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March 2017

Connecting To Our Rivers, Parks and Communities | Great Rivers Greenway

On the eve of World Water Day, let us learn about our region's citizens' bold vision for a dynamic network of parks and open spaces linked together by greenways, connecting our communities to their rivers, parks and communities. Whether it's revitalizing a riverfront, protecting a floodplain or creating new connections for people to get exercise, get around town and get some fresh air, the network of greenways are an equitable way to spur economic activity based on the oldest and…

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Venture Capital Financing for Ag Startups | Monsanto Growth Ventures

Ryan Rakestraw from Monsanto Growth Ventures will provide a short overview of venture capital financing for agriculture related startups. This will include a report on the overall 2016 venture funding numbers and drill down specifically on the Ag sector. Ryan will discuss fundraising at various stages of company life cycle and highlight relevant investment firms that are active at each stage. Ryan will show an example of how company ownership structure changes over multiple rounds of financing. Lastly, Ryan will…

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Food Sustainability and the Honey Bee | Isabee’s Beekeeping

Bees play an important role in agriculture as pollinators of flowering plants that provide food, fiber, spices, medicines and animal forage. We'll talk about the unique roll honey bees play in our food supply and what impact our behavior on a national and global scale is impacting their health and productivity. Learn how you can do your part to help the bees, become a beekeeper or make honey bees work for you or your business.

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Intro to Coding/Game Design class in Belleville (6 weeks)

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Junior Code Academy, 15 N 1st St
Belleville, IL 62220 United States
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6 week intro to coding course that meets every Tuesday from March 21st - April 25th 6-815pm in Belleville. * 15 N. 1st Street Belleville, IL Coupon code for 15% off good until 2/21 at 5pm (SPRING217)

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Free

1 Million Cups

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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T-REX – 5th Floor, 911 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, 63101 United States
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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.

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Free

Crash Course – Learn JavaScript!

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sketchpad, The Barn at Lucerne; 930 Kehrs Mill Rd
St. Louis, MO 63011 United States
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Want to begin building web applications? Do you have aspirations of being a web developer? Then you might want to take advantage of a learning opportunity in your own backyard. Front end web development tools HTML, CSS and JavaScript build the foundation for app development and website creation. Join Savvy Coders' lead instructor and tech Guru, Alex Pearson who will guide you through a crash course and inspire you to join our next 60 hour class. The not to be…

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Crash Course- Learn JavaScript!

Want to begin building web applications? Do you have aspirations of being a web developer? Then you might want to take advantage of a learning opportunity in your own backyard. Front end web development tools HTML, CSS and JavaScript build the foundation for app development and website creation. Join Savvy Coders' lead instructor and tech Guru, Alex Pearson who will guide you through a crash course and inspire you to join our next 60 hour class. The not to be…

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The Science Of Charisma: Master Personal Magnetism and Lead the Room | the Art of Adventure

Back by popular demand! In this session, you will learn the three pillars of charisma and exercises to enhance each one so that you can lead a room with executive presence. Led by Derek Loudermilk – professional adventurer, business mentor, and bestselling author. When teaching at the Montana State University, Derek began studying charisma and confidence so that his students would have better learning outcomes. Using science to deconstruct the signals we give off, Derek will teach you how you…

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Route 66: How Innovators Brought a Dead Highway Back to Life | Doug Schneider (STL Community College Tour Guide)

Route 66 carried job seekers, dust bowl migrants, and Disneyland tourists westward, until the Interstate Highway System emptied it of traffic. Then the Federal Government wiped Route 66 off the map in 1985. But it remains the most famous road in the world, due to innovators who brought Route 66 back to life: person by person, building by building, town by town.

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Make a Difference Tomorrow: Form Design | STLUX & SDNSTL

UX, particularly UI design has taken off on a holistic level. STLUX has a new series called "Make a Difference Tomorrow" where we break off bite sized chunks of how a UX professional can make impacts to their products the very next day. Part 1, Form Design is all about accessibility & conversion.

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Healthcare Innovation: Trends and Developing Technologies in St.

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BioSTL, CET and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) are delighted to co-host an evening for healthcare professionals, local business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who are interested in - learning more about trends and innovations in healthcare; - exploring how to be more entrepreneurial where they are; - thinking about healthcare entrepreneurship; and - meeting local healthcare entrepreneurs. The event will feature Steve Epner from The Startup Within, who will explore how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset wherever you are, followed…

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$20.00

Healthcare Innovation: Trends and Developing Technologies in St. Louis & Beyond

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercy Virtual, 15740 S Outer 40 Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017 United States
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This evening is for healthcare professionals, local business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who are interested in learning more about trends and innovations in healthcare; exploring how to be more entrepreneurial where they are; thinking about healthcare entrepreneurship; and meeting local healthcare entrepreneurs. The event will feature Steve Epner from The Startup Within, who will explore how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset wherever you are, followed by a panel discussion on trends and developing technologies in areas such as cybersecurity, virtual reality/augmented…

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Maker’s Cup: Build it BIG!

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Maker’s Cup is TechShop’s monthly competition for craft-inclined adults. Make friends, play to win, and get inspired. The March challenge is to Make It Big. Team up to create your very own up-scaled sculpture of a tiny object- whether it’s a cockroach, cassette tape, or ballpoint pen. Teams will have 90 minutes to design, cut, tape, and glue a giant cardboard version of their tiny inspiration. Awards will be given for Biggest Thing, Most Innovative Thing, Well Crafted Thing,…

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Connecting the Dots: Creative Methods to Building a Social Enterprise | The Biz Spot Community

This session is focused on helping social enterprises and non-profits connect to potential partners or donors in order to effectively offer services which are valuable to the community. It will be an interactive session where potential partners needs are identified and matched with others in the room and existing resources or needs.

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MLS to St. Louis Town Hall Forum | MLS2STL

Dave Peacock- MLS2STL Executive Committee Member and Former President of Anheuser Busch and Tom Strunk, CFO of Worldwide Technology host a Town Hall: Q&A: The Start-up Journey to bring the MLS to St. Louis - Behind the scenes look at a Major Soccer League Start-up - Critical Infrastructure and Services for St. Louis - Expansion of MetroLink - Construction and Permanent Jobs Creation - Incremental Tax Revenue for STL - Community Benefits Agreement Supporting Resident and Youth organizations

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Free

SBDC Day in O’Fallon, Illinois

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, 200 South Lincoln Street
O'Fallon, IL 62269 United States
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Have you tossed around the idea of launching your own business or nonprofit organization? If so, you might have a lot of how-to questions. Join us on Friday, March 24 from 10am-2pm at the O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce office, 2000 South Lincoln Drive in O'Fallon, IL (62269) anytime during this 4-hour window to ask your questions and learn how to dot your i's and cross your t's. If you'd like, call the Illinois Metro East SBDC at (618) 650-2929 and…

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Free

Tech Challenge Class by Claim Academy

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 13, 2017

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 27, 2017

Claim Academy, 2119 Olive St
St Louis, MO 63103 United States
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The Technical Challenge class is a free 1-hour class taught by Lamar Myles on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month between 10-11 am at Claim Academy. The purpose of the class is to help Claim Academy candidates learn how to solve a technical challenge as effectively as possible, which is an essential skill to develop in becoming a successful software developer. The Technical Challenge class fulfills a requirement for acceptance into a Claim Academy full stack cohort; however, candidates…

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Tea Talks (No.3): Sipping Spring

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The OC at CWE, 4436 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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TEA TALKS are informative and entertaining discussions brought to you by The OC at CWE x root.berry.leaf and hosted by naturopathic doctor and root.berry.leaf™ founder Jamila Owens-Todd, ND. This third (3rd) TEA TALKS event is called SIPPING SPRING, and Spring is the best time to cleanse and refresh. Let's tap into your inner healer and come to create the perfect detox tea blend for you. This interactive workshop will provide an education on cleansing and detoxifying herbs, followed by you…

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Hacknight

March 27 @ 6:00 pm
TechArtista, 4818 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Bring your projects and let's do some hacking. Don't have a project, let's work on Ruby or a Gem. We could even actually finish an implementation of the game of life. Start discussing here so that people know what they are in for. Social hour starts at 1800. Code starts at 1900.

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Making Art for Games – Panel Discussion

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riot Games, 10th Floor, 7777 Bonhomme
Clayton, MO 63105 us
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Anyone who has made a visual game knows the importance of artwork throughout the development process. Hear from several experienced artists about techniques they use to create their work and lessons they have learned along the way! Panelists will discuss specific tools and tips of their trade, with time reserved for general questions from the audience. Panelists: • Melanie Severs - Artist for Graphite Lab  • Chris Roder - Artist for Simutronics • Michael Ha - Freelance artist for Cards…

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$35.00

SQ1 Ignite Applications

March 28
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CIC@CET, 20 S Sarah Street
Saint Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Applications for SQ1 Ignite spring session are now open and being accepted on a rolling basis. This 4-week, introductory program is for new/early stage technology, bioscience and consumer/manufactured product entrepreneurs.  If you think you have a great idea in these fields, visit our website and learn more information about the program. You have until April 21 to submit an application.  Next Series Starts: February 27

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Free

Fostering Information Sharing through ISAO’s

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
700 Section Line Rd, Belleville, IL 62221, 700 Section Line Rd
Belleville, IL 62221 United States
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The ISAO Standards Organization is a non-governmental organization established October 1, 2015, and led by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with support from LMI and R-CISC. Our mission is to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity posture by identifying standards and guidelines for robust and effective information sharing and analysis related to cybersecurity risks, incidents, and best practices. Our breakfast will provide insights on what an ISAO is, does, and will mean for our region. The establishment of ISAOs…

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4th Tuesday Hackers/Founders St Louis

March 28 @ 6:00 pm
Skejul HQ, 1608 Menard St
Saint Louis, MO us
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We are providing a safe, diverse and healthy atmosphere for those interested in the intersection of technology and business to get to know one another and what's happening in town. Come and hang out with others who are involved in the St Louis Tech & Startup scenes and talk about what you're into. We're probably into it too. Bring your friends! If they're friends of yours, they're probably friends of ours - or should be! Then grab some grub and…

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$9.99

Intro to WordPress Info Session

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 26, 2017

Want to see if WordPress is right for you? This Into class will let you know just that! Taught by Karriem Ahmed once a month on the last Tuesday of the month. Charge: $9.99

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Monthly Meeting

March 28 @ 6:30 pm
T-Rex – Lammert Building, 911 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO us
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This week, I'd like to get a plan on our booth for first Friday at the science center. Also, plan regular get togethers for regular hack nights.

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