7 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, July 27; 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: Memento
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Wednesday, July 27; 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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Civic and Community Engagement with Design: A Workshop
Thursday, July 28; 8-12pm
Centene Center for Arts and Education, 3547 Olive Street
Join Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB) for an immersive workshop exploring design thinking (a form of creative problem solving) and social innovation. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  challenge civic and social issues, collaborate with your professional peers, and build empathy with the community in which you are serving. Come prepared to imagine, make, and innovate. Continental Breakfast will be included.
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TechArtista Americana BBQ
Thursday, July 28; 5:30pm
TechArtista, Central West End
Join members, friends and summer interns for a BBQ on the patio of TechArtista! We’ll have fresh drinks feature a menu curated and cooked by BEAST BBQ Pitmaster, Jonathan Lorentzen. Please bring along colleagues and use this opportunity to get to know the TechArtista community better.
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The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, July 28; 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.
-Innovation and Investment in Agriculture presented by Monsanto Growth Ventures
-Lean Coffee presented by Monsanto Women in IT
-Why earning 6% can be better than 7% presented by Money With Impact
-Changing St. Louis Commuting Behavior presented by RideFinders
-Closing the Education Opportunity Gap presented by ExpandED Learning Collaborative
-SQ1 Fall Bootcamp presented by the Center for Emerging Technologies
-Office Hours with The BALSA Foundation
-Office hours with Michael Lamb of Opt It

Fridays at Filament
Friday, July 29;3-6pm
1518 Washington Ave, Suite 100
Join for a casual, startup-focused get together at Filament every Friday. Hang out, get some work done and chat a bit with other startup folks about what you’re working on and how to make it better. The only cost of admission: you must bring a six-pack of beer you’ve never had before.
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Nebula Block Party
Friday, July 29; 7-11pm
Nebula,  3407 S Jefferson
In 2010 Nebula opened its doors as the first co-working space in St. Louis. Six years later they’re expanding again with the addition of another building and improvements at the existing space. Come see what they’ve been working on. Music, Schlafly Beer, a photo booth by Pikazo, a Byrd & Barrel pop-up cafe and more. 
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And Coming Up…

Micro Mondays with Young Friends of Downtown STL
Monday, August 1; 5:30-7:30pm
Alpha Brewing Company; Downtown
Every month, Young Friends of Downtown STL hosts a happy hour at a local microbrewery. People meet to drink good brews, mingle with other young friends and support local businesses. Join for a speed happy hour to cure your Monday blues! This month, meet at Alpha Brewing Company!
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What the Heck’s a Hackathon?
Tuesday, August 2; 6-7:30pm
CIC@4240: 2nd floor Havana Room, Cortex
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs is partnering with GlobalHack and LaunchCode on Saturday, August 13th to host “Hello, Hackathon”, a no-code hackathon for entrepreneurs who are thinking about how technology can help them scale their business. If you’re considering attending “Hello, Hackathon” but want to learn a bit more about what to expect before you do, join us August 2 for “What The Heck’s a Hackathon?”.
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