5 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 Intro Session
Tuesday March 15, March 2; 6-7:30pm
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. Stop putting it off and and join like-minded people exploring CSS, HTML, a little JavaScript all while enjoying some free pizza.
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, March 16; 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 features MakeItEasyAutos.com.
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Wednesday, March 16; 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, March 16; 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 features business attorney, Jim Borchers Free pizza and beer, as always!
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, March 17; 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.

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And mark your calendars for…

PluggedIn St. Louis Startup Talent Showcase
Friday, March 23; 5-9pm
T-REX 5th Floor, 911 Washington Avenue
If you are a student or recent college graduate looking to join a startup, PluggedIn St. Louis wants to meet you! Here’s your chance to get in front of the region’s most cutting-edge, innovative, hiring companies at the center of St. Louis’ downtown innovation district, T-REX.
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Taste of Science
Wednesday, March 23; 5:30-7:30pm
Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road
Learn more about the Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science in a fun and interactive setting and take a tour! Young Friends is a group of professionals, 40 and under, who support the Danforth Center’s mission to improve the human condition through plant science, including our efforts to enhance St. Louis as a world center for agtech, bioscience and other industries that are defining the future of our region.
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Mary writes for EQ and previously contributed to ALIVE Magazine and worked in the digital marketing field as an account manager. A central Illinois native, she got her news-editorial journalism degree from the University of Illinois and then moved to St. Louis so she wouldn’t have to be around as many Cubs fans. Then she married one.