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Nov
19
Tue
The Delightfully Crooked Path of Craft Distillers | Edelbrand and Still 630 @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg)
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Delightfully Crooked Path of Craft Distillers | Edelbrand and Still 630 @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Lynn DeLean-Weber, co-founder and CEO of Edelbrand Pure Distilling, spends her days (and more than a few evenings) introducing folks she has the pleasure of meeting to the aromas and flavors of Edelbrand’s award-winning spirits.  Edelbrand Pure Distilling is the culmination of dedicated effort to create the only small-batch distillery in the U.S. of vinars, Edelbrand’s dry, unaged fruit brandies styled in time-honored European tradition. Together with her Swiss-born husband Martin and daughter, Tess, they are challenging the notion that the best of these deliciously nuanced spirits is produced elsewhere in the world.

David Weglarz – An English major, turned raft guide, who was a successful Futures Trader for eight years in Chicago before following his dream to become an entrepreneur.  Now the Owner/distiller at StilL 630 distillery in St. Louis.  Self-taught, he has followed his passion to become the only Two-time winner of the Best Craft Whiskey in the country (according to the American Craft Spirits Assoc.) and is a founding member and current President of the MCDG as well as eventual future leader of Humanity’s resurgence.

Info Table: The Art of Whiskey Making from Glenrothes | Edrington @ Venture Café Night: 39N
Nov 19 @ 4:05 pm – 7:35 pm
Info Table: The Art of Whiskey Making from Glenrothes | Edrington @ Venture Café Night: 39N | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Amanda Tucker, Area Manager for Edrington, a privately-owned international spirits company based in Scotland will be sharing her knowledge about Glenrothes, one of the oldest distilleries – founded in 1879 – regarding the whiskey’s founding, production process and exceptional taste profile.

 

The Importance of an Educated Industry: A Panel Discussion and Q&A with SLU’s Brewing Science and Operations Program | Saint Louis University – School For Professional Studies @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg)
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Importance of an Educated Industry: A Panel Discussion and Q&A with SLU's Brewing Science and Operations Program | Saint Louis University - School For Professional Studies @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

In 2019 the Saint Louis University School For Professional Studies launched a first-of-its-kind brewing certificate program in partnership with the entire Greater St. Louis brewing community. Taught by local industry professionals with decades of combined experience, SLU’s Brewing Science and Operations program is a hybrid of online teaching and in-person site visits to area breweries, distribution centers, and more. This panel and Q&A will discuss how this partnership and program came together, the challenges and benefits of teaching on an online platform, how to break into the brewing industry, and the critical importance of beer education. Moderating this discussion is Troika Brodsky who serves as both Executive Director of the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation as well as Director of the new SLU Brewing Science and Operations program. Panelists include both faculty and students from this new program including Mitch Turner (SLU Instructor and Sales Director – Craft Beer and Spirits, Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors), Stephen Hale (SLU Instructor and Founding Brewer, The Saint Louis Brewery – Schlafly Beer), Abbey Spencer (SLU Instructor and Head Brewer, Third Wheel Brewing), Dr. John Witte (SLU Instructor and Director of Beverage Operations, Square One Brewery & Distillery), Jeff Pitts (SLU Instructor and Sr. General Manager, Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery – Retired), John Buerck, Ph.D. (Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, SLU School For Professional Studies), and more!

 

Info Table: Brandy Tasting | Edelbrand @ Venture Café Night: 39N
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Table: Brandy Tasting | Edelbrand @ Venture Café Night: 39N | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Lynn DeLean-Weber, co-founder and CEO of Edelbrand Pure Distilling, spends her days (and more than a few evenings) introducing folks she has the pleasure of meeting to the aromas and flavors of Edelbrand’s award-winning spirits.  Edelbrand Pure Distilling is the culmination of dedicated effort to create the only small-batch distillery in the U.S. of vinars, Edelbrand’s dry, unaged fruit brandies styled in time-honored European tradition. Together with her Swiss-born husband Martin and daughter, Tess, they are challenging the notion that the best of these deliciously nuanced spirits is produced elsewhere in the world.

 

Info Table: Spirits Tasting | Still 630 @ Venture Café Night: 39N
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Table: Spirits Tasting | Still 630 @ Venture Café Night: 39N | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

David Weglarz- An English major, turned raft guide, who was a successful Futures Trader for eight years in Chicago before following his dream to become an entrepreneur.  Now the Owner/distiller at StilL 630 distillery in St. Louis.  Self-taught, he has followed his passion to become the only Two-time winner of the Best Craft Whiskey in the country (according to the American Craft Spirits Assoc.) and is a founding member and current President of the MCDG as well as eventual future leader of Humanity’s resurgence.

 

Maximizing your Venture Cafe Night: 39°N Experience | VenCaf Volunteers @ Venture Cafe Nights: 39 North (60/61)
Nov 19 @ 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.

Preparing the Workforce for the Digital Future of Agriculture | University of Missouri – Columbia @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Auditorium)
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Preparing the Workforce for the Digital Future of Agriculture | University of Missouri - Columbia @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Auditorium) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

This is a panel discussion with the Dean of the Ag School at Mizzou, The Dean of Arts & Sciences at UMSL and the St. Louis Community College to discuss the future of agriculture in Missouri. Also, it will be a session for students interested in getting into the field.

 

Bourbon Friday Show Live| Bourbon Friday @ Venture Café Night: 39N
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bourbon Friday Show Live| Bourbon Friday @ Venture Café Night: 39N | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

The Bourbon Friday Show is a weekly talk show showcasing changemakers from the St. Louis startup scene and beyond. This show is a collaboration between EQ, Nick Niehaus from Connect Marketing, and Erik Lutenegger from Tenacity, that is produced during our weekly social gathering, Bourbon Friday. Where each week we come together to share our stories, struggles, experiences, and yes, a little bit of bourbon.

During this special recording at 39N, we will be talking to other program guests to be aired as special segments in future episodes of the Bourbon Friday Show. As well as, being released as 39N Special.

You’ll also have the opportunity talk to Nick and Erik during breaks and after the recording, to pitch your company to potentially be on a future episode.

 

The Art of Whiskey | Edrington @ Venture Café Night: 39N (60/61)
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Art of Whiskey | Edrington @ Venture Café Night: 39N (60/61) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Amanda Tucker, Area Manager for Edrington, a privately-owned international spirits company based in Scotland will be sharing her knowledge about Glenrothes, one of the oldest distilleries – founded in 1879 – regarding the whiskey’s founding, production process and exceptional taste profile. Don’t just take Amanda’s word for it, she’ll have samples!

 

Where’s my Tequila? The Logistics of doing business between the US and Mexico | 3R Tequila @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg)
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where's my Tequila? The Logistics of doing business between the US and Mexico | 3R Tequila @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

3R Tequila will talk about the logistical challenges of running a business between the USA and Mexico.

 

Adaptation vs. Stagnation When Growing Your Business | SAINT LOUIS HOP SHOP @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg)
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Adaptation vs. Stagnation When Growing Your Business | SAINT LOUIS HOP SHOP @ Venture Café Night: 39N (Langenberg) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Learning to adapt to the needs and wants of your customer base even when it deviates from your original business model. How to make the changes while still keeping your brand and business integrity intact. How new products coming into the market have shaped our business model and provided a new line of items to our ever-growing inventory, and how our customers have appreciated the changes that we have made.

 

What’s in Your Beer!?! – A Look into the World of Microbiological Beer Spoilers | STL Brew Lab @ Venture Café Night: 39N (60/61)
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What’s in Your Beer?!? We will introduce some of the microbial culprits that turn good beer bad and the best brewing quality control practices for their detection. Discussion will include detection by microbial plating, detection of specific organisms by PCR (polymerase chain reaction), identification of organisms by DNA sequencing, and good old-fashioned sensory analysis (how different types of organisms effect the clarity and smell of your beer).

 

Nov
20
Wed
Entrepreneurship Office Hours @Innovation Hall with Michael C Lamb | nativeMsg @ Innovation Hall STL (Civic Lounge)
Nov 20 @ 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

 

 

Nov
21
Thu
Info Table: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MO engagement | Big Brothers Big Sisters @ The Venture Café Gathering
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Recruiting loving, caring adults who wants to make a difference in a youth life by giving your time, talent and opportunities and providing one on one mentoring to a youth in BBBSEMO program.

 

EQ Leadership Dojo: Keep Your Cool Like a Zen Master | EQ @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana)
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
EQ Leadership Dojo: Keep Your Cool Like a Zen Master | EQ @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

One of the tests we all face as leaders is being able to respond to crisis and conflict without losing our cool or stepping out of our power.

You don’t need to sit on the top of a mountain or meditate for hours every day to stay calm and cool when the sky is falling, people are pushing your buttons, and fires are cropping up everywhere you look.

In this EQ Leadership Dojo, Dixie Gillaspie of Return to Your Power shares some mental models and mind/body hacks for staying “zen” in any situation.

Hour of code / Intro to programming | Claim Academy @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hour of code / Intro to programming | Claim Academy @ Venture Cafe Thursday Gathering (James Crutchfield) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

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

Office Hours: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners | Summers Compton Wells LLC @ The Venture Café Gathering (Josephine Baker)
Nov 21 @ 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 6/20:

Dan Welsh

 Tom Niemann

RSVP here.

 

 

 

New Uses for Old Things: Ancient Immune System Used for New Therapies | Washington University @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana)
Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
New Uses for Old Things: Ancient Immune System Used for New Therapies | Washington University @ The Venture Café Gathering (Havana) | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Our speakers for November are Drs. Aaron DiAntonio and Jeffrey Milbrandt. They will be discussing their discovery of a new family of enzymes and their role in maintaining neural circuitry that has led to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Unexpectedly, these enzymes have been identified as being part of an ancient immune system and have great potential to improve human health.

 

Adding The Skill: Learn How One Skill Can Change A Person’s Energy Levels | Rise of the Hockey Player @ The Venture Café Gathering (James Crutchfield)
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

After working in the St. Louis Blues Organization and the Hungarian National Hockey Program, there is a main issue affecting athletes that is being undervalued as a skill for performance enhancement. In working with hockey players, Evan Levy, Founder of ‘Rise of the Hockey Player’ has created a platform called ‘Post Game Sleeplessness – The Kryptonite of Hockey Performance’, where he teaches hockey players and people about the underlying reasons of why rest and relaxation is so challenging before bedtime. And more importantly, how adding the skill of supporting rest and pre-bedtime relaxation can be the future of increased energy levels for all people.

 

Office Hours: Career Concerns | Hazina Career Services @ The Venture Café Gathering (Office Hours Table B)
Nov 21 @ 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.

RSVP here

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