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Missouri Business Events: Sept. 7-Sept. 13



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-Friday

ArchCON 2015

Four-day event at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch (315 Chestnut St., St. Louis)

ArchCON is St. Louis’ premier information security conference. After year one featured notable speakers such as Charlie Miller, Bruce Schneier and Richard Bejtlich, ArchCon’s notable keynotes this year include Kevin Mandia, Adam Meyers and Rob Fuller. Learn more

Tuesday

KC Chamber Small Business Networking

7:15-9 a.m. at The KC Chamber’s Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

This monthly networking breakfast for small businesses hosted by the KC Chamber typically is held on the first Tuesday of each month in the Chamber Board Room at Union Station. The breakfast is presented in collaboration with the Federal Executive Board and attended by approximately 80-120 small businesses each month. Learn more

NAWBO Speaker Series: “6 Steps to Building Your Business Empire”

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

Gain powerful insight, increased enthusiasm, and renewed focus.  The speaker series features a known local or national speaker delivering innovative business content. Getting out of the office for an engaging presentation can arm you with new tools and revitalized energy to put to work for a winning business. 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

KC Chamber Business Class

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

In one hour, Ken Revenaugh of Fast Track Tools will help participants learn what has driven this change, what successful commercial teaching conversations sound like, and get a template for designing a narrative that will make them more likely to be successful. Learn more

KC Fed Workforce Development Leaders Forum

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City)

This Workforce Development Leaders Forum will explore new research and strategies to support the development of a strong workforce. Leaders engaged in building economic opportunity and local economies will gain new tools and insights to support their organization’s mission. Learn more

2015 Annual Joint Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Kansas City Airport (8801 NW. 112th St., Kansas City)

Join the Platte County EDC, Northland Regional Chamber and Northland EDC for their annual joint luncheon. Learn more

Planning a New Nonprofit: Essential Planning Steps and Legal Requirements

4-6 p.m. at 4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City

Many people express an interest in starting a nonprofit to address a specific need in the community. The process of starting a nonprofit can be confusing and present intimidating challenges. This two-hour session covers basic preliminary procedures and introduces the steps to legally become a nonprofit organization. Learn more

Thursday-Friday

DigiHealth 2015

Two-day event at the University of Missouri, Columbia

This conference brings together an array of practitioners in research, communication, digital media, storytelling, health promotion and more to share and discover tactics to promote better health outcomes across the board. Learn more

Thursday

Women in Science & Entrepreneurship 2015: Columbia

7:30-9 a.m. at First State Community Bank (300 Diego Drive, Columbia, Missouri)

This free program offers the scientific and entrepreneurial community a unique opportunity to learn, share and network. Speakers include entrepreneurs, researchers and corporate leaders who will discuss topics ranging from paths for women to enter and excel in the field of science to establishing a successful business. Learn more

KCnext Fall Workforce Summit

8-9:30 a.m. at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Tech industry professionals and educators come together for direct, candid conversation about technology workforce development. Discuss existing partnership opportunities, pain points in producing and hiring tech talent, and ideas for innovative new ways to work together in the future to build Kansas City’s tech workforce. Learn more

2015 Women In Business Summit

8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kansas City Kansas Community College (6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.)

You are cordially invited to join the Women’s Chamber of KCK and the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate dynamic women in business, at their fourth annual Women in Business Summit: “Invest in You” Workshop and Luncheon. Learn more

Columbia Chamber Women’s Network September Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at PeachTree Catering & Banquet Center (120 E. Nifong Blvd., Columbia)

In this interactive presentation, practice the skill of mindfulness and find out why it’s helping people be happier, healthier, more engaged and more productive. Learn the seven strategies for using mindfulness at work and how these strategies increase your creativity, help you do more in less time, improve your relationships, and give you the energy to do all the things you want to do in life. 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

HammerSpace Open House Night

6-9 p.m. at Hammerspace (440 E. 63rd St., Kansas City)

Come in and check out the the well-stocked workshop and workspace areas made available to our members, meet our instructors and mentors, and get inspired to become a member yourself, giving you instant access to the entire workshop and all of its tools and fabrication equipment, so you too can start and finish your own projects. 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

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

Friday-Sunday

Startup Weekend Columbia

Three-day event at Museao (3500 Buttonwood Drive, Columbia)

Columbia Startup Weekend will take place at the Museao Building. Our venue is your playground from the opening pitches to the final presentations. The community is welcome to attend the opening party, pitches and final presentation. Learn more

GlobalHack V

Three-day event at CIC @4240 (4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis)

GlobalHack is building a better tech ecosystem through hackathons. Our events bring together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to solve real-world, civic-minded problems. Learn more

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