Volunteer opportunities

Join the team behind STL Startup Week

Help make Startup Week happen

Volunteers make up the vast majority of the STL Startup Week organization and serve as the backbone of the event. From the Organizing Committee to our on-site volunteers, STL Startup Week would not be possible without the help and support of the entire community. Stay tuned to learn more volunteering at STL Startup Week 2023!

Frequently asked questions

What do STL Startup Week volunteers do?

That’s a great question! We have spots reserved for volunteers on our Organizing Committee that typically help with marketing, programming, logistics, technology, etc as well as event-based volunteers that help during the actual week of events exclusively. During the week of, we’ll need volunteers to help manage registration, hospitality, audio/visual, wayfinding, setup/teardown, and other critical roles to help maximize attendee experience!

How do I become part of the Organizing Committee?

Members of our organizing committee serve one-year terms (and must reapply each year if they’d like to continue in that role) and must fill out an application which is reviewed by the Lead Organizer. The application captures your background, interest in the role, specific skill sets, and relationship with the local entrepreneurship community. Once selected, the members of the organizing committee typically meet every other week (virtually) when actively planning.

My organization is interested in providing volunteers to help with STL Startup Week. Is that allowed?

Yes! Please reach out to hayley.johnston@slu.edu for more information about group volunteering opportunities.