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Week of January 6, 2020 | Founder Focus

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by Tyler Mathews in Thursday
January 7, 2020
Venture Cafe Thursday

We’re back! See what’s in store for new and aspiring founders.

Our first month and first week back is all about new and aspiring founders. If you used the winter break to finally get your new idea up and running then this month is for you. 

This week is our monthly series with ITEN 2nd Thursday, which gives you access to experienced founders and mentors. At the 5pm keynote, hear from experienced founders who recently graduated ITEN’s investor readiness program, Mock Angels. One of the startups was recently featured in the press.

You’ll also want to put Tue, Jan 21 on your calendar because it’s is Founders Night at 39 North. 

  • We’re giving 10 entrepreneurs the opportunity to get feedback from angel investors. Apply here now before the Jan, Wed 15th deadline!
  • Meet the organizations helping startups start
  • More details here

Few more quick hits:

Thursday, January 9th | Thursday Gathering

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

🍻🍴Thanks to InvestMidwest for providing food and drinks this Thursday! Swing by their info table to learn how your company pitch in front of hundreds of investors this April! 


3:30pm – 5:00pm
Office Hours with Keith Grosz | ITEN | RSVP

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Office Hours with Brown Smith Wallace | Brown Smith Wallace | RSVP

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Office Hours: ITEN Mentor Karen Leeker | ITEN | RSVP

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

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Info Table: Accessing Vetted Startup Talent // Venture For America | Venture For America

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Info Table: Apply and Learn More about the InvestMidwest Venture Forum
4:00pm – 5:00pm
FLOW-optimum state of consciousness | Complete Solutions

4:00pm – 5:00pm
The Patent Pro Bono Program | ITEN

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Becoming a Web Developer – Affordably! | Nexul Academy

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

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Mock Angel Company Showcase | ITEN

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Becoming a Web Developer – Affordably! | Nexul Academy

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Bootstrapping Industry on the Moon | St. Louis Space Frontier

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Fixing a 13 hour retail experience | Tailored Auto

6:00pm – 7:00pm
See into Your Future: Become a Predictive Thinker | The Heartwood Group

7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venture School: Learn How to Build Self-Funded Company in 12 Weeks

7:00pm – 8:00pm
Where Do StartUps START? | One Million Cups, House of Genius, Square One, Missouri Venture Forum, & Justine Petersen

First time? Pre-registration online!

Coming up in January 2020

  • 💡 Intro to Venture School – Jan. 9 | More info
  • 💰 Intro to InvestMidwest (info table) – Jan 9 | More info  
  • 📚 Disney+ Marvel’s Hero Project Watch Party ft EdHub Fellow Books N Bros – Jan 10 | Attend
  • 🚀 Founders Night at 39 North – Jan 14 | Attend
  • 🏥 Wellness Night – Jan 16 | Speaksponsorattend
  • 👩‍🏫 More than Just Surviving: EdHub STL Café Night – Jan 29 | Attend
  • 🦾 AI Summit with Booz Allen Hamilton – Jan 30 | Attend 

Introducing More Themes in 2020

From January to June, we’re planning 1 or more themed nights each month i.e., wellness, sustainability, food entrepreneurship, etc. We’re intentionally planning only the first 6 months to so you can share feedback and introduce your own theme suggestions. 

👉 What Themes do you want to see in 2020?Let us know!
👉 Lead a session.Apply 
👉 Sponsor a themed night (starting at $500). Get info

We’re taking a look back at our top 20 favorite interviews and conversations of all time. Including conversations with:

  • David Karandish, Founder & CEO at Capacity
  • Amanda Pizarro, Co-Founder of Salty Donut
  • Rodney Bullard, VP of Corporate Social Responsibility at Chick-fil-A

Listen here!

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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