Missouri Business Events: June 8-June 14

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

Cisco Live Viewing Party

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Think Big Coworking (1712 Main St. #200, Kansas City)

Come to the Cisco Live Viewing Party and learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling profound changes from the top floor to the shop floor. Learn more

Monday-Tuesday

ShowMeCon

Two-day event at Ameristar Casino & Resort (1 Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles)

SHOWMECON. The name says it all. Known as the Show-Me State, Missouri is home to St. Louis-based ethical hacking firm, Parameter Security, and security training company, Hacker University. Together, they are bringing you a one-of-a-kind event that will Show You the State of security from a unique perspective – the hacker’s viewpoint. Learn more

Tuesday

Independence Chamber’s Tech-Connect Tuesday

8 a.m.-9 a.m. at Independence Chamber of Commerce (210 W. Truman Road, Independence)

This month’s workshop will focus completely on getting you familiar with specific tools your business can use for free that are made to streamline basic administrative processes and increase productivity. Learn more

SBTDC: How to Write a Successful Business Plan

9 a.m.-noon at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

This workshop is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who need to know how to create a business plan for their organization so the plan can be a useful management tool. Participants will learn the importance of business plans, the key required elements of a basic plan and data that must be included. Learn more

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Business Plans 101: For the Entrepreneur

7 p.m.-8 p.m. at Blue Springs South Branch (2220 Missouri 7, Blue Springs)

When we fail to plan, we plan to fail. Learn the steps to create a business plan from scratch or enhance the one you currently have. This class will be taught by certified coaches in career management, research, and personal branding. 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

KC Chamber Business Class – Engaging the Diverse Consumer

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

The Chamber’s Business Class is a series of monthly educational lunch ‘n’ learns brought to you by small business for small business in the Kansas City community. Regional leading experts in reaching the diverse market are going to share their expertise and research on the power of tapping into the diverse market opportunity. Learn more

Baiting the Hook: Hiring Powerful Leaders

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Online Webinar

Effective leadership is essential to the long-term health of an organization. This webinar is for board members and senior staff who hire executive and program directors, plan transition strategies, and want to keep their organizations vibrant, nimble and creative. Learn more

SBTDC Building the Ultimate Business Plan

6 p.m.-9 p.m. at 405 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield

Learn how to utilize the “Ultimate Business Planner” software and companion workbook to aid you in the process of developing a solid business plan. This seminar provides an overview of the step-by-step approach to writing your plan and forecasting your financials. Learn more

OPO Startup Wednesdays

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at OPO Startups (119 S. Main St., St. Charles)

These monthly gatherings offer stories and conversation with accomplished founders from the St. Louis region. This Wednesday, Rick Duree will talk about the startup of XLR8. Learn more

Thursday

TipClub Business Networking

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at West County EMS and Fire District (223 Henry Ave., Manchester)

Join this TipClub event that will make you new connections, grow your business, and learn of new ideas and technologies on how to effectively network in the St. Louis area. 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

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

Business After Hours at HCA Midwest at Research Medical Center

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at HCA Midwest at Research Medical Center (2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City)

Stop by and join the next KC Chamber Business After Hours, tailgate style. It’ll be the perfect chance to network with business leaders and make new introductions. Get into the spirit of networking with the team at Research while you enjoy a bite of barbecue, a bit of a beverage, and make a bunch of brand new contacts. Learn more

Friday

Vision 2015 Symposium St. Louis

All day event at Harris-Stowe State University (3026 Laclede Ave., St. Louis)

This one-day event will feature diverse professionals, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial resource support organizations, startup organizations and corporations in a multi-track format, along with plenary and keynote speakers. Learn more


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