ITEN

ITEN was founded in April 2008 to be the catalyst of the St. Louis region’s IT startup ecosystem. The organization accelerates scalable tech startups with programs for rapid company development, connections to talent, essential networking, and fundraising preparation. ITEN looks to enable experienced entrepreneurs to help other entrepreneurs build successful, growing tech ventures. These critical connections are formed through direct mentoring access, a curriculum of graduated acceleration programs, monthly networking programs & special events.

Key Programs
Business Model Validation Program
Mock Angels
Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Read about ITEN’s impact.

Office
911 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63101

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Twitter: @itenstl
Facebook: @itenstlouis
LinkedIn Group
Website: itenstl.org

ITEN Stories on EQ

Is Age a Factor in the Startup Space? Three ITEN Participants Discuss

There is strength in numbers. Typically this refers to headcount or strategic partnerships, but the saying also aptly describes how age diversity among entrepreneurs and those on a startup team can lend critical strength....

Beyond the Basics: 4 Things ITEN’s Mock Angels Want Startups to Know

Since ITEN launched the Mock Angel program in 2009, ITEN startup companies and the startup ecosystem in St. Louis have both evolved and matured. Melissa Grizzle, ITEN’s Director of Entrepreneur Development, notes that companies enter Mock Angels...

Where to Pitch: 1 Million Cups

It began over a cup of coffee at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri; how can our community further help our entrepreneurs? What began with a question led to the first...

Pivot and Profit: How ITEN’s Mock Angels Helps Companies Grow

If you have traction but need to raise money to advance your technology-based company, then ITEN’s Mock Angels should be your first stop. A capstone of ITEN’s programming since 2009, the Mock Angel program...

ITEN Releases Annual Tech Startup Report: 6 Takeaways

At a launch party at T-REX tonight, ITEN released its 2015 Startup Tech Report offering encouraging information for the region and the tech startup world. As a veteran organization of the St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem, ITEN...

The Value of an Entrepreneur in Residence

Entrepreneurs jumping into STL's startup space bring with them skill, passion and determination to see their companies and ideas succeed. But while passion may keep them going, often the guidance and advice of someone...

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Elaine Queathem Joins ITEN as Lead EIR for Corporate Innovation Program

ITEN has announced that Elaine Queathem is joining the team as the lead Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR)...

ITEN Appoints New Executive Director, Mary Louise Helbig

The ITEN Board of Directors has appointed Mary Louise Helbig the new Executive Director of...

Startup Connection 2017 Expands To Bigger Venue With Express Scripts Leading Sponsors

The St. Louis region’s largest annual event celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship, Startup Connection, now in its ninth year has announced a new venue and a new lead sponsor. The event will take place on November 15, 2017 at The Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker.

7 Startup and Tech Events Happening This Week

From BBQ birthday parties to a Demo Day on The Pageant stage, here are seven events to keep you busy this week.

11 SLU Alumni Who Are Impacting St. Louis’ Tech Scene

The entrepreneurial rise in St. Louis couldn’t happen without the foundation and support set by successful mentors and entrepreneurs who came before. Here are

Is Age a Factor in the Startup Space? Three ITEN Participants Discuss

There is strength in numbers. Typically this refers to headcount or strategic partnerships, but the...

Points of View: 3 Startup Supporters Share How the T-REX Innovation Center Sets Itself Apart

The startup scene in St. Louis is a variegated one. Besides the startup businesses themselves, accelerators,...

6 Startup Events Not to Miss This Week

Demo Days, Cortex Tours, Meetups oh my. Here is a handful of events to include in...

Beyond the Basics: 4 Things ITEN’s Mock Angels Want Startups to Know

Since ITEN launched the Mock Angel program in 2009, ITEN startup companies and the startup ecosystem...

Voices: Francis Chmelir of ITEN on Corporate-Startup Collaborations

It’s no secret that St. Louis' size allows for unique collaborations. Startups are able to...