How to attract venture capitalists, work with lasers and more: St. Louis tech calendar
Monday, Aug. 24
Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: 5 p.m. at Score, 10825 Watson Road, Suite 100. Learn more about what a patent does and doesn’t cover, how to obtain one, what is patentable and how to protect trade secrets. Kirk Damman, an attorney with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh will present.
STLRuby Hacknight : 6 p.m. at TechArtista, 4818 Washington Blvd. Bring your project or help work on others’ at this monthly networking event focused on Ruby or Gem.
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Machine Learning: 6 p.m. at The Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 520 Euclid Ave. Learn more about machine learning and its implementation across several packages.
Open Data STL Monthly Meeting : 6:30 p.m. at Downtown T-REX, 911 Washington Ave. This monthly meetup group meets for its regularly scheduled meeting.
Wednesday, Aug. 26
1 Million Cups: 9 a.m. at the Nine Network, 3655 Olive St. Each week a new entrepreneur pitches his or her business plan and informs attendees of progress. This week, the owner of Mountain Range Oil Change will present.
Startup Wednesdays at OPO Startups : 6:30 p.m. at OPO Startups, 119 S. Main St., St. Charles. OPO Startups, the newest co-working space in the region, hosts its weekly networking event.
Thursday, Aug. 27
Purina Expert Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. at T-REX, 911 Washington Ave. Brian Lester, director of innovation marketing, will be joined by Pamela Jordan, Purina’s director on Just Right Digital Marketing, will discuss innovation.
Venture Cafe St. Louis : 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cambridge Innovation Center, 4240 Duncan Ave. Each week, Venture Cafe hosts entrepreneurs of all types to connect them to resources available in the community. This event is free.
Attract Funding: Stand Out in Front of St. Louis Venture Capitalists : 5 p.m. at Venture Cafe. Learn more about how you can make your startup more attractive to venture capitalists in the St. Louis region. A panel, including members of Prosper, iSelect and Cultivation Capital, will answer questions. The event is sponsored by RubinBrown.
Laser Night : 7 p.m. at Arch Reactor, 2400 S. Jefferson Ave. Come by this work space and learn how to use a laser cutter or talk about your laser cutter project.
Friday, Aug. 28
SBDC Day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 701 W. Main St., in Collinsville, Illinois. Small business counselors will be on hand to answer business-related questions.
Code Until Dawn : 8 p.m. at Lab1500, 1500 Washington Ave. Interested in coding or learning more about St. Louis’ startup scene? Head over to Lab1500 to attend Code Until Dawn, which begins at 8 p.m. and doesn’t end until 9 a.m. on Saturday. Anyone and everyone is invited. This event is free and no registration is required.
Sunday, Aug. 30
Arch Grants Application Deadline: Today is the last day for startup founders to apply for the Arch Grants competition, which will hand out non-equity $50,000 grants to 10 companies.
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