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St. Louis

July 20, 2015

Welcome to the St. Louis StartupDigest! 
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Venture capitalists invested $35.9 million in Missouri-based companies in the second quarter of 2015.  Read more.

Hear what the St. Louis Mosaic Project has accomplished since it began in 2013, including development of an Immigrant Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. 

Check out Claim Academy's newest graduates of its Spring 2015 .NET cohort.

Get tickets for "startup night" at the St. Louis Surge's final home game.

Join us every Wednesday morning at 9:00 at the Nine Network to hear from one of our local entrepreneurs. This week’s featured company at 1 Million Cups is Displays that Pay. Their SHOWCloud "display as a service" transforms flat displays into dimensional, dynamic and interactive, social, mobile and video walls that enable businesses to communicate their company story, connect with customers/prospects and capture leads.  

Accelerate St. Louis Challenge applications due July 28th.  Click here for all you need to know about this exciting competition for local startups.

The deadline is July 31 for the SquareOne Program, CET's 10-week free bootcamp for entrepreneurs in IT, Bioscience and Consumer/Manufactured Products . Read more here.

CIC St. Louis is looking for a part-time team member.
Bonfyre has openings for two software engineers.

If your company is hiring, let us help you

See below for some other events of interest, and for details on all of them.   Have a great week, and keep spreading the word about Startup Digest!

St. Louis Startup Digest is curated by:
Melissa Grizzle

Melissa Grizzle - Manager of Operations, ITEN

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Linh Nguyen

Linh Nguyen - Network Relationship Coordinator, IT Entrepreneur Network

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Jing Stiffler

Jing Stiffler - Manager of Information Systems of ITEN

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WED 22

1 Million Cups

July 22nd 9:00am

(1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers  local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. 

Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108 | View in Calendar

WED 22

Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups (Free)

July 22nd 6:30pm

First Wednesdays: COMMUNITY--These monthly gatherings are for local entrepreneurs to meet one another in a collaborative environment over pizza and beer.
Second Wednesdays: FOUNDERS--Stories and conversations with accomplished founders from the Saint Louis Region.
Third Wednesdays: MENTORS--Hear from leading executive coaches and management consultants, entrepreneurs, and transformative business advisors.
Fourth Wednesday: FUNDERS--Connect with angel and startup investors. Whether you are seeking funding or just want to learn more about the process.

119 S. Main Street; St. Charles, MO 63301 | View in Calendar

THU 23

Venture Cafe (free)

July 23rd 3:00pm

Innovation is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. Every Thursday, The Venture Café Gathering enhances and accelerates the innovation process through programs and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Come serendipitously collide!

4240 Duncan Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63110 | View in Calendar

THU 23

MVF "Ask the Experts" Speed Networking with Attorneys, Accountants and Marketing Pros (no charge)

July 23rd 5:15pm

A team of six experienced legal, financial and marketing professionals will answer questions from entrepreneurs in “speed networking” style at the Venture Café. The team includes Phil Stanton, Officer, Greensfelder Attorneys At Law; Greg Pfeuffer, Mueller Prost; Tim McFadden, Polsinelli; Brian Rogers, Blue Maven Law, LLC; Matt Lodes, CPA, Tax Manager, BDO; and Robyn Frankel, Principal Consultant at Frankel Marketing/PR.

Venture Cafe, 2nd floor, 4240 Duncan, St. Louis, MO 63110 | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:

WED 29

1 Million Cups

July 29th 9:00am

Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108

WED 29

Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups (Free)

July 29th 6:30pm

119 S. Main Street; St. Charles, MO 63301

THU 30

Venture Cafe (free)

July 30th 3:00pm

4240 Duncan Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63110

THU 30

Nerdy Networking (FREE)

July 30th 6:30pm

Industrious Office, 555 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO, US, 63101

WED 05

1 Million Cups

August 5th 9:00am

Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108

WED 05

Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups (Free)

August 5th 6:30pm

119 S. Main Street; St. Charles, MO 63301

THU 06

Venture Cafe (free)

August 6th 3:00pm

4240 Duncan Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63110

TUE 11

Start Louis Meeting

August 11th 6:30pm

T-REX, 911 Washington Ave.

WED 19

Tech.Co's Startup of the Year Global Online Competition ($20)

August 19th

MON 24

SHE in the Pub - Be Your Own Hero: Leveling Up Professionally & Personally (FREE)

August 24th 7:00pm

Schlafly Bottleworks

FRI 11

GlobalHack V ($25)

September 11th 6:30pm


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