St. Louis Events // Week of October 17, 2022

Week 3 of October 2022 Event Calendar

Free Money! Or at least lots of opportunities for it this week. Also, don’t forget to celebrate Women Entreprenuership Week with a bunch of great events and tune up your creative and marketing skills with Adobe Max, MarketingProfs and Entrerprise University, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Startup Events in St. Louis this week coming up the week of October 17-21, 2022!

Applications for Accelerators and ESOs

Are you looking for Startup Accelerators or Incubators? 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 Interest Form
STL Startup Week Community Events Application

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 26 – STL Pitch Breakfast – TechSTL
Are you a tech-based or tech-enabled company with BIPOC Founders or Co-Founders that hasn’t received any equity investment and has an MVP or demo available? Well, TechSTL has a pitch competition for you during Startup Week, and you could win $10,000. (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)

Due November 2 – TechStars Accelerator
Applications are due for Austin, Miami Powered by J.P. Morgan, Music, Torino Cities of the Future (Accelerator)

Due November 4 – Techstars and Audi Pre-Accelerator
This ten-week program provides early-stage or innovative idea-stage founders building a customer-centric digital ecosystem centered around the car with the training, tools, mentorship, and network to prepare them for the next level. (Incubator)

St. Louis and Virtual Startup Events

The St. Louis Startup ecosystem and ESOs have a ton of great events available this week!

Events on October 16, 2022

Coffee and Code – TechArtista UCity
If you are reading this on Monday, you missed it. Are you 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.

Events on October 18, 2022

Adobe Max
On October 18th through the 20th, join Adobe Max to spark your inspiration, learn how to bring your best ideas to life, and connect with other passionate creatives. You’ll also be able to learn new techniques, feed your creativity and boost your career. (Virtual)

Built To Scale – Bold Growth Tactics for Women Entrepreneurs (WEW2022) – ITEN
Celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week 2022 with three women who will share their industry wisdom and entrepreneurial prowess for building companies that are positioned to scale rapidly. Speaker Lineup includes:

  • Kristy Jackson on “Growth Mindsets to Work Your W.O.W.”
  • Devon Moody-Graham on “Diversifying Income Streams & International Markets”
  • Emily Hemingway on “Scaling Any Business through 10x Systems”


Designing a Digital Marketing Strategy for Growth – Enterprise University
During this Webinar you’ll learn to map your customer journey to learn how you can earn their attention and their business, choose the best social and digital channels to reach and engage customers, and use data to measure the effectiveness of your marketing. (Virtual)

Events on October 19, 2022

P99 Conf – All Things Performance
This event is for developers who care about P99 percentiles and high-performance, low-latency applications. Join them for two half-day of keynotes, technical deep dives, and lively conversations. (Virtual)

7th Annual Olin Family Business Symposium – Continental Grain Company & the Innovation of Food Building and Evolving a Strategic Family Enterprise
In this symposium, they’ll dive deeply into this single-family enterprise to explore issues and examine how to best leverage a robust global network of investors and partners in this work. In this session, you’ll get a rare peek into the evolving global (In-Person)

How To Create The Ultimate Ambassador Program to Build Brand Visibility – AMA St. Louis
In this session, you’ll learn from Michael Allton, Agorapulse’s Head of Strategic Partnerships, how to identify and work with influencers, what influencer marketing even means, and how to structure an Ambassador Program that demonstrates ROI. (In-Person)

Geosaurus Unleashed – T-REX
At this event, they will explore what it means to foster a Culture of Cybersecurity with leaders and experts from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There will be light refreshments and time to network with new friends and old colleagues. (In-Person)

Skandalaris Venture Competition Semifinals IdeaBounce®
The Skandalaris Venture Competition Semifinalists compete with their best pitch in the Crowder Courtyard for a spot in the finals! Attendees will get to vote for a People’s Choice $250 winner, and SVC finalists will be announced at the end of this event. Stick around for networking, snacks, and congratulating the finalists! (In-Person)

Events on October 20, 2022

Fall 2022 Virtual Summit | WITS
Here you’ll experience Speakers and panels discussing current trends in technology, tips on thriving in your tech career, and workshops on a wide variety of tech and professional development topics. As well as, unique virtual networking opportunities will allow you to connect with other women in tech. (Virtual)

How to Land Your Holiday Emails in the Inbox – MarketingProfs
At this Webinar, you’ll learn from ZeroBounce COO Brian Minick the three simple things you can do today to help your holiday emails perform, how to prevent common mistakes and pitfalls, and what it takes to avoid the spam folder and land in the inbox. (Virtual)

Starting a Business – Real Stories and Knowledge Exchange from Women Entrepreneurs – SCORE
At this hour-long panel discussion and Q&A in celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, you’ll get insights from a panel includes two women business owners who will share their business journeys. (Virtual)

Lindenwood Women Entrepreneurship Week – ITEN
Celebrate and honor local women entrepreneurs at this event. You’ll hear about the successes of two local entrepreneurs who turned their passions and hobbies into growing brands and businesses. Panel includes:

  • Jennifer Bonacorsi – Founder and CEO, JBloom
  • Joan Daleo – President, Old Tyme Produce
  • Moderator: Julie Turner – Professor of Nonprofit Administration


Family Business Awards – St. Louis Business Journal
At this event, they’ll recognize family-owned companies that have successfully transitioned to the next generation (or several generations) and have impacted the St. Louis community. (In-Person)

This week, the St. Louis team will be in Cambridge and will be offering a virtual experience for our community. (Virtual)

Events on October 21, 2022

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)

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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