Welcome New Mentors Joining ITEN

We’re thrilled to announce the following two business leaders, domain experts and community influencer joining us in supporting our startups in meaningful way via our mentor programs. Please join us in welcoming all of them to our mentor team. Nannette Musgrave   About Nannette Musgrave Nannette Musgrave has worked in the … Read More

Everyone is now a software company (again)

By David Strom Several years ago I wrote, “everyone is in the software business. All of the interesting business operations are happening inside your company’s software.” Since then, this trend has intensified. Today I want to share with you three companies that should come under the software label. And while … Read More

St. Louis Region Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Johnson 314-497-8985 bjohnson@biostl.org St. Louis Region Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup Community Builds on Individual Organizations’ Diversity & Inclusion Efforts to Align Towards Equity (December 1, 2016) – Twelve St. Louis area nonprofit and governmental organizations are initial … Read More

The future of St. Louis can be found here

By David Strom I am almost embarrassed to admit that I have lived in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis and never even known about one of the most vibrant college campuses around. I refer to Ranken Technical College, a school that sits just a mile or so … Read More

Microshop- develop your concept to a product

For 2nd Thursday at Venture Café on October 13th, ITEN mentor Margie Skiljan gave a great talk on product development for tech startups.  You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/JlkKJWDBCQ4 The session had a number of great points and advice on how to develop tech products from a startup’s perspective, leveraging … Read More

Whoozini piloting at venture café

Whoozini is the flagship product of 3Bluetin. The company is started by Kaustuv and Sudeep with a vision to create different forms of seamless digital communication between smartphones. On Nov. 10, Whoozini will pilot at venture cafe. With One app to search & connect to people near you, create your own … Read More

The Exit Interview

In October, ITEN held the first of a series we are entitling, “The Exit Interview”, where ITEN brings forth local entrepreneurs who have scaled up a tech startup and had a successful exit event. Our first event was held on October 19th at the T-REX incubator downtown, and was presented … Read More

clEAR Graduated from ITEN’s Mock Angel Program

Two more ITEN companies graduated our Mock Angel program in October. clEAR (customized learning: Exercises for Aural Rehabilitation) and another ITEN company (founders decided not to discose their business yet) both completed the Mock Angel pitch preparation as well as the rigor of Due Diligence at ITEN. The following is … Read More