Week of October 14, 2019

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by Tyler Mathews in Uncategorized
October 16, 2019

3 Highlights For This Week

Starting today at 4pm we jump into a full very full week. Check the highlights below:

Tuesday, starting at 4pm: Branding

👉 Join us today for an evening focused on storytelling and branding at Venture Café Night: 39 North, located at the Danforth Center in Creve Coeur. Checkout talks from SLAM! Agency, #STLMade, and a former writer from Marlboro.

Thursday: Red Bull Basement University, Distillers Guild

👉 Arch Grant winner and founder of SpendDebt teaches students how to create a winning pitch for the Red Bull Basement University global competition. Check it between 5:30–7:30pm on the first floor.

👉 5:30pm–6:30pm sample product from the Missouri Distillers Guild, meet the owners, and hear how they’ve built their businesses during a panel starting at 6:30pm. Thanks to AB Biotek for sponsoring!

 More events and news 👇 

👾 Maryville University NXT@4240: Building A Cyber Ready Community | Oct 24
  👩‍🏭 EdHub in The Post-DispatchGirls learn tools of the trade at St. Louis nonprofit
  🙅‍♀️ No Thursday Gathering on Oct. 31, instead go here 👇
  🎤 An Uncommon Halloween Concert in Cortex Commons  | Oct 31
  💻 Free workspace and office hours at Innovation Hall

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Danforth Plant Science Center | 975 N Warson Rd, Olivette, MO 63132

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Office Hours | Polsinelli
4:00-5:00 PMLighting the fuse | Return to Your Power

4:00-5:00 PM
From the page to the point: Crafting your brand story | MRO Communications

5:00-5:30 PM
Telling our #STLMADE story | #STLMADE

5:00-5:30 PM
Introduction to Venture Café: 39° N

Thursday, October 17, 2019

@4240 Heritage Building | 4240 Duncan Ave., 2nd Floor

This month is made possible by:


3:00pm – 7:00pm
Info Table: Improve your public speaking and pitching abilities | Noontime Toastmasters located in Bayer
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5:30pm – 7:30pm
Info Table: Spirits Tasting | Missouri Craft Distillers Guild
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4:00pm – 6:00pm
Office Hours: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners | Summers Compton Wells LLC
read more | RSVP

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


3:30pm – 4:30pm
EQ Leadership Dojo: Think Like a Samurai | EQ
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4:30pm – 5:30pm
Fostering and Disseminating Innovative Medical Technology | Washington University
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5:00pm – 6:00pm
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | Venture Café Ambassador Jeff Kronenberger
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 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Empower “Yes” Through Authentic Leadership | Virginia Slachman and Stride, LLC
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5:30pm – 6:30pm
Improv Games for Entrepreneurs | Well Beings, LLC
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5:30pm – 7:30pm
Pitch Session | Red Bull Basement University
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6:00pm – 7:00pm
Harness The Power Of Enlightened Perspectives To Drive Innovation and Profitability | EQ – Entrepreneur Quarterly
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6:00pm – 7:00pm
The Modern Makers Project: Arts, Crafts, Tech & Entrepreneurship | Webster University’s Center for Innovation and Professional Development
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6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meet the Tastemakers of Missouri Craft Distillers Guild | AB Biotek
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First time? Pre-registration online!

Coming Up 🗓

If you have a proposed session topic for The Art of Alcohol, want to demo new technology, sample a spirit, host an info table, or an office hour please fill out this form or email

Community Events

Square Pop-up @ Cortex Commons | Oct 18
A Quiet Mind is a High-Performance Mind @ Innovation Hall | Oct 18
Startup Week |Nov 1–9
Office Hours @ Innovation Hall | Oct 7, 15
Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life @ EdHub STL | Oct 30
Yoga + Spiked Warm Apple Pie Cider @ Innovation Hall | Nov 1

Don’t forget

🐽 Extended Happy Hour
Keep your name tag on to enjoy extended happy hour drinks, music, and food next door at the Chocolate Pig following the Thursday Gathering.

⭐️ Skip the Email, Get a FastPass
For a donation of $5/mo (or annual gift of $55) you can get a FastPass to skip signing in with email. Get a FastPass

📝 Want to Lead a Session?
We’re scheduling for the 2020 year so if you’d like to host a session, info table, or office hour, please reach out.

💜 Love Venture Café?
Text VCSTL to 41444 to give. If you’ve made a valuable connection consider a donation to keep our Gatherings free.

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