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, August 17; 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: AirZaar
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    Wednesday, August 17; 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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    SBIR/STTR St. Louis Road Tour
    Thursday, August 18; 8-3pm
    Washington University, 1 Brookings Drive
    The Road Tour is designed to help small businesses access the support and resources they need to understand SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. One-on-One meetings with agency directors are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Local applicants who have been successful in tapping this valuable funding resource will share their stories.
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    The Venture Cafe Gathering
    Thursday, August 18; 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:
    -Design to Better [Our City] presented by Creative Reaction Lab
    -Ideation and Project Management for Students presented by GlobalHack
    -The UnCommon Concert Series in the Cortex Commons
    -Power Connecting Series: Cross the LIne presented by Saint Louis Regional Lean In Chapter
    -RETROfit: How St. Louis’ existing buildings can best serve today’s emerging companies’ growth and technology needs presented by Green Street St. Louis
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    The STL EDGE: Building a People First Region
    Thursday, August 18; 5:30pm
    The Peabody Opera House, Downtown
    St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Annual Event 179. Enjoy networking, great food, drinks and entertainment.
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    Blues Clues at The Arch: A Scavenger Hunt
    Friday, August 19, 5:30-7pm
    Luther Ely Smith Square, 20 N 4th Street, Downtown
    Come run around like a kid under the Arch and jam out to some live soulful blues. Wrap up your internship or work for the week and take a break from being an adult! We’re excited to put on this scavenger hunt to highlight the Blues at the Arch Concert Series hosted by The National Blues Museum and CityArchRiver Foundation. Marsha Evans & The Coalition and Skeet Rodgers & The Inner City Blues Band will be on stage!
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