St. Louis Events // Week of October 31, 2022

St. Louis Startup Events // Week of October 28 2022

From Funding Opportunities to Coffee & Code to Email Marketing to the Largest Networking Event in St. Louis to 40 under 40, here’s a rundown from our Founder Erik Lutenegger of Startup Events in St. Louis this week coming up the week of October 31 – November 4, 2022!

Accelerators, ESO, and Volunteer Applications

Are you looking for Accelerators, Incubators or Funding? 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 // Innovation, Development, and Entrepreneurial Advancement (IDEA) Fund | Missouri Tech
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 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)

Startup, Tech & Marketing Events

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

Events on October 30, 2022

Coffee and Code | TechArtista UCity
If you are reading this on Monday, you missed it. If you are 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 November 1, 2022

Discover Data Analytics Preview Course | Savvy Coders
Stop by to learn some Python and dip your toes into the Data Analytics/Python pool. This free interactive class will give you an overview of the Savvy Coders Data Analytics Bootcamp. (Virtual)

Largest Speed Networking Event in St. Louis | St. Louis Small Business Monthly
This one-of-a-kind event will be held from noon-1pm in the networking area on the showroom floor of the St. Louis Business Expo & Business Growth Summit. So bring your business cards and meet and greet the many other business owners and executives in attendance. (In-Person)

Building a Powerful Business Strategy | Enterprise University
At this webinar, learn how to complement day-to-day management with strategic thinking, to understand how differentiation and adapting to external shifts will help you better compete and gain insights on forming or strengthening your strategic planning process. (Virtual)

40 Under 40 Awards | St. Louis Business Journal
At this webinar, learn how to complement day-to-day management with strategic thinking, to understand how differentiation and adapting to external shifts will help you better compete and gain insights on forming or strengthening your strategic planning process. (In-Person)

Events on November 2, 2022

Guru 2022 | The World’s Largest Online Email Marketing Conference
From November 2nd through 3rd, this event is designed to help exceed your current strategies with actionable advice and to share the latest digital trends, email best practices, and emerging tools you need to improve your email marketing performance today. (Virtual)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Webinar | Skandalaris Center
This webinar with Ed Lahue, the Innovation & Technology Counselor for the University of Missouri Extension, will introduce technology startups on how they might fund R&D through SBIR Grants. Quick note, this is an intro, not a “how to apply” course. (Virtual)

Grow with Google: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs
This event comes from SCORE Mentors, State Fair Community College SBDTC, and Boston Public Library. In this session, they’ll introduce the principles of the design thinking process, how to apply them to solve problems and the basics of prototyping your ideas. (Virtual)

Events on November 3, 2022

Campaign Tech Talks: The Metaverse, Down to Earth | Campaign
At this gathering of technology, advertising, and Web3 experts, they’ll go beyond the smoke and mirrors to discuss the real challenges in Web3. Panels include: What exactly is Web3 and the metaverse?, Safety and security in the metaverse, and Creating seamless consumer experiences (Virtual)

Small Business, Big Threat: How Exposed is your Business to Cyber Attacks? | MOSBDC
This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices, and review scenarios to help you protect your business. (Virtual)

10 Pro Email Tips for Peak Inbox Performance | 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)

Venture Cafe St. Louis | Thinksgiving®
And it’s Thursday, so of course, Venture Cafe. This week’s event is centered all-around Thinksgiving. Highlights include:

  • Community Connections
  • Thinksgiving® Solution Showcase
  • The Room Where It Happened
  • Taste of Thinksgiving.


Events on November 4, 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)

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)

Have a Great Week!

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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