Missouri Business Events: May 18-May 24

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 – Tuesday

Midwest Symposium On Social Entrepreneurship

Two-day event at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in collaboration with the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, are hosting the third annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship in Kansas City. Learn more

Tuesday

Raytown Chamber May A.M. Connections Networking

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Central Bank of Midwest (4668 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City)

Come to have a cup of coffee and network with other businesses within the community. An added bonus will be to see the business who has agreed to host the A.M. Connections Networking and find out what they can offer to you. Learn more

Columbia Chamber Food For Thought Breakfast Seminar

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Missouri State High School Activities Association (1 North Keene St., Columbia)

If you’re confused about food today, you’re not alone. Join Dr. Alan Wessler, a vice president at MFA Incorporated, as he provides a fact-based presentation on the importance of modern technology as it relates to agriculture and your food supply. Learn more

SBTDC Pitching to Investors

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus (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. Learn more

LEARN Monthly Meeting

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at MidAmerica Nazarene University (Shoppes at Liberty Triangle, 105 Stewart Court #210, Liberty)

Join the Ladies Empowerment & Referral Network for powerhouse networking with women in the Northland, who are On Purpose with Business! Learn more

Startup Juristat presents at the Capital Innovators Demo Day in May 2013. | Courtesy of Capital Innovators
Startup Juristat presents at the Capital Innovators Demo Day in May 2013. | Courtesy of Capital Innovators

Capital Innovators Demo Day 2015

1 p.m.-5 p.m. at The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis)

Join Capital Innovators for DEMO DAY 2015 live at The Pageant. We have been cultivating some of the hottest tech startup companies in the country over the past year. Come check out their innovative products and services, and see why Capital Innovators was ranked as a top 10 accelerator in the country for the last two years in a row. Learn more

World Trade Day 2015

4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at ThinkBig Space (1712 Main St., Kansas City)

World Trade Day 2015 recognizes the substantial progress made in Kansas City with the recent Global Entrepreneurship award and the Global Cities Initiative designation. The event will include recognition of KC tech entrepreneurs. Learn more

Wednesday

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30 a.m.-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 a.m.-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 a.m.-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 a.m.-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 a.m.-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 a.m.-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

KCPRSA ‘It’s a Millennial World’

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille (Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichols Road, Kansas City)

Attendees will walk away with five millennial truths marketers and communicators must embrace and seven actions to engage millennials today. The event, presented by the Public Relations Society of America’s Greater Kansas City chapter will feature Mike Swanson presenting a new way to look at marketing communications today. Learn more

KCWiT TechTalk: Imposter Syndrome

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City)

In this month’s TechTalk, Kansas City Women in Technology hosts a presentation on Imposter Syndrome as it relates specifically to the technology field. The talk will focus on how you can identify and overcome the barriers to feeling worthy in your career and in your life. Learn more

Thursday

Gateway Business Network

7 a.m.-9 a.m. at Missouri Athletic Club (405 Washington Ave., St. Louis)

Spread the word to your friends and business associates to join us at one of the premier networking events for all types of small businesses, including women-owned, minority-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned in St. Louis:  A great environment to network, ask questions, and conduct one-to-one meetings. Learn more

KC IABC Monthly Breakfast: Just Shoot Me

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Brio Tuscan Grille on the Plaza (Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichols Road, Kansas City)

If you don’t know how to do something, chances are you can find help with a quick YouTube search. Sarah Strnad, a partner with Kansas City’s Outpost Worldwide, will help you learn more about how to identify and execute video projects for budgets large and small. 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 p.m.-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

Independence Chamber Business After Hours

4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at Continental Siding (13714 East 42nd Terrace South, Independence)

Unwind at the end of your day and strengthen your professional contacts at the same time. With its social atmosphere and quality contacts, this networking opportunity can’t be beat. Learn more

Northwest Chamber’s Networking Happy Hour

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

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

World Trade Center May Networking Reception

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at World Trade Center St. Louis (7733 Forsyth Blvd. #2200, St. Louis)

Please join the World Trade Center St. Louis board of directors, staff and special guests, St. Louis-Nanjing Sister Cities, as we welcome member companies and the local international business community for a social gathering and excellent networking opportunities. Learn more

KCDMA Art Auction & Happy Hour

5 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Tank Room (1813 Grand Blvd., Kansas City)

You are invited to celebrate the artists of the KCDMA at the KCDMA Art Auction and Happy Hour! A Silent Art Auction will showcase this inaugural KCDMA event along with an art raffle and happy hour like only the KCDMA can do. Learn more

Grow Faster: Networking As A Platform

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Union Station – Extreme Screen Theatre (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

In the first joint event between GenKC, Athena League and Twenty30CEO, you will get a chance to meet some of the top connectors in Kansas City, New York and Silicon Valley. In addition to meeting the speakers, you will have a chance to network with some of the best and brightest women who mean business, 20s/30s entrepreneurs, and innovative professionals in KC. Learn more

Drinks Among Friends Launch Event in Kansas City

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Grand Street Event Space (4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City)

Drinks Among Friends is excited to invite you to its launch event in Kansas City, focused on an evening of conversation and thought leadership from women lawyers and leaders sharing their critical career advice for women lawyers aspiring to lead. Learn more

ArtsKC’s Diversity Initiative: Board Matchmaking Event

5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at Lathrop & Gage, 22nd Level (2345 Grand Blvd., Kansas City)

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council and Central Exchange partner for an annual Board & Committee Matchmaking event. The evening includes both open networking and the opportunity for scheduled, 10-minute interviews with arts organizations. Learn more


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