7 Startup Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

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2016 is off to a great start in the St. Louis startup space. Happy hours, Lunch ‘n Learns and more—schedule your week accordingly because there is a lot going on.

StartLouis Meeting
Tuesday, Jan 12; 6:30-9:15pm
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave., Downtown
StartLouis is a group whose vision is to bring St. Louis area start-ups and entrepreneurs, resources / support groups, and investors together. Speakers include Lori Coulter of Lori Coulter Swimwear and iSelect’s Carter Williams.
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LUNCH ‘N LEARN: Misconceptions & Pitfalls in the Product Development Process
Wednesday, Jan 13; 7:30-9:30am
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave., Downtown
Objex Design is a product development consultancy with over ten years of experience helping clients take their ideas from napkin sketch to product on the shelf. Engineer Jake Salter will walk through the typical product development process, highlighting misconceptions and pitfalls at each stage. Discover what many companies have had to learn the hard way, and see how a little heads-up can save you time, money, and heartbreak as you bring your product to market.
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OCI & ITEN talk Open Source & Have a Happy Hour
Wednesday, Jan 13; 4pm
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave., Downtown
OCI is teaming up with ITEN for a one-night-only seminar and happy hour. They’ll be talking about how startups and established businesses are achieving huge success from Open Source and how it aligns with the Industrial Internet of Things.
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Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups
Wednesday, Jan 13; 6:30-9pm
119 S Main St, St Charles
Second Wednesdays at OPO Startups focuses on founders: stories and conversations with accomplished founders from the Saint Louis Region. This week Influence & Co, a leading content marketing agency based in Columbia, Missouri, shares their industry knowledge and keys to their explosive growth.
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Venture Cafe
Thursday, Jan 14; 3-8pm
4240 Duncan Ave, Cortex
Every Thursday, The Venture Café Gathering enhances and accelerates the innovation process through programs and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. This week is an ITEN 2nd Thursday including an investor roundtable with centennial Investors, office hours with mentors Dan Klotzer and Jane Vancil. Also, Gateway STEM High School’s FIRST Robotics Team will present and discuss the new 2016 game “Stronghold.”
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Arch Rails Meetup
Thursday, Jan 14; 6pm
T-REX, 911 Washington Ave., Downtown
Arch Rails is a Meetup 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.
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Friday Happy Hour at Industrious
Friday Jan 15; 3:30-5pm
555 Washington Ave., Downtown 
Kick back with at the Downtown co-working space with complimentary food from Kitchen Kulture and beer provided by 4 Hands as you mingle with Industrious members like The Normal Brand, Garbshare and more.
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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.