St. Louis Events // Week of November 7, 2022

From Startup Accelerators to International Film Festivals to Webflow and Marketing Conferences to Venture Cafe to Student Entrepreneur Events, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis this week coming up the week of November 7-11, 2022!

ESO, Accelerators and Volunteer Applications

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

Open Now // St. Louis Startup Week
St. Louis Startup Week is just around the corner. If you are looking to participate beyond being in the audience, there are two opportunities; first, you can signup to Volunteer, and second, you can host your community event and be added to the Startup Week schedule.

STL Startup Week Volunteer Signup
STL Startup Week Community Events Application

Open Now // mHUB Accelerator
This 6-month program fast-tracks high-potential startups through hands-on product development in a state-of-the-art prototyping facility supported by world-class corporate and venture investors from a leading independent hardware innovation and entrepreneurial center. (Accelerator)

Open Now // SLUStart I-Corps
This program is from the Research Innovation Group in Saint Louis University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. It is designed to help researchers, inventors, and innovators in the St. Louis region extend their focus beyond academia and the lab to create successful products and services that deliver real value through entrepreneurship. (Incubator)

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)

Tech, Marketing and Startup Events

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

Events on Happening Now!

St. Louis International Film Festival | November 3-13, 2022
The festival offers 256 films, including more than 100 documentary and narrative features and 21 short film programs, representing 42 countries featuring more than 35 native languages. So get out there and support this great event. (In-Person)

Events on November 6, 2022

Coffee and Code | TechArtista UCity
If you are reading this on Monday, you missed it. If you are interested in coding at any level and want a community to connect with and share ideas, this informal meetup is for anyone to work/hack on their project. (In-Person)

Events on November 7, 2022

IdeaBounce® | Skandalaris Center
This is your chance to pitch your ideas, get feedback, and make connections. This event is open to everyone. $200 prizes for the top ideas each will be awarded! (In-Person)

Events on November 8, 2022

Election Day
Don’t forget that November 8th is Election Day, so get out and vote! (In-Person)

VOICES – STL Inclusive Entrepreneurship Affinity Group | BioSTL & CET
If you are a woman, person of color, foreign-born, or LGBTQ+ in the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem, this is a chance to share your voice, connect to peers and resources in the entrepreneur ecosystem, and lead change within your community and organization. (In-Person)

Vetworking STL November 2022
You can join them at International Tap House on Delmar for a night of networking with fellow veterans, organizations, and employers. So if you are a transitioning service member or a job-seeking veteran, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet with fellow veterans and companies around St. Louis. (In-Person)

Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship eMentor November Event
Join the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship eMentor November Event at COLLAB @ Cortex for a trivia night and networking with SLU students, local entrepreneurs, entrepreneur support professionals, faculty, and staff. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. (In-Person)

Tech on Tap STL: AI Trends for 2023 & How STL Competes
Tech on Tap STL is back with AI Trends for 2023 & How STL Competes at the Schlafly Tap Room. At this event, a panel will discuss emerging trends in AI and how the City of St. Louis, local entrepreneurs, and the tech community at large are positioning themselves to capitalize on them. Panel includes:

  • Michael Fernando, Scale
  • Seth Havermann, Capacity
  • Chris Kontes, Balto
  • Moderator is Emily Hemingway, TechSTL

(In-Person)

Events on November 9, 2022

Webflow Conf 2022
Starting on November 9th and going through the 10th, it’s Webflow Conf 2022. At this event, you’ll be the first to see new Webflow products and level up your skills with interactive challenges, connect with a thriving community of users to share expertise, swap stories, meet new people, and celebrate this year’s wins and accomplishments and most importantly, have fun! (Virtual)

Content Marketing Conference
Check out the Content Marketing Conference starting on the 9th and going through the 11th. With over 70 online sessions and 14 keynotes, this 3-day event is set to deliver countless opportunities for learning, laughter, and growth. So make sure to take advantage of the largest gathering of content marketers on the planet. (Virtual)

How to Work with Influencers | Social Media Club Saint Louis
At this event, you’ll learn from influencers and influencer marketers how to move your audience to action with influencer marketing. Special guests include:

  • Regina Renee, Modere
  • Alicia Underwood, Socially Inspired
  • Jennifer Inglis, Elasticity
  • HOST is Posy Lou Henderson, Spry Digital

(In-Person)

#SheCan Connect Networking Meet Up
SheCan Connect is a growing community for female leaders, entrepreneurs, side hustlers, and creatives. This is an event for you if you are a woman of faith seeking growth, strategy, resources, and inspiration by combining spiritual and professional development. (In-Person)

Breaking Barriers: The Rise of Diverse Content Creators
Join St. Louis Business Journal 2022 40 under 40 award recipient and director Cami Thomas and friends for a panel discussion on the importance of diversity in marketing. (In-Person)

Events on November 10, 2022

SLDC’s Economic Justice Action Plan | St. Louis Business Journal
This event will detail how public, private and philanthropic partnerships, and investments will advance Economic Justice in St. Louis. The event will kick off with a fireside chat between SLDC’s President & CEO, Neal Richardson, and St. Louis Business Journal Publisher, Robert Bobroff, then move into a panel discussion with:

  • Pastor Andre Alexander, Tabernacle Community Development Corporation
  • Daffney Moore, St. Louis Development Corporation
  • David Noble, St. Louis Midland State Bank
  • Neal Richardson, St. Louis Development Corporation
  • Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Accelerator for America

(In-Person)

Choosing Curiosity: How to Stop Living from the Stories We Make Up | Enterprise University
Here, learn about the critical role that curiosity and recognition of emotion play in rising above difficulty, understand how past experiences impact your interpretation of everyday situations and discuss how the brain is wired for stories and how this influences our behavior. (Virtual)

Got R&D Money? Top Tips for Funding R&D with Grants | MOSBDC
This 90-minute online program introduces technology startups and businesses to funding R&D through SBIR Grants. This course is just an intro and is not a “how to apply” course. (Virtual)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Thanks & Giving
And it’s Thursday, so of course, Venture Cafe. This week’s theme is Thanks & Giving. Highlights include:

  • Community Connections
  • Planning For The Future Of Your Business
  • Can Veterans and Businesses-Owners Make Politics Less Toxic?

(In-Person)

Events on November 11, 2022

Email Marketing Friday Forum | MarketingProfs
During this program, they’ll show:

  • How to Conquer the Email Production Process
  • Spice Up Your Email Marketing With OMG-I-LOVE-THIS Video Content
  • Post-Purchase Retention: How to Marry Email to a Longer Buying Cycle.

(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. Don’t forget to help us select our Featured Bourbon of the Week by following us on Instagram! (In-Person)

Further Out

St. Louis Startup Week | November 14-18, 2022
St. Louis Startup Week is back, and guess what? The schedule is available right now. So go check it out! And don’t forget to RSVP for the Closing Party! (In-Person)

Arch Grants 10X Event | November 18, 2022
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 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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