarify Expectations to Empower Your Team for Success | Enterprise University
At this virtual workshop, learn to Review the Five Essential Practices of business strategy execution, Understand the “Three Clarities” that drive team success and Discover high-payoff activities for your team to deliver on planned business strategies. (Virtual)

The Washington University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards | Skandalaris Center
At this special event, they’ll honor Blake Marggraff of CareSignal with the Alumni Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award and announce the winners of the Skandalaris Venture Competition for Fall 2022 and award up to $25,000 in funding! (In-person)

Events on November 17, 2022

Luncheon: Your 2023 Video Plan: 4 Strategies You Should Try | AMA St. Louis
Have lunch with AMA St. Louis and hear from the past host of the Bourbon Friday Show and CEO and Head Trainer of Business Video School, Nick Neihaus, about Your 2023 Video Plan, and you’ll get 4 Strategies You Should Try. So if you are looking for new ways to kick off your 2023 marketing, this will be a good one.(In-Person)

10 Common Webinar Mistakes to Avoid in 2023 | ON24
At this webinar, you’ll get tips and best practices to make sure that your webinars are always a success in the new year, including:

  • Common “webinar from home” mistakes to avoid
  • Tips for dealing with “less good” speakers
  • Optimizing for audience engagement
  • Tricks for higher webinar lead conversion


St. Louis Startup Week
November 14-18, 2022

We’ve been talking about it for a while; on November 14th through 18th, St. Louis Startup Week is finally here. So let’s do a rundown of all the great events that week. I’m going to move through these quickly and break them down as best I can.

November 14 Startup Week Events

On Monday, most events are going to be at Techartista UCity.

Kickoff Breakfast presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust

Becoming THE Authority In Your Niche w/ Personal Branding from Adam McChesney, Hite Digital St. Louis.

Building MVC (Minimum Viable Community) in your Business with R.J. Hartbeck, Small Circle Recipes.

The Agility of Saturday Night Live from John Krewson, Sketch Development

“Yeah, That’s Great! But is It for You?” with Saida Florexil & Aakriti Gupta, Imanyco and Will Bubenik, Nebula Media Group

Then you have two choices on how to close out your day.

Happy Hour at TechArtista UCity… Or

STL FIG At a Glance at the Norton Rose Fulbright Law Office

November 15 Startup Week Events

While most of the events are at Spark St. Louis on Tuesday…

Yoga Jumpstart: Stretch & Connect with Brittany Dwyer, Disco! at TechArtista Downtown

Then Why Bootstrapping is Better with Jesse Pujji, Gateway X

Founder Sales (Or How to Sell What You Don’t Have Yet) with Alejandro Lozdziejski, Customily

Holding Up Under the Weight of Your Many Hats from George Bailey, zPods

All Change Starts with Conflict with Wolf Smith, Conflict Resolution Center St. Louis at CIC

Beyond Startup: Are You Really Ready to Scale? with Kira Hopkins, Entrepreneur Business Basics

Telling & Selling the Story of St. Louis. A panel with Jess Bellomo, Arch Grants, Maggie Crane, BioSTL, Larry Morris, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Anthony Bartlett, Acclimate, and Alfred Jackson.

Happy Hour at Sports & Social St. Louis

OPO Startups Demo Day at OPO Startups

Speed Networking for Hire presented by The Women’s Creative at 18Rails in City Foundry STL

All Access Pass: A TechSTL Concert & Innovation Fair, at 18Rails in City Foundry STL. At this free concert with Root Mod. This is also a fundraiser for the newly established TechSTL STEM Scholarship Fund.

November 16 Startup Week Events

On Wednesday morning, head to Cafe Biz 618 Shared Workspace in Fairview Heights, where most of the day is taking place.

STL Pitch Breakfast from TechSTL. Pitching for $10k are Shades of Color, Artopia, EDUrain, Fizogo, Euler Science, and SAYF

Start & Manage a Small Business–The First Steps from MOSBDC with Colleen Mulvihill, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. (Virtual)

There’s Navigating Financing Options for Your Business with Bulbul Jain, AXO Foods

NFTs Not Just a Buzz Word from Myrina Otey-Myton, MWANZO Tech

Happy Hour at Cafe Biz 618 Shared Workspace

November 17 Startup Week Events

You’re going to be in Cortex pretty much all day.

Cyberfest @ Cortex
A whole day of events. There are workshops, panels, and a cyber job fair, too much for me to cover here.

Supporting Individuals On Their Journey From Surviving To Thriving with Andrew Oberle, Oberle Institute – Saint Louis University School of Medicine, at COLLAB

SLU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Panel at COLLAB, will host panels on all of the opportunities like MedLaunch, SLU eMentor Program, and the CCE Clinical Model moderated by Lewis Sheats, Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship

Cross-pollinating Talent Between Corporate and Startup Companies – Experiences and Learnings to Inform Founders and Teams with Mary Fernandes, Solis Agrosciences at COLLAB

Fundraising and Relevant Resources (hosted by GAN) from Capital Innovators, where you’ll get to sit in on a cohort workshop at CIC

A Startup Founder’s Guide to Fundraising at COLLAB

“Build compelling products that solve complex problems using 3 Core Principles” from Sam Cummings, Dataplant at COLLAB

Building With A Global Mindset with Juliana Scheidhauer, Reimagine Resources at COLLAB

Then head over 4240 Duncan for a very special Venture Cafe St. Louis with two great events.

STL Startup Showcase, which is the signature event for Startup Week. They’ll highlight more than 40 emerging startups from a range of industries in an expo-style event. and…

6th Annual Battle of the Saints Teen Pitch Competition from Parkway Schools and STL CAPS.

November 18 Startup Week Events

Then you are heading back Downtown the events are split up at two great locations, T-REX and TechArtista Downtown.

What Do You Do When You Lose? from Linda F. Williams, In-Person Away Virtual Events. at T-REX

Leading Entrepreneurs Discuss Scaling-up Without Outside Capital with Scott Levine, Entrepreneurs’ Organization St. Louis at T-REX

“What you need to know to be a Startup Founder” a panel discussion with Allison Cousins, Approach Dating, Dan Davis, Arcadian Infracom, Sofi Seck, Expedition Subsahara, Nathan Rubbelke, St. Louis Inno at T-REX

Team Goal Support as an Effective Manager (Virtual)

The Gladiator Way: Centering Your Values in your Entrepreneurial Journey from Rachel D’Souza Siebert, Gladiator Consulting at T-REX

Capital Innovators Demo Day, Fall 2022 Cohort at TechArtista Downtown. Pitching that day is ArcadeQuest, Farm to Flame Energy Inc., Fazit, Forij, Stock Swap, and Veeper.

Calling Non-Technical Founders: How to Build a Tech Startup with Landon Wiedenman, Elderberry Mgmt at T-REX

Making Money From Advertising & Email Automation from Cameron Matthews, Made By DAS at T-REX

Closing Party by Bourbon Friday at TechArtista Downtown
It’s Friday, and it’s not Friday without Bourbon Friday. And you can join us for our biggest event of the year, the Closing Party of St. Louis Startup Week. Stop by for 3 minutes or 3 hours for more great drinks and better conversations. We’ve got a DJ, we’ve got light bites from local spots, we’ve got a Bourbon Tasting room, and we even have free drinks from Trust, and look, I’m not saying there’s after party but… you’ve got to RSVP. So go do it, right now. (In-Person)

Arch Grants 10X Event | Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Remember that Arch Grants Gala is that same night as the Closing Party, but we’re right across the street, so why not check out both great events?! (In-Person)

Have a Great Startup Week!

What events are you going to attend this week? What events are missing from the St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem? Let us know in the comments!

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