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What’s Up This Week – Week of 8/6

August 6-12 – Square One Boot Camp Applications Open

CET’s flagship program for entrepreneurs, Square One (SQ1), is a hands-on training program designed to provide support to early-stage and first-time business owners in the St. Louis region actively engaged in the development of a bioscience, information technology or advanced manufacturing/consumer product enterprise. Applications for the sponsored Boot Camp will be open until August 15.
Apply online

August 8 – StartLouis Supports Ecosystem: Startups/Entrepreneurs, Resources & Investors

The StartLouis vision as an ESO (Entrepreneur Support Organization) is to be a starting point for entrepreneurs and startups in the greater St. Louis area. This meetup offers an opportunity to network with others in the startup community and gain access to valuable resources.
6:30pm, T-Rex, 911 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63101, Saint Louis, MO

August 9 – Premiere Screening and Discussion of The Story of Cortex

The Nine Network’s latest documentary, Smart People. Cool Places. The Story of Cortex tells the compelling story of an innovation hub in St. Louis attracting national attention and promising to take the region’s economy in a new, positive direction. The Cortex Innovation Community was designed from the ground up to encourage entrepreneurial startups in bioscience, medicine and technology. The Story of Cortex is told by the people who are part of both its history and evolving future. The event is free, but registration is required. Please bring chairs, as the screening will be held outdoors.
7-8:30pm, Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

August 9 – 1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.
9-10am, T-Rex, 5th floor, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

August 10 – Venture Cafe Gathering

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.
8pm-1am, @4240, 4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

August 11 – Hacknight

Bring your own projects for a night of hacking with STLRuby. If you aren’t currently working on a project, work on Ruby or a Gem. Everyone welcome, from beginners to experts. Start discussing here so others can see what the night will hold. Social hour starts at 6:00; code starts at 7:00.
6pm, TechArtista, 4818 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108