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Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Leveraging Cultural Competencies for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm • Organized By Venture Cafe St. Louis
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This panel invites foreign-born entrepreneurs to share how they successfully navigate the business landscape in St. Louis. In this talk, you will learn:

  • How and why networking can help you succeed in entrepreneurship?
  • How to be yourself and still succeed in American entrepreneur culture?


  • Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano, Cortex/CET (Born in Mexico)
  • Raj Singh, Waylit (Born in India)
  • Rick Shang, Vulpes Corp (Born in China)
  • Ola Ayeni, Claim Academy (Born in Nigeria)
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