Calendar

Aug
24
Thu
Venture Cafe Gathering @ @4240
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 1:00 am

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem. For more info visit vencafstl.org.

Aug
30
Wed
New Episode of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast
Aug 30 all-day
New Episode of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast
The latest Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast is live!

On the heels of the National Urban League Conference in STL and the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, we are reminded that the events in Ferguson on August 9, 2014 are not past tense, nor should they be. In the intervening years there have been a wide range of protests, activism, engagement and change movements – all trying to change the status quo. Ferguson 1000 is one way people have reacted locally to the need for economic equity for people of color in St. Louis. Likewise, the Blacks in Tech platform is a targeted effort to demystify, de-stygmatize and drive toward diversity, inclusion and equity in the St. Louis Tech scene.

Ricky M. Wilson, Director of Business Development for Ferguson 1000 and facilitator of Blacks in Tech joins us to talk about his move from inspirational thinking to inspirational doing. From a middle child of five and a serendipitous encounter with a self-made millionaire from his neighborhood to a successful military career and luxury car sales position, Ricky has traveled many roads. In the process his path crossed with Dr. Lance McCarthy and today he is helping to bring the Ferguson 1000 model to Baltimore and other cities. Together we reflect on how this effort is different from other economic empowerment initiatives and what it means to foster entrepreneurship in the Black community through role models, peers and shared lived experiences.

Aug
31
Thu
Venture Cafe Gathering @ @4240
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 1:00 am

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem. For more info visit vencafstl.org.

Sep
4
Mon
Gateway VMS FlipZone Comprehensive Business Training Program
Sep 4 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Gateway VMS FlipZone Comprehensive Business Training Program

Gateway VMS is now recruiting for an 18-week program designed for  businesses that have been in operation for 2+ years, employ full-time staff outside of their founders, and are revenue positive. The session starts early September. 

 

 

 

 

Sep
6
Wed
Governor’s Economic Development Conference @ Hilton at the Ballpark
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Sep
7
Thu
Venture Cafe Gathering @ @4240
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 1:00 am

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem. For more info visit vencafstl.org.

Sep
14
Thu
Venture Cafe Gathering @ @4240
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 1:00 am

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem. For more info visit vencafstl.org.

Sep
15
Fri
2017 SEIC Kick-Off Event @ Paraquad’s Health and Wellness Center
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2017 SEIC Kick-Off Event @ Paraquad’s Health and Wellness Center | St. Louis | Missouri | United States

Applications for the 2017-2018 SEIC (Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition) cohort are currently being accepted for Idea Stage and Product Stage companies. The deadline for applications is September 22, 2017.

 

 

 

Sep
21
Thu
Venture Cafe Gathering @ @4240
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:00 am

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders, and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem. For more info visit vencafstl.org.

House of Genius @ CIC@CET
Sep 21 @ 10:45 pm – Sep 22 @ 2:00 am