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Lineups & News for Feb. 18 & 20, 2020

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by Tyler Mathews in 39 North, Thursday
February 17, 2020

Food Entrepreneurship + Meet the Newest Crop of Entrepreneurs!

This Tuesday checkout how the Danforth Center is teaching youth to construct hydroponic gardens, hear why a nonprofit founder is giving away free food, and learn how foreign-born entrepreneurs can learn how to launch and grow their food-related business.

Then, on Thursday, meet the newest Capital Innovators cohort and vote on University of Missouri student pitches to win cash! Small and medium businesses are what drive our economy, so come out and support the people moving our city forward.

Other news:

  • 🎓 Attend an info session this Wed. to see if Venture School is for you! Read more.
  • 🧬 Via EdHub STL, we’ve partnered up with MilliporeSigma, DAP, and STEMequitySTL to connect high school students of color to mentors in bioscience. Read more & RT.
  • 🛰 Save the date for February 27th for a night dedicated to St. Louis’ growing Geospatial community.
  • 🍻 We’re moving to two free drinks beginning in March.
  • 💰Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest tour returns to STL and they’re giving $100K to agtech startups. Apply here.

Tuesday, February 18th | Venture Café Night: 39° N

975 N Warson Rd, Olivette, MO 63132 (map)


5:00pm – 7:00pm
Expert Table: Green Means Grow Program | Danforth Plant Science Center Science Education Research and Outreach

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Expert Table: Nonprofit Cafes: One World Everybody Eats | Ujima

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Expert Table: How to Go International | World Trade Center St Louis

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Expert Table: Functional Nutrition in Culinary Medicine | Nourishing Nelli


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Get your Food On! A Panel For & About Food Entrepreneurs | St. Louis Mosaic Project 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Changing our Community with Healthy Food | Growing Food Growing People

Thursday, February 12th | Venture Café Thursday 

@4240 Heritage Building, 4240 Duncan Ave., 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)

🎉 Congrats to the Capital Innovators Spring 2020 cohort.
Meet the startups and celebrate with us over food + drinks!


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Office Hours: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners | Summers Compton Wells

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Office Hours: Career Concerns | Hazina Career Services

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Office Hours: Startup League Rewards Program | BRAND of St. Louis 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Office Hours with The BALSA Foundation | The BALSA Foundation


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
From the lab to the clinic – moving from drug discovery to drug development | Washington University School of Medicine

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Announcement Party Spring 2020 Cohort | Capital Innovators

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | Venture Café Ambassador Jeff Kronenberger

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
How to be a communication ninja | Choice Coaching

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UM System EQ Student Entrepreneur Showcase | University of Missouri System

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Make and Value Intellectual Property | Carthage Intellectual Capital Management, LLC

We’re hosting a free info session about Venture School on Wednesday, February 19th at Innovation Hall.

Venture School teaches you how to launch a real startup in 12-weeks. Applications are open until Feb. 21. Learn more.

To host a session, info table, demo, or office hour email

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