8 Startup Events You Can’t Miss This Week

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We’ve gathered some of the best events from all over the city to mark on your calendars. If you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here!

Bring Your Own Fail: 3
Tuesday, June 7; 6-8pm
The BHIVE; Central West End 
BYOF is a dinner party celebrating failure.  Join and listen to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and unique individuals answer the question: what have you failed? Dinner is on us, but the stories are on you – everyone must bring something to share.
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Programming 101 for Newbies, presented by Savvy Coders
Tuesday, June 7; 6-8pm
TechArtista; Central West End
Be prepared for an evening of learning. This event is geared for someone who is curious about the world of coding. They’ll take a deep dive into HTML and CSS and touch on aspects of JavaScript. You’ll actually leave this class having built your very own website.
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, June 8; 9-10am
Nine Network of Public Media, Midtown 
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. This Week: Paradigm Creative
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CoderGirl
Wednesday, June 8; 6-8pm
LaunchCode’s Mentor Center, Central West End
CoderGirl is building a network of support for aspiring female coders. Participants, ranging from beginners to long-time programmers, hone their skills alongside fellow aspiring developers and female mentors from companies like Boeing, MasterCard, and Enterprise.
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Innovation at the Opera
Wednesday June 8; 6:30pm
Loretto-Hilton Center East Pavilion; Webster Groves
For the third year in a row, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is hosting “Innovation at the Opera” this Wednesday, June 8, an event designed to connect the region’s talented entrepreneurs with community leaders in an environment that encourages creativity and innovation. Guests will have the chance to network and to hear Opera  Theatre’s general director Timothy O’Leary speak briefly about the company’s innovative approach to opera.
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OPO Startup Wednesdays: Ungerboeck, A St. Louis Software Success Story
Wednesday, June 8; 5:30-8pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
Krister Ungerboeck of Ungerboeck Software International will share insights on the transformation of Ungerboeck Software from a failing family business in 1997 to a global market leader in event management software with over 250 employees and customers in 50+ countries in 2016.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, June 9; 3-8pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
The weekly Thursday Venture Cafe Gathering of innovators and entrepreneurs. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week a series of breakout sessions are planned to engage your brain and share your thoughts.
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Distributed: Trade 24-Hour Hackathon
June 12 8am-June 13 6pm
T-REX; Downtown
Developers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs will have 24 hours to showcase their skills and vision using the APIs, SDKs and other tools from today’s leading innovators in financial services and supply chain. The competition is being held at St. Louis’s world-class start-up accelerator venue T-REX, and will be judged by a panel of experts from industry incumbents looking for the the next big disruptive ideas.
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And Coming Up this Month…

Missouri Venture Forum’s Roadmap to Entrepreneurship
June 13; 1-8pm
Donald Danforth Science Center; 975 N Warson Road
An opportunity to inform and educate future entrepreneurs about how and where to find support and resources in the St. Louis area with insights from prominent keynote speakers and panel presentations by a wide range of experts across a variety of disciplines. Formed in 1985, the Missouri Venture Forum (MVF) is a non-profit, membership-based St. Louis organization that supports the entrepreneurial community and offers business resources, networking and educational resources for budding entrepreneurs.
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Distributed: Trade
June 14
Washington University
The Distributed: Trade conference is a first-of-its-kind forum bringing the industry’s leading blockchain technology companies together with major enterprises to brainstorm how the new technology will disrupt and optimize trade networks and financial services. Join industry leaders and FinTech innovators for a groundbreaking summit that explores blockchain applications for supply chains, global payments, insurance services and capital market operations.
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Filament Open House
June 14; 3-7:30pm
Filament, Downtown
Join for the first Filament Open House! The Filament Team has been hard at work building the world’s best meeting and now that the creative 10,000 square foot innovation space is open, stop in and check it out.
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Downtown STL, Inc. Annual Event
June 22; 4-7pm
St. Louis Union Station Hotel; Downtown 
Downtown STL, Inc. will be hosting their annual event on Wednesday, June 22nd at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. This annual event brings upwards of 500 business and community leaders together to discuss Downtown opportunities and celebrate Downtown successes. This year Downtown is proud to feature Arch Grants’ Summer Cohort and a look forward through the lens of innovation.
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