8 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!

Savvy Coders JavaScript for Graphic Designers
Tuesday, May 10; 6-7pm
TechArtista; Central West End
HTML + CSS + JavaScript = Better job What an awesome equation! If you’re a graphic designer who loves using your creative talent, but needs to lean on a developer to make your creation worthy of the web, then check out this crash course and get to know your way around JavaScript. It can be a life changing event.  Don’t miss this opportunity and join the Savvy Coders Tech Guru on Tuesday May 10th at 6:00pm.
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, May 11; 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: Send Well Wishes, LLC
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CoderGirl
Wednesday, May 11; 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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Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups
Wednesday, May 11; 5:30pm-7:30pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
Second Wednesday Founders: Stories and conversations with accomplished founders from the Saint Louis Region. This week meet Dean of MU Engineering.
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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Idea Brunch
Thursday, May 12; 7:45-9:30am
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
Have you been looking for an opportunity to check the feasibility of your idea?  We’ve got it! Meet with other innovators for coffee, bagels and feedback.
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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center: Conversations
Thursday, May 12; 5:15-7pm
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; 975 N. Warson Rd. 
Let’s Talk About…Next Generation Bioenergy. Please join for a discussion about the potential for alternative energy sources, particularly renewable biofuels, to transform major industries, including aerospace and aviation. Featured Panelists include John Tracy, PhD., or Boeing, Jerry Steiner of Arvegenix and Toni Kutchan, PhD., of the Danforth Center.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, May 12; 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:
Doing Business with Canada presented by The Canadian Consulate General, Chicago 
Innovation Madness Chess Simul presented byCortex and Chess Club of St. Louis 
From App to Ride: A look at Disability through Uber and Other Transportation Services presented by Paraquad 
Innovation Madness Chess Tournament #3 presented Cortex and Chess Club of St. Louis 
Rethinking the Last Mile with Citizens for Modern Transit presented by Citizens for Modern Transit
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WordCamp St. Louis 2016
Saturday, May 14- Sunday, May 15
Washington University 
WordCamp St. Louis? is a a two-day event about WordPress, the open-source content management system that powers 25% of the web. If you’re a small business owner, developer, designer, writer, or hobbyist—this is the event for you. Even if you’ve never used WordPress, but are interested in learning $30 is a steal for two days full of cool people giving interesting talks in one of the most welcoming communities.
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