We hope to see you at the next meeting of the Inventors’ Association of St. Louis — Thursday, December 1, 2016!  This upcoming is one that you WILL NOT want to miss! We are meeting at the newly-opened TECH SHOP, located on Forest Park Ave directly across from the Venture Cafe/CIC.  If you haven’t seen TECH SHOP yet, this is an amazing place for inventors and entrepreneurs to build and create!!

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TECH SHOP
4260 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
http://www.techshop.ws/STL.html

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CHRISTY MAXFIELD — “ENTREPRENEUR BOOT CAMP: STARTUP FUNDING, ASSESS YOUR TARGET MARKET”

Christy Maxfield, Director of Entrepreneur Development Services at the Center for Emerging Technologies

Christy Maxfield, Director of Entrepreneur Development Services at the Center for Emerging Technologies

Christy will talk about the Square One Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs and cover topics such as:

  • Market Assessment of Your Company
  • Initial Funding Options
  • Early Company Development

ABOUT CHRISTY MAXFIELD —

Christy Maxfield is the Director of Entrepreneur Development Services at the Center for Emerging Technologies (CET). In addition to running CET’s flagship training program for entrepreneurs, Square One, Christy is responsible for an array of programs and services to support the entrepreneurs throughout the St. Louis ecosystem. This includes curating the online Startup Tool Kit at www.cetstl.com and being the co-creator and co-host of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast.

Christy brings a unique combination of business planning, financial modeling, fundraising and business development experience to the Cortex Innovation Community.  In addition to running CET’s flagship training program for entrepreneurs, Square One, she is responsible for an array of programs and services to support the entrepreneurs in residence at CET and throughout the St. Louis ecosystem. Christy is the co-creator and co-host of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast.

Christy started her career in nonprofit management and transitioned to social entrepreneurship when she co-founded the Mission Center, L3C. After a brief engagement with Visiting Nurse Association to lead its public offering, Christy joined CET in June 2015. Today, she works with entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of advanced technology industries to promote the development of new high-growth companies in Missouri.

Christy is a member of the Forward Through Ferguson Board of Directors and an advisor to Mavuno, MEDLaunch and We Stories. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and her Bachelors in political science from Montclair State University.

INVENTOR MENTORSHIP:

Before and after the keynote presentation, we anticipate another productive meet-and-greet, in which the St. Louis Inventor community can share a beverage with the Christy Maxfield and the IASL Directors.  My fellow Directors — who consist of leaders from their respective fields of invention, manufacturing, intellectual property law, research, finance, engineering, and marketing — are always eager to lend an ear or offer advice whenever needed. Please do not hesitate to reach out at the meeting, if you feel that one or more Directors can be of assistance! You can read the biographies of our Directors HERE.

Also, we expect a sizable turnout for this meeting, so the offline discussions and networking opportunities networking should be extra-special.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE:

Mandatory Dress Code: Because this is an actual workshop where inventors can use machines to build prototypes, you will need to wear closed toe shoes for the event. All attendees will be required to sign a waiver. To save time, you may download, print, and fill out the waiver HERE. Or alternatively, you may also fill one out when you arrive.

We hope to see you there!


Meeting Location:
STL Tech Shop
4260 Forest Park Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Time:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
5:30pm-6:00pm – Networking
6:00pm-6:30pm – Keynote Presentation
6:30pm-8:00pm – Meet & Greet with Christy Maxfield & Inventors

Parking
Free, Ample Parking in the Large Parking Lot on the SE corner of Duncan Ave & Newstead Ave. Enter the Tech Shop on the West side of the building on Duncan Ave.

Food & Beverage
Bottled Water Provided.

For Our Full Calendar of Events and Directions, Please visit our Calendar Page.

Jim Mimlitz

About Jim Mimlitz

Board of Directors, Vice-President at Inventors Association of Saint Louis. Missouri Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer @ Navionics Research Inc./SCADAmetrics.

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