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Paul Singh, one of the original three partners of 500 Startups, is on a nationwide tour and will be visiting St Louis and St Charles tomorrow, on August 23rd. Check out the full listing of events here, where you can register to attend one of these free sessions which are offered on a first come, first served basis.
From 500 Startups to 500K Miles of Mentorship
Paul Singh, one of the original three partners of 500 Startups knows more than just a little bit about startups. A startup founder himself (a few times over), he’s been on both sides of the table and has had his fair share of both successful exits and struggles past proof of concept. That’s just one of the many reasons why he knows startups and small businesses better than most others; and why they know him.
In the last five years, he’s flown over 500,000 miles circling the globe, during which time raising tens of millions of dollars in venture funds, and investing in hundreds of companies. Most recently, Paul led the helm of the Crystal Tech Fund as well as Disruption Corporation, which was sold to DC-based incubator 1776 last year.
With some free time to plan what he’d do next, the entrepreneur downsized drastically; swapping out a single family home for a pickup truck and a tricked out, custom 30’ Airstream Classic travel trailer to visit the places where startups actually start (and grow) their businesses.
Singh In St. Louis
“The real goal of the Tech Tour is to bring functional expertise and venture capital dollars to parts of North America that don’t regularly get the same amount of attention as the well-known tech hubs” says Singh.
With 70 cities visited so far (and a few more on the way), the team at Venture Cafe St. Louis is hosting Paul during the week of August 22-24, 2017.
The tours will include free, and open to the public office hours at coworking spaces, “Lunch and Learn” workshops, breakfast events, investor dinners and a pitch event at the Arch organized by Arch Grants. During our Arch event, companies will be given a chance to pitch their company to Paul and the other investors as they ride to the top of the Arch.
The goal is not just to blow into town for a media blitzed, grip and grin panel, but to offer support, guidance and get deeply involved in the local scene through a week long series of events and programs.
Paul Singh’s schedule for visits to St Louis and St Charles is below – sign up here to chill with an incredible mentor.
St Charles Breakfast, 8:00-10:00 AM
Join Paul at OPO Start Ups at 119 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301 on Wednesday Aug 23rd from 8:00-10:00 AM for breakfast and a conversation. If you are an entrepreneur, you will want to hear how you’ve got to match your ambition to the amount of cash that’s readily available to you.
STL Talk: The Side Hustle, the Solopreneur and the Business, 5:00-7:00 PM
Join Paul Singh and his group of investors at the DK Annex at 2727 S Jefferson Ave Saint Louis, MO 63118 on August 23rd from 5:00-7:00 PM for “The Side Hustle, the Solopreneur and the Business”. In partnership with Justine Peterson, there will be speed networking & colliding over Scoops & More dessert.
Ladue Lunch & Learn 12:00-2:00 PM
Join Paul Singh & his team of investors for an informal lunch to discuss ways for local entrepreneurs to gain more capital. Lunch will be provided. We will be at RISE coworking space at 8820 Ladue Rd #203, St. Louis, MO 63124 from 12:00-2:00 PM on Thursday August 24th. Sponsored by Brazen.