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Feb
27
Thu
Geospatial Unpacked… More than what you think | Cortex Innovation Community @ Venture Cafe St. Louis
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The evening events will be a deep dive into initiatives that are making the St. Louis region the geospatial center of the nation. We believe that St. Louis has become the geospatial place to thrive, and the hub of an expanding GEOINT tech ecosystem. As the industry enters a new decade, the St. Louis region continues evolving.

SESSIONS 3:00-8:00pm

10+ sessions on various geospatial topics. Check back to as we continue to add talks to our evening lineup. You can also view the lineup on our calendar.

INDULGE
  • Beer & wine on the 2nd floor
To learn more about how Cortex and the Geospatial Community is growing visit: https://www.cortexstl.com/
Cortex
Venture Café Thursday Gathering begins at 3pm 
 
Check out our calendar for more info: http://www.vencafstl.org/calendar/
 
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Geospatial Unpacked Panel
Feb 27 @ 3:01 pm – 4:01 pm
Geospatial Unpacked Panel

Geospatial Unpacked Panel

  • Featuring Andy Dearing, STL Spatial Advisors (Moderator)
  • Tara Mott, ESRI
  • Eric Brown, Microsoft
Geospatial Futures Panel @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana)
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Featuring, Robert Cardillo, Cardillo Group (Moderator)
  • Stephen Denker, Lockheed Martin
Info Table: GeoSTL @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The goal of the GeoSTL Meetup is to promote Geospatial proficiency among Software and Data Engineers, both those already in the field and those interested in gaining a new, in-demand specialization.

SIUE GREEN ROOF ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION NETWORK | ASCE St. Louis Sustainability Committee @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Red Room)
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SIUE GREEN ROOF ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION NETWORK | ASCE St. Louis Sustainability Committee @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Red Room) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

This presentation will introduce SIUE’s Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network (G.R.E.E.N.) and provide an overview of SIUE’s research/training activities along with presenting select results of research on stormwater and thermal effects of green infrastructure.

The Emergence of UAVs in Public Safety | Respond AI @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Hattie North)
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Emergence of UAVs in Public Safety | Respond AI @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Hattie North) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Please join Respond AI for an in-depth conversation on the impact UAVs are having on the public safety industry. Also, learn how UAVs use geospatial data to support decision-makers during critical incidents like natural disasters and search and rescue missions.

Developing Geospatial Software Engineers | 1904 Labs @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Table: St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce | St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Cafe)
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Table: St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce | St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Cafe) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Did you know that the Arts in St Louis brings more revenue to the region than all of the sports teams combined (even when we had football?) Start Up non-profit St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce is marketing St. Louis in a whole new way. Learn how students, individual artists, arts and conservation organizations and corporations are all coming together for 8 weeks of exploration, collaboration and creative solutions to issues of conservation in our region. Executive Director Sandy Brooks EdD PPT PCS AFC will be on hand to brainstorm program details with participants. Your input is critical!

Info Table:St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have you ever considered doing business internationally? Did you know that 96% of global consumers live outside of the U.S.? No matter what the size or age of your company, the World Trade Center St Louis can support your efforts to expand internationally. Stop by to learn about the resources we provide – many of which are free!”

The World Trade Center provides free and low-cost expertise, training, resources and connections. We can help!

Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | VenCaf Volunteer Jeff Kronenberger @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Chuck Berry/Hattie North)
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | VenCaf Volunteer Jeff Kronenberger @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Chuck Berry/Hattie North) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to Venture Cafe but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending The Venture Cafe Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:

(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

NGA 101: Mission and Capabilities of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana)
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NGA 101: Mission and Capabilities of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

From the hunt for Usama bin Laden to preventing the spread of Ebola virus and humanitarian relief during Hurricane Maria and the Nepal earthquake – NGA has provided world-class geospatial intelligence during some of the most critical periods in modern history. Come learn more about the incredible mission taking place right here in St. Louis! Know the earth. Show the way. Understand the world.

Introduction to INFORMS.ORG | INFORMS STL Gateway Chapter @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Introduction to INFORMS.ORG | INFORMS STL Gateway Chapter @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Discover INFORMS.ORG the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes.

TraffickCam: Deep Learning & Image Search to Combat Human Trafficking | Saint Louis University @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana)
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Abby Stylianou, PhD Assistant Professor in Computer Science and with the Geospatial Institute at Saint Louis University will discuss the work she has done using computer visioning to solve human trafficking problems. Victims of sex trafficking are often photographed in hotel rooms for online advertisements of sex services. Identifying the hotels in these photographs is a top priority for trafficking investigators and prosecutors — they show where a victim has been trafficked previously and where their trafficker may move them or others in the future. Dr. Stylianou will describe TraffickCam, a mobile application that collects images of hotel rooms from the traveling public is currently used by over 200,000 individuals who upload photos specifically to help combat trafficking. The data from this app, combined with millions of publicly available images from travel websites, support a first in the world system for image search to identify hotels in trafficking imagery that we have deployed at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The talk will be followed with an opportunity to discuss the ethics about identifying humans in images and the risks associated.

Geospatial for Business | Xeo Air @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana)
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Geospatial for Business | Xeo Air @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Learn about how geospatial technology such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) support leading business sector use cases for data and real time analytics to make better and faster decisions. Here how nimble units are able to inspect and map critical structures and sites in architecture, engineering, construction, energy, utilities and telecom. Come and network and begin a engagement with geospatial for business.

Mar
5
Thu
Info Table: Info Table: What’s Innovation Hall Anyway? | Venture Cafe St. Louis
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Info Table: Info Table: What's Innovation Hall Anyway? | Venture Cafe St. Louis

Learn about the newest program of Venture Cafe St. Louis, Innovation Hall. We have programs for entrepreneurs, discounts on event space and did we mention free workspace?!

Office Hours with Brown Smith Wallace | Brown Smith Wallace @ The Venture Café Gathering (Table B)
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Office Hours with Brown Smith Wallace | Brown Smith Wallace @ The Venture Café Gathering (Table B) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Accounting and tax issues are often not a priority for startup companies, falling to the bottom of the to-do list in favor of other priorities. But don’t overlook these critical aspects of your business. Schedule an office hours appointment to answer your accounting and tax questions!

RSVP here.

 

 

 

Office Hours: Enter the Legal Chamber: Transitions Law Group | Transitions Law Group LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (Table A)
Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Office Hours: Enter the Legal Chamber: Transitions Law Group | Transitions Law Group LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (Table A) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Startups and the law can be confusing! Don’t know where to begin? What to do about fundraising, employees, contracts, or partners? David Weaver of Transitions Law Group is glad to share 20 minutes of his experience guiding both start-ups and established businesses to help you clarify your objectives and needs that will add to your success.

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Launch Your Career in Tech | Claim Academy @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Launch Your Career in Tech | Claim Academy @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

In a free interactive workshop, Claim Academy Founder Ola Ayeni will cover key skills to succeed in a new tech career and how to make it into the job market

 

 

Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | VenCaf Volunteer Jeff Kronenberger @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Chuck Berry/Hattie North)
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | VenCaf Volunteer Jeff Kronenberger @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Chuck Berry/Hattie North) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

We have seen and talked to many first-timers that were told to come to Venture Cafe but seem lost, overwhelmed or just unsure who to talk to and where to start. This session is for those attending The Venture Cafe Gathering for the first, second or third times, to gather to:

(1) hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered;
(2) have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending; and
(3) potential connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.

Vending with Mikey’s Munchies | Mikey’s Munchies Vending @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vending with Mikey's Munchies | Mikey's Munchies Vending @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Come talk vending with Mikey Wren, the 12 year old owner of Mikey’s Munchies Vending.
Get your vending questions answered by the Mikey’s Munchies Vending team! Find out how to get started, purchase machines, find a location, and where to buy products.

 

 

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