St. Louis Events // Week of October 10, 2022

Getting Next Weeks Calendar of Startup Events Together

Conferences! Conference! Conferences! Is there something about early October that attracts more conferences than any other time? Looking for HR or Marketing or AgTech or FoodTech or Design it’s all covered this week. Here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of In-Person and Virtual Events available to St. Louis entrepreneurs coming up the week of October 10-14, 2022!

Accelerator and ESO Applications

Looking for Startup Accelerators or Incubators? Why not start right here?

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 three opportunities; first, you can signup to Volunteer; second, you can host your community event and be added to the Startup Week schedule; and third, you can signup to have a table at the Startup Showcase.

STL Startup Week Volunteer Interest Form
STL Startup Week Community Events Application
STL Startup Week Startup Showcase Sign-Up (Due October 14)

Due October 8 – SLUStartup 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 October 23 – Food Foundry Accelerator
The Food Foundry is a Chicago-based growth accelerator program that supports, connects, and propels innovative startups reimagining the food industry. If selected, you will get access to their resources, community, and $75k of venture capital funding. (Accelerator)

Due October 25 – OPO Startups Demo Day
This a competitive, live pitch competition for entrepreneurs in the tech industry. 4 finalists will pitch live on November 15th, 2022, in a “Shark Tank Style” format to judges and a live audience. More than $5000 in prizes will be awarded! (Pitch Competition)

Due October 29 – UMSL Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Accelerator
You can apply to become a DEI3 Founder and receive: 8-weeks of Business Development, Mentorship, Access to University Resources, Industry Insights and Advice, and a $50,000 grant! (Accelerator)

Startup Events available to the St. Louis Community

There are a ton of fantastic events happening this week in the St. Louis Startup Community.

Events on October 8, 2022

St. Louis Design WeekVarious Locations
Starting on the 8th and going throw the 15th, it’s a whole week of programming; here are a few highlights:

  • AAF St. Louis Cherokee Street Mural Competition
  • Paradowski Presents: What creative technology means for creatives
  • Advice to Designers That No One Asked For
  • Giving Buildings New Life: Designing for Adaptability and Reuse
  • and don’t forget there will be Studio Tours throughout the week.


Events on October 9, 2022

Coffee and Code – TechArtista UCity
If you are reading this on Monday, you missed it. Interested in coding at any level and want to connect to a community and share ideas? Anyone is welcome to work on/hack on their project during this informal gathering. (In-Person)

Events on October 11, 2022

AgTech NEXT 2022 – Danforth Center
Starting on October 11th through the 13th, this is a gathering of players shaping food’s future. The theme for this event is Reinventing a Food System in Crisis. And you’ll get strategic insights from industry leaders, engaged discussion with speakers and panels, and action-oriented networking with your peers. (Virtual & In-Person)

AMA Virtual Conference: Digital Marketing – American Marketing Association
Also, from the 11th to the 13th, join this conference to hear from Award-winning marketers and industry-leading researchers who will guide you through the tools and strategies to stay ahead of the curve and make an impact. And registration for this event is free! (Virtual)

On the Horizon for Hispanic-Owned Businesses – Inc. National Small Business Townhall
At this virtual event, they will discuss what needs to happen to turn the tide and support Hispanic entrepreneurs now and in a robust future. Speakers are:

  • Cheryl Campos, VCFamilia
  • Brandon Ivan Peña, 787 Coffee
  • Joe Kutchera, Latino Link Advisors


VOICES – the STL 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)

Digital Marketing Basics – Score St. Louis
Learn about Basic Digital Marketing concepts, How to develop your Digital Marketing plan, and Important Digital Marketing techniques, their pros & cons, and when to use them. (Virtual)

Ready, Set, Startup – MOSBDC
At this event they’ll explore the steps needed to get your startup off the ground at this event. Get your ducks in a row and start off with a solid foundation. (Virtual)

Makers Design Summit
Here you’ll Learn how to get started or advance your maker skills from other designers, engineers, and professionals who make products, tools, and toys at home and work. You’ll also have a chance to connect with and learn from like-minded makers, designers, engineers, and professionals. (Virtual)

Vetworking STL at Scott VFW Post 4183
Join them 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 October Event at Balto
Join this event to connect with local entrepreneurs and SLU students. The SLU eMentor Program provides students access to mentors and knowledge to address their challenges and prepare them for launching their careers. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. (In-Person)

Events on October 12, 2022

Indeed Futureworks
From October 12th through the 13th, you can join thousands of the world’s HR leaders to shape the future of work and hiring together. You’ll be inspired by celebrity keynotes, C-suite leaders, and talent industry experts as they share insights and guidance to lead your business forward and attract a 21st-century workforce. (Virtual & In-Person)

Succeeding in the Era of the Intelligent Workplace – Digital Workspace Experience
Also, on the 12th and 13th, check out this virtual conference. Topics at this event include:

  • Hyper-personalization and Customization of the Work Experience
  • Knowledge Management’s Second Act: AI-Powered Knowledge Engines
  • Human at Heart: Engagement and Adoption Strategies to Drive Digital Transformation
  • How Low Code + AI Can Create Super Citizen Developers
  • Overcoming Algorithmic Bias and Inequity in Intelligent Systems


2022 IT Labor Market Report Release – TechSTL
At this event the TechSTL research team will share their key findings and data at this event. This is the first annual research of TechSTL outlining the current state of the regional Tech Industry. And establishes baseline data on the size and scope of IT in St. Louis. It presents a snapshot into the diversity, educational attainment, and growth trajectory of the initial four categories: IT and Computing, Data Analysis, Design, and Business and Finance. (In-Person)

Food Safety for Food Entrepreneurs – North Central Food Safety Extension Network.
This session is all about Food Safety Basics. Emily Marrison, Ohio State University, Betty Feng, Purdue University, and Morrine Omolo, University of Minnesota, will discuss how to protect your consumers and your business. (Virtual)

#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)

Events on October 13, 2022

Fall 2022 B2B Forum – MarketingProfs
Join this event on October 13th & 14th, for Inspiration from B2B marketing experts and inspiring new marketing voices, real-world, actionable insights on the tactics and tools that work today. You’ll have the chance to get out of your comfort zone to do something new and be creative. And the opportunity to connect and share advice with other marketers like you. (Virtual & In-Person)

Legal Checklist for Hiring New Employees – Enterprise University
During this webinar, you’ll learn which documents to generate and preserve during the hiring process, identify which state and local regulations apply to your recruiting practices, and understand the challenges in-person vs. remote employment presents to employers. (Virtual)

Venture Cafe St. Louis – Crowdstrike
This weekly event connects a community of innovators and entrepreneurs through freely accessible high-impact programming and events. This week’s programming is in collaboration with Crowdstrike. Highlights include:

  • Community Connections
  • Apprenticeship Accelerator: 120-day Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Sprint
  • Connecting with Crowdstrike: Breaking into Defense
  • Connecting with CrowdStrike: Cybersecurity Industry Panel
  • VenCaf Trivia


Events on October 14, 2022

Customer Discovery Workshop – Skandalaris Center
At this online conference, presenters will unpack these themes: Imposter Syndrome Unpacked, Workplace Toxicity (+ Culture), Fear of Failure, Fear of Success, and Empowered Versus Empower. This conference is 100% free to attend. (In-Person)

Bourbon Friday – TechArtista UCty
It’s Friday, and it’s not Friday without Bourbon Friday. Join us at Techartista University City 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. Follow us on Instagram to help us select our Featured Bourbon of the Week! (In-Person)

And a Bit Further Out

St. Louis Startup Week
On November 14-18, 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)

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

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