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Missouri Business Events: Sept. 28-Oct. 4



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

Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber Marketing Monday

Noon-1 p.m. at Kirkwood Public Library (140 E. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood)

Marketing Monday is a series of educational opportunities held the last Monday of each month at the Kirkwood Public Library, featuring a different speaker each month to help business owners develop their business through various marketing strategies and best practices, from involvement in organizations, networking, presence on the Internet, search engine optimization, social media, direct mail and much more. 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

Inspired Fundraising Summit 2015 presented by Avila University

1-5:30 p.m. at Avila University, Goppert Theatre (11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City)

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be inspired by two of the world’s leading authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy. This event is a must for fundraisers, CEOs, executive directors, nonprofit professionals at all levels in their careers, philanthropists and board members. Learn more

2015 Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Annual Dinner

5-9 p.m. at 1228 Main St., Kansas City

The Kansas City Area Life Science Institute’s Annual Dinner events celebrate progress in the regional life sciences and highlight an area of interest. Learn more

LaunchCode Coder Girl 2.0

6-7 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis

CoderGirl is a free, all-women’s coding group open to women of any age, background or skill level. Join us. Bring your laptop and learn to code. Learn more

Chamber Night at One Light

At One Light Apartments (1251 Main St., Kansas City) 

Spend time enjoying food, drinks and the company of the members of  Kansas City area chambers of commerce. Complimentary guest parking will be available in the garage next to the One Light Leasing Center. Learn more

Thursday

Women in Science & Entrepreneurship 2015: Springfield

7:30-9:15 a.m. at 405 N Jefferson Ave., Springfield

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. The panelists will share their own experiences including the opportunities that helped them succeed and the challenges they have faced along the way. Learn more

Think Big Thursdays: Collisions & Coffee (Speak Up)

7:30-9:15 a.m. at Think Big Coworking, (1712 Main St. Floor 2, Kansas City)

Join us for the next Think Big Thursdays: Collisions & Coffee KC. We are excited to continue to grow this new program series and look forward to having a great time at these events. This month’s format is Speak Up, where attendees will have a chance to get on stage and speak up about: “What do you need this week?” 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 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

MVF October Breakfast Meeting

7:15-9 a.m. at 3441 Olive St., St Louis

Come and join MVF’s October breakfast meeting. Jerry Steiner with Arvegenix will be the speaker. 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

Kansas City Kansas Community College Innovation Summit

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

It is time for Kansas City Kansas Community College’s fourth Innovation Summit. This year, we are trying something new and exciting. Not only will the event host creative, new, innovative, pitches; we will concurrently host the MECA Summit Challenge. Learn more

Manufacturing Day in America

8:45-10 a.m. at West Plains Civic Center (110 St. Louis St., West Plains)

Manufacturing Day in America is an annual event that celebrates local manufacturers. It raises community awareness of their vital importance to our regional economy. Celebrate by joining us for presentations and facility tours. 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

Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center Launch

1-3 p.m. at the UMKC Volker Campus

Join Chancellor Leo E. Morton as UMKC launches the development of the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. As budding entrepreneurs continue to drive growth in Kansas City, UMKC will be there to help turn their inspiration into reality. Learn more

Sunday

2015 Show Me Leadership Conference: Worlds of Fun

All-day event at Worlds Of Fun (4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City)

The 2015 Show Me Leadership Conference at Worlds of Fun will bring together some of the best and brightest members for a fantastic day of tours, rides, keynotes and more. Learn more

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