9 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, April 20; 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: Make It Easy Autos.
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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Office Hours / After Hours
Wednesday, April 20; 6pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
Have you been looking for a place to get advice on a specific business challenge you’re facing?  Join expert mentors at PWE Office Hours / After Hours! Registration is required and spots are limited.
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Wednesday, April 20; 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. organizations.
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Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups
Wednesday, April 20; 6:30pm-9pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
Third Wednesdays: Mentors–Hear from leading executive coaches and management consultants, entrepreneurs, and transformative business advisors. This Week: The Small Business Administration presents the ins and outs of government backed business loans and how those credit decisions are made.
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UMSL’s Midwest Digital Marketing Conference
Thursday, April 21; 8am
Union Station, Downtown  
The 2016 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference lives at the intersection of modern communications. Previously called the UMSL State of Digital Media Marketing Conference, MDMC is the Midwest’s largest digital and social media marketing event. The conference will be held on April 21, showcasing thought leaders and boundary pushers across many disciplines. Experts in the marketing communications industry will address the cutting edge of digital, social, tech and innovation.
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StampedeCon IoT Summit 2016
Thursday, April 21; 3pm
T-REX, Downtown
If you want to develop Internet of Things (IoT) apps, start an IoT-focused business or develop an IoT strategy for your enterprise, don’t miss this event! Join 100+ developers, entrepreneurs and innovators to get involved with the Internet of Things. DevOps Teams Working with IoT gives you the opportunity to work wherever your interests may be: from device-level sensor communication to micro-service development to real-time streaming analytics, machine learning and Big Data systems that will power the app you have in mind.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, April 21; 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:
Raising Venture Capital: Advice from Arteen Arabshahi, a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient.
Changing the Way We Police through Innovation, Technology & Design with Serving with The Badge 
When Brains Collide with MindActive
Digital Health & Fitness with StartupBus STL
-Office Hours with Score and Husch Blackwell
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Delmar Loop Social Impact Hackathon
Friday, April 22; 3pm through April 24; 4pm 
Knight/Bauer Hall, Washington University
Calling all creative problem-solvers: WUSTL’s Skandalarus Center and The Delmar Loop Innovation Neighborhood are seeking creative minds to generate a social impact in The Delmar Loop. Join and brainstorm ways to create an Innovation Neighborhood in the Loop that attracts and retains creative geniuses and accelerates socioeconomic growth.
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Creative Entrepreneur Workshop
Friday, April 22; 3-8pm
Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
A workshop presented by Alton Main Street, Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Liberty Bank looking to broadcast that Downtown Alton, especially the Broadway corridor, is fertile ground for creative entrepreneurs to grow and thrive through workshops, a Shark Tank-style pitch competition and an expo.
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And Next Week…

IDEA Lab Demo Day
Monday, April 25; 6-9pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
Demo Day is IDEA Lab’s flagship event, representing the culmination of the teams’ yearlong progress through the program. Teams showcase their innovations to entrepreneurs, clinicians and investors while they vie in poster and pitch competitions to earn financial prizes from IDEA Labs.
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Pivvt Start-Up Pitch Event
Tuesday, April 26; 5:30-8pm
Evangeline’s Bistro, Central West End
A casual evening in which early stage startups will pitch to a panel of experts and receive honest feedback while you enjoy cocktails, food, live music and networking. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, student, investor, looking for a gig or just have a general interest in the startup scene, come join like-minded individuals and help expand the visibility and awareness of the impressive work being done in St. Louis.
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