5 Great Events For St. Louis Startups, Innovators & Creatives This Week

By Kelly Hamilton
In Culture

Enjoy your last week of July with a creative boost at one or all of these events.

meeting of minds, wesley hoffman


Meeting of the Minds #4
7/29, 6-8pm

Treehouse Networkshop’s Wesley Hoffman hosts the 4th installment of its Meeting of the Minds panel series this week, featuring inspired conversation with panelists Jim Harper of Boxing Clever, Sutton Lasater of Prosper, West Model Management & SLU, and Frank Uible of Pi Pizzeria. Register online in advance. The $15 admission includes complimentary Boxing Turtle Brewing,  Defiance Whiskey and Pi pizza.

Startup Wednesdays
7/29, 6:30-9pm
OPO Startups, 119 Main St., St. Charles

Paul Steensland, founder of Industrial Strength Research, LLC, will talk about the trials and tribulations of being a recent solopreneur and

Public Hearing on Uber 
7/29, 10am

The campaign for ride sharing and taxi reform continues with a public hearing at the MTC meeting, after which the commission will rule on whether to allow ride sharing in St. Louis. Those wishing to speak should arrive by 9:45am. Follow the conversation on the Facebook event page.

Nerdy Networking
July 30, 6:30-8:30pm
Industrious, 555 Washington Ave., Downtown

Join Super Heroines, Etc. & Nerd for a Living for a casual, happy hour networking event designed to allow “professionals in nerdy careers” to connect. Network among peers, connect with pros in tech, gaming, writing, art/illustration, comics, science and more, and participate in breakout sessions on relevant career topics. Register online and get complimentary drinks, apps and a chance to win (nerdy) prizes.

Venture Cafe
7/30, 3pm-8pm
CIC@4240, 4240 Duncan Ave., Midtown

This week’s lineup includes Office Hours with Weber Shandwick, a “Networking in the Digital Age” breakout hosted by the Webster University Alumni Association and a group improv comedy exercise, “Celebrating Each Other and Our Fears” by Compass Improv.


GlobalHack V
Registration ends 9/10

COCAbiz Spark
9/2, 8am-6pm
Register online

Startup Connection
Washington University, Knight Hall
Tickets: $25 online

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