Thursday Gathering Update for Feb. 6

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by Tyler Mathews in Thursday
February 4, 2020

Hey everyone— this week’s lineup is full of how-tos. How to get WBE Certification, pitch for funding, market to Gen Z, make the best of your network, introduce D&I into schools, and more. Check the lineup below to see the different quick dives into the specific topics you need to know. 

Also, at 3pm, Cortex is sharing the results of a 16 year long study on their impact on the St. Louis region. 

On Feb. 27, we’re dedicating a night to the growing geospatial/geolocation community in St. Louis. If you have a startup working in this area, hit us up at

Lastly, the AI Summit last week was a huge success. What’s something you walked away with from that night? We’d love to know.

See you Thursday!
—The Venture Café Thursday Team

Thursday, February 6th | Venture Café Thursday 

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


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

4:30pm – 6:00pm
Office Hours: Enter the Legal Chamber: Transitions Law Group | Transitions Law Group LLC | RSVP
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Cortex Impact Report Press Conference | Cortex Innovation Community

4:00pm – 5:00pm
How to Get WBENC WBE Certified | Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Hiring Excellence:  Design a better selection process and develop brilliant interview questions  | Beth Matteotti

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

5:00pm – 5:30pm
Utilizing your NETWORK: Set new NORMS, it’s 2020!! | Mrs. Kesh Speaks

6:00pm – 7:00pm
A New Generation of Business: Marketing to Gen Z in the Digital Age | Bear Studios

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Diversity & Inclusion Programs in Elementary Schools  | Arsenia Tate

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Integrating Leadership: The Practice of Critical Thinking 

7:00pm – 8:00pm
INVENTORS and ENTREPRENEURS- Learn What Pitch Competition Judges, Grant Funders, and Seed-Round Investors Are Looking For In Applicants | Inventors Assoc. of St. Louis

First time? Pre-registration online!

We’re hosting a food entrepreneurship night in 39 North on Tuesday, February 18th. Let us know soon if you’d like to participate. Email

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

Coming up February 2020

Signup for Venture School and learn how to take make your idea a real company. Applications are open for up to 15 for software and/or SaaS companies. Learn more and apply now for the March – May class.

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