St. Louis Events // Week of October 3, 2022

Week 1 of October 2002 Event Calendar

From Startup Week to Food Accelerators to Coffee & Code to Pitch Practice to Engagement & Elephants, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Startup Events in St. Louis this week coming up the week of October 3-7, 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 three opportunities; first, you can signup Volunteer, and 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 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.

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!

St. Louis Events for Startups

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

Events on October 2, 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 3, 2022

Big Ideas Beta Project Innovation in Action Reports – Healthcare Innovation Lab and Institute for Informatics
At this event, you’ll hear updates from the 2021-22 Big Ideas projects since receiving seed funding. Presentations include:

  • Avoiding Pulmonary Complications after Major Abdominal Surgery Using Novel Digital Incentive Spirometry Technology
  • Prediction of Persistent and Profound Intraoperative Hypoxemia in Pediatric Patients to Mitigate Life-Threatening Events and Improve Patient Safety
  • Using Mobile Health Technology to Capture Physical, Functional, and Psychosocial Features that Predict Recovery after Lumbar Fusion
  • User-Centered Design of a Digital Health Solution to Improve Symptom Management in Advanced Cancer Care
  • Clinical Translation of a Device and System for Preventing the Development of Pressure Ulcers

STL Fall Welcome – Alumni Fireside Chat – Venture for America
You can join VFA Alums Connie Bowen of FarmHand Ventures, Danielle Deavens of Bold Xchange, Haley Shoaf of Unlocked Labs & Jessi Wilcox of The Action Network as they talk about their experience working in startups that have missions to address social injustice and community challenges.

Events on October 4, 2022

Secrets of Scale: How to Get Better as Your Business Gets Bigger – Enterprise University
During this webinar, you’ll learn the 1/10/100 Rule of Data to shorten meetings while getting more done, how to move from exhausted “super-doer” to effective leader with the “Report Up” model, and you’ll leave with practical solutions to solve real business problems.

Events on October 5, 2022

Pitch Workshop – Skandalaris Center
At this pitch practice, Darcella Craven, President and Chief Fear Conqueror of Vetbiz, will help you enhance your pitching skills, and then you’ll receive feedback to help improve your presentation skills.

Events on October 6, 2022

WashU Startup Fair – Skandalaris Center
Join the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) for this event which is an excellent opportunity for startups to connect with the WashU community.

DEMO DAY: A Virtual Savvy Coders Data Analytics + Python Showcase Event – Savvy Coders
This virtual event is a great place to come and check out the newest Savvy Coders grads and maybe hire your next Data Analytics and Python Superstar!

Venture Cafe St. Louis – Sustainability & Wellness: Engagement & Elephants
This weekly event connects a community of innovators and entrepreneurs through freely accessible high-impact programming and events. This week’s theme is Sustainability & Wellness: Engagement & Elephants. Highlights include:

  • Community Connections
  • Sustained Wellbeing: Programs, Updates & Upgrades
  • Elephant In The Room: Using P.E.O.P.L.E. Goals to Foster Workplace Relationships

Events on October 7, 2022

Imposter to Empower 2022 – Ideate Labs
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.

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!

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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