St. Louis Events // Week of October 24, 2022

Getting Reading for Startup Events for the Week of October 24, 2022

From Startup Week to Pitch Competitions to Coffee & Code to Website 101 to Three Conferences on the same day, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Startup Events in St. Louis this week coming up the week of October 24-28, 2022!

Accelerators, ESO, and Volunteer Applications

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 Signup
STL Startup Week Community Events Application

Open Now // Thinksgiving Volunteers
Applications are also open to Volunteer for Thinksgiving from Filament. Thinksgiving connects St. Louis nonprofits with innovative teams from smart companies for a day of creative problem-solving focused on the future.

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 Startup Events

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

Events on October 23, 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 25, 2022

Website Planning 101 | SCORE St. Louis
Get a comprehensive plan for your business’s website at this webinar. You’ll learn to define your audience, set your website’s goals, determine key functionality and features, plan your website content, and get your accounts and logins in order. (Virtual)

Building the Dream | Husch Blackwell
Here they’ll examine the struggles of minority entrepreneurship and offer timely and practical legal information to those on the journey. And you will get some helpful tips to help you succeed. (In-Person)

Events on October 26, 2022

Meeting Dynamics for Leaders: A Tactical Workshop | Enterprise University
Here you’ll practice interactive group facilitation to see what fits your style, learn and observe fellow attendees for insight on meeting methods, and connect and network with other attendees. (Virtual)

API Security Summit: Context Matters | Salt Security
At this event, you will find out how API security is evolving, the selection criteria for API security platforms, the tie between API management and security, what AppSec does and doesn’t do to protect APIs, and you’ll hear from a Fortune 500 CISO on building an API security strategy. (Virtual)

SBA Cyber Summit
This is a first for the agency. Experts from the Cybersecurity and Business Worlds will convene to help introduce American small businesses to tools, tips, and resources to bolster their cybersecurity infrastructure and explore new trends and challenges entrepreneurs are increasingly facing. (Virtual)

Boeing Center Industry Conference 2022 | Global Supply Chains in an Uncertain World
Join experts from industry and academia for an interactive exploration of the ever-changing challenges and trends in supply chains. Key topics include Offshoring vs. Reshoring vs. Nearshoring, War and global conflicts, Inflation and recession, and much more! (In-Person)

Events on October 27, 2022

Three Ways to Unclog Your Sales and Marketing Funnel | MarketingProfs
Here you’ll learn ways to find the source of your clogged funnel and tips on how to unclog it, the best practices for lead scoring and lead routing between Marketing and Sales, and practical, effective sales outreach tactics you can use right now. (Virtual)

How to Launch a Startup Workshop | Skandalaris Center
Come and learn from the founder of CareSignal, Blake Marggraff, how to develop and execute your go-to-market strategy, hire talent, and fund your startup. (In-person)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Sustainability & Wellness: A.I. Training, Alzheimer’s, & Nonprofits
Then it’s Thursday, so of course, Venture Cafe. This week’s theme is Sustainability & Wellness: A.I. Training, Alzheimer’s, & Nonprofits. Highlights include:

  • Community Connections
  • Starting From Square One: Kidulting – the power of play in business
  • A Seat at the Table…a unique way to help at-risk 18 to 25-year olds
  • Democratizing Exercise Science with 21st-Century Tech
  • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s


Events on October 28, 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)

2022 Adelante Awards | Hispanic Chamber of Metropolitan St. Louis
Also, that night you can join the 2022 Adelante Awards from the Hispanic Chamber for an evening of celebration. The Adelante Awards recognizes the contributions and achievements of individuals, entrepreneurs, and corporations in the St. Louis Metro Area. (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)

Thanks, Skandalaris!

On a personal note, I want to give a huge thanks to Skandalaris for asking me to be a judge for SVC Semi-finals. I forgot how much fun it is to listen to passionate people pitch. And Congratulations to the Teams! It was great.

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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