7 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

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Demo days, networking opportunities, TEDx Catalyst and more—schedule your week accordingly because there is a lot going on. 

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2nd Annual Global Impact Awards Ceremony
Monday, Nov 2; 4-6pm
The Global Impact Award is given to the top team submission for an application of technology to solve a real-world problem, with the widest possible global impact, through a sustainable and scalable for-profit venture. The event will feature a poster session from the finalists starting at 4pm, with remarks from Provost Holden Thorp and the announcement of winners at 5:15pm.
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Peer to Peer Networking Symposium
Tuesday, Nov 3; 3-7:30pm
If you’re a startup, entrepreneur or small business owner this event is for you. Learn takeaways on how to make sure your business is set up for success from the beginning.
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IdeaBounce
Wednesday, Nov 4; 4-6pm
If you’ve got an idea you are bouncing around in your head, attend the 2nd IdeaBounce of the year. Come listen to ideas, then network at the reception afterwards! Co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association, this event is open to all.
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OPO Demo Day 
Wednesday, Nov 4; 6-9pm
OPO, the co-working incubator for digital startups in St. Charles, MO, is hosting its first Demo Day on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30-9pm. Ten members will present their concepts and products to potential investors in partnership with Washington University.
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Venture Cafe
Thursday, Nov 5; 3-8pm
Every Thursday, The Venture Café Gathering enhances and accelerates the innovation process through programs and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships.
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BioBash 2015
Friday, Nov 6; 5:30-7pm
An opportunity to interact with scientists and researchers in the St. Louis area at a networking mixer hosted by the Danforth Center’s Committee for Scientific Training & Mentoring. There will be a speaker session with featured guest, Travis Sheridan, executive director, Venture Café, STL followed by a poster and networking reception.
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TEDx Catalyst
Saturday, Nov 7; 3:30-11:59pm
A full day of great speakers and great company. Spend time between speakers mingling with TED-focused exhibitors and enjoying our delicious local snacks and drinks. Tickets sell out every year, so don’t wait!
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Upcoming Events:
Arch Grants Gala: Thursday, Nov 12
Startup Connection: 
Wednesday, Nov 18
Also, keep your eye out for our guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week coming soon.