Informational Links of Interest

Federal, State, Local Government Resources —

Inventor Links on the Web —

Non-Profit Organizations —

  • Inventors Association of Saint Louis
    Free. Non-Profit providing resources to inventors.
    IASL's meetings are on the 1st Thursday monthly at Venture Café Saint Louis  |  4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor  |  Saint Louis MO 63110
    www.inventstl.org
    Join Our LinkedIn Group.

  • Saint Louis Product Management Group
    Free. Join their LinkedIn group. Nonprofit focused on product management, i.e.: how to improve margins and grow sales.
    Group meetings are on the 1st Thursday monthly at: Venture Café Saint Louis  |  4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor  |  Saint Louis MO 63110
    www.stlpm.org

  • Saint Louis Makes
    Free. Join their LinkedIn Group. Nonprofit focused on entrepreneurship and sales growth in the manufacturing sector.
    Informal networking on the 1st Thursday monthly, 3pm-8pm, at the Venture Café St. Louis  |  4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor  |  Saint Louis MO 63110
    www.stlouismakes.org

  • The Disruption Department
    Free. Maker resource for educators and students.
    www.thedisruptiondepartment.org

  • Gateway Venture Mentoring Service
    Free. Non-Profit providing startup mentoring
    www.innovatevms.org

Annual Business Plan Competitions —

Annual/Monthly/Weekly Events —

  • Venture Café Saint Louis
    Free. Weekly.  Serendipitous collisions.  1st Thursday Maker Nights are on the 1st Thursday monthly.
    Venture Café Saint Louis  |  4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor  |  Saint Louis MO 63110
    www.vencafstl.org

  • StartLouis Meetup
    Free. Monthly. Connectivity to additional resources, pitch practice.
    www.meetup.com/startlouis

  • 1 Million Cups Saint Louis
    Free. Weekly. Televised pitch practice
    www.1mcstl.org

  • Maker Faire Kansas City
    Low cost, not free.  Annual event that must be experienced to be understood. Kansas City, not Saint Louis... yet.
    www.makerfairekc.com

  • ProductCamp Saint Louis
    Free. Annual product management un-conference.
    www.productcampstlouis.org

  • Vision Saint Louis
    Low cost, not free.  Annual inclusion event that includes content specific to advanced manufacturing.
    www.visionstlouis.com

Incubators and Venues —

Other —

  • Accelerate Saint Louis
    Free. Online access portal to the Saint Louis business growth and innovation community.
    Includes a regional calendar.
    www.acceleratestlouis.org

  • Capital Innovators
    Nationally-ranked, top-10 startup accelerator program that provides funding, mentorship, connections, and follow-on opportunities.
    www.capitalinnovators.com

  • TechShop Saint Louis
    CNC prototyping and maker shop. Opening soon.
    www.techshop.ws