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November 12 StartLouis. Equity funding, debt financing, the future of T-REx!

Meeting Agenda:

6:30-7:00 Networking
7:00-7:05 Announcements
7:05-7:10 Emma from T-REx Talking about what the future holds. 
7:10-7:40 Kyle Welborn, Partner at Cultivation Capital
7:40-8:10 Michael Pulliam, VP of Small Business Banking at US Bank
8:10-8:30 Tours of T-REx, Networking, finishing the beer!


This month’s StartLouis will be packed with great information about funding your business, the future of T-REx, and as always, PITCH PRACTICE!


First up will be Emma from T-REx talking about the new building, and what the future holds for T-REx, if you haven’t heard, T-REx will be moving into a great new space in the Lammert Building at 911 Washington Ave.

After that will be our regular pitch practice event. We encourage everyone to stand up and talk about your business for 30 seconds. Even if you’re in the very early stages of forming your complete idea, get it out and in the open. You never know who might be listening in, it might be funding, resources, or a new partner to help you out and keep you on track. It’s amazing how real things get when other people know about them.

Next we’ll hear from Kyle Welborn, Partner at Cultivation Capital to give you the inside track on how funders work with startups. Kyle has a deep background in the entrepreneurial support system on both the funding side, and counseling side of the equation. He’s a great resource to get to know, and is very in-tune to the funding environment in the Saint Louis Area. Kyle’s experience working within the equity financing side of the money game will be invaluable to many of you

After that we’ll have Michael Pulliam, Vice President of Small Business Banking at US Bank. Mr. Pulliam will approach funding from the traditional bank financing side of the equation. To many people, going the traditional financing route is incredibly scary and daunting. It can sometimes be hard to wrap your head around how everything works, and who can and can’t get funding through this means. Mr. Pulliam will be a great resource for everyone considering funding their business through traditional methods of financing.

As always, we'll have a quick tour of T-REx led by Emma with some more information about the space and programs available for reduced cost office space down town.

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  • Lisette D.

    Kyle Wellborn & Michael Pulliam were great speakers and very informative!

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good meeting, but I doubt anyone is in a position to approach a bank for funding. We are all Startups!

    November 13, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      You have to know your options to be able to make the right decisions for your business.

      November 13, 2013

    • Chappie

      Banks are in "after" you show you can make money or you have money(. So the rule "it takes money to make money" is in play when it comes to the banks. Two words "Private lending"

      November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

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    November 14, 2013

  • Kyu

    I am continually impressed with the growing turn-out at the StartLouis meetups: very informative, very good networking opportunities, and great validation of the diverse entrepreneurial spirit of the St. Louis metro community. I hope that each and every new person in attendance saw the value of this group and attend future meetings! It may feel overwhelming at first, but the next conversation you have could lead you to that idea, connection, or partner to help turn your idea into reality. It's worth it!

    2 · November 13, 2013

  • Chris K.

    This is my first event/experience with StartLouis and I'm looking forward to meeting other like minded individuals in STL.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Chris H.

    I'm excited to be attending my first T-Rex center event and unveiling my crowdfunding campaign for Power Up. If interested, www.PowerUpStL.com

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • michael s.

    I'm looking forward to the presentations and to talking to other entrepreneurs interested in private funding.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Elizabeth L.

    I'm looking forward to meeting new people and learning more about the great ideas of St Louisans! I have heard great things about T-Rex. Can't wait to get a tour!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Chuck L.

    Great group. Looking forward to the speakers and meeting new people.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Lisette D.

    Like the StartLouis Facebook page. Lots of info on speakers past & present. Tips on funding, management, marketing, etc. https://www.facebook.com/startlouis

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Alex C.

    This sounds like a good one. Excited to hear about the new T-Rex building.

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Jonathan L.

    Do we know who the presenter is this month?

    October 29, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Yes we do, working on the writeup

      October 29, 2013

    • Benjamin W.

      Hey there, I got the info added, check it out and tell your friends!

      October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this!

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting.

    October 20, 2013

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