9 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!

Ag Innovation Showcase
Monday-Wednesday, September 12-14;
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 
The premier event where Ag’s biggest names, brightest innovators & most influential investors connect. The three-day conference will feature company spotlights, world-renowned speakers in agriculture and technology, opportunities for networking and more.
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, September 14; 9-10am
T-REX, Downtown — New Location! 
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: The Exodus Initiative & RaftUp
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Wednesday, September 14; 6-8pm
LaunchCode Mentor Center at 4811 Delmar Blvd St.
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, September 14; 6:30pm-9pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
A weekly gathering for local entrepreneurs to meet one another in a collaborative environment over pizza and beer. This Wednesday, OPO presents Polsinelli Law.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, September 15; 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:
– Moving Mountains: Making Money While Making a Difference | presented by Washington University
 Calling All Millennials: What do you want to see within St. Louis’ urban residential product? presented by Green Street St. Louis
– Playing for Good presented by St. Louis Game Developer Co-op
– STL Cyber Meetup–Protection from the Dark Web presented by STL CYBER Meetup
– Score Office Hours

4101 Laclede Block Party
Thursday, September 15; 4-8pm
4101 LacledeNorth Sarah between Laclede and West Pine
Come celebrate the fastest growing North Sarah District with complementary food and drinks from local restaurants, music and the best neighbors in the Central West End! Feel free to stop by or RSVP at 4101laclede.com for access to the 4101 Laclede VIP tent.

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Strange Loop 2016
September 15 @ 8:00 amSeptember 17 @ 5:00 pm
Peabody Opera House, Downtown
Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that brings together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow’s technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, security, and the web. Attendants make connections with the creators and users of the languages, libraries, tools, and techniques at the forefront of the industry.
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Diversity in Tech Happy Hour
Friday, September 16; 6-9pm
CoderGirl in conjunction with Blacks in Technology and AIGA St. Louis is throwing a Diversity in Tech Happy Hour, an unofficial event of the Strange Loop Conference giving conference attendees from all over the nation and world to experience the diverse community of technologists and designers in St. Louis and at Strange Loop.
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MWCCOE HackSpace Competition
Saturday September 17; 9am-12pm
Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave Belleville, Illinois
Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) is hosting a CyberPatriot recruitment event geared towards middle/high school students. Teams of 4 will compete against one another in an effort to test and expand cybersecurity skills and awareness of the upcoming CyberPatriot IX Competition. Participants will be challenged with cybersecurity related puzzles from categories like network exploitation, cyber forensics, cryptography, and cyber trivia.
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