This Week’s Can’t-Miss Startup Events: Paul Singh in STL, Demo Days and More

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Paul Singh in STL? Check. Capital Innovators showing off the next unicorn startup? Check. This week is a big one. Mark your calendars now.

And, if you have events you’d like to see on EQ’s calendar, submit them here!

North American Tech Tour in St. Louis
May 16-20
Various Locations in STL
Venture Cafe St. Louis is hosting Paul Singh and friends as they visit St. Louis as part of the Results Junkies Tech Tour. They will explore and engage with the innovation community all week. Paul is one of the original partners at 500 Startups and has been on both sides of the deal table as an investor and an entrepreneur. Some scheduled Serendipitous Collisions activities include:
-Kickoff Happy Hour (@TREX)
-Several Office Hours (Time to pitch your venture)
-Investment Panel (@The Stage at KDHX)
-1 Million Cups (@ The Nine Network)
Elevator Pitches Up & Down The Gateway Arch
Happy Hour (following Capital Innovators Demo Day on Tuesday)
-Power Pitch Event (hosted by MVF)
-Tour of Innovative Spaces (Nebula, TechArtista & Helix Center)
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Capital Innovators Demo Day 2016
Tuesday, May 17; 1-5pm
The Pageant; The Loop
Join Capital Innovators for Demo Day 2016. Come out and see some of the hottest tech startup companies in the country, check out their innovative products and services and see why Capital Innovators has ranked as a top accelerator in the country for the last three years in a row. Whether you’re an investor, a potential customer, or you just want to learn more about the technology startup scene in St. Louis, you’re invited to come take a look at why St. Louis is receiving national attention!
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1 Million Cups
Wednesday, May 18; 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: 
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Wednesday, May 18; 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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OPO Startup Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 18; 5:30-8pm
OPO Startups, St. Charles
At this week’s Startup Wednesday at OPO, Arch Grants presents on its selection process and impact on the startup ecosystem.

The Venture Cafe Gathering
Thursday, May 19; 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:
Office Hours with Ashley Flor of Husch Blackwell
Invitation to Innovation: A “Serendipitous Collision” of SLU Alumni Innovators presented by the Cook School of Business Alumni Engagement Board 

ADVANCE ST. LOUIS presents Innovation and Immigration: Recruiting and Retaining Foreign Talent
Venture Cafe at 4240 Duncan Avenue, Cortex
CET and Polsinelli are excited to team up with The Venture Café for the next event in their ADVANCE ST. LOUIS series, featuring in-depth, comprehensive sessions on topics vital for entrepreneurs competing in highly aggressive technology, bioscience and advanced manufacturing industries. Foreign-born students and entrepreneurs are key participants in the success of the St. Louis start-up community.
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1 Week KC
Take a little “busman’s holiday” by road tripping to Kansas City this Friday for its Startup Crawl on Friday, May 20. Or, attend one of the numerous events throughout the week. See the full 1 Week KC schedule online. Look for EQ’s coverage at Startup Crawl…and a possible announcement about STL’s own Startup Scrawl this fall!


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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.