Check-out the opportunities to attend 39 North community events, network, and become a part of the innovation district!

Weekly Scientific Seminar Series The Danforth Center hosts complimentary weekly Scientific Seminar Series on a variety of topics.

Second Thursdays of the Month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Agritech Thursdays
Geospatial Innovation Center, T-Rex,
911 Washington Avenue 4th Floor
AgriTech Thursdays is a monthly, after-work event focused on agricultural technologies research and collaboration in the St Louis region. At each event, one company or researcher gives a short, 15-minute talk on an existing or solved research problem of their choosing and how it fits into the wider agricultural technologies landscape followed by Q&A, drinks and networking. Interested in giving a talk? email:

February 21 – March 31
Arch Grants Startup Competition
Arch Grants is building a new economy in St. Louis through its annual Startup Competition by awarding $75,000 equity-free cash grants, plus an additional $25,000 for companies relocating to St. Louis* and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who headquarter their early-stage businesses in St. Louis. Learn more!

March 2, 16 & 30 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM
This six week online free offering by the Missouri SBDC will introduce technology start-ups to the steps necessary for developing a business model canvas for their early concept. This includes a framework that focuses on discovering the customer problems in the space where their potential solution may live. In addition, this course will include steps to develop a value proposition that fulfills the customer’s need, that differentiates them in the marketplace. Participants will learn the basics of conducting customer discovery interviews and will apply real-life learning by completing interviews outside of class. In addition, one-on-one counseling is available following the workshop. Register here!

April 12 – 13
InvestMidwest is back and applications to pitch at the event are open!
We’re are looking for growth and newbie companies in Life Sciences, Food / Agriculture, and Technology, with a focus on geospatial companies. If that’s you, this is an opportunity to pitch and meet with multiple investors at one event. Learn more!

April 30-May 4
The 16th Annual International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) Symposium –
Union Station, St. Louis
Be part of the only meeting in the world that integrates bio-innovation R&D, regulation, policy, and social engagement in support of sustainability. Participate in an exceptionally relevant and interesting program of keynote, plenary, parallel, Pecha Kucha, and poster sessions, together with topic-focussed workshops to explore the theme of Advancing science in support of sustainable bio-innovation. Learn more.