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Missouri Business Events: Aug. 24-Aug. 30



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 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

Business Bites Speaker Series & Luncheon

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Belvoir Winery (1325 Odd Fellows Road,
Liberty)

Join the Liberty Chamber for its Business Bites Speaker Series & Luncheon and listen to the presenters speaking about networking skills, workforce, and keys to leadership and entrepreneurial success. Learn more

Wednesday

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

What Angel Investors Can Expect for Returns

11 a.m.-noon online webinar

New and experienced angel investors often ask “how much money can I make by investing in early stage companies?” Find out the answer in this exclusive webinar. Dr. Robert Wiltbank, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Willamette University and the author of the 2007 Returns to Angel Investors in Groups will provide an update on the progress of the 2015 returns study currently under way. Learn more

ArtsKC 360° Lunch

Noon-1 p.m. at ArtsKC-Regional Arts Council (106 Southwest 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

Business Plans: The Key to a Successful Business

1:30-4:30 p.m. at Columbia SBTDC Training Room (500 E. Walnut, Columbia)

This workshop will provide you with step-by-step instructions for completing each section of your business plan, including the marketing plan, operations plan and financial plan. You will receive the guide on “How to Prepare a Business Plan,” as well as access to our online Financial Projections Spreadsheet to produce a three-year income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement for your business plan. Learn more

KCnext High-Tech Happy Hour with Time Warner Cable Business Class

4-6 p.m. at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Rd, Kansas City)

Join KCnext and Time Warner Cable Business Class for informal networking over beer, wine and appetizers. Connect with other senior technology professionals in a casual, fun environment. Learn more

Thursday

Mutiny & Muffins – Non-profit Roundtable

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at OTC Table Rock Campus 4th Floor (1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield)

This monthly non-profit roundtable will function to help us improve communication and maximize our time and results in our respective businesses. Learn more

Free Entrepreneurial Education for Veterans and Their Spouses

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Columbia SBTDC Training Room (500 E. Walnut, Columbia)

This program is offered by the SBA in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. The curriculum provides valuable assistance to veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. 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

MVF Ask The Experts – Speed Networking

5:15-7:15 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., Suite 200, St. Louis

Need Expert Advice? Get your burning business questions answered during this high-energy “speed networking” session. Bring your business questions with you to discuss with our line-up of lawyers, accountants and marketing experts. Learn more

Women’s Capital Connection/Women’s Business Center Open House

5:30-7:30 p.m. at 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B, Fairway, Kan.

Join Women’s Capital Connection (WCC), Women’s Business Center (WBC), and Athena League as we celebrate the new location of WCC and WBC. Come network and mingle with our region’s innovative women while learning how WCC and WBC fuel female entrepreneurship in Kansas City and beyond. Learn more

Creating a Break-Through Marketing Plan

6:30-8:30 p.m. at 260 Brown Road, St. Peters

Learn to create a marketing plan for a small business. A marketing plan is a document that describes your advertising and marketing efforts for the coming year. Topics include but are not limited to establishing your targeted groups, formulating promotion and advertising strategies, and creating a marketing budget. Learn more

Friday

Coffee With Entrepreneurs

8:30-9:30 a.m. at 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

WIN – Women In Networking

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 2430 Old Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights

Women network differently with other women. This time is just for ladies to network over lunch. 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

Saturday

2015 TEDxKC

5-11 p.m. at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts ( 1601 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City)

Tickets for this event will be made available early summer 2015 (via kauffmancenter.org). Speaker and performer nominations can be made here: http://goo.gl/forms/vcou7aAaez. Learn more

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