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Weekly Update 1.12.21

By January 12, 2021 January 26th, 2021 No Comments

We’re back with weekly talks from experts and entrepreneurs in the region. Check out the calendar to signup for discussions on how to create a diverse hiring pipeline (by Less Annoying CRM) and how to get your company’s first customers (led by mentors at ITEN). Also, we’re building out a community-powered directory for entrepreneurs. Jump below for details to contribute and connect.


  1. 💼 We’re accepting applications for our 1st ever EdHub Expert-in-Residence (EIR) program. Learn more & apply >
  2. 💼 We’re hiring a part-time Operations Manager. Learn more & apply >
  3. Directory Screenshot
    🧱 We’re working on a community-powered company directory for entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area. Search for and add startups, funding resources, service providers, etc. View and add to the directory here >
  4. 🤝 Are you a service provider for startups helping with software development, accounting, legal, design, or press? Let’s connect and get you added to our new Company Directory and/or Office Hours. Master Key Interactive makes apps and Editwright does copyediting are our first Services Providers added to the
  5. 🗣 Pitch Nites are back on the 3rd Thursday of the month, but we’re changing up the format! Do you have a business that needs something or even just feedback? Connect and let us know you want to join an upcoming Pitch Nite.

Connect Opportunities

  • 🧑‍💻 Are you a web app developer or company? 3 companies are seeking right now. Connect
  • Wefunder | Startups tacking “new normal” | $50K++ | Apply by Jan 17.
  • Capital Innovators & NGA | Geospatial startups | $100K++ |Apply by Jan 17
  • ZFellows | For college student founders | $10K++ | Apply by Jan 15
  • LAUNCH | Pre-seed/seed founders | $100K++ | Apply by Jan 15
  • Black New Venture Competition | First-time Black founders | $175K (non-dilutive capital) | Apply by Jan 16
  • Capital Factory | Black founders | $100K | Apply by Jan 22
  • XRC Labs | Underestimated founders | $5K++ (grant) | Apply by Jan 24
  • Acceleprise | B2B SaaS founders | $100K | Apply by ??
  • 1863 Ventures | Black founders | $5K (grant)| Apply by Jun 6

Upcoming Talks & Office Hours

What to do when your hiring pipeline isn’t diverse by Less Annoying CRM

Getting your first customers by ITEN

Cash flow planning office hours with Amber Zeng