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Missouri Business Events: Sept. 14-Sept. 20



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-Sunday

Techweek Kansas City

Week-long event in Kansas City

Techweek hosts five days of events culminating in a two-day conference and technology expo. Events include the LaunchKC startup competition finale, FashionTECH Runway Show, Techweek GT Office Tours, and music, film and food festivals. Learn more

Monday-Wednesday

2015 Ag Innovation Showcase

Three-day event at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (975 N. Warson Road, St. Louis)

The Ag Innovation Showcase is a joint effort of the Bio Research & Development Growth Park, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and the Larta Institute. Learn more

Tuesday

SBTDC Extension Business Breakfast – Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents

8-9:30 a.m. at 260 Brown Road, Saint Peters

Guest speaker Linda Lewis of CreatiVenture Law will discuss what trademarks, copyrights and patents are, why they are valuable and how to get them. Linda co-founded CreatiVenture as an intellectual property boutique firm dedicated to entrepreneurs. She has years of patent attorney experience at Monsanto and a private law firm before co-founding CreatiVenture. Learn more

Pitching to Investors

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City

Learn about what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a startup. Presented by Michele Weigand, managing partner of Focused Perspective, who has more than 27 years of finance and business development experience. Michele was the former Chief Investment Officer for KTEC and managed investments for GE Mortgage and GE Reinsurance. Lunch will be provided. Learn more

Columbia Chamber Small Business Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Baptist Church (1112 E. Broadway, Columbia)

The Small Business Committee, co-chaired by Carol Nielson of Infinite Strategies, and Karen Mickey of Accelerated Wealth, will host a Lunch & Learn session. Tyson Hunt, CEO of Logboat Brewery will be speaking on the topic of branding your business. Learn more

SBTDC Succession Planning & Valuing Your Business

1:30 -4 p.m. at 500 E. Walnut, Suite 103, Columbia

Do you plan to sell your business soon or in 20 years? Succession planning and understanding how your business will be valued are critical to your success. With this class, you will understand the foundational elements of your business that determine its worth and you will learn the steps to optimize your future value and find a buyer with the right fit. Learn more

TEDxWyandotte: Breaking Through

5:15 -9 p.m. at Kansas City Kansas Community College (7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.)

TEDxWyandotte’s theme this year is: Breaking Through. In our community, we are confronting the barriers that divide us and are challenging ourselves to move beyond them. At this year’s TEDxWyandotte, we will focus on urban solutions to deeply-rooted problems. Learn more

Inventor Meet-Up

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

Join us for our September 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. Join us for a beverage and great conversation after the meet-up at the Classic Cup on the Plaza. Learn more

Wednesday

KC IABC Tech Talks

7:30-9 a.m. at the Google Fiber space (1814 Westport Road, Kansas City)

Tech Talks focuses on the convergence of new media, technology and organizational communication. Keep up with the ever-growing connection between communications and technology. Learn more

Grow Your Business with Digital and Mobile Marketing

7:30-9 a.m. at Bank Midwest (12500 S. 71 Highway,
Grandview)

Join us for Beyond Banking: “Grow Your Business with Digital and Mobile Marketing” forum at Bank Midwest, presented by Kari Simpson, president of Direct Marketing Inc. (DMI). You will learn about how your business can achieve online marketing success with digital and mobile marketing. 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

Thursday

Athena League VOX

9-10:30 a.m. at The Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Start the morning of Techweek Kansas City inspired. Join us for this week’s program features Hailee Bland-Walsh, founder and owner of City Gym and Jill Minton, founder of t.Loft and 2015 Pipeline fellow. 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

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

Business After Hours

5-7 p.m. at Branson Convention Center (200 Sycamore St., Branson)

Join your fellow chamber members for a laid back evening of networking. Enjoy food, drink and prizes at a chamber member property. Learn more

Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber Young Professionals

6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mike Duffy’s Pub & Grill (124 W. Jefferson Ave. #104, Kirkwood)

Be part of the energy and new business generated by the Young Professionals of the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce. 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

KC Chamber iKC

8:30 a.m.-noon at Extreme Screen – Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Level B, Kansas City)

We’ve got your local connection to Techweek at iKC! Hear from some of Kansas City’s leaders in technology and innovations on topics including wearable technology; amping up your growth with DC-KC Partners and changing the game. Learn more

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

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