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Dec
12
Thu
Office Hours: ITEN Mentor |Stephen Von Rump @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker)
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Office Hours: ITEN Mentor |Stephen Von Rump @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States
Stephen Von Rump has over 20 years of broad, global management and operational experience including: business planning, deal analysis, preparing companies for venture capital funding, and fund raising; R&D for software, electronic and mechanical development; manufacturing, technical service, project and quality management; intellectual property, U.S. and international regulatory compliance; and sales and marketing.
See Stephen’s LinkedIn profile for more information on his expertise: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-von-rump-7011a6/

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CPA & Accounting Office Hours w/Nick Chambers: Learn more about the latest regulations | BKD, LLP @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table B)
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CPA & Accounting Office Hours w/Nick Chambers: Learn more about the latest regulations | BKD, LLP @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table B) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

In a nutshell, we’re a national CPA and advisory firm that help you reach your goals. If you are needing to talk to an accountant, sign up for time slot today.

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Info Table: Get connected with resources for your startup or established business | MOSourceLink @ The Venture Café Gathering
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Info Table: Get connected with resources for your startup or established business | MOSourceLink @ The Venture Café Gathering | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Learn about MOSourceLink and get connected to resources across the state of Missouri for your startup or established business. You can also get your Personal Action Plan while you’re at it! What is a Personal Action Plan? Your customized checklist to the things you need to do and the people you need to meet to move your Missouri business forward.

The Power of a PEO | ITEN @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Power of a PEO | ITEN @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Launching and growing a company requires juggling many important tasks, and having the right partnerships can help ensure critical areas are not overlooked. Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) provide startups and other small businesses access to the HR solutions they need, freeing up founders’ valuable time to focus on growing their businesses. Join Bill Masurat of TriNet and Patrick Flor, Founder & CEO of Platter for a conversation about the benefits of these partnerships, and how they can give companies an edge in recruiting, fundraising, and improving their bottomline.

 

Office Hours: Intro to Agtech| The Yield Lab Institute @ Table A
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Office Hours: Intro to Agtech| The Yield Lab Institute @ Table A

Does technology excite you? How about the intersection of technology and agriculture? There are enormous opportunities for personal and professional growth in a sector known as agtech. Learn more about it and initiatives going on at the Yield Lab Institute during my office hours.

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Office Hours: ITEN Mentor |Alejandro Ramirez @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker)
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Office Hours: ITEN Mentor |Alejandro Ramirez @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Alejandro has over 20 years of experience working in software development, quality, and IT governance.
His experiences range from small businesses, startups and non-profits, to Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of fields.
He is certified in SAFe, ITIL, Professional Scrum Master PSM I, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean and has been using agile techniques as either coach, lead or team member since 2007 (XP, FDD, Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban).
His main hobby is music. He plays electronic music, piano and drums.

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Space Entrepreneurs Roundtable | St. Louis Space Frontier @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Space Entrepreneurs Roundtable | St. Louis Space Frontier @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Are you interested in NewSpace companies? Do you have an idea for a space startup? Would you like to explore ideas for a small-space endeavor? Join members of St. Louis Space Frontier to generate innovative ideas and network with others interested in small-space endeavors. Several St. Louis Space Frontier members look forward to networking with you including Colleen Forrest, Business Analyst; Ron Jones, Aerospace Engineer; Philip Newell, Space/Tech Analyst; and Judy Tippett, President of St. Louis Space Frontier.

 

Info Table: Startup League | BRAND of St. Louis @ The Venture Café Gathering
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Info Table: Startup League | BRAND of St. Louis @ The Venture Café Gathering | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Starting and growing a business is not easy, so BRAND of St. Louis rewards entrepreneurs who stay focused on the journey. Stop by to get some advice on resources in the St. Louis entrepreneurship ecosystem including our Startup League program that rewards entrepreneurs, creatives, and intrapreneurs for working on their business.

 

ITEN Main Event: Holiday Fun with Pitch Deck Karaoke! | ITEN @ Havana Room
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
ITEN Main Event: Holiday Fun with Pitch Deck Karaoke! | ITEN @ Havana Room

Hosted by Matthew Hansard, founder & CEO of Mylestones and Pitch Deck Karaoke Master

It’s the time of year to be joyful! So this month at 2nd Thursday we’re going to have some fun with a round of Pitch Deck Karaoke! What is Pitch Deck Karaoke, you ask? It’s an improv game where you pitch to an audience without knowing the contents of the deck ahead of time. The first slide gives you your theme, and the next 9 slides could be anything! It’s a game that pushes your brain to think fast on your feet (could come in handy at your next investor pitch), gets people laughing (with you, not at you—we promise), and keeps everyone wondering what will happen next. Like all karaoke nights, get your name on the list when you first arrive and we’ll get through as many brave souls as there is time!

Hour of code / Intro to programming| Claim Academy @ James Crutchfield
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hour of code / Intro to programming| Claim Academy @ James Crutchfield

ATTEND AN HOUR OF CODE COURSE AND KNOW WHAT I.T. INDUSTRY HAS FOR YOU

LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMMING AND WRITE A BASIC PROGRAM IN JUST AN HOUR

What to expect from this session ?
1.What is software programming and how to start a new career ?
2.What is a Full Stack Web Application Vs a Website ?
3.Learn how to write a simple program and leave with your own code
4.Learn the next steps to be admitted to the prestigious Claim Academy Bootcamp

VR/AR Association STL 2020 Kickoff |VR/AR Association @ Havana Room
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
VR/AR Association STL 2020 Kickoff |VR/AR Association @ Havana Room

The VR/AR Association’s STL Kickoff will reintroduce the group to the St. Louis community and map out what’s ahead as we share the possibilities of virtual and augmented reality tech. Hear from top minds in the XR space regionally as they discuss their work, answer questions, and give public demos for artists, designers, developers and domain experts across industries. Featuring Sarah Hill, Founder & CEO of StoryUp, Michael Southworth, VP of Technology & Co-Founder of Sentiar, Ian Renz, Founder of ShowMeVirtual, Don Harvey Jr., Co-Founder of HarvinAR, and moderated by James Kane, Immersive Tech Lead at Paradowski Creative and St. Louis Chapter President of the VR/AR Association.

Dec
17
Tue
Venture Cafe Night: 39 North @ Danforth Plant Science Center
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe Night: 39 North @ Danforth Plant Science Center | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, Venture Café Night: 39° N unites entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators to collaborate and learn at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

The focus is on facilitating discussions and connections within plant science and agricultural technology. Programming will be curated around a variety of topics from food and energy security to sustainability to big data and machine learning.

Check out our calendar for the current lineup.

Maximizing your Venture Cafe Night: 39°N Experience | VenCaf Volunteers @ Venture Cafe Nights: 39 North (60/61)
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Night: 39°N Experience | VenCaf Volunteers @ Venture Cafe Nights: 39 North (60/61) | 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 a 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.

Dec
18
Wed
Entrepreneurship Office Hours @Innovation Hall with Michael C Lamb | nativeMsg @ Innovation Hall STL (Civic Lounge)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Entrepreneurship Office Hours @Innovation Hall with Michael C Lamb | nativeMsg @ Innovation Hall STL (Civic Lounge) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to get your new idea or concept off the ground? Did you get started and are now stuck? Having started 2 companies in the last 15 years, I have learned a few things on my entrepreneurial journey. Happy to answer questions, discuss ideas, go through pricing models and hopefully share some good general advice that helps you on your journey.

RSVP for a 30 minute slot here

 

 

Dec
19
Thu
Office Hours: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners | Summers Compton Wells LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker)
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Office Hours: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners | Summers Compton Wells LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Summers Compton Wells LLC provides legal advice to businesses of all sizes and industries and was selected as a Best Law Firm of 2016 by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. With offices in Ladue, Edwardsville and @4240, SCW is committed to the success of its clients throughout the St. Louis area. Whether you have questions regarding forming an entity, selling a business, negotiating a contract, or protecting intellectual property, the attorneys of SCW can get you started in the right direction. The following business attorneys will be available to discuss your legal needs on 11/21:

Mallory Fisk – http://www.summerscomptonwells.com/mallory-l-fisk.html

Adam Marquart http://www.summerscomptonwells.com/adam-marquart.html

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Office Hours: Career Concerns | Hazina Career Services @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table B)
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Office Hours: Career Concerns | Hazina Career Services @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table B) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Your career concern matters, don’t ignore it. Hazina Career Services will provide opportunity for anyone who would like to consult regarding their career concern for feedback and recommendation.

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Healthcare in Crisis: Medicare for All to the Rescue | Physicians for a National Health Program – MO Chapter @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Healthcare in Crisis: Medicare for All to the Rescue | Physicians for a National Health Program - MO Chapter @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Change is upon us. Costs are driving healthcare out of reach for millions of Americans, and businesses are spending far too much time and money coping with the crisis. Most Americans know we need to do something different, and the solution is hiding in plain sight: single payer Medicare for All. But what does that really mean? How it would impact national economics and personal finance? What are the critical decisions? The speaker will be Ed Weisbart MD, chair of the MO chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Office Hours with The BALSA Foundation | The BALSA Foundation @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table A)
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Office Hours with The BALSA Foundation | The BALSA Foundation @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table A) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

The BALSA Foundation helps first time entrepreneurs get started.  Visit our office hours to get feedback on your business idea, learn about local resources for early stage entrepreneurs, and find out what makes a competitive BALSA Grant application.  Sign up for a time slot at calendly.com/thebalsafoundation while they last.

 

Six steps to the life YOU want | Choice Coaching @ The Venture Café Gathering (Hattie North)
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Six steps to the life YOU want | Choice Coaching @ The Venture Café Gathering (Hattie North) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Sick of setting New Years resolutions that don’t last beyond January? Maybe you are feeling stuck on a dead-end street in some aspect of your life? Perhaps you just see how awesome you could be and want to make it happen faster than it seems to be?

This interactive workshop is all about going over some of the tools that I use everyday with clients to help them create the lives that they’ve always wanted. It’s not magic, and it’s not impossible, but it does require you to sit in the driver’s seat of your life. If you’re ready to take the wheel – then this is the session for you!

 

Jan
2
Thu
Info Table: What’s Innovation Hall Anyway?|Venture Cafe St. Louis @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Info Table)
Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Info Table: What's Innovation Hall Anyway?|Venture Cafe St. Louis @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Info Table) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

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?!

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