Maximizing Innovation in STL w/ Travis Sheridan + The Bulletproof Startup

For our 1-year Anniversary, we are excited to welcome our own Travis Sheridan, speaking on "Maximizing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in St. Louis", plus a short talk on how to build "The Bulletproof Startup". This is gonna be good!

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Travis Sheridan was a key player in the startup scene in Fresno California, and recently moved to STL to work with the Helix Center Incubator in St. Louis County. He's bringing some outside perspective and fresh ideas to St. Louis, and will share with us strategies for creating a culture of early adoption, navigating political waters and aligning agendas, plus a unique perspective on California vs. the Midwest. Travis is a rising star in the STL startup scene, don't miss this chance to hear his story!

You can check out Travis at travissheridan.me and @TravisSheridan

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To kick things off, we'll have a short talk by StartLouis organizer Dylan Hassinger (yours truly) called "The Bulletproof Startup." I've been studying startups and micropreneurship for the last several years, and have developed a philosophy that can make your new business invincible. The Bulletproof Startup is a 5-question checklist to prove that your project has what it takes to take root, grow, and ultimately survive the pressures of a cutthroat economic landscape. The questions are not easy, but answering them will give your startup a suit of armor and a battle plan!

Follow dylan at @dylanized

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Meetup takes place at the T-REx training room, 611 Olive St. in downtown St. Louis. Go to the 12th floor and turn left. Parking is available on street, or in the parking garage (entrance at 7th and Pine).

Networking time begins at 6:30pm, meetup begins at 7pm. Afterwards we will offer a tour of the T-REx incubator and more networking. All are welcome // free of charge.

This should be one of our best events yet, and a great way to celebrate our 1-year birthday. Sorry for the late announcement on this and for rescheduling; but it'll be worth it!

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  • Chuck L.

    It was okay. Topics nor really relevant to me.

    May 23, 2013

  • Andy M.

    Excellent presentations. Thanks to Dylan and Travis. Always thought provoking and carry away new ideas and thoughts.

    May 23, 2013

  • Alex S.

    Thanks to the organizers for putting this fun and informative event together.

    May 23, 2013

  • Travis S.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts with the group. Here's a link to my deck. http://bit.ly/10k10Al #ChooseExploration

    2 · May 21, 2013

    • Simon

      Thanks Travis - liked the info, and lots of food for thought!

      May 21, 2013

    • Alex S.

      Thanks for sharing this and giving an exciting presentation Travis!

      May 23, 2013

  • Benjamin G.

    Take away notes from both presentations tonight:
    Choose Exploration — Fuck yeah!
    Happy 1-year Anniversary StartLouis!
    Stay awesome!

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Great info and entertaining presentations. Not your typical, rehashed information you hear a lot of times.

    May 21, 2013

  • Benjamin G.

    Diggin this bulletproof startup info

    May 21, 2013

  • James

    Something has come up and I will not be able to make it tonight

    May 21, 2013

  • Lee L.

    Technologist looking for problems to solve.

    May 9, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Don't say that too loudly, you're liable to get mobbed by idea guys :)

      May 21, 2013

  • Benjamin W.

    Hey Travis and Dylan, if you need any help tonight please let me know, I'm probably just going to be hanging out at work till it's time to head that way anyways so just hit me up on twitter (@axe9)

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Travis S.

    Attending StartLouis next week? You can play BINGO based on my presentation. I'm putting $25 up for grabs. Just a way to have fun. http://bit.ly/TravisSheridanBingo

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • Drew W.

    Don't forget to join us for Random Hacks of Kindness St. Louis, a civic-based Hackathon with prizes for winning teams. Come and build a better St. Louis. Remember to RSVP on Facebook and Eventbrite. All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome and needed.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/...
    (for social posting and connecting)
    Eventbrite: http://rhokstl.eventbrite.com/
    (required for regestration)

    May 16, 2013

    • Kyu

      There is the FB event-specific link from Drew's post from another group... https://www.facebook.c...­

      May 16, 2013

    • Drew W.

      Thanks, Kyu, apparently copy/paste is beyond my ability [user error]

      May 16, 2013

  • Gabriel B.

    Real Enterprise Social with Real ROI! Pitching ITEN Mock Angels in June. U been there done that? Love to hear about your experience. Hit me up...

    May 16, 2013

  • Travis S.

    I look forward to sharing my perspective. I will hand out BINGO cards to those in attendance. "ECOSYSTEM" will probably be the FREE space.

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Andy M.

    Looking forward to another great evening connecting and reconnecting with fine folks.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know how to optimally use the intuit card reader or square card reader and know if either syncs with QuickBooks?

    May 10, 2013

    • Paul H.

      Christina the Intuit reader is designed to work with Quickbooks directly no syncing required

      May 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Paul!

      May 13, 2013

  • Simon

    Good job on the inaugural year!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Travis S.

    Happy Anniversary...let's party

    May 9, 2013

  • Ray

    Thanks again to the organizers.

    May 8, 2013

  • Chuck L.

    I plan on attending.

    May 8, 2013

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