2020 Startup Missouri Expo

STARTUP MISSOURI EXPO 2020

Watch Startup Missouri Expo 2020 on demand!

We were pleased to host our Startup Missouri Expo again this year. And while health concerns during the pandemic shifted our event to a virtual format, we ensured that relevant and useful information for Missouri’s entrepreneurs always took center stage.

We filled the program with information designed specifically to help startups in Missouri. Packed with concise and engaging sessions, you will hear from the experts, including investors and successful entrepreneurs,  through panel discussions and educational breakout sessions on topics ranging from legal advice to funding opportunities.

Click below to watch our sessions on demand for free! Click here for more information about the session leaders and panelists.

Startup Expo, Day 1

Tuesday, Sept. 15

This session includes:

WELCOME from Missouri Governor Mike Parson

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Bar Plan — “How to Succeed as a Solo Legal Practitioner”

Katie Barnard, Founder and CEO, Firesign

Whittney Dunn, Risk Manager, The Bar Plan

Gary PiersonAttorney, Pierson // Wells

Educational Session 1: Patents, Trademarks & Copyright Law

Kirk A. Damman, Lewis Rice

Educational Session 2: Succession Planning for Small Business

Bennett S. Keller, partner, Lathrop GPM, St. Louis

Educational Session 3: The Startup Path — “From Idea To Success”

Sarah Schlafly, Founder and CEO, Mighty Cricket, St. Louis

Closing remarks from Startup Missouri Group Publisher Liz Irwin

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Startup Expo, Day 2

Wednesday, Sept. 16

This session includes:

WELCOME from Startup Missouri Group Publisher Liz Irwin

PANEL DISCUSSION: Ask SCORE — “Mentorship & What It Means To A Startup”

Jim Cornbleet, mentor, SCORE Bi-State chapter

Gary Deeken, chapter chair, SCORE Bi-State chapter

Pam Gilbert, co-vice chair of SCORE Bi-State chapter

Educational Session 4: Legal Issues For Low-Income & Nonprofit Entrepreneurs

Tracy James, managing attorney, Microenterprise Program of LSEM

Educational Session 5: Women in Entrepreneurship

Michelle Robinson, founder, DEMIblue Natural Nails

Nichole Mercier, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Managing Director of the Washington University in St. Louis Office of Technology Management

Educational Session 6: How the Dept. of Labor Can Help Your Startup

Delores (Dee) Rose, director of strategic communications for the Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

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Startup Expo, Day 3

Thursday, Sept. 17

WELCOME from Startup Missouri Group Publisher Liz Irwin

PANEL DISCUSSION: Founders & Funders

Michael Saigh, inventor and entrepreneur, Equine Smartbits, St. Louis

Kyle Welborn, co-founder, Cultivation Capital, St. Louis

Chris Brown, co-founder, Contract Canvas, Kansas City

Stephanie McGrew, Lone Star Physiques, Kirksville

State Rep. Wes Rogers, D-Kansas City

Fanta Kaba Golden Roots Essentials. St. Louis

Mindy McCubbin, co-founder of COMO W.I.N.E., Columbia

Educational Session 7: Business Interruption Insurance — Can Your COVID-19 Losses Be Recovered?

Bradley T. Wilders, Stueve Siegel Hanson, Kansas City 

IDEABOUNCE® – Live contest

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Here’s a taste of what Startup Missouri Expo 2019 was all about:

Exhibitors said it was the best expo experience they’ve had, speakers and educators said they were thrilled with the turnout, and those in attendance appreciated the chance to connect with people who can help them succeed. Click here to read more about what speakers, panelists and attendees had to say.

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Publisher Liz Irwin (right) chats with the winners of the IdeaBounce competition

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Click here to download a marketing kit to become a sponsor at Startup Missouri Expo 2020

 

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