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

The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Mary Louise Helbig from ITEN

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Director of ITEN.

ITEN’s CIP Program Jumpstarts Corporate Innovation

ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program (CIP) capitalizes on a growing trend in which corporations are sponsoring innovation showcases or demo days. Just as trade shows brings together buyers and vendors, these events, some open to...

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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On Innovation City: ITEN Discusses Furthering the Tech Startup Ecosystem

“[When working with startups] I’ll take the guy who hits the single every time he gets up to bat versus somebody that you’re waiting for to hit a home run.” — Mary Louise Helbig
The Bourbon Friday Show

The Bourbon Friday Show with Mary Louise Helbig from ITEN

On this episode of the Bourbon Friday Show, we had the opportunity to talk with Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Director of ITEN.

The “I’m No Different” Paradox

Fundamental gaps in experience prevent investment in diverse startups.

A “No” from Arch Grants Isn’t a “No” to Your Business

Once you've had a chance to take advantage of St. Louis's other startup resources, talk with your mentors, and strengthen your application, you should definitely consider re-applying the following year.

ITEN’s CIP Program Jumpstarts Corporate Innovation

ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program (CIP) capitalizes on a growing trend in which corporations are sponsoring...

Guide to Startup Pitch Events in St. Louis

With all the formats for “pitching” your company around St. Louis, how is an entrepreneur...

Elaine Queathem Joins ITEN as Lead EIR for Corporate Innovation Program

Savvy Coders founder, Elaine Queatham, joins ITEN to help emerging tech startups commercialize their products by connecting them with corporate partners.

ITEN Appoints New Executive Director, Mary Louise Helbig

After a 3-month search, the ITEN Board of Directors announces a new Executive Director today.
Startup Connection

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.
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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.