6 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, May 4; 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: Wagewise
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CoderGirl
Wednesday, May 4; 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 1st Birthday Bash & Demo Day
Wednesday, May 4; 3:30pm-7:30pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
It’s OPO’s 1st Birthday! Join for BBQ on the OPO Plaza! There will be grilling, rec games, goofing off and eating cake as well as virtual reality demos, new food and drink samples, applications to explore, a professional photographer and more. This is followed by the second live Demo Day!
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, May 5; 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:
Breaking Down Venture Capital and Angel Investor Negotiations: An Interactive Forum | Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience
Value in Creating a Vision 4 your Business: Complete Solutions in Life Mastery
Branding Consultation with Tim Cooper
Sales and Distribution Strategy: What do business owners need to be aware of to grow profits? Presented by Inventors Association of St Louis
Thinking like a Startup Inside a Global Corporation: How Innovation is Shaping MasterCard’s Latest Product, with Tim Zyk and St Louis Product Management Group
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MVF Breakfast
Friday, May 6; 7:15-9am
Triumph Grill/Moto Museum, Midtown
Meet for breakfast Friday morning at the Triumph Grill/Moto Musem to hear from Keynote speaker Naeem Bari of Agilis Systems. Agilis Systems is a national leader in GPS fleet management, asset tracking & workforce management solutions that improve efficiency and save you money.
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St. Louis Indie Book Fair
Saturday, May 7; 10-5pm
St. Louis Public Library – Main Branch, Downtown
The St. Louis Indie Book Fair is an organization started in 2015 to foster authors of fiction and nonfiction, and an opportunity to bring readers and writers together. This year the annual event will have more than 30 authors present to sell, sign and to read from their work on stage in the auditorium with more than 100 titles to choose from in fiction and nonfiction, ranging from children’s to adult. More than 80 authors will be represented and all authors will have actual books to sell, no eBook-only publishing is allowed. They will also host the Pitching Hour where writers can pitch their story ideas to the publishers present for possible production (excuse the alliteration) The event is free to the public and kid-friendly.
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