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What’s Up This Week – Week of 7/23

July 23-29 – 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

July 24 – 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

July 25 – 4th Tuesday

Hackers/Founders St Louis provide a safe, diverse and healthy atmosphere for those interested in the intersection of technology and business to get to know one another and what’s happening in town. Hang out with others who are involved in the St Louis tech & startup scenes and talk about your interests. They’re probably interested, too. Bring your friends!
6pm, Skejul HQ, 1608 Menard St, St. Louis, MO 63104

July 25 – OpenData STL Monthly Meetup

OpenData STL is a group for champions, advocates, innovators and practitioners of open data in the St. Louis region. There are roles for developers, technologists, bureaucrats, policy wonks and anyone else who wants to contribute to the policy implementation, software development, advocacy and just plain hard work of creating an open data platform for St. Louis.
6:30-8:30pm, T-Rex 5th floor, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

July 25 – The Sustainability Lab

The Sustainability Lab at T-Rex is a hub of collaboration for people working on, learning about, and advocating for sustainability. This event was initially established to give the many organizations working on projects related to OneSTL the opportunity to meet regularly and share their successes, lessons and challenges. The Lab provides space for innovation, creativity, and collaboration. This week’s sessions include Regional Food, Green Infrastructure and more. Networking will take place in the common area on the 5th floor; the sessions will take place on the 7th floor.
3:30-6:30pm, T-Rex, 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

July 26 – 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

July 27 – 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

July 27-28 – National Urban League Hackathon for Social Justice

Join entrepreneurs, software developers, designers, students, civic leaders and citizens at the National Urban League Hackathon for Social Justice presented by Comcast in partnership with Yes We Code and Ferguson 1000. This FREE 2-day event will give you an opportunity to use technology to create a solution to a social issue, specifically in line with this year’s Conference theme, Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs, and Justice. Innovators, developers, designers, civic leaders, students and creative thinkers of all skill levels are all invited to compete for $5,000 in cash and prizes! No coding experience necessary. Mentors will be on hand to guide you as you build your app and support your team.
Begins 8AM, America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

July 28 – Code Until Dawn

An all-night hacking session. Come when you want, and stay as long or as short as you like. All are welcome – coders, designers, entrepreneurs, freelancers and more. Want to learn to program? There are always people around willing to help, give advice, and point you to their favorite resources. All skill levels and languages are welcome!
5pm, Location TBD