Tech Calendar: 12 Startup Events For Your Calendar This Week

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LaunchCoderGirl Weekly Meetup
Wed., Sept 2 | 6-8pm
CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave. | Cortex
Women getting together to code, simple as that. With all ages and levels welcome, the weekly event features multiple groups running concurrently, from Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science Course CS50 to Web Development and Design. More info on the event wiki.

Wed., Sept 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

Startup Wednesdays at OPO
Wed., Sept 2 | 6:30pm
This week’s community event features a startup meetup paired with an appearance by the St. Charles Municipal Band.

St. Louis Developer Meetup Group Lunch 

Thurs., Sept 3 | 12-1pm
T-REX | Downtown
Hosted by a few of the TopOPPS team members, this group meets for lunch and discussion. More info online.

Venture Cafe

Thurs., Sept. 3 | 3-8pm
CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave. | Cortex

Highlights this week include:

  • A GlobalHack V informational event and team building breakout session at 6pm. Learn about this year’s GlobalHack event September 11-13, focused on solving civic problems, and find like-minded teammates–it’s not too late to form a team.
  • “Cooperation & Competition,” an interactive discussion from 4-5pm focused around strategies for building win-win relationships using game theory and negotiation.
  • “Shut Up & Listen,” a talk about not talking too much, hosted by the Inventors Association of St. Louis.

MVF Monthly Breakfast Meeting Featuring Speaker Chris Motley of Better Weekdays
Fri., Sept. 4 | 7:15-9am
Triumph Grill/Moto Museum | Midtown
MVF’s monthly connect-over-breakfast event features a keynote by Chris Motley of Better Weekdays. Register online in advance. $39 for non-members.


Prosper Accelerator applications open tomorrow, Sept. 1. 


GlobalHack V
CIC@4240 | Cortex
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.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Panel
9/10, 6-8pm
Washington University in St. Louis, Whitaker Hall, Atrium
With unprecedented opportunities for high-tech startups in St. Louis, learn what it takes to launch a successful business from some of the  region’s entrepreneurial leaders. Panelists include Dedric Carter, Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Washington University; Jason Hall, Vice President for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, St. Louis Regional Chamber; Stephanie Leffler CEO, Crowdsource; Rob Cima
CEO, FeatherShark; and Travis Sheridan, Executive Director of Venture Cafe Foundation. Learn more at, emailing or calling 314.935.4444.

Ag Innovation Showcase
9/14-9/16 | Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Now in its seventh year, the conference gathers innovators, investors and others in the ag-tech space and features presentations and panel discussions on important topics, from the development of biofuels to progress in animal health. The biggest names in Ag come together this year in St. Louis to learn and network. Read our post about the event.
Registration will close Friday, September 11 or until all seats are sold. Register online.

Creating Tomorrow Together: St. Louis Regional Chamber Annual Event
9/16, 5:30pm pre-event networking; 7pm program; 8pm reception
Peabody Opera House | Downtown
Approximately 1500 leaders gather for the Regional Chamber’s annual event, and this year’s focus on Innovation promises an exciting program. Tickets available online.

Startup Connection
11/18, 5-9pm
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.