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What’s Up This Week – Week of 9/10

Sept 12 – Foundations for Entrepreneurial Success: Building the Dream

Geetha Rao Sant, JD, Director, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic, Senior Lecturer in Law, will present as part of the Washington University BioEntrepreneurship Core (BEC) ’s kickoff to the school year. Open to all Wash U Students. Refreshments and drinks will be provided.
5:30 – 7:30pm, Connor Auditorium, FLTC, Medical Campus

Sept 13 – Dine and Dialogue with Emre Toker

Join Emre Toker, Director of the Skandalaris Center, for an informative session discussing the InSITE Fellowship and graduate student entrepreneurship opportunities at WU. This is a two-year program composed of more than 270 top graduate students attending the nation’s top universities. InSITE’s core programming is a combination of education led by industry leaders. Lunch limited to 12 guests. Please RSVP early.
12-1:30pm, The Liberman Center Friedman Conference Room DUC 300

Sept. 13 – 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

Sept 14 – Bringing Ideas To Our Shores: Immigrant and Refugee Innovations | St. Louis Mosaic Project

Learn how IKEA and others leverage immigrant innovations to advance technologies/programs in the US. You will hear from Jacob Sjolander of IKEA; Blake Hamilton of the International Institute; Heather Cameron, Michael B. Kaufman Professor of Practice in Social Entrepreneurship, Brown School, who launched a refugee program in Europe; and Dan Lauer, Founding Executive Director Of UMSL Accelerate, who assists international entrepreneurs. And, we will demo the Travis hand-held translator device that helps refugees communicate in their new countries, a venture connected with Venture Café in Rotterdam.
6:30-7:30pm, Venture Café, 4240 Duncan Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

Sept 15 – Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition 2017 Kick-Off

The Kick-Off will honor and recognize the 2016-2017 SEIC award participants, highlight our vision for the SEIC moving forward, and launch the 2017-2018 SEIC cohort.
4-6pm (reception to follow),  Paraquad: Health and Wellness Center, 5200 Berthold Ave, 63110

Sept 16 – 2017 MCASTA Annual Symposium

The Midwest Chinese American Science and Technology Association (MCASTA) hosts its annual symposium. This year will focus on the many entrepreneurial resources and opportunities in the St. Louis region. Representatives from CORTEX, CIC, Venture Cafe, TechShop, and the T-REX downtown tech incubator will speak, and several startups who are successfully bringing their technologies to market will be highlighted. The event is free and open to all. If you sign up prior to September 1st, the TechShop tour and lunch fee ($25) is waived. Information and registration can be found at:
8:30am-5pm, Cortex, 4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO. 63110