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Monday, November 9
 

9:30am CST

Daily Espresso
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Grab your coffee and get acquainted with today's Startup Week schedule.  Hear what's going on today and news announcements.

Moderators
Monday November 9, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

EQ Ecosystem Labs - PetTech
We’re talking to developers, entrepreneurs, designers, business partners and executive directors: people with great ideas working in St. Louis. They’re working at all levels of our local innovation ecosystem, from corporate settings to startups, side hustles, and even still in school charting their career.

Watch the recorded session here.
Read about the session here.
View other EQ sessions from Startup Week here.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly

Monday November 9, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

SQL Bootcamp for Beginners
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Imagine that you have a spreadsheet containing every data point about your customers — their preferences, their web browsing behavior, the products they’ve bought. What would you do with all that information? When you know SQL, you can slice and dice that data any way you want, providing critical insights that drive business strategy.

Monday November 9, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm CST

11:00am CST

Pre-Venture Business Check List
So you want to start a business? In this session you will determine the type of business, and receive a checklist to ensure you are on the path to success.

REGISTER HERE

Moderators
avatar for Alice Herndon

Alice Herndon

President, Onyx Business Solutions, Inc.

Monday November 9, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Accessing the Right Resources to Start & Grow Your Business: Learn & Connect
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Panel discussion with MOSourcelink, ITEN and local entrepreneurs, followed by the Startup Week Resource Fair where entrepreneurs can connect with local resource organizations at virtual tables

Participating Organizations:
Arch Grants
BioGenerator
BioSTL
CET/CORTEX
CIC St. Louis
Distance Teaming, Inc.
General Assembly
Grind + Growth
International Institute of St. Louis
ITEN
Licensing Executives Society
MOSourcelink
MO Small Business Dev Ctr - St. Louis
Pace Marketing
People Solutions Center
RISE Collaborative Workspace
SCORE
SLU
St. Louis County Library
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective
STL Start Up Ambassadors
ThriveCo
T-REX
US Small Business Administration
Veterans Business Resource Center
WashU's Center for Experiential Learning

Moderators
avatar for Alexces Bartley

Alexces Bartley

Network Builder, MOSourceLink
Entrepreneurs should talk to me about getting connected to support resources to help them start and grow their business. Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESO) should talk to me about increasing visibility of their services to entrepreneurs and connecting with ESOs all over Missouri... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Grizzle

Melissa Grizzle

Director, Entrepreneur Development, ITEN
At ITEN I manage the startup programs and services, as well as our external entrepreneurship education events. I can also help tech startups navigate resources in the broader community--it's take an ecosystem to raise an entrepreneur and we've got a great map for that!ITEN recently... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Intro to Product Management
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Discover the fundamentals of the product management process including storyboarding, identifying risks and assumptions.

Monday November 9, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

Building Wealth Like a Woman
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Join this panel to hear from Women Entrepreneurs that are working to pave the way for others. Expect to hear from current Startups to talk about how they have overcome barriers and what resources and methods they have used to grow their businesses in St. Louis.

Moderators
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Devon Moody-Graham

Founder, CEOMom Empire LLC


Monday November 9, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Virtual

2:00pm CST

Leveraging Personal Styles to Maximize Our Effectiveness in Remote Work
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As a leader, you’ve probably figured out that each of your team members is handling remote work in a different way. Some may be thriving, while others are frustrated, stressed or struggling to engage. What if you had a better understanding of the unique ways each team member could thrive in this new ‘work from home’ arrangement? Using personal style instruments such as Everything DiSC®, Myers-Briggs or Strengthfinders, you can maximize your team’s engagement in remote work settings! This session will unleash the power of these concepts to provide recommendations for designing remote work processes, communication best practices and leadership approaches to maximize the effectiveness of each member of your team.


Monday November 9, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST

2:00pm CST

Funding and Financial Strategies for Startups
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How do you finance and fundraise if you are a startup or early stage company during a pandemic?

Speakers
avatar for David Woll

David Woll

ceo, woll ent
www.wollenterprises.com


Monday November 9, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Virtual

3:00pm CST

OPO Startups - Founder Round Table
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In this virtual event, serial entrepreneur and founder of OPO Startups, Randy Schilling, will be hosting a round table with other founding OPO Members and entrepreneurs. Hear how they grew their businesses, overcame hurdles, and where they plan to go in the unprecedented future. Audience will be able to ask panel questions at the end of the round table. See you there!

See the session recording: https://youtu.be/IHp17qZLS28


Monday November 9, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST

3:00pm CST

Women Leading Geospatial Tech
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To view the recording click here Passcode: T6fC4e7+ 

Moderators

Monday November 9, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Virtual

4:00pm CST

Arch Grants 2020 Cohort Announcement

Moderators
avatar for Julie Maurer

Julie Maurer

Global Startup Competition Manager, Arch Grants

Monday November 9, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Virtual

5:00pm CST

Nurturing Women Entrepreneurs: Cycle Sync Your Business for Optimum Results, Energy and Joy
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It's no denying as women we are cyclical beings. Our energy, clarity, and abilities can fluctuate from day to day, week to week and month to month depending on what's going on with our bodies. In this interactive discussion, Crystal will chat about the 4 cycles we experience month to month, and how to sync your business up to your body for optimal enjoyment and results! Taking into account that not all women have a monthly cycle, we'll also discuss the importance of honoring our seasonal and life cycles, whatever (and whenever) they may be, to help our businesses function with more ease and flow.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Owens

Crystal Owens

Senior Relationship Manager, CIC


Monday November 9, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST

5:00pm CST

Visualizing Data: How Color Determines What We See
Color plays a major role in the analysis and communication of scientific information, and choosing colors to visually represent data can thus be hugely important in interpreting and presenting results accurately and effectively. Join us for a panel discussion on how scientists and visualization professionals are navigating the latest color mapping research struggle and the new tools they are using to improve how color can be applied more accurately and effectively to data.

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Monday November 9, 2020 5:00pm - 6:15pm CST
Virtual
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

9:00am CST

STEMSTL Annual Convening

Please join STEMSTL and members of our ecosystem of STEM educators, STEM-rich institutions, STEM out-of-school programs, workforce development organizations, and regional employers (including start-ups) for our Annual Gathering! We will have virtual networking opportunities, a panel reviewing youth-serving programmatic innovations, and a range of table talks covering anti-racism in STEM learning, STEM entrepreneurship support in St. Louis and a range of approaches to supporting STEM learners in the region. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stemstl-2020-annual-gathering-tickets-123747597395.

Moderators
avatar for Natalie Self

Natalie Self

Executive Director, STEMSTL

Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CST
Virtual

9:30am CST

Daily Espresso
Join Here

Grab your coffee and get acquainted with today's Startup Week schedule.  Hear what's going on today and news announcements.

Moderators
Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

EQ Ecosystem Labs - The Evolution of Geospatial in the Transportation & Logistics Industry
We’re talking to developers, entrepreneurs, designers, business partners and executive directors: people with great ideas working in St. Louis. They’re working at all levels of our local innovation ecosystem, from corporate settings to startups, side hustles, and even still in school charting their career.

Watch the recorded session here.
Read about the session here.
View other EQ sessions from Startup Week here.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly

Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Virtual

11:00am CST

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy for Startups
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Data privacy laws and enforcements are constantly changing, and those regulations can have a serious impact on business – especially for startups. If you are a startup that collects people’s data, please join us for a webinar to learn about the top cybersecurity and data privacy legal issues facing startup businesses today. The webinar will offer practical guidance to help you protect your business and manage your company’s data, including:
  • Surveying and evaluating the data you collect
  • Reviewing vendor contracts for cybersecurity and data provisions
  • What to do if a data breach occurs

Speakers
avatar for Jack Terschluse

Jack Terschluse

Associate, Lewis Rice LLC
Jack M. Terschluse is an associate in the Corporate Department of Lewis Rice. His practice focuses on general business and transactional law, including mergers and acquisitions, startups, entity creation, and real estate matters. He also counsels businesses and organizations on regulatory... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Virtual

11:30am CST

How To Become A Software Engineer Without A Computer Science Degree
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Is it possible for anyone to become a Software Engineer without a Computer Science degree.  Yes it is possible. The software and IT industry is hot and demand outnumbers the supply of software engineers in the St Louis Region. Women Developer are in high demand. What does it take to transition into this booming industry, how can you prepare for a job offer, what should you expect after you get trained? Getting into junior or mid-level positions requires a special kind of preparation. People can code but many can not think like a developer or understand how to solve a problem. Attend this event with a panel of 5 women who will tell their stories on how their transition without a degree and where they now work.

Moderators
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Ola Ayeni

Founder and Chief Idea Officer, Claim Academy

Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Women Leading Women: Mentorship
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Join WISER, for their lunch seminars focused on professional development and featuring St. Louis women succeeding in science, entrepreneurship, and research.



Speakers
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Lisa Dorsey

Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Saint Louis University
avatar for LaShana Lewis

LaShana Lewis

Director of the St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective, BioSTL
PB

Patricia Barco

Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, MaxCyte
avatar for Diane Brockmeier

Diane Brockmeier

President & CEO, Mid America Transplant
avatar for Shamim Mollah

Shamim Mollah

Asst. Professor, Department of Genetics, I2, Washington University School of Medicine



Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Virtual

12:15pm CST

How to Turn Your Passion into a Career
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Practical steps to create a business model from a passion project.

Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:15pm - 2:15pm CST

1:00pm CST

Raising Public Venture Capital
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You'll learn about alternative fundraising options and if they make sense for your company, and how Midwest companies can go public in Canada.

Moderators
avatar for George Khalife

George Khalife

Vice President, Midwest U.S., Toronto Stock Exchange
In a nutshell, I'm a sales & marketing professional with a background in finance and the DNA of an entrepreneur.I'm currently based out of Chicago helping U.S. companies in the Midwest access public capital in Canada. Previous to joining the TSX, I led the marketing & business development... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Virtual

2:00pm CST

Creating an Operations Hub for Your Startup
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Startups are notoriously chaotic, and chaos negatively impacts productivity and the bottom line. Managing it all is overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.

Developing an Operations Hub for your startup will organize your projects and team, and centralize the information and communications essential to them.

In this workshop, I'll teach you how to use the visual collaboration tool Trello as an Operations Hub for your startup. Reduce your overwhelm and increase your productivity with Trello!



Speakers
avatar for Kristen Lux

Kristen Lux

Owner/Systems Specialist, For the Love of Systems
I help small businesses create systems that support their clients and team. Sifting through the chaos of their operations together, we create streamlined systems for managing tasks, communication, data storage, and the client experience.After working for small businesses who lacked... Read More →



Tuesday November 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Virtual

3:00pm CST

Waking Up from the American Dream - Integrating Self-Care Into Your Startup
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No one said building a company would be easy. But it’s time to be honest about how brutal it really is. Work-Life balance is a term dating back to the late 1800s and we still haven’t solved the equation. Launching a startup can be a lonely and stressful roller coaster ride and the amount of work involved can easily take over your life. For the past 20 years, Gv Freeman has become a walking Venn diagram of product, marketing, sales & self-care and in this session he will share his expertise and personal journey on how to blend the demands of company development while maintaining the health of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.

Speakers

Tuesday November 10, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST

3:30pm CST

How to Get a Job at a Startup
Fast growing Startups can seem like a very attractive place to work. But breaking into one can sometimes feel like learning a new language. In this free class you'll get some insider tips as well as hear first-hand experience on how to launch a career with a high growth company.

You'll leave with a handful of suggested events and resources perfect for taking that next step in your own journey. The class is particularly useful for people with non-technical backgrounds who want to work somewhere that has moved past proof of concept.

Register Here

Tuesday November 10, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
Virtual

4:00pm CST

Inventing 101: A Crash Course in the Inventing Process
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The “Inventing 101: A Crash Course in the Inventing Process” webinar will:
  1. Introduce the different types of intellectual property (IP) available,
  2. Review the key parts of different patent types,
  3. Provide information about how to access available inventor resources, and
  4. Provide sufficient cost-saving tips that are immediately actionable and will enable students to CUSTOMIZE and BEGIN their OWN innovation roadmaps to success!
Across the country, many aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs are in desperate need of “Crash Courses” in inventing and/or business development to set them on the right path. Many need to have common idea/product development questions answered along with important "how-to" information about the invention process but don’t know where to go. Invent-ED provides “express” inventor-specific classes, webinars, and workshops that solve this problem. Our classes help inventors and entrepreneurs gain a clearer understanding of the invention process and the “business” of inventing that will help get them started on an accelerated path to the development of their products, services, and/or retail/home-based businesses and help them to become actually become inventED! Our webinars are designed to offer easy to learn classes in inventing and entrepreneurship that provide sufficient instant information and actionable guidance that enable inventors to immediately initiate the invention process.


NOTE: Zoom link is provided below- HOWEVER, ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES WILL BE ADMITTED IN TO THE MEETING. So, make sure that you completed registration and receive a ticket to get on the attendance list.

Greetings from Invent-ED Network Connection!

We're looking forward to providing you with an exciting and informative webinar that will provide you with the valuable information that you need to begin and understand the inventing process!

Below, please find the information that you need to participate in this Tuesday's ZOOM meeting at 4:00 pm.

Know that you have the option to sign in to ZOOM via your own account or to participate by the "log on via web browser option."

Topic: Inventing 101: A Crash Course in the Inventing Process scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Nov 10, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/9293672010?pwd=Y1Q3eE5aOGowMlg2TlNXMVlqYmtaZz09 

Meeting ID: 929 367 2010

TO JOIN: Log into your ZOOM Account (Or Select to Join from Your Browser if you don't have an account)

Passcode: Invent 101 (note: there is a space between Invent and 101)


Speakers
avatar for Cheri Renee

Cheri Renee

President/Founder, The Invent-ED Network Connection
Cheri Renee, MBA/MSW Business Consultant, Grant Writer, Inventor, Entrepreneur  Invent-ED Network Connection Founding President  Inventors Assoc. of St. Louis President    Cheri Renee is Private Business Consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years of combined business management... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST

4:00pm CST

EQ Ecosystem Labs - Creating an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs
Watch the recorded session here.
Read about the session here.
View other EQ sessions from Startup Week here.

Tuesday November 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST

5:00pm CST

Intro to UX Design
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Explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and see why businesses of all stripes have put out the call for UX talent.

Tuesday November 10, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm CST

5:30pm CST

Crafting Your Pitch: Creating a Solid One-Liner for Your Start-Up or Small Business that will Sell Itself
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One of the biggest hurdles for start-ups and small businesses is conveying what they do in a succinct and compelling way. This skill is critical for raising money, acquiring customers, hiring staff, and scaling a company. Join ThriveCo on Tuesday, November 10th from 5:30-6:30 PM as industry leaders from two STL-based accelerators, Frank Hopper from Capital Innovators and Mike Bynum from Stadia Ventures, share their tips and strategies for crafting a spot-on pitch that will sell itself.

Attendees will have their own time to take what they've learned to hone their pitch and then practice and network in small breakout sessions with other area entrepreneurs.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Silversmith

Katie Silversmith

Founding Partner, ThriveCo

Speakers
avatar for Frank Hopper

Frank Hopper

Program Director, Capital Innovators
avatar for Mike Bynum

Mike Bynum

Director of Accelerator Programs, Stadia Ventures


Tuesday November 10, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Virtual
 
Wednesday, November 11
 

9:00am CST

1 Million Cups
An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the innovation community in St. Louis. The coffee is highly encouraged. Free. Open to all. Learn more

Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
Virtual

9:30am CST

Daily Espresso
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Grab your coffee and get acquainted with today's Startup Week schedule.  Hear what's going on today and news announcements.

Moderators
Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

Take a Moment to Breathe from MOVE by BJC
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Start your morning off taking a few minutes of your time to reset and work through breathing exercises with Madeline, hosted by MOVE by BJC.

MOVE by BJC is open with safety measures in place.  They also have virtual classes you can participate in from home.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Quarterly Convening
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Join the St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective (STLEEC) for the next quarterly convening.

Learn about some exciting changes coming to the Collective and learn how you can join!

Learn more about the collective at www.stlequitycollective.org



Speakers
avatar for LaShana Lewis

LaShana Lewis

Director of the St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective, BioSTL
avatar for Hayley Johnston

Hayley Johnston

Community Manager, Spark St. Louis


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST

10:00am CST

EQ Ecosystem Labs - Artificial Intelligence
We’re talking to developers, entrepreneurs, designers, business partners and executive directors: people with great ideas working in St. Louis. They’re working at all levels of our local innovation ecosystem, from corporate settings to startups, side hustles, and even still in school charting their career.

Watch the recorded session here.
Read about the session here.
View other EQ sessions from Startup Week here.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Virtual

11:00am CST

Intellectual Property Strategies for Executives and Entrepreneurs
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A seasoned team of intellectual property attorneys will provide an overview of key intellectual property topics that executives and inventors should consider when developing and commercializing a new technology. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, starting a company, or running an established corporation you should be aware of issues such as IP ownership, freedom-to-operate, patentability, patent portfolio management and cost control. IP due diligence during fund raising or merger/acquisition will also be addressed as well as models for valuing intellectual property.

Missed it or want to review the content? Click here to view the webinar recording and slides.

To view more SLW Institute resources, click here.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Portnow

Douglas Portnow

Of Counsel, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
I am a registered patent attorney. I work with entrepreneurs and executives to build their patent portfolios and protect their inventions.  I also work with investors to help evaluate the strength of a target company's intellectual property.  If you are interested in discussing... Read More →
avatar for Lea E. Westman

Lea E. Westman

Attorney, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
avatar for Linh-Han H. Nguyen

Linh-Han H. Nguyen

Principal, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Virtual

11:00am CST

Introduction to Identify Theft and How to Protect Yourself
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A free course for prospective students and startup on how to prevent loss of data to cyber attacks and how to start their cyber programs.

View the session recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nigr5iEFr4M

Speakers
TC

Tom Cupples

Bootcamp Instructor, Cyber Defense, Claim Academy


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Self- Discovery: Marketing Your Talents
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Join WISER, for their lunch seminars focused on professional development and featuring St. Louis women succeeding in science, entrepreneurship, and research.


Speakers
avatar for Charli Cooksey

Charli Cooksey

WEPOWER, Founder & CEO
Charli Cooksey is a St. Louis native who returned home in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at Prairie View A&M University to serve as a middle school English educator through Teach For America. In 2011, Charli co-founded an educational access venture called inspireSTL... Read More →
MB

Melanie Bernds

Director of Communications, Benson Hill
avatar for Chanté Summers

Chanté Summers

Senior Associate Scientist, Pfizer
JH

Jacqueline Hawkins-Salsbury

Director, Scientific Training of Physician-Scientists, Washington University
avatar for Stacy Taubman

Stacy Taubman

Founder and CEO, RISE Collaborative Workspace



Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Innovation in Cybersecurity
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A panel of experts from leading cybersecurity platforms discuss the current status of the industry and where it is headed.

Panelists
Frank X. Dalton

Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners

Frank X. Dalton is a founder and partner of Fulcrum Equity Partners based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Frank was a General Partner with Cordova Ventures and the managing director of Cordova Intellimedia Ventures, L.P., a $41 million early-stage/seed fund launched in 2000. In addition, he has experience as the former CEO of Market Velocity, Inc., the former Chairman and CEO of Axonn, LLC, the former CFO of Caetec Systems, and an audit partner with BDO’s Atlanta office. He started his career with Ernst Ernst and has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. He is currently a board member of Digital Hands, PhishLabs, and Feathr. Frank has over 20 years of experience in private investing; being involved directly and indirectly in over 125 investments. Mr. Dalton is a board member of the Southern Capital Forum, member of the Atlanta Technology Angels, member of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, member of the Association of Corporate Growth-Tampa Chapter, board member of the Florida Venture Forum and member of the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association. He is also on the advisory board for the Faber Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina.

Hojae John Lee
CEO & Co-Founder, Servlytics
John Lee has experience in realizing packet processing solutions using FPGA. With his expertise in optical telecom systems and hardware-based inline network security systems, he designed 40Gbps Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) boards and scalable 100Gbps system architecture suitable for inline network security hub. He also realized the asymmetric hashing technique for data encryption and decryption for secure data transfers. John contributed to SONET/SDH system developments & deployments and the international standardizations when he worked for ETRI in Korea in the early 1990s.

Ron Indeck
CEO, Q-Net Security
Ronald S. Indeck, PhD received degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is CEO of Q-Net Security and a Director, Founder, and Technology Advisor to Exegy and VelociData. He was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. From 1988 to 2009 he was in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Washington University where he was the Das Family Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Security Technologies. He has published more than 60 peer reviewed technical papers and been awarded more than a hundred patents including MagnePrint. He has received many awards including the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from President Bush, the Missouri Bar Association Inventor of the Year, the IBM Faculty Development Award, the Washington University Distinguished Faculty Award, the IEEE Centennial Key to the Future Award, and the IEEE Young Professional Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of the American Physical Society, and many other professional organizations. He has served on many local committees and group activities, was on the board of the FBI InfraGard, chaired sessions and served several international conferences including General Chairman for International Magnetics Conference, was an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, President of the IEEE Magnetics Society, and IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer.

Moderator
Sal Phillips

Tech Transactions & Data Privacy Attorney, Polsinelli PC
Sal Phillips is an associate attorney in the Technology Transactions and Data Privacy practice group. He regularly advises clients on issues of breach response, risk assessment and management, policies and procedures, table top exercises, information security due diligence associated with corporate transactions, and implementing compliance programs under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards, and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (DFARS). Sal has extensive experience with U.S. and international privacy laws. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and the United States (CIPP/US). Before joining Polsinelli, he worked for an international law firm, where he assisted large and small entities with incident response and other emerging privacy and data security challenges, including compliance with newly enacted laws.

Fulcrum Summary
Fulcrum Equity Partners is an Atlanta, Ga. based growth equity fund with over $400 million under management and makes equity investments in rapidly growing business that are led by strong entrepreneurs and management teams. We target companies primarily in B2B SaaS, Healthcare Services and HCIT, and Technology Enabled Business Services. We provide financing to meet a wide range of needs including: internal growth initiatives, acquisitions, shareholder liquidity, buy-outs, recapitalizations, and divestitures. The partners all have significant operating experience in senior executive positions with rapidly growing companies in our target markets that had successful exits Our limited partners are primarily current and former business owners/CEOs of leading companies in a wide variety of industries that provide a rich resource for our firm and portfolio companies. The team has over 130 years of relevant experience, including operations, venture capital, mezzanine finance, banking, accounting, law, investment banking and strategy consulting. Learn more at https://www.fulcrumep.com/.



Moderators
avatar for Sal Phillips

Sal Phillips

Tech Transactions & Data Privacy Attorney, Polsinelli PC

Speakers
avatar for Hojae John Lee

Hojae John Lee

CEO & Co-Founder, Servlytics
avatar for Ron Indeck

Ron Indeck

CEO, Q-Net Security
avatar for Frank Dalton

Frank Dalton

Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

12:00pm CST

Intro to Python
REGISTER HERE

Learn all about Python - including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.

Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm CST

12:30pm CST

STEMSTL/STL CAPS Presents: The Future of St. Louis Innovation
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This panel discussion, held via Zoom Webinar, will allow current high school students to engage with current professionals on which STEM-focused careers will be in high demand in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and how best to prepare to fill that demand!
    • Andy Dearling - Geospacial
    • Sally Steuterman - Software Technology
    • Natalie Self - Biotechnology
    • Stephanie Raganon - Agriculture Technology
    • Seth Voelker - Advanced Manufacturing


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm CST

1:00pm CST

How Intentional Marketing Benefits Every Phase of your Medical Device Startup
REGISTER HERE

You have launched a startup for a new medical device that you believe will be a game-changer in its market. You can concentrate on developing your product and worry about marketing later, right? In this session we will discuss why having a good idea and developing an exceptional product isn’t always enough. Learn how marketing can benefit every phase of your medical device start up and some simple steps to help you make marketing a consistent part of your development process.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Haenchen

Stephanie Haenchen

Chief Pacesetter, Pace Marketing


Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Virtual

1:00pm CST

Healthy Meals for the Busy Entrepreneur
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Take a break from work and have some fun learning tips and tricks to create easy, healthy meals in minutes. While we cook, we will chat about food innovations coming out of the COVID pandemic.

Speakers
SS

Sarah Schlafly

Aya's Market


Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST

2:00pm CST

Identify and Find Your ICP (Ideal Customer Profile)
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If you don’t choose who you want to do business with, then your customers will choose you! And these customers might be less than ideal. Understanding your Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) will dictate everything from product features or your service offerings to your marketing and prospecting strategy. Join Kristie Jones of Sales Acceleration Group as she walks you through the process of determining who your Ideal Customer is and then what you need to do to attract them.

If you missed the session, view the recording here.

Speakers
avatar for Kristie Jones

Kristie Jones

Principal, Sales Acceleration Group
Kristie is the go-to expert for startup companies wanting to build or scale their sales teams. Her 19+ years as a Sales Leader in the SaaS space fuels her passion for helping bootstrapped or VE/PE funded founders increase revenue through improved strategy, process, and people. Her... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Virtual

3:00pm CST

The Art of the Side Hustle: In Pandemic Times
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Professor and Academic Director of Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis, Doug Villhard presents The Art of the Side Hustle in Pandemic Times. In this interactive session, you will learn how to put your passion for entrepreneurship “into practice” while still succeeding at your full-time gig. Doug will also discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with launching a side hustle in the midst of a pandemic.

Zoom Link:
https://wustl.zoom.us/j/91690722148
Passcode: 442696

Moderators
avatar for Doug Villhard

Doug Villhard

Academic Director for Entrepreneurship, WashU Olin Entrepreneurship
Sign up for "The Art of the Side Hustle" session:  tinyurl.com/STL-SideHustleI'm a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and the Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. I started out my early career at Disney before becoming a serial entrepreneur starting, selling, buying, advising, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST

3:00pm CST

Tech Careers for Social Good
Want your tech career to help change the world? You’re not alone!

So many people want their technical skills to help address social problems and promote social good. But creating a tech career based on social good can be an uphill battle.

In this panel, you will hear from tech professionals doing social good. Learn how they pivoted into mission-driven work or maintained their commitment over the course of decades.

Register Here

Wednesday November 11, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Virtual

3:30pm CST

Skandalaris Startup Webinar: Pitch Workshop
REGISTER HERE

Join Skandalaris Center Investor-In-Residence Elise Miller Hoffman (AB ’11, MBA ’14) for a Pitch Practice Workshop. Learn how to pitch your idea with confidence by identifying the problem you hope to solve, sharing the solution, market, competition, and value proposition for your potential customers. Special attention will be focused on identifying the investment needed and the areas you need assistance to bring your idea to life.

Skandalaris Center Assistant Director of Programs Jessica Weldon will share how presenters can spot biased questions. The presentations will help presenters discover how unconscious bias affects questions asked during entrepreneurial pitches and learn how to recognize biased questions and reframe answers to positively affect outcomes in an entrepreneurship competition or investor pitch.

Wednesday November 11, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST

4:00pm CST

This is St. Louis with Julie & Lindsay
This is St. Louis is a livestream series that highlights our communities’ changemakers. In each interview, Julie and Lindsay will stop and listen, allowing their guests to showcase their accomplishments, innovation, and goals that strengthen St. Louis. Their goal is to inspire our viewers to get to know their hometown and the people behind our cities progress a little better.

Their first guest is local Inventor Akeem Shannon. In advance of our interview, Akeem will introduce his invention, the FlipStik, to millions of homes across the country on the ABC show Shark Tank.

Having achieved recognition from the likes of Sean Combs’ REVOLT and AT&T’s SVP Thomas Hardy, Akeem has put in the work for his mobile accessory invention. Flipstik and innovators alike are the reason why our region is a hub for technology and progress. They are St. Louis!

Tune in live on Facebook or Instagram for This is St. Louis and hear more from Akeem!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Maurer

Julie Maurer

Global Startup Competition Manager, Arch Grants



Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST

4:15pm CST

Investing in Diverse Founders
Investing in diverse founders allows harnessing the lived experience and a huge market.

Moderators
avatar for Lesa Mitchell

Lesa Mitchell

Techstars

Speakers
BS

Boyede Sobitan

CEO, Oja Express
JW

Janna Westbrook

CEO, Provider Pool


Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm CST
Virtual

5:00pm CST

Geosaurus Unleashed | The Golden Triangle – How to Connect Startup Innovation with the Government
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How can startups better partner with government and military agencies such as the NGA? Learn first hand from an entrepreneur and consultant duo specializing in machine learning & artificial intelligence about how we can work to cultivate critical personal and professional relationships in our innovation community.

Special Guests:

Syeed "Sid" Mansur is the CEO of Sentrana Inc., a leading innovator in collaborative AI/Machine Learning Operations technology. He is the architect of Sentrana’s technology platform, DeepCortex, and engages closely with its users to maximize alignment of technology with mission needs. Sid’s background is in Applied Mathematics and Geospatial Analytics, and he previously served NGA as a geospatial systems architect.

Dave McAllister is an Artificial Intelligence & Mission Analytics leader at Deloitte Consulting. He previously managed an innovative software program at the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office and was an Intelligence Officer in the Navy for over 29 years.


Moderators
KK

Kathleen Klein

Community Director, T-REX

Speakers
MT

Mark Tatgenhorst

Program Director, Geosaurus


Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Virtual
 
Thursday, November 12
 

9:30am CST

Daily Espresso
Join Here

Grab your coffee and get acquainted with today's Startup Week schedule.  Hear what's going on today and news announcements.

Moderators
Thursday November 12, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

EQ Ecosystem Labs - Equity in Entrepreneurship
We’re talking to developers, entrepreneurs, designers, business partners and executive directors: people with great ideas working in St. Louis. They’re working at all levels of our local innovation ecosystem, from corporate settings to startups, side hustles, and even still in school charting their career.

Watch the recorded session here.
Read about the session here.
View other EQ sessions from Startup Week here.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly

Thursday November 12, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Virtual

10:30am CST

Dream, Sink, Launch: Top Skills For The Real Entrepreneurship Journey
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Description
Are you a dreamer with a big vision who's hungry to reach the next stage to realize your goals? Maybe you’re stuck at the starting line. Are you faced with challenges you don't know how to overcome? Perhaps you aren't sure how to implement your plan. Dream, Sink, Launch is a mindset and strategy experience using a creative problem solving approach to innovate dreaming, flip failure after you sink to launch into wins using lessons learned along the real entrepreneurship journey.
Who is this session for?:
DSL launch is an Interactive strategy talk designed for:
Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to develop the essential mindsets and skills needed to successfully launch and grow a business/organization
Experienced entrepreneurs looking to refine or relaunch new skills in order to successfully scale up their business
Anyone looking to explore the skills, tools and mindsets required to be a successful leader, influencer or entrepreneur
What will you learn?:
The right mindset you need to dream big and what may be holding you back.
How to stretch your creativity, face failure, and conquer what’s causing you to sink.
Why planning is critical for launching your dream and essential tips for mastering the process.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86054069667?pwd=dnpVSG5rNXRXY1BPemsrRDlraG5hZz09
Meeting ID: 860 5406 9667
Passcode: DSLStartup

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Daniels Jackson

Kristy Daniels Jackson

CEO / Coach & Speaker, DK Solutions, LLC



Thursday November 12, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CST

11:00am CST

WashU Startup Showcase
Leaders from three WashU Startups (Acera Surgical, Auragent Biosciences & Sentiar) will share their startup journeys from lab to market and the "fast five" ways they fulfill WashU's promise of #InSTLforSTL. This session will conclude with a short Q&A from the audience.

Panelists include:
Matthew MacEwan, Acera Surgical
Shaker Sadasivam, Auragent Biosciences
Jonathan Silva, Sentiar

Moderated by:
Nichole Mercier, Washington University in St. Louis

Watch this session's recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6dUZHun8ZU

Moderators
avatar for Nichole Mercier

Nichole Mercier

Washington University in St. Louis

Speakers
MM

Matthew MacEwan

Acera Surgical
SS

Shaker Sadasivam

Auragent Biosciences


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST

11:00am CST

11:00am CST

Google Analytics Bootcamp

REGISTER HERE

Learn how to set concrete KPIs and track success through Google Analytics. You'll gain the skills and know-how to increase the quality of the data you collect and conduct tests to improve conversion rates

Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm CST

12:00pm CST

A Career in Cybersecurity: Choose Your Own Adventure
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In support of National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, CyberUp is teaming up with National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) to host a discussion in an exploration of different cybersecurity sectors. We’ll do a deep dive into different sectors people can pursue in cybersecurity and the requirements for entry. We’ll give advice and the best ways to get into your preferred sector. Join us on Nov 12th at 12 pm CST to learn more from industry experts!

Panel:
Government: JD Henry, CISA
Corporate: Chris Hogan, MasterCard
Military: Col Zachary (Shay) Warakomski, USAF Commander, 375th Communications Group
Recruiter: Renee Small, Cyber Human Capital

Moderator:
Tony Bryan, Executive Director for CyberUp


Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

12:00pm CST

Find Your Voice: Communication & Negotiation Skills
REGISTER HERE

Join WISER, for their lunch seminars focused on professional development and featuring St. Louis women succeeding in science, entrepreneurship, and research.



Speakers
avatar for Randi Foraker

Randi Foraker

Director, Center for Population Health Informatics, Washington University
avatar for Natalie Self

Natalie Self

Executive Director, STEMSTL
MJ

Mary Jo Gorman

CEO, Healthy Bytes
avatar for Amanda McClerren

Amanda McClerren

Head of Digital Transformation, Crop Science R&D IT, Bayer



Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Intro to Coding
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Explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites.

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

EdTech entrepreneur is tackling mental health to improve STEM scores
Entrepreneur, Marcus Howard PhD, joins Venture Café Live to share how tackling mental health and executive function in students is showing improvements in STEM scores. Hear how this new STL-based EdTech startup is innovating real-time in the classroom and how the future of work is being addressed in the classroom today.

Moderators
avatar for Tyler Mathews

Tyler Mathews

Venture Café St. Louis

Thursday November 12, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm CST
Virtual

1:00pm CST

Connect and Convert: How to Write Your Way to the Sale
REGISTER HERE

Get curious to establish your competitive edge and build customer relationships that last. Discover the questions you should be asking, and how to use the answers to create impactful, engaging marketing writing.

If you missed the session, you can see the recording here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id_YrGkgy1o&feature=youtu.be

Speakers
avatar for Emma Schermer Tamir

Emma Schermer Tamir

CEO, Marketing by Emma
My husband and I started Marketing by Emma (www.marketingbyemma.com) in 2016. Since then we've helped over 700 businesses from around the world boost to their sales and build their brands online. We specialize in helping e-commerce businesses connect with, excite, and convert their customers with conversion-spiking copy.I'm insatiably curious an... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Virtual

2:00pm CST

Client-centered Program Design for Maximum Social Impact
Join Here
During this hour we will take a broad look at developing client-centered nonprofit programs that create positive change by resolving systemic community challenges in an innovative and sustainable way.  Using a program design process worksheet, we will learn why we need to work with systemic outcomes in mind, and discuss how to:
  • Understand the challenges faced in your community on a systemic level
  • Effectively identify who your clients are within that community
  • Evaluate and prioritize potential solutions that you could execute within the scope of your mission and resources
  • Include your clients and other stakeholders in the program design process
  • Identify, measure and evaluate short-term quantifiable outcomes and long-term qualitative impact


Speakers
avatar for Cate Redfern

Cate Redfern

Principal Nonprofit Strategist, Adansonia Consulting
I am nonprofit strategist with over 20 years’ experience in change management, social impact delivery, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.I help nonprofit leaders grow their organizations to be sustainable, resilient, collaborative and dependable centers of success for... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Virtual

2:00pm CST

Reach Investors and Buyers through LinkedIn
Want to engage with investors and find buyers for your start-up products? LinkedIn, the world's biggest business network is the best place to do both.

JOIN HERE on Thursday at 2pm

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bernard

Kathy Bernard

CEO, WiserU, LLC
I’m Kathy Bernard of WiserU.com. I’m a LinkedIn expert, trainer, and optimizer for business, sales, or career. I wrote the book, Score High on LinkedIn because you really can score how on LinkedIn for what you do or what you sell … and as a result, can be found on LinkedIn... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST

3:00pm CST

Venture Café's Thursday Gathering
Drop by the weekly gathering for your regular dose of innovation and connecting.

See the schedule.

Thursday November 12, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Virtual

4:00pm CST

ITEN 2nd Thursday @ Venture Café
Don’t Skip Important Steps in your Early Startup Journey!

Enthusiasm for an idea can often cause startup founders to speed through critical early steps, or skip them entirely, leaving them struggling to ever reach product/market fit. ITEN’s new Eureka Experience is designed to keep that from happening. Powered by the Leanstack platform, The Eureka Experience introduces founders–through its Ideation and Validation program–to mindsets, tools, and processes that can set them on a strong path for early traction.

Explore why developing lean practices early-on can be game changing and hear from current Eureka Ideation participants on how they are already applying key learnings. There will also be a preview of Eureka Validation, the 12-week program that moves startups from problem/solution fit to strong customer traction.  Applications will open next month, with the inaugural cohort to launch in January!

REGISTER HERE

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Grizzle

Melissa Grizzle

Director, Entrepreneur Development, ITEN
At ITEN I manage the startup programs and services, as well as our external entrepreneurship education events. I can also help tech startups navigate resources in the broader community--it's take an ecosystem to raise an entrepreneur and we've got a great map for that!ITEN recently... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm CST
  Tech

4:00pm CST

Venture Café: Creative Money
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Modern life for any working artist lies in diversification. If you want to make a full-time living, sometimes it’s not always enough to rely on gallery representation or freelance clients. Luckily, the opportunities for artists to make money from their creativity have also expanded.

Review with us all the way to make money as an artist on this 2 hour workshop for creatives.

From independent sales, e-commerce, instagram partnerships, commissions and art fairs, we will review the different financial models that can monetize your art in order to achieve both creative and financial success.

Thursday November 12, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST

4:30pm CST

Learn from a Serial Entrepreneur
REGISTER HERE

Do you have a dream of owning your own tech business? Healthcare business? Food business? Any startup business of your own? If so, this event is for you! Join the BioSTL Inclusion Initiative for an informal conversation, led by Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore. You will have the opportunity to learn from serial entrepreneur, Bronwyn Morgan, Founder and CEO of XEO Air, and hear how she turned her entrepreneur dreams into a reality.

View the recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/UX4LtUl8dBrKKq3ORFLbmbZ6jQRiOAf-EXlETgA4QE8aZRfrXozbCU5qypmhHpLu.1ldFZwPF9fYlIpyz
Passcode: 7ha7!.dA

Moderators
avatar for Lindsey Harrison

Lindsey Harrison

Program Manager, BioSTL

Speakers


Thursday November 12, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
Virtual

5:30pm CST

Battle of the Saints Teen Challenge
REGISTER HERE

Spark! Pitches from Students
Taikone 
Refresh by Blema

Sponsored by Masterclock, take a look at their Vlog.

View the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-LNPLJn3s&feature=youtu.be

Moderators
avatar for Xanthe Meyer

Xanthe Meyer

Program Director, Parkway Spark! Business Incubator
My passions are teenagers, industry, and start ups.  Parkway Spark! Business Incubator is a collaborative, real world experience that focuses on building the growth mindset in students by partnering with industry leaders and community, by utilizing entrepreneurial opportunities... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 5:30pm - 8:00pm CST
 
Friday, November 13
 

9:30am CST

Daily Espresso
Join Here

Grab your coffee and get acquainted with today's Startup Week schedule.  Hear what's going on today and news announcements.

Moderators
Friday November 13, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CST
Virtual

10:00am CST

EQ Ecosystem Labs - Ag Innovation
We’re talking to developers, entrepreneurs, designers, business partners and executive directors: people with great ideas working in St. Louis. They’re working at all levels of our local innovation ecosystem, from corporate settings to startups, side hustles, and even still in school charting their career.

Watch the recorded session here.
Read about the session here.
View other EQ sessions from Startup Week here.


Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Quarterly

Friday November 13, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
Virtual

11:00am CST

How to Spend Less on Marketing & Sell More: Your Clear Roadmap to Launching Your Startup in a Recession
REGISTER HERE

Is your marketing plan making you money or draining your resources? Startups are frustrated at spending money on marketing that hasn't worked for them. Your bottom line isn't budging, and it's leaving you even more discouraged in a down market. In How to Spend Less on Marketing & Sell More: Your Clear Roadmap to Launching Your Startup in a Recession, Ben Weaver of Bigger Story will share the five marketing tools startups need to engage customers and grow their business through this recession. You'll walk away knowing exactly what you need to execute in your marketing, including free resources you can use to get your marketing off on the right foot.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Weaver

Ben Weaver

Founder & CEO, Bigger Story Consulting
Ben Weaver is the Founder & Lead Consultant of Bigger Story, a consulting firm that helps organizations and their leaders increase their profits and reach by re-aligning their purpose.  Ben has over 20 years of experience as a speaker, author, and leader and is passionate about helping... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST

11:00am CST

Female Funders: Women Investing in Women
Women are underrepresented in tech companies and careers. That problem has roots in the lack of diversity in venture capital leadership and portfolios.

Women make up less than 10% of senior executives at VC firms. In 2019, only about 2.8% of all-female founding teams received funding across the entire U.S. startup ecosystem. The lack of female representation in leadership positions at top companies and firms is a growing problem. Because venture capital is seeding the high growth companies of tomorrow, having a lack of diversity across the funding landscape perpetuates the same results in the market. In order to create change (not to mention to unlock economic opportunities), women have to support other women to break this cycle. Join General Assembly and our female leaders to discuss:

  • The benefits of having a diverse and inclusive set of decision makers
  • How to recognize and acknowledge unconscious bias
  • Mentorship and other ways women can champion other women
  • How to build a strong network
  • Guidance for female entrepreneurs on pitching tVCs and raising capital

Register Here

Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm CST
Virtual

12:00pm CST

Formation and Governance of a Nonprofit Corporation

Speakers
avatar for Greg Christoffel

Greg Christoffel

Mentor, SCORE
Organizing companies, dealing with investors, strategic planning.


Friday November 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

Female Founders Panel + Networking: How to Level Up & Scale
REGISTER HERE

SECOND ANNUAL FEMALE FOUNDER PANEL DISCUSSION + NETWORKING

Moderated by Erin Joy, CEO and Founder, Black Dress Circle

This powerhouse event includes:
  • Virtual panel discussion comprised of an impressive selection of St. Louis business founders (60 minutes)
  • Three 1:1 breakout sessions for hands-on networking and resource sharing (30 minutes)
Learn and be inspired by these accomplished entrepreneurs with topics such as …
  • Expanding your leadership skills in a dynamic business environment
  • Maximizing your impact and business influence
  • Successfully pivoting your business and personal brand under the new rules of the pandemic
Attendance will empower you to shift out of survival mode and into thrive mode. You’ll walk away with actionable tools from this impressive lineup of eight successful St. Louis business founders from diverse industries who are scaling and leading.
Panelists include:
Moderated by Erin Joy, CEO and Founder, Black Dress Circle and Co-Hosted by ThriveCo

Moderators
avatar for Erin Joy

Erin Joy

Founder and Executive Consultant, Black Dress Circle

Speakers
avatar for Katie Silversmith

Katie Silversmith

Founding Partner, ThriveCo
avatar for Jenny Bristow

Jenny Bristow

CEO, Partner, Anvil Analytics + Insights
avatar for Winnie Caldwell

Winnie Caldwell

Co-Founder & Program Director, Books N Bros
avatar for Tara Kinney

Tara Kinney

TitleCEO | Founder, Atomic Revenue LLC
avatar for Vanessa Lobo

Vanessa Lobo

Co Founder, Connect Marketing STL
avatar for Whitney (McClendon) Gregory

Whitney (McClendon) Gregory

Co-Founder, Eemerg Roadside Assistance Marketplace
avatar for Brooke Meek

Brooke Meek

Founder and Principal, PLNK Fitness
avatar for Tami Trover Lange

Tami Trover Lange

FOUNDER/CEO, Save the Girls Touch Screen Purses
avatar for Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore

Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Marketing Corporate Officer, REAL Cannabis Co



Friday November 13, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Virtual

1:00pm CST

ActInSpace
Tackle ActInSpace’s challenges and unleash your entrepreneurial potential! ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest inspiring young women and men worldwide to meet challenges based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures to launch start-ups into all areas of our daily lives. Designed for students but open to everyone, the objective is to foster entrepreneurship, encourage start-up creation and promote the use of space technologies and space acquired data to change citizen’s lives, to boost employment and to protect our planet.

REGISTER HERE

Friday November 13, 2020 1:00pm - Saturday November 14, 2020 1:00pm CST
Virtual

2:00pm CST

Accessing Military Grade Technologies for your Startup (and over $1M in funding)
REGISTER HERE

Learn how to access over 7000 Department of Defense and Veterans Administration Technologies that could be the basis for your next startup.

Explore how you and your company can leverage a treasure trove of military grade technologies developed the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration research labs and, potentially, access millions of dollars on non-dilutive funding.

Mr. Scott is an experienced entrepreneur (multiple successful exits), with Fortune 500 experience. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of startup topics and serves as a mentor at several high-tech Accelerators, including Ocean Accelerator and MassChallenge.

Join Here:
https://montana.webex.com/join/x46p842
US Toll free +1-855-797-9485
US Toll +1-415-655-0002
Passcode: 924 968 354

Moderators
avatar for David Scott

David Scott

Senior Commercialization Manager, TechLink (a DoD+VA Partner Intermediary)
I am an entrepreneur with multiple startups - one based in St. Louis (www.TotalOrbit.com) - and an experienced C-level executive and attorney, with Fortune 500 defense contractor experience and Global Law 100 top 50 law firm experience (Bryan Cave). Extensive start-up and hyper growth... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Virtual

3:00pm CST

Third Shift Entrepreneur & The 12 Observations
REGISTER HERE

Join author and serial entrepreneur, Todd Connor, as he shares his best practices for creating your dream job without quitting your day job.

Too many people are stuck between the now and the next, paralyzed and intimidated by the largess of the vision for their lives of what could be. In this session Todd Connor, the Founder of Bunker Labs and author of Third Shift Entrepreneur, will reveal the 12 Observations - the evidence required that you're building something that works. He'll also present the argument for living the portfolio life, and the belief that entrepreneurship is something everyone can do even, and especially, on the smallest of scales.

Speakers


Friday November 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST

4:00pm CST

Bourbon Friday
Join us Friday, November 13, to celebrate the close of Startup Week.

REGISTER HERE

Order cocktails ahead of time to enjoy during Bourbon Friday.


Friday November 13, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm CST
Virtual
 
Saturday, November 14
 

11:00am CST

Conducting User Research Bootcamp
REGISTER HERE

This class will teach you how to craft, pose and sequence questions that unearth meaningful insights from your clients in order to build a better purchasing experience.

Saturday November 14, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm CST