Global Entrepreneurship Week

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 printfriendly 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!)
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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.
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Download a printfriendly calendar here to promote within your office!