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, Feb 10; 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 Core23 BioBank, a company that collects, processes, and stores non-controversial umbilical cord blood stem cells that are used to treat diseases and in regenerative medicine applications.
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VFA Panel: Building Strong Teams
Wednesday, Feb 10; 5-7pm
7th Floor, TREX, 911 Wash Ave, Downtown
Join in an insightful conversation with a group of battle-tested executives and up and coming startup operators. Mark Bauer, Don Breckenridge and Ted Stann have been senior leaders at companies with 8- and 9- figure valuations. They’ll be joined by Venture for America Fellows Chisom Uche and Haley Shoaf. Chisom helps the TopOPPS team as a Marketing Specialist and Haley works at LaunchCode as a Customer Relationship Manager.
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CoderGirl
Wednesday, Feb 10; 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, Feb 20; 6:30pm-9pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles 
Second Wednesdays: Founders–Stories and conversations with accomplished founders from the Saint Louis Region. This week features Jonah White, founder of BillyBob Teeth.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, Feb 11; 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: 
Office hours with Launch Code, Prosper Women’s Entrepreneurs and ITEN as well as presentations from nanoMetallix and LUME Institute.
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Arch Rails Meetup
Thursday, Feb 11; 6-10pm
7th Floor, TREX, 911 Wash Ave, Downtown
Meeting on the second Thursday of each month, Arch Rails is a meeting for people interested in learning about application development using Ruby on Rails. Anyone is welcome—software developers, front-end developers, designers, and business professionals who are interested in seeing what Rails can do for them and how to work with Rails developers. For more information or to RSVP, check out their meetup page here.
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And mark your calendars for next week…

For the Love of St. Louis 
Wednesday, Feb 17; 6-9pm
Majorette, 7150 Manchester Rd.
Arch Grants invites you to come together and love on St. Louis! Join in the celebration at the brand new venue, Majorette. Majorette features a game room with a mini bowling alley, ping-pong, pool and other games. Mission Taco will provide a taco bar. Arch Grants’ own Majorette, Ginger Imster, will emcee and some special guests will be on hand to spread the STL Love. They’ll be celebrating an awesome 2015, and kicking off a new year, including an unveiling of our new Friends of Arch Grants program.
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