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March 2024

Upcoming Happenings in the District

Welcome to the March 2024 edition of Cortex Connections - now monthly! Below you will find updates about District events, amenities, offerings and operations.


To recognize Women's History Month our featured event is For the Women, hosted by CIC, Cortex, and Filament on March 27. We encourage you to check out the District calendar for more events in the District and in the region to celebrate in March. You can learn more about the featured events and find additional opportunities on the Cortex District calendar


Want to learn more about what else is going on in the District? Have something you would like to see featured on the Cortex District Event Calendar or an upcoming Cortex Connections newsletter? Check out the District calendar and submit features here.

We Are Cortex

Last month we were proud to introduce our 2024 We Are Cortex campaign, beginning with 27 banners displayed along Boyle Avenue. On March 5 we celebrated with a We Are Cortex lunch reception. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate their colleagues and learn more about the  Cortex District community. The event brought a delicious lunch by Taqueria Morita (opening soon in the District), tasty desserts by Square One graduate Puddin Puddin, and an insightful panel featuring the CIC Social Impact Cohort.


Cortex is made up of a dynamic variety of services, research, resources, and most importantly, people! If you have a stellar colleague working in the District who you think is deserving of a little extra recognition – and would agree to be one of our next banner models – let us know who they are! Here’s a link to nominate them for the We Are Cortex campaign!

Women's History Month
Check out more opportunities during March in the District. All month long you can find featured "Women in Business who WOW" highlighted by Cortex's Square One

Applications Open

Do you know anyone ready to start their entrepreneurial journey? Applications for Cortex's Square One Ignite Summer Session are OPEN! This 4-week program, June 3-24, 2024 will guide entrepreneurs through the process of turning their idea into a business. Now accepting applications for business ideas in the bioscience, IT, advanced manufacturing/consumer products, or food industries.

Sign up for Ignite's Summer Session here: https://www.cortexstl.org/sq1/

Arch Grants 2024

Arch Grants funds innovative, diverse, early-stage companies with the potential to scale and make an impact in St. Louis, the country, and the world. Through their annual Startup Competition, they award up to $100,000 in equity-free grants plus access to an ecosystem of resources and support to extraordinary entrepreneurs who want to build their companies in St. Louis. Since 2012, they’ve funded 250 companies and awarded $16.4 million dollars in non-dilutive grants.


The application window for the 2024 Startup Competition is open from February 20 – March 29. You can find eligibility details and apply at www.archgrants.org/competition. Please contact Jess Bellomo, Director of Competition, at jess.bellomo@archgrants.org with any questions.

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St. Louis Green Business Challenge Registration

Cortex hosted the Green Business Showcase to kick off the 2024 Green Business Challenge by the Missouri Botanical Garden. The event featured 15 green businesses, a green team leaders panel, and resources for improving building energy use. 


Interested in incorporating sustainability strategies to your work? Learn more about the St. Louis Green Business Challenge hosted by the Missouri Botanical Garden and register your business here. 

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