St. Louis Events // Week of October 30, 2023 – Startups, AI, Tech & Marketing

Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to grow and advance your startup or career. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, network with like-minded individuals, or pitch your startup, there’s something for everyone on this list. In the tech industry. Here’s a rundown from our Founder, Erik Lutenegger of Events & Opportunities in St. Louis, this week, coming up the week of October 30 – November 3, 2023!

Funding, ESO, & Accelerator Opportunities

Looking for funding, business acceleration, or entrepreneur support opportunities.

Due October 31 | North St. Louis Small Business and Non-Profit Grant Program
The City of St. Louis has allocated $37 million for a grant program to assist small businesses and non-profits in North St. Louis. Aimed at reversing decades of disinvestment, the program targets entities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, within specified geographic areas for economic development and empowerment. (Funding)

Open November 3 | Anchor Accelerator – UMSL Accelerate
The UMSL Anchor Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind program that puts underrepresented entrepreneurs at the center of a purpose-driven, university-led accelerator that begins with a non-dilutive $50,000 capital injection. (Funding)

Due November 15 | MTC Idea Fund
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 29 | Techstars Accelerator
Application are due for Boulder, Build in Tulsa, Anywhere Remote, Berlin, Boston, Columbus Powered by The Ohio State University, Equitech, Healthcare sponsored by Cedars-Sinai, Point32Health, UCI Health and UnitedHealthcare, Industries of the Future, London, New York City, Sustainability Paris, Toronto, Transformative World Torino, Web3, Powered by J.P. Morgan for Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland (Accelerator)

Apply Now // Free WordPress Speed Optimizations for Non-Profits
Tenacity has officially launched SwingSpan, a Digital Divide program that provides free WordPress Speed Optimizations for Non-profits. So if you are part of a non-profit or know someone who is, and they use WordPress for their website, apply at (Free Help)

Tech, Startup & Marketing Events

Events on October 30

October 30 – November 4 // TechSTL Takeover at Nebula (Members Only)
TechSTL is hosting a series of events for its members where they will have free access to co-working spaces in the top innovation district hubs in St Louis. There will be a spooky Halloween Networking Breakfast on Tuesday and a Pizza Lunch on Friday. This is a members-only event. But there’s still time to sign up. (In-Person)

How to solve your biggest business problems in 10 easy steps | Enterprise Nation
Embark on a transformative journey with Phil Fraser, unraveling a 10-step blueprint to tackle business challenges head-on, morphing daily hurdles into a structured pathway to triumph and uncomplicated success. (Virtual)

Unlock over $500K Monthly Sales with LinkedIn: A Proven Roadmap | Founder Institute
Get insightful guidance from Mira Wattar in a live interactive webinar, unveiling practical strategies to foster substantial sales for your startup, enriched with a hands-on session, engaging Q&A, and lively networking. (Virtual)

Not Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining | Women Empowering Women
Immerse in a gathering of professional women, unveiling pathways to success amidst adversity, enriched by Kris Fulkerson’s insights, interactive discussions, and meaningful connections. (In-Person)

Events on October 31

How to Use AI for Marketing | Network After Work
Embark on a journey through the realms of AI, unraveling its essence and grasping the reins of 9 pivotal marketing arenas. All while absorbing the acumen to automate, analyze, and amplify your marketing endeavors. (Virtual)

Pitch LIVE, Showcase your Startup’s potential to INVESTORS |
Introduce your startup to a global investor audience, seizing invaluable feedback and forging enduring industry connections while amplifying your market visibility. (Virtual)

Events on November 1

1 Million Cups St. Louis
This event is for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community here in St. Louis. Presenters: Iridium & HenRose Cares. (In-Person)

WE NYC: Money, Negotiation, & Mindset: A Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs
Dive into money, negotiation, and mindset tailored for women entrepreneurs through interactive exercises, group discussions, and expert guidance, unfolding critical strategies for an empowering financial outlook. (Virtual)

Government Contracting 101 | MO APEX Accelerators
Navigate the foundational facets of government contracting in a 1 and a half hour seminar, seamlessly transitioning into the Accelerators’ offerings like bid preparation, igniting a pathway to lucrative contract procurements. (Virtual)

Managing Your Business Finances | Freelancers Hub
This workshop, led by a finance maven, provides a scaffold to better manage unpredictable incomes, empowering you towards a more lucrative entrepreneurial voyage. Start your financial enlightenment journey by tackling the intricacies of business models, earnings, and scaling operations. (Virtual)

Madison County Economic Development Small Business Seminar
Engage with seasoned entrepreneurs, glean insights from successful small business narratives, and harness vital resources from Intersect Illinois and the SBDC, nurturing your venture from inception to flourishing establishment. (In-Person)

The Social Commerce Opportunity | Insider Intelligence
Uncover the enigma of social commerce, explore product discovery avenues, and grasp the Gen Z market pulse alongside TikTok’s e-commerce stride, all through engaging discussions with seasoned analysts. (Virtual)

Domain Authority is Dead: How Pillar-Based Marketing Makes Legacy SEO Metrics Irrelevant
Explore the transition from legacy metrics to pillar-based marketing approaches through enlightening dialogues, grasp the new-age marketing matrix with industry mavens, and foster robust digital prominence. (Virtual)

Events on November 2

The AI Content Storm: Will You Sink or Swim? | MarketingProfs
Venture into AI’s transformative realm, navigating the tide of generated content while unlocking strategies for efficient storage and management with an insightful discourse on melding AI tools with digital asset management for heightened ROI. (Virtual)

Navigating The Wild, Wild, West of Publishing | Score St. Louis
Investigate the mysteries of the current publishing scene with various publishing avenues, from DIY to traditional, demystifying author branding and revealing which books captivate the market most. (Virtual)

Thinksgiving Day | Filament
This event connects St. Louis nonprofits with teams from innovative companies for a day of creative problem-solving focused on the future. While you can’t participate in the groups, you can help out by volunteering. (In-Person)

You’re Hired: How to Effectively Train and Manage Salespeople | Enterprise University
Hiring, training, and managing salespeople can be expensive and time-consuming. Done right, you can reap the rewards and build a profitable sales volume. If done wrong, you may flounder with your sales results. Walk away ideas you can implement immediately to help drive profit. (Virtual)

Leveraging Generative AI to Build Customer Mega-Personas | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Discover how generative AI crafts precise customer mega-personas, enhancing your marketing while fostering creativity, innovation, and effective AI communication in a competitive market. (Virtual)

Venture Café St. Louis | Fxck Ups & Fallouts: A Night of Epic Bouncebacks
Building a successful business requires years of wrong turns, mistakes, and failures. What people don’t talk enough about is that entrepreneurship is paved with hard lessons. On this evening, we’ll get candid conversations about the realities of risking everything….and often losing everything. (In-Person)

Founders Lounge | MultiPass Venture Community
Entrepreneurs can enjoy an evening fostering relationships, exchanging stories, and gathering insights. It promotes networking and provides opportunities for potential collaborations. (In-Person)

40 Under 40 | St. Louis Business Journal
Revel in a night of recognition and rapport, celebrating 40 exemplary leaders under 40. The evening unfolds with cocktails and dinner, culminating in a heartfelt awards presentation, cherishing the achievements of these rising stars. (In-Person)

Events on November 3

Bourbon Friday at TechArtista
It’s Friday, and it’s not Friday without Bourbon Friday. And you can join us at TechArtista 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. (In-Person)

Networking at Nite with VetBiz
Unwind in a spirited atmosphere at Paddy O’s, fostering meaningful connections among veterans and business enthusiasts. And relish an evening rich in discussion, shared insights, and the spark of fresh partnerships. (In-Person)

Events on November 4

Multi-Ethnic Chamber Mixer | International Institute
Immerse in a cross-cultural soirée with local ethnic chambers showcasing cultural performances and gastronomic delights. Revel in the fusion of diverse traditions, enveloped in a friendly, familial ambiance. Participating organizations are: The Hispanic Chamber, St. Louis Mosaic Project, Asian American Chamber, Heartland Black Chamber, St. Louis African Chamber, and US Afghan Chamber. (In-Person)

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