Corporate & Community Supporters

Corporate & Community Supporters

“(I)t takes a whole community to raise a successful startup company that can grow, scale and contribute to a healthy economy.”

- Brad Feld, Entrepreneur, author, Techstars founder, and venture capitalist

ITEN was created in 2008 to help tech entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures by offering educational programs and services. We have supported over 1,600 startups and are actively working with as many as 120 startups. We measure our success by the success of the startups we support as reflected in the 1,750+ jobs created since 2012 and the over $200M raised in funding.

We have been able to accomplish this with the generous support of our sponsors:

Gateway to Innovation

SBIR - STTR America's Seed Fund Powered by SBA

America's SBDC Missouri

U.S. Small Business Advertising





ITEN is an ecosystem builder...

Community Engagement

With a commitment to being an ecosystem builder – we know that we can do more together. We work hard on developing and nurturing relationships with other Entrepreneur Support Organizations. A key role for ITEN staff and mentors is wayfinding – connecting entrepreneurs to the right resources at the right time during the journey. Our active community partners include:



Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers

St. Louis County Library

New Arch Grants

SLU Start

Next Missouri

St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective

MO Source Link


One Million Cups

Cortex Innovation Community

Brand of St. Louis

Cyber Up





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