Save the dates: NOVEMBER 1-9, 2019


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What is stl startup week?

Join us for the first STL Startup Week to celebrate the St.Louis region’s entrepreneurs.

It’s on! Experience the programs, the spaces, and the biggest annual events of this vibrant startup community. Celebrate the successes of 2019 and learn about the resources available for powering your startup and growing your company. Engage and connect with the thousands of people from the St. Louis startup community at this celebration of all things entrepreneurial and uniquely St. Louis.

Quick fact:

Greater St. Louis region venture capital investment in 2018 was:


*St. Louis Regional Chamber

Each event is organized around 4 key tracks: Startup Resources & Events, Coworking Spaces, Skill Building and STEMSTL.

Resources & Events

Events to connect entrepreneurs and startups to support resources and the startup community.

Coworking Spaces

Raise awareness of the 25+ coworking spaces in the region and attract new clients.

Skill Building

Training for people that want to work in the startup community.


STEM activities for K-12 student, families and educators.

View Main Events At-a-Glance

WISER – Women in Science, Entrepreneurship and Research

November 1, 2019


1 - 5:30pm

Join us as accomplished women in the fields of science, technology and business share their experiences and challenges in a lively and inspired conversation. Fee required.

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Arch Grants Gala

November 1, 2019


5 - 11pm

Join the annual Gala and meet the new Arch Grants cohort companies. Fee required.

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STEMSTL Student and Family STEM Day Event

November 2, 2019


10am – 2pm

Join STEMSTL partners for a fun-filled interactive day of learning focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Free.

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Ameren Accelerator Demo Day

November 4, 2019


Meet the six companies graduating from the Ameren Accelerator. Registration details to come.

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STL Startup Week Kickoff

November 4, 2019



Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will speak at the Kickoff, joined by local science fair students. FREE.

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OPO Startups Demo Day

November 5, 2019


OPO Startups Demo Day is a competitive, live pitch competition for entrepreneur's in the tech industry. There will be door prizes, local food vendors and adult beverages provided by OPO. FREE.

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Startup Connection

November 6, 2019


4:30 - 9pm

THE startup celebration of the year! 60+ startups on display, plus a resource fair. Everyone will be there! Fee required.

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Venture Café’s Thursday Gathering

November 7, 2019


3 - 8pm

Get your regular dose of innovation and connecting. This week includes “The Battle of the Saints Pitch Competition”, featuring students from elementary to high school from over 10 school districts. FREE.

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Bourbon Friday

November 8, 2019


Wrap up your Friday with the weekly interview and happy hour. FREE.

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Startup Talent Showcase – Intern Hiring Event

November 8, 2019


9am – Noon

Hire your interns for the spring semester and summer 2020 at this fast-paced pitch event. Companies and students give a quick pitch on their skills and interests. Registration required.

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View the full schedule.

The schedule is constantly being updated. Please check back frequently to make sure you don’t miss out!

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St. Louis Startup Week is wholly financed through sponsorships that leverage the resources and capacities of the entire community – ultimately ensuring that St. Louis Startup Week exists for the community, by the community.

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