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Missouri Business Events: Aug. 10-Aug. 16



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.

 Tuesday

Northwest Chamber Tuesday Morning Coffee & Networking

8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (St. Louis Airport, 10000 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis)

Attendees to the Tuesday Morning Coffee & Networking will join local business owners and fellow Chamber Members in an informal networking opportunity. Chamber members and nonmembers are encouraged to attend. Learn more

Network After Work

6-9 p.m. at 400 E. 31st St., Kansas City

Network After Work is comprised of nearly one million like-minded professionals from around the country. Network with attendees from all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network and creating new business opportunities. Learn more

Wednesday

Start Small – Think Big: 2015 Entrepreneur Event

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at University of Phoenix – Kansas City Campus (1310 E. 104th St., Executive Hills East, Suite 100, Kansas City)

Now is your chance to help bring your business dreams to life. The University of Phoenix Entrepreneur Event will explore important business topics like choosing the right type of venture, how to raise funds and how to move your business forward. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to build solid business strategies and hear from community leaders, create a solid plan and network with like-minded go-getters. Learn more

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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

9-10 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. 19th 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

KC Chamber Business Class: Big Security for Small Business

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at The KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

In an environment where a new company reports a security breach every week, should small businesses be concerned with information security? Learn about the types of threats facing small businesses today and ways to protect yourself (and your customers) without breaking the bank, from Kevin Fuller of Accuvant. Learn more

ArtsKC 360° Lunch

Noon-1 p.m. in ArtsKC Office (106 SW Blvd., Kansas City)

Join us for a complimentary lunch and learn about ArtsKC’s mission, work, and vision. Network with fellow arts enthusiasts, visit the Crossroads Art and Design District, and learn more about how you or your business can support the arts! Learn more

Federal Policy Dialogue with Congressman Cleaver and Congressman Yoder

2:30-4 p.m. at The KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Join the KC Chamber for an event where Congressman Cleaver and Congressman Yoder will discuss global trade, federal research funding, and immigration reform with the Kansas City business community. Learn more

Exploring Entrepreneurship

5:30-7 p.m. at 500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia

This offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will learn about the importance of planning, discuss basic legal and regulatory requirements such as legal structures, licensing, and tax form requirements. Learn more

Evaluate Your Business Idea

6:30-8 p.m. at 150 NW. Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit

This program will help you make an educated decision about going forward with your business idea. Working through a relatively short checklist, you will be able to determine if your idea has the potential to create a successful business. Learn more

Thursday

PRSA KC Masters Class Series: Driving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Company

7:30-9 a.m. at Kansas City Area Development Council (Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 200, Kansas City)

Davide Rossi, co-founder and CEO of FitBark, and Sara Rossi, co-founder and CMO of FitBark, will offer insight on their startup’s success in Kansas City, how they stay entrepreneurial as the company grows, and how the idea of “failing fast” drives their innovation. 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

The Venture Café

3-8 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

Northwest Chamber Networking Happy Hour

4:30-6:30 p.m. at Lehmann’s Landing (12314 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton)

This event is for members and non-members. This is a great way for you and your company to build your network inside and outside of the Northwest Chamber. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. Learn more

Friday

SLU Hosted PMI Breakfast

7:15-8:30 a.m. at Saint Louis University (3545 Lindell Blvd., St Louis)

The “P.M. in the A.M. for Busy Professionals” series continues at Saint Louis University, with a presentation by Dr. Matt Grawitch on “Reducing the Pain of Change Management.” Learn more

Coffee With Entrepreneurs

8:30-9:30 a.m. Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Connect with other students over coffee and breakfast while networking with successful entrepreneurs as they share their experiences of launching innovative ventures. Coffee with Entrepreneurs is provided at no charge and is open to all students, alums and the community. Learn more

Believers N Business

Noon-1 p.m. at Avanzare (1908 S Glenstone, Springfield)

Ikthoos is Christian Professional Networking. Believers N Business is a local chapter. Each chapter helps Christian professionals sharpen their business skills and their faith. Learn more

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