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VOICES - STL Inclusive Entrepreneurship Affinity Group

Tuesday, September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Organized By BioSTL
4240 Duncan Ave., In Havana (second floor), St. Louis, Missouri 63110


VOICES meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm.

In these challenging times, finding ways to connect and build supportive relationships is a must. If you’re a minority working in the St. Louis startup community then consider joining VOICES. If you're a woman, person of color, foreign-born, LGBTQ+ ... minority, then we're here for you! We welcome all who have a desire to build and support an inclusive innovation community.

If you're a minority working at a startup company, you're a minority founder who owns a startup business, you're a minority who works for an entrepreneur support organization, or you are in any way connected to the entrepreneur and small business ecosystem and you are looking for a space to connect and gain resources, then take this opportunity to be part of a community affinity group.

Consider making even deeper connections through our subgroups:

Hispanic Entrepreneurs: Lead - Ricardo Martinez

This affinity subgroup is open and welcoming to any Hispanic business entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur. Although this group is open to everyone, we specifically aim to provide bilingual discussion in Spanish and English to discuss issues and solutions that will aid the growth or the start of our ventures. The aim is to provide a safe space, free of judgment, for entrepreneurs who come from immigrant households. We also aim to discuss issues that are prevalent in our community, such as imposter syndrome and 1st generation guilt.

LGBTQ+: Lead - John Land

This affinity subgroup is open and welcoming to anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. Knowing that no one term or collection of letters can hope to capture the wealth of identities present in our community, we use the "queer" shorthand to also include people who identify as non-binary, asexual, aromantic, pansexual, demisexual, and many other gender- or sexuality-related identities. Although we love and value our straight allies, as we launch our subgroup, we ask that they abstain from joining us in this space so that we may create community in affinity and build a group foundation.

Ben Johnson
(314) 880-8877
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4240 Duncan Ave.
In Havana (second floor)
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
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