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Missouri Business Events: July 20-July 26



Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, classes, networking events and more for professionals across the state. All descriptions below are courtesy of the events’ organizers. Check Missouri Business Alert’s event page for a calendar of events beyond this week, and contact us if you would like to add an event to the schedule.


Monday-Thursday

MOACTE/MBEA Summer Conference

Four-day event at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center (333 S. John Q Hammons Parkway, Springfield)

Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA) welcomes you to its summer conference. MBEA members are business educators, business education students, retired business educators, and individuals who cooperate in developing business education in Missouri. Learn more

Tuesday

National Funders Workshop

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

At this workshop, you will find out who these national funders are and how to set your organization apart from the competition with the right kind of research, branding and communications to attract national dollars. Learn more

Inventor Meet-Up

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Join the KC Inventions Center for the July inventor meet-up featuring inspiring and insightful presentations from creative inventors making their way along the new product pathway.  Share with and meet other inventors that can help find the resources you need to bring your invention to life! Learn more

Wednesday

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at Armour Loft Event Space (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

Join us for a livestream of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups Program and additional presentations from local Northland businesses. This networking event is for anyone interested in starting or supporting entrepreneurial ventures in the Kansas City area. Learn more

1 Million Cups Kansas City

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups Cape Girardeau

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Codefi (339 Broadway St. #124, Cape Girardeau)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups Columbia

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at REDI (500 E. Walnut St., Columbia)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups Springfield

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson, Springfield)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups St. Louis

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at KETC (3655 Olive St., St. Louis)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

Sprint Accelerator Coworking Wednesdays

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 W. 19 Terrace, Kansas City)

You’re probably already out (attending 1 Million Cups) – why go back to your usual office? Or maybe you haven’t found a good way to dip into the KC startup scene and need to shake things up. Spend the day with your extended network and meet some awesome new people working from the Sprint Accelerator. Keep the conversations going, learn something new and get your work done in the process. Learn more

PRSA Crisis Communication Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille (Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichols Road, Kansas City)

David Eaheart, APR, will share his experience and provide tips about how he and his company Seaboard Foods communicate with employees, customers and consumers during activist-generated crisis and manage their way through issues. Learn more

YP Networking at the Royals Game

5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium (1 Royal Way, Kansas City)

Join the Overland Park Young Professionals for a night at the K. The Royals play the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 p.m., and the YPs will be warming up with a tailgate in Lot N prior to the game. Learn more

Thursday

KCDMA Presents Direct Marketing Bootcamp 2015

8 a.m.-5 p.m. at KU Edwards Campus – BEST Conference Center (12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kan.)

Even smart marketers need training to understand the tools in their toolboxes. Want to earn $28 return on investment for every $1 you spend in email marketing? Want to grow your SMS/Text Marketing database with engaged subscribers? How about driving trackable donations, event registrations or inbound sales leads? Welcome to Direct Marketing. Learn more

Operation JumpStart

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBTDC at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Operation JumpStart is a nationally recognized, highly successful training model for individuals considering starting or expanding a business. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition marketing and cash flow management. Learn more

South KC Chamber Networking Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center (1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City)

Join members of the South KC and Grandview Chambers of Commerce for a joint networking lunch to hear an update on the progress and timeline of the Cerner Three Trails Campus being built at the site of the former Bannister Mall. Learn more

Legal Clinic For Entrepreneurs

2 p.m.-4 p.m. at SLATE American Job Center (1520 Market St., St. Louis)

Aspiring entrepreneurs are often confronted with challenges when launching a startup or developing an existing business. Now, they can seek legal assistance and trim their legal costs by coming to SLATE. Experienced business attorneys, provided through legal services of Eastern Missouri, offer one-on-one 30-minutes sessions for laid off workers at absolutely no charge. Learn more

The Venture Café

3 p.m.-8 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis

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. Learn more

Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber Business After Hours

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Agape Construction Company (1051 Barberry Lane, Kirkwood-Des Peres)

Come join Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber members and guests at the ever popular Business After Hours held the fourth Thursday of each month at a different location! Meet new contacts and reconnect with old friends over drinks and appetizers courtesy of our gracious host! Learn more

Athena League VOX featuring Callie England & Sacha Nana

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Village Square (4436 State Line Road, Kansas City, Kan.)

This month, Athena League is proud to feature Callie England, founder and CEO of Rawxies, and Sacha Nana, founder of Neva Wear, to discuss their go-to-market strategies and customer acquisition initiatives in the complex business of consumer products. Learn more

Friday

WIN – Women In Networking

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Syberg’s Restaurant (2430 Old Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights)

Women network differently with other women. This time is just for ladies to network over lunch. Please join the Northwest Chamber at ‘WIN’ the last Friday of every month. Learn more

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