Weekly Update

New series kickoff and events including Women in Cyber, Fashion & Small Business

By February 23, 2021 No Comments
Weekly Update

Powerful Women in Cyber

We’re excited to announce several upcoming cybersecurity opportunities with Maryville University including the Powerful Women in Cyber panel, Powerful Women in Cyber meetup with WiCyS, and free cybersecurity office hours for startups and small businesses. Depending on the source of the data, women make up between 20-25% of the cybersecurity workforce. The latest figures estimate that there are more than 8,600 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in Missouri and 521,617 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US. While the number of women joining the cybersecurity workforce is growing, the cybersecurity community as a whole needs better ways to access and harness untapped talent in order to fill these jobs. If you’re interested in or currently working in cyber join us of for inspirational talks and community. These events are open to all professionals interested in or working in the cyber community. 

Powerful Women in Cyber

New Series Launches

This week is the first of two new monthly series with Cortex & CIC St. Louis and CET & The BALSA Foundation. The Cortex & CIC series invites leaders from enterprises and startups trends and challenges in key industries. This week focuses on Retail and Fashion.

Also kicking off this week is CET & The BALSA Foundation’s series to support small businesses launch. Check the calendar below for details.

⭐️ By the way, we’ve added a way for you to rate and comment on sessions. If you have a Venture Cafe account, you can now review sessions, leave a comment, or ask a question.

Connect Opportunities

We’ve added 4 new companies, 1 opportunity, and have 11 open opportunities. Check new opportunities below and view all on the Matchmaking tab on our Startup Directory.

  • Multiple startups looking for software developers.
  • Several Service Providers available to help with basic business functions, legal, accounting.
  • Several technical startups looking for marketing power.
  • 2 more spots for Work In Progress 005. Have a crazy idea? Need feedback. Let us know.

Have an Opportunity?

If you need connections for your startup or project send us an email to connect@vencafstl.org and we’ll do our best to connect you.

Replay Previous Learning Labs

I would’ve launched with a government grant first. It’s non-dilutive and it’s a great way to get started because once you’re in the system, you keep getting calls.”

Bronwyn Morgan, founder of Xeo Air. Part of the ITEN Learning Lab series. Replay, rate, and comment here!


If you enjoyed a session, have a comment, or feedback, you can now rate and comment on our weekly sessions. Find your event, scroll down, and leave a note!

This Week

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Office Hours

Office Hours: Cybersecurity Office Hours to protect your startup, small business, or nonprofit

Office Hours: A Conversation To Start Your Cash Flow Planning During COVID-19