Global Entrepreneurship Week Your Guide to Global Entrepreneurship Week- St. Louis 2016 During one week each November, people in 160 countries organize events and competitions to inspire entrepreneurship. Powered by the Kaufmann Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week USA 2016 happens November 14-20. While the official national celebration spans one week, it’s no surprise that St. Louis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem, as the “new startup frontier,” has planned a full month of activities. From galas and hackathons to workshops and pitch events, there’s something for everyone. Accelerate St. Louis assembled a list of the events planned so far. Pick one (or 15) to attend and discover St. Louis’ entrepreneurial community and startup companies that are changing the world. Download a print–friendly calendar here to promote within your office! ARCH GRANTS GALA Friday, November 4, 2016, 5 PM Hyatt Regency at the Arch, 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis The Arch Grants Gala blends the playfulness of the entrepreneurial experience with the esteem of a traditional philanthropic event. Each year, we tribute the creative forces that are changing the local landscape and are building the St. Louis of tomorrow. The evening includes networking, a seated dinner, award presentation, and a showcase of Arch Grants Recipients. Buy tickets WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENTREPRENEURSHIP(WISE) ST. LOUIS Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 AM- 1 PM Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis Come hear conversations among local researchers, entrepreneurs, members of industry and university faculty talk about their successes in the field and the opportunities & challenges they faced along the way. Register ARCH HACKS Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, 2016 Washington University in St. Louis- Bauer Hall ArchHacks brings together more than 500 students from around the country for 48 hours of collaboration, problem solving, and building. We will provide a unique opportunity for students to work with resources and companies they cannot find anywhere else, and our theme, HealthTech, means that the products our participants create will make a real difference. Learn More VENTURE CAFÉ Thursday, November 10 & 17, 2016, 3-8 PM CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis A great way to wrap up your Global Entrepreneurship Week…or any week. Learn More ST. LOUIS STARTUP WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2016 CIC @ 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis Launch a startup in 54 hours as part of St. Louis’ 6th startup weekend. Whether you’re brand new to the startup community or a veteran, join a diverse array of programmers, designers and business minds for a weekend of fun and possibility. Register CHASING THE SUN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CELEBRATION Friday – Sunday, November 11-13, 2016 St. Louis University High school students partner with teens from around the world to create an idea pitch! Group members begin with a problem in St. Louis and pass it on to the next time zone until the problems and ideas have traveled around the globe to locations including Hawaii, Australia, Saudi Arabia, India, Spain, Ireland, Canada and Haiti. Learn more Contact: Laura Gardner ANGEL OF POWER INVESTING WORKSHOP Saturday, November 12, 2016, 8AM- 5PM John Cook School of Business, St. Louis University The Billiken Angels Network at Saint Louis University and St. Louis Arch Angels are pleased to host the Angel Resource Institute’s Angel Investing Overview Seminar. The day-long seminar grows, strengthens, and develops the skill sets of early stage deal participants. Register RYAN GRAVEL: WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 4-6 PM Havana Room @4240, Cortex Innovation District Ryan Gravel is an urban planner, innovator, and author working on infrastructure, concept development, and policy as the founder of Sixpitch. His master’s thesis launched the Atlanta Beltline, which is changing how people live in the city. Following the talk, leaders from Great Rivers Greenway and Trailnet will present their efforts to improve livability in our region. Register STL EXPORT ACCELERATOR AWARDS CEREMONY Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5-7 PM Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall, St. Louis University The STL Export Accelerator, the first accelerator in the St. Louis area to focus exclusively on exports, will grant non-dilutive seed money to local companies seeking to expand their footprint outside of the United States. The winners receive funding, training, mentoring and office space at one of STLVentureWorks’ innovation centers. This is the inaugural year for the export awards. Register PROSPER WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OFFICE HOURS Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 3:30- 5:30 PM | CIC@CET, 20 S. Sarah St., St. Louis Would you like to have a one-on-one conversation about your business? Learn more about Prosper Women Entrepreneurs programs? Get involved as a volunteer? We’d love to talk to you! Prosper Women Entrepreneurs hosts office hours every Tuesday and you can sign up for a 30 minute appointment. Sign Up STARTUP CONNECTION Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5-9 PM Knight Hall at Washington University Startup Connection is St. Louis’ largest annual celebration of entrepreneurship. As the premiere event during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Connection brings together the entire startup community under one roof. On November 16, 2016, Startup Connection will celebrate St. Louis’ promising early-stage companies and highlight the region’s entrepreneur support organizations. Last year’s event drew over 1,200 people! Register 1 MILLION CUPS Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 9-10 AM T-REX, 911 Washington Ave, 5th floor, St. Louis 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. Learn more CODERGIRL Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6-8 PM 4811 Delmar, St. Louis Getting started as a woman in a male-dominated field can make it especially difficult for aspiring female coders to break into the programming workforce. Hence, CoderGirl. You don’t need to register or sign up, all you need is a laptop to get started. Learn more ST. CHARLES COUNTY DEMO DAY COMPETITION Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 5:30-8 PM, OPO Startups 119 S. Main Street, St. Charles Come watch 5 finalists compete for $25,000 plus prizes! Each judge is given $2,000 at the event to delegate as they see fit-like St Charles’ own Shark Tank. Register BILLICON VALLEY Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 5-7 PM | John Cook School of Business, St. Louis University Billicon Valley is an evening of networking, workshops and free food. Our mission is to introduce college and high school students to entrepreneurship at SLU and in the St. Louis community by engaging them with the brightest entrepreneurial minds on campus and in the city, and hopefully inspire all of them to become entrepreneurs in each of their respective fields. Register SAINT LOUIS FASHION INCUBATOR PRESENTS FASHION! Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5-7 PM T-Rex, 911 Washington Ave., 5th Floor, St. Louis Help us give a stylish welcome to the six designers who make up the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator’s Inaugural Class at this FREE event (It’s their first public appearance!) RSVP THE NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION 5TH ANNUAL ENTREPRENEUR THINK TANK Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8 AM – 12 PM John Cook School of Business, St. Louis University This educational event consists of a series of workshops hosted by some of the regions’ key business resource organizations and entrepreneurs. The four workshop sessions are designed to impact business growth from any stage within the entrepreneurial journey. Learn more Download a print–friendly calendar here to promote within your office!