8 St. Louis Startup Events To Put On Your Calendar This Week

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The events to keep on your radar this week.
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GlobalHack V
Help solve a civic problem at this year’s GlobalHack V happening September 11-13.


StartLouis: How To Run Your Start Up Profitably
Tuesday Aug 11 | 6:30-9:15 PM
T-REX, Downtown
StartLouis‘ vision is to bring St. Louis area startups, entrepreneurs, resource groups and investors together. This week, Ryan Bretsch, and Tara Kinney of Algorythmics will review of the concepts of: revenue constructs,  scenario-based revenue modeling, customer acquisition and capitalization. Free to join; free to attend.

ITEN 2nd Thursday at Venture Cafe
Thurs., Aug 13 | 3-8pm
CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave.
2nd Thursday is ITEN’s signature monthly event connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies with veteran business leaders, investors and the public. Highlights this week include:

  • A panel with Pipeline Entrepreneurs. Hear St. Louis’ Pipeline fellows discuss their experience, the big Pipeline event coming in September, and how you can be a part of the next class.
  • A breakout on “Early-Stage Investment Options: Pros & Cons of Convertible Notes, Series Seed Preferred and SAFEs.” Presenters: Tom Niermann of St. Louis Arch Angels and Brendan Johnson, Partner at Bryan Cave

Boots To Business: Reboot
Thurs., Aug. 13 | 8am-4pm
Lindenwood University, Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Harmon Hall
St. Charles
Calling all vets: On Thursday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) St. Louis District Office and the Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC) will present a one-day entrepreneurial education program, Boots to Business: Reboot, to veterans and their spouses. The curriculum provides assistance to vets exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. Participants are also introduced to SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance.


Square 1 Program applications are due by this Friday, August 14. Created by the Center for Emerging Technologies in the CORTEX innovation district, Square One is a free 10-week boot camp for IT, bioscience and consumer/manufactured products entrepreneurs and innovators. For more information and to apply, visit sq1program.com.

Prosper Accelerator 
applications open September 1. 


GlobalHack V
This year,  GlobalHack teams will host its first civic hack. Teams will focus on creating technology solutions to make it easier for people to navigate the criminal justice system and resolve their issues faster. Winning teams win prizes from $5,000-$30,000. It’s never too late to create a new team or recruit more members. Advance registration ends the day before the event.

9/2, 8am-6pm
COCA, University City
Featuring a keynote by John Maeda and morning address by Sharon Price John of Build-A-Bear, followed by afternoon sessions facilitated by pairs of business pros and professional artists, COCAbiz SPARK’s #RiskCreativity mantra this year is packed with content for anyone looking for an inspired day away from the desk. Register at cocabiz.com.

Startup Connection
Washington University, Knight Hall
Tickets: $25 online
Considered the celebration of entrepreneurship in St. Louis, StartupConnection serves as the premiere event during Global Entrepreneurship Week happening November 16-22. Startup Connection brings together the entire startup community under one roof, to celebrate St. Louis’ top early-stage companies and showcase the region’s entrepreneur support organizations. Last year’s event drew over 1,200 people.


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Kelly is Cofounder/Managing Partner of EQ and Cofounder of ALIVE Media Group. After earning an M.A. in literature at Washington University in St. Louis, Kelly cofounded ALIVE in 2002. He believes becoming an entrepreneur can change not only the life of that entrepreneur, but also his/her community and the world, and that being able to tell stories of transformation like that is the best job one could have.