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Oct
24
Thu
Health Tech Office Hours @Innovation Hall with Wil Ortega, MD | MDDriven @ Innovation Hall STL (Civic Lounge)
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Health Tech Office Hours @Innovation Hall with Wil Ortega, MD | MDDriven @ Innovation Hall STL (Civic Lounge) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

“Healthcare is complicated!. Have an idea or product for the healthcare sector and need advice? With over 20 years of clinical experience and several years in the medical device, medical sensor, remote patient monitoring and telemedicine Wil Ortega, M.D. will be happy to get you feedback on your project.

RSVP for a 30 minute slot here

 

 

Venture Café Thursday Gathering ↓
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venture Café Thursday Gathering ↓ @ Saint Louis | Missouri | United States

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering is a place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week a series of breakout sessions are planned to engage your brain and share your thoughts. Come join our community. For the most recent sessions check out our calendar.

Have some questions? Check out our “Come to a Gathering” page.

 

How to be a Communication Ninja | Choice Coaching @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
How to be a Communication Ninja | Choice Coaching @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Communication isn’t magic, and it isn’t just ‘something you’re born with’, it’s a skill that takes development and practice. Join us for a fun and casual session working together to build your ninja skill set of communication. Ideal for managers who want to help empower direct reports to be problem solvers, direct reports who want to get more clarity and feedback from their bosses, introverts who want less of the conversational spotlight shined on them, people who find themselves in the ‘helper’ role, and spouses who want to be, well… better spouses. Together we will go over a basic set of tools that you can use in almost any situation to create deeper, clearer, and more empowering conversations. Once we’ve got the basics down we will practice in order to get comfortable actually using our new tools (instead of forgetting about them the next day).

Innovation City Podcast Taping | SLAM Agency & Venture Cafe St. Louis @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker)
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Innovation City Podcast Taping | SLAM Agency & Venture Cafe St. Louis @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

SLAM! has partnered with Venture Cafe GlobalSt. Louis and Miami to produce Innovation City, a podcast featuring the people behind the innovation movement.

We are taping interviews at the Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering. If you want to be interviewed or know an innovator with a story that should be heard, email us at hello@vencafstl.org.

Learn more about the podcast here: https://innovationcity.co/letsgo

Data Visualization: Telling Your Story | Rocco Gonzalez Consulting LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Data Visualization: Telling Your Story | Rocco Gonzalez Consulting LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Have all these Excel spreadsheets with all this good data but have no idea how to “tell its story”? Join me in discussing key concepts of data visualization – from the type of graph to the colors you utilize. One specific software highlighted will be Tableau to show examples and work through these core concepts.

Immigration Law Office Hours | Husch Blackwell @ The Venture Café Gathering (St. Louis Bessie)
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Immigration Law Office Hours | Husch Blackwell @ The Venture Café Gathering (St. Louis Bessie) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Husch Blackwell immigration attorney Christine Fabin has worked closely with entrepreneurs, founders, and foreign nationals going through the immigration process. If you are seeking some direction for you or the future of your startup, schedule a session with Christine to discuss your goals.

RSVP here.

 

 

 

Philanthropy 2019: Inspired Giving | Gateway Center for Giving @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Philanthropy 2019: Inspired Giving | Gateway Center for Giving @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

For fifty years, the Gateway Center for Giving has helped donors to do more. We enable funders to connect, learn and act with impact in Missouri. In this interactive conversation, we’ll discuss why philanthropy matters in terms of generating community impact in St. Louis and beyond. Participants will learn about the key elements of the philanthropic landscape. There are many innovative ways to engage in alignment with greater regional goals, including sharing your time, talent, treasure and testimony. How are you and your organization inspired to give?

Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | VenCaf Volunteer Jeff Kronenberger @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Chuck Berry/Hattie North)
Oct 24 @ 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.

NXT@4240 with Maryville: Building a Cyber Ready Community @ Venture Cafe St. Louis
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

On October 24th , Join Maryville as we dive into a night focused on cybersecurity.

MARYVILLE NXT@4240 LINEUP 
INDULGE
  • Beer & wine on the 2nd floor
  • Food & beverage tastings from local businesses on the 1st floor
  • Pimped OUT Pickles STL
  • SweetArt Bakeshop & Cafe
  • Roper’s Ribs
ACTIVATIONS 5:00-8:00 PM (1st floor)
  • Activation 1: Maryville Cyber Fusion Center (Free Cybersecurity Audit for Your Company)
  • Activation 2: Troubleshooting for your personal computer with Maryville
  • Activation 3: Amp your profile / free headshots
  • Activation 4: 30 second pitch training. Spaces limited. RSVP here.
  • Activation 5: Meet the experts at the boiler
Full Thursday Lineup
To learn more about how Maryville is innovating to change the future of cybersecurity visit: https://www.maryville.edu/bu/cybersecurity/cyber-fusion-center
Venture Café Thursday Gathering begins at 3pm & the NXT@4240 with Maryville begins at 4:30pm. Event concludes at 8pm.
 
Check out our calendar for more info: http://www.vencafstl.org/calendar/
 
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Office Hours : Chat with a Game Developer| Butterscotch Shenanigans, Inc. @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Table C)
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Office Hours : Chat with a Game Developer| Butterscotch Shenanigans, Inc. @ The Venture Cafe Gathering (Table C) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Seth Coster is a game programmer, game designer, and co-owner of the award-winning independent game studio, Butterscotch Shenanigans.

Independent game developers have to solve problems from a lot of domains, including economics, moderation, marketing, psychology, business, production, storytelling, music, cinematography, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Do you have an interesting problem? Come talk about it! Even if you think it’s not related to game development… IT IS!

Or, if you just want to know about game development, Seth will be happy to chat.

RSVP

The Legal Lighthouse | Faro Law Stl @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Office Hours Table B)
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Legal Lighthouse | Faro Law Stl @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Office Hours Table B) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

If you have a legal question about starting or running your business, come speak to Mike LaBozzetta from Faro Law STL.

RSVP for a 30 minute session here.

What It Means to Own Your Career Journey: Steps To Take To Own It | Hazina Career Services @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Your career or professional life is a big part of who you are. Is it going in the direction you want it to? Who or what is directing/influencing your career journey? Are you being true and authentic to yourself and your career aspirations? What hinders you from doing this? If this sounds intriguing come to learn more about owning your career journey.

Rapidly Maturing Your Information Security Program | Capacity @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rapidly Maturing Your Information Security Program | Capacity @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

No matter the state of your information security program (nonexistent, early stage, well-established, or anywhere in between), we’ll discuss why you should have a program, finding the right level of maturity for your program, and how to mature the program to fit your organization.

Call To Action: Create An Opportunity to Thrive with Cybersecurity All in Our Space | Idleburg Consultants @ The Venture Café Gathering (OTM)
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Call To Action: Create An Opportunity to Thrive with Cybersecurity All in Our Space | Idleburg Consultants @ The Venture Café Gathering (OTM) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

As our region adopts new digital platforms and employ new technologies, ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to The NGA into our infrastructure.

We need to provide citizens with the capacity to develop their economic potential, and attract business and capital. With the global financial crisis, the economic sustainability of cities has taken centre stage. Our city attractiveness for people, business and capital is closely related to the quality of life (QoL), business opportunities and security and stability, which are guaranteed by social inclusiveness.

 

Office Hours with The BALSA Foundation | The BALSA Foundation @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table A)
Oct 24 @ 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.

 

Profitable Authentic Leadership | Virginia Slachman and Stride, LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Profitable Authentic Leadership | Virginia Slachman and Stride, LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Find out how this new paradigm of leadership, built on a foundation of authenticity, empowers you. The results? Your increased credibility, congruency, and profitability.

 

Tax Credits for Businesses | Attracting Resources, LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tax Credits for Businesses | Attracting Resources, LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

We will give an overview potential tax credits and process for businesses including property, workforce and others. Joel Smiley’s background is in Economic Development and had worked on over $300 million in tax credits during the course of his career in both the public and private sectors.

 

Stop Presenting, Start Communicating | Common Ground Public Relations @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stop Presenting, Start Communicating | Common Ground Public Relations @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

In an era of TED Talks and rapid social sharing of ideas, leaders are expected to be strong communicators, yet few are actually trained for it. In an interactive discussion, we will share the science behind what motivates, educates and inspires audiences to take action based on information shared with them.

Roundtable: How to fill the cybersecurity talent pipeline in St. Louis | CyberUp @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Roundtable: How to fill the cybersecurity talent pipeline in St. Louis | CyberUp @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

A table discussion around the ways we as a community can fill the talent pipeline in St. Louis We will explore not only the opportunities but also the challenges we face.

 

Oct
31
Thu
Venture Café Thursday Gathering ↓
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venture Café Thursday Gathering ↓ @ Saint Louis | Missouri | United States

The weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering is a place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week a series of breakout sessions are planned to engage your brain and share your thoughts. Come join our community. For the most recent sessions check out our calendar.

Have some questions? Check out our “Come to a Gathering” page.

 

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