This Month: Classes and Events to Grow Your Missouri Business
So what do they say about March? In like a raging snow snowstorm (so over it) and out like a spring breeze (let’s hope, right)? Whether you’re siding with the lion or the lamb, March is the perfect time to dust off your business calendar, print up some fresh business cards and get out into the community to shake some hands and round up some business.
The MOSourceLink calendar is your place to get updated. It’s chock full of business workshops, classes and networking events that can help you build your social network, evaluate your idea or scale your business. And you can filter those events by subject, entrepreneur type and location.
At the top of the month, we’ll also give a quick short cut to just a few featured events from around the state. So grab your planner, calendar or smart phone and let’s get your network working for you.
Let’s the statewide round robin begin . . .
March 14, 2019: STLMade, St. Louis Missouri
We learned about this through the very awesome Venture Café newsletter. Here’s the scoop: with more than 15 sessions on various education and innovation topics, STLMade is your chance to celebrate the ideas and people who are moving St. Louis forward. And there’s the unveiling for theSTL.com.
> More about Venture Café
March 20, 2019: North Missouri Business Expo, Trenton, Missouri
If you're interested in the future of rural communities, this is the event for you.
Rob Dixon, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, is the keynote speaker for this jammed packed day of breakout sessions, Google presentation, roundtable session and more. Get this North Missouri Business Expo on your calendar and we'll see you at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.
> More about North Central Missouri Business Facilitation
March 20, 2019: InvestMidwest
InvestMidwest is a venture capital conference that showcases 40-45 companies from throughout the Midwest in the three industry tracks of life sciences, technology and food/ag/bioenergy.
March 21, 2019: International Student Talent Showcase, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Southeast Missouri State University and Codefi are hosting the first ever International Student Talent Showcase. This pitch-style event introduces international students to innovative companies and the internships they have available.
Current companies include: carGO Technologies, CENET, Codefi, Codefi Labs, Element74, Little Red Wagon Press, Morning Star Behavioral Associates and Marquette Tech District Foundation.
> More about Codefi
March 25-29, 2019: Entrepreneurship Week, St. Joseph, Missouri
Heeeey . . . it’s Entrepreneurship Week. Head over to Missouri Western State University for a weeklong series of free workshops and events. The weeklong program is targeted toward local business professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, college students, high school students, and those curious about the skills needed to run a small business.
Business professors and other experts will offer small, personalized sessions at various times throughout the week. Sessions include How to Write a Business Plan, Accounting for Beginners and Advanced QuickBooks, Social Media Tools for Small Businesses, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and more. All of the sessions are open to the community and students. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.
> More about Craig School of Business – Center for Entrepreneurship
March 29, 2019: OzTech Hack-Attack, West Plains, Missouri
So what is a hack-attack? Imagine a common problem and a fast, furious and talented team coming together to “hack” out a solution. The first hackathon in West Plains, this hackathon is geared toward anyone who has a knack for coming up with inventive and innovative solutions. Bring a project or problem that you have (or see) that could benefit from a focused “attack.”
> More about OzSBI, the Ozarks Small Business Incubator
Need something different, somewhere else?
Visit the full classes and events calendar online. Are we missing something happening in your neck of Missouri? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or hop over and add your educational and entrepreneurship events to the calendar.
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