St. Louis Events // Week of November 20, 2023 – Startups, AI, Tech & Marketing

Don’t let these compelling opportunities to foster growth and progress in your startup or career pass you by. Catering to various interests in the tech sector, this list includes options for skill development, professional networking, and startup pitching. Take a look at this extensive compilation of events and opportunities shared by our Founder, Erik Lutenegger, for the week of November 20-24, 2023, in St. Louis!

Funding, Accelerator & ESO Opportunities

Did you hear St. Louis was among 7 US cities in the top 20 for the fastest-growing startup ecosystems? Let’s keep that going with these Capital and Programming opportunities.

Due November 27 | TechArtista Foundation Artist Accelerator
The Artist Accelerator from the TechArtista Foundation, an evolved TechArtista Artist Residency, offers emerging visual artists a year-long residency with resources like studio space, financial support, legal and accounting help, and curated mentorship for commercial success and community relationship-building. It’s a valuable opportunity for artists seeking professional growth and complimentary studio space (valued at $5,000) at TechArtista Artist Studios. (Accelerator)

Due November 29 | Techstars Accelerator
Application are due for Boulder, Build in Tulsa, Anywhere Remote, Berlin, Boston, Columbus Powered by The Ohio State University, Equitech, Healthcare sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health and UnitedHealthcare, Industries of the Future, London, New York City, Sustainability Paris, Toronto, Transformative World Torino, Web3, Powered by J.P. Morgan for Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland (Accelerator)

Due November 30 | xTechSearch 8
This U.S. Army competition seeks disruptive technologies from small businesses, offering training and up to $800,000 in cash prizes. Up to 50 finalists get $2,000 each, with 20 winners receiving an additional $35,000 and a chance for a $250,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract. The focus areas include artificial intelligence, autonomy, and clean tech, among others. (Funding)

Open December 1 | Anchor Accelerator – UMSL Accelerate
The UMSL Anchor Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection. (Funding)

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

Startup, Tech & Marketing Events

While we have a short work week due to Thanksgiving, we still have a few things happening, including events in St. Louis and virtual events and webinars from around the globe!

Events on November 20

Grow your social media presence in 2024 | Enterprise Nation
Enhance your brand’s social media footprint with tailored strategies that simplify digital engagement and optimize content planning to resonate with your audience in 2024. (Virtual)

How to Budget Your Next Round of Funding | Founder Institute
Learn the art of startup financial planning, from foundational modeling to readiness assessment, informed by the journey of a CEO who has navigated the path to successful fundraising. (Virtual)

WE NYC: Conversations & Connections: Reading the Room
Refine your networking prowess with guidance on discerning social cues, initiating meaningful conversations, and creating a lasting impression in any professional gathering. (Virtual)

Events on November 21

The Who, What, When, and Why of Intent Data | MarketingProfs
Decode the nuances of customer intent in ABM, unraveling the significance of precise questioning and signal interpretation to better cater to prospect needs and drive sales. (In-Person)

How to Transition from W2 Employee to Employer | SCORE – Southwest Missouri
Navigate the transformation from W2 employee to employer, learning about start-up ventures, acquiring established businesses, and delving into franchising, tailored to individual life goals. (Virtual)

Pitch LIVE, Showcase your Startup’s potential to INVESTORS |
Present your startup’s vision to a worldwide network of keen investors during an invigorating live pitch, harnessing the opportunity to secure the attention and funding your ideas merit. (Virtual)

Branding & Marketing 101 for Small Business
Learn the fundamentals of branding and marketing your small business to attract the right customer. Lunch will be provided. Featured Speaker is Julian Keaton, Director of NCIC (In-Person)

Events on November 22

How to Use Midjourney to Transform Your Content & Visual Identity | Founder Institute
Engage with the future of content creation by embracing AI tools like Midjourney to redefine your brand’s aesthetics and narrative, drawing from the expertise of a top marketer. (Virtual)

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone | NY Public Library, Thomas Yoseloff Business Center
Unlock the secrets to reaching key influencers and decision-makers using a blend of insights, personalized outreach, and compelling Contact Marketing tactics to catapult your business opportunities. (Virtual)

Flow & Grow: A Marketing & Movement Experience | HeyDays HQ
Learn a new marketing tip, tool, or tidbit while enjoying movement and music, from yoga to dance to sound bowls, meditation, reiki, vogue, and aerobics. This week is Neo Soul Yoga w/ Andrea Cox + Customer Marketing w/ Grow With Google. (In-Person)

The Vandy’s First Annual Wild Turkey Wednesday
Stir into Thanksgiving festivities with The Vandy’s inaugural Wild Turkey Wednesday, featuring a curated cocktail menu, exclusive Wild Turkey whiskey tastings, and authentic Napoli street pizza. (In-Person)

Events on November 23

Thank You, St. Louis!

Events on November 24

Seven top tips and insights for LinkedIn in 2024 | Enterprise Nation
Harness top tips for LinkedIn mastery, from spurring visibility and community growth to mobilizing brand ambassadors and constructing attention-grabbing content, guided by seasoned marketing professionals. (Virtual)

No Bourbon Friday This Week; Next Bourbon Friday is December 1, 2023 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 November 25

Delmar Main Street Pitch Competition
Join this rare Saturday Morning Pitch Competition at Delmar Divine. The companies pitching are Heydays HQ, Picky Eaterz, A Peaceful Home Healthcare, Ann’s Roots, Pointe of Surrender. (In-Person)

Small Business Saturday | Delmar Main Street
Then, stick around for Small Business Saturday, where they will ignite the holiday spirit, uniting over 50 local businesses to celebrate community-centric shopping, bolstering the local economy with each purchase. (In-Person)

Small Business Saturday Pop UP – Free – Giveaways – Shopping | Energy Yoga Studio
This event that brings local entrepreneurs front and center, offering a cornucopia of unique products, vibrant networking, and a community-fueled shopping experience, complete with special giveaways. (In-Person)

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What are you thrilled about for the upcoming week? Let us know in the comments! We’re passionate about improving the St. Louis Startup, Tech, and Marketing Ecosystem.

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November 20, 2023

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