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!

1 Million Cups
Wednesday, June 22; 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: Astronobeads
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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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CoderGirl
Wednesday, June 22; 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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OPO Startup Wednesdays: What Banks Look For
Wednesday, June 22; 5:30-8pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
Doug Bauche, Chief Credit Officer of Enterprise Bank, St Louis Region explains what a bank looks for when lending money to new and existing businesses.
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Jer Thorp bizSession: Living in Data
Thursday, June 23; 7:30-10am
Washington University – 560 Music Center
In this session, Jer Thorp, COCA’s data artist in residence, will share a series of projects by The Office for Creative Research which examine the fast-changing relationship between data and culture. From visualizations to performances and public art, Jer will explore ways in which we can bring data closer to humans. He’ll also share details about his upcoming project St. Louis Map Room, a collaborative data space for the city’s residents to explore both public and personal geographies of the city.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, June 23; 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.
This Week:
-Clearing A Path to Innovation presented by Innovative Technology Education Fund
-Monthly Marketing Meetup: Knowing Your Audience with Data presented by Elasticity
-Accelerate St. Louis Challenge and Export Challenge announcement and panel presented by SLEDP
-Cultivate Community Open House presented by BRAND of St. Louis
-Mobilizing communities where service can easily turn into dis-service presented by East St. Louis Initiative
-Office Hours With Score (RSVP Required)
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Young Friends Happy Hour
Thursday, June 23; 5-7:30pm
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Young Friends is a group of professionals, 40 and under, who support the Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science, including our efforts to enhance St. Louis as a world center for agtech, bioscience, and other industries that are defining the future of our region. Guests have the opportunity to socialize and network with other young professional to learn about the local bioscience ecosystem while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
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HackEdu
Friday, June 24-26
University of Missouri St. Louis ED Collabitat space
HackEdu will hold a weekend-long event where teams use Rasberry Pi 3’s and Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons later this month. Participants will strive to learn and improve how the two technologies work together and how they can be better implemented by teachers and students in learning environments. While the event isn’t affiliated with Global Hack VI, winners of HackEDU 16 can receive passes to the upcoming hackathon.
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