10 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!

IDEA Labs Demo Day
Monday, April 25; 6-9pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
Demo Day is IDEA Labs’ flagship event, representing the culmination of the teams’ yearlong progress through the program. Teams showcase their innovations to entrepreneurs, clinicians and investors while they compete in poster and pitch competitions to earn financial prizes from IDEA Labs.
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Pivvt Start-Up Pitch Event
Tuesday, April 26; 5:30-8pm
Evangeline’s Bistro, Central West End
A casual evening in which early stage startups will pitch to a panel of experts and receive honest feedback while you enjoy cocktails, food, live music and networking. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, student, investor, looking for a gig or just have a general interest in the startup scene, come join like-minded individuals and help expand the visibility and awareness of the impressive work being done in St. Louis.
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Savvy Coders Intro Session
Tuesday, April 26; 6-7:30pm
TechArtista, Central West End
HTML + CSS + JavaScript = Employment What an awesome equation! Ever wonder if you’ve got untapped programming talent that could be put to good use in re-charting your career path?  The hardest part is taking that first step toward finding your answer.  Stop putting it off and get to it.
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, April 27; 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: ItsHappeninNow
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Talk the Tech Talk
Wednesday, April 27; 6-8pm
Howl at the Moon at Ballpark Village; Downtown
Innovation and entrepreneurship is thriving in St. Louis. Join PRSA for a panel presentation from Elasticity, EQ & T-REX on how to best work with and promote startup companies. The event will also include an appetizer buffet, time for networking a complimentary first drink. The fun will conclude with a dueling piano show.
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CoderGirl
Wednesday, April 27; 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, April 27; 6:30pm-9pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
Third Wednesdays: Mentors–Hear from leading executive coaches and management consultants, entrepreneurs, and transformative business advisors. This Week: Join for a panel discussion on the startup survey results conducted and presented by Brown Smith Wallace. 
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, April 28; 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:
So You Want to be an Entrepreneur, Huh? with Michael Lamb president & co-founder of Opt It.
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Funding: A panel discussion with Ed Domain, CEO of Techli, as the panel moderator and panelists: Beth Schulte and Daniel Willingham, UHY LLP, Allison Carmen, Cultivation Capital and Dave Sutter, co-founder of Fluent.
“Do I Really Need a Peer Advisory Group?” with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs.
Childhood Obesity–Finding Hope: A screening of “Weighed Down” with Camp Jump Start, a documentary produced by StoryTrack for PBS. A panel discussion will follow.
-Office Hours with Brand of St. Louis and Husch Blackwell.
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Bilicon Valley 
Thursday, April 28; 5-7pm
John Cook School of Business Saint Louis University 
Billicon Valley is an evening of workshops, networking and free food. The mission is to introduce the concept of entrepreneurial leadership to students—be it from local high schools or from one of the great colleges and universities here in St. Louis—by bringing together the most entrepreneurial leaders at SLU and in the greater St. Louis community.
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Full Circle CITYTREK: Renaissance Challenge at SLAM Underground
Friday, April 29; 6-7pm
Sculpture Hall, St. Louis Art Museum
Get a sneak peek of SLAM Underground: Word before the doors open and come recreate masterpieces and make them life-size. If you like art, making funny shapes with your body, and a good time then this is your night. Full Circle creates valuable opportunities and a vibrant community for young talent to thrive in St. Louis.
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