St. Louis Events // Week of November 27, 2023 – Startups, AI, Tech & Marketing

Are you an entrepreneur, techie, or marketer in St. Louis? Our ecosystem has plenty of opportunities; whether you’re looking to network, get help with your business, learn new skills, or have a good time, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a rundown from our Founder, Erik Lutenegger, of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week, coming up the week of November 27 – December 1, 2023!

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 29 | 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)

Due December 15 | Atomic Grant – Passion Collective
This program offers four grants to support individuals in realizing their passions that contribute positively to both themselves and others. Recipients receive a $1,500 cash grant, coaching from Keystone Group International, and a free year of Passion Collective On Demand (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 Swingspan.app.

Startup, Tech & Marketing Events

We’re coming off a TG week, so I think we’re all trying to get our feet under us and get back in the swing of things. Here are some great events to get started.

November 27

Nov 27 – Dec 1 // AWS re:Invent
Come together with cloud enthusiasts from around the world to hear the latest cloud industry innovations, meet with AWS experts, have fun, and build connections. You’ll gain skills and expertise that would take weeks or months to learn at home. (Virtual)

November 28

Tech Hub digital drop-in: How to set-up a free CRM | Enterprise Nation
Anna Gordon hosts a digital drop-in to unravel the essentials of a cost-free CRM, aiming to boost customer interactions, organizational efficiency, and ultimately, sales outcomes. (Virtual)

Keeping it Real in Q4: Honest Conversations Between Sellers and Buyers | Modern Sales HQ
Uncover the truths of Q4 sales and buyer dynamics with industry leaders, discussing strategies for genuine engagement, self-honesty in sales, and effective pipeline management. (Virtual)

Raising Money for Startups | Freelancers Hub
Familiarize yourself with the essentials of raising funds for your startup through Galia Gichon’s workshop, focusing on the appropriate timing, investment considerations, and support for minority founders. (Virtual)

How SMS Drives Higher Engagement and ROI | American Marketing Association
TextUs leaders share pivotal insights into SMS marketing’s impact on engagement and ROI, detailing consumer trends, effective use cases, and strategic implementation in current marketing landscapes. (Virtual)

Lead Blueprint Workshop | Network After Work
Uncover the secrets to generating premium leads organically, establishing market authority, and revolutionizing marketing strategies for enhanced business growth and lead quality. (Virtual)

New Skills for Work (N.S.F.W.): Your Meeting Toolkit | Filament
Refine your approach to professional interactions by learning the essentials of engaging meetings, strategic decision-making, and the implementation of experimental methods for optimal outcomes. (In-Person)

7 Steps to a $1M Business w/ Personal Branding | Adam McChesney
Learn to scale your business to $1 million by mastering personal branding, identifying ideal clients, articulating unique value, and building a reputation of trust and expertise. (Virtual)

STL Black Tech Gathering at Heyday HQ
Come on out for a free event celebrating St. Louis leaders in emerging technology and innovation with drinks, appetizers, and inspiring conversations with top movers and shakers in the Black Tech community. (In-Person)

Olin’s Fall Entrepreneurial Awards Night
Join Olin Business School for a night of celebration as they announce the winners of the Hatchery Olin Cup and Olin’s BIG IdeaBounce® Competition. (Virtual)

November 29

1 Million Cups St. Louis
This event is for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community here in St. Louis. Presenters: St. Louis Historically Black College and Universities Alumni Association & Summit Sales Partners (In-Person)

Launching on Product Hunt: Proven Success Tactics | Founder Institute
Embark on folk’s captivating journey to success on Product Hunt with Simo, gleaning tactics for an impactful launch, from crafting magnetic visuals to dissecting successful community interactions. (Virtual)

Carry Yourself with Confidence | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Harness inner confidence with Kelly Lynn Adams’ strategies to construct a compelling personal and professional aura, amplifying your influence and communication prowess with stakeholders and customers. (Virtual)

Navigating Generative AI: A Workshop for Business Innovators | EO St. Louis
Immerse in a workshop tailored for visionary leaders, exploring the applications of generative AI via interactive, real-world scenarios that enhance decision-making and foster business innovation.
(In-Person)

November 30

Identity Resolution: The Future Is (Almost) Here | Insider Intelligence
Explore the future of digital advertising sans cookies with Paul Verna, analyzing first-party data’s potential, the crowded ID service market, and generative AI’s impact on ad targeting. (Virtual)

Power Your Business Using Email Marketing | SCORE St. Louis
This webinar is perfect for new business owners and those who want to grow their business. We’ll cover the important purposes of email campaigns, critical elements of an email and how to structure a campaign for maximum effectiveness. (Virtual)

How To Create A Marketing Plan For Your Small Business | SCORE Southwest Missouri
Learn to refine your small business’s marketing with expert Patty Ross, focusing on developing a solid plan that pinpoints your audience and delineates a tailored advertising strategy. (Virtual)

Socially S.M.A.R.T.: Managing Stimulus and Response for Maximum Social Media Impact | New Growth Women’s Business Center
Engage with Dr. Ashley Brown to harness the constructive power of social media, using insightful data and research to enhance your business’s online influence, visibility, and engagement. (Virtual)

Programmatic and ABM: A Match Made in Heaven for B2B Marketers | MarketingProfs
Delve into the fusion of programmatic ad automation with ABM strategy to target key stakeholders, as demonstrated by Aanchal Bajaj and Kristen Buehler, enhancing efficiency and sales processes. (Virtual)

Marketing Workshop for Startups and Small Businesses | Skandalaris Center
Transform your approach to marketing with guidance from Christine Dearmont and Sarah Gibbs, learning to craft a personalized plan that aligns with the specific goals and challenges of your business. (In-Person)

Dutchtown TechSpark Day | Neighborhood Innovation Center
Tech enthusiasts convene in Dutchtown for a day of discovery, from the deep dive into Generative AI during a lunch keynote to unveiling smart community lockers, culminating in insightful lightning talks and networking. Don’t forget to RSVP for Lunch. (In-Person)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | The Business of Creatives
Creatives converge to transform their artistry into successful business models, delving into strategies for monetization, community building through email marketing, and leveraging effective systems. (In-Person)

Founders Lounge | MultiPass Venture Community
Entrepreneurs can enjoy an evening fostering relationships, exchanging stories, and gathering insights. It promotes networking and provides opportunities for potential collaborations. (In-Person)

STL Mappy Hour
Head over to Urban Chestnut to get together to talk about data, maps, and software. This event is intended for cross-industry GIS colleagues and is not specific to any particular organization. (In-Person)

December 1

WE Connect Mentor Session with Rosario B.Casas on Assertive Communication | WE NYC
Foster clarity and confidence in your professional expression under the guidance of Rosario B. Casas, exploring impactful communication techniques in an interactive, question-friendly mentor session. (Virtual)

Bourbon Friday – 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)

December 3

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. I believe they are doing Halloween, so watch for that. (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.

If you’ve got innovative ideas or suggestions, please share them with us. Also, don’t forget to contact those with forthcoming events or essential dates at events@bourbonfriday.show.

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