7 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!

Introduction to Prosper Mastermind Growth Groups
Tuesday April 12, 5:30pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
Are you striving to grow your business? Do you wish you had a group of fellow female entrepreneurs to offer perspective, advice and support? Are you looking for a structured way to address your challenges and identify actions to take? Register for an introduction session to find out more on how to join a Prosper Mastermind Growth group!
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Ballpark Village Presents Menswear Cocktail and Couture
Tuesday April 12, 6-8pm
Ballpark Village
Ballpark Village hosts 300 guests for its first ever Menswear Cocktail and Couture celebrating the opening of the Cardinals Spring Season! Join Saks Fifth Avenue, Saint Louis Fashion Fund and Ballpark Village for cocktails, men’s fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue/New York and a Special Design Challenge featuring St. Louis-based designers re-imagining Cardinals and Blues jerseys. Tickets: $25 with a portion of proceeds from sales to Saint Louis Fashion Fund.
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, April 13; 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: SoundScrip, the Music Therapy app. 
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CoderGirl
Wednesday, April 13; 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 13; 6:30pm-9pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
First Wednesdays: Community; These monthly gatherings are for local entrepreneurs to meet one another in a collaborative environment over pizza and beer. This Week: Paul Steensland, owner and founder of Industrial Strength Research (ISR), discusses when to apply secondary research to your business and marketplace.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, April 14; 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: ITEN Second Thursdays, 
VR/AR Association – The Latest on Gaming and Virtual Reality, Chamillionaire, Mark Suster to discuss entrepreneurship presented by Washington University, and Office Hours with ITEN’s Jenny Dibble, Joe Roberts and more from BioSTL, Gateway VMS, Women’s Business Development Center.
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Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event
Saturday, April 16; 9am-12pm
Harris-Stowe State University
Fergurson 1000 is a collection of CEO’s, community leaders, technology specialists, youth trainers, construction experts, economic development experts, and faith-based leaders. Ferguson 1000 is putting on a hiring event at the Emerson Performance Center and Gymnasium at Harris Stowe State University. National Speakers to include corporations, government and community groups. Lecture is first in auditorium with the reception immediately following in the atrium.
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And Next Week…


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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