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May 1

Special Notice Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Information

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ITEN offers entrepreneurs and innovators educational events to support them during their commercialization journey. From ideation to prototype and on to growth stage, our education events cover critical topics such as: creating a business model, using the Lean Canvas, delivering an effective pitch, developing financials, and protecting IP – to name just a few.

Our cornerstone event is 2nd Thursday with additional events, seminars and workshops scheduled throughout the year.

ITEN 2nd Thursday

2nd Thursday is ITEN’s signature monthly event connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies with subject matter experts, other founders, and a diverse innovation community, typically held every month at Venture Cafe, 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110; but virtual until further notice due to COVID-19.

Thursday, May 13

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes of Customer Discovery: First Person Accounts on the Importance, Impact, & Challenges of Early Stage Startups

featuring the Spring 2021 cohort of ITEN Eureka Experience: Validation 

Getting early validation that your startup is solving the right problem for the right customer is critical to building a solid foundation and not wasting precious money, energy & time. But the process can be challenging and the path is rarely straight. Startups completing ITEN’s new Eureka Experience: Validation program will each share the details of their 3-month customer discovery journey, what they learned, and how it will inform their path forward. Come learn, be inspired, and see how you can help.


Past Events

YouTube - ITEN STL 

Member Events

ITEN hosts events for our community members, such as Founder2Founder, Pitch Practice and Corporate Showcases. Please visit UNION for the latest event calendar and to register.

Regional Events

We are a founding member and co-organizer of events that are open to the public.

Startup Connection


St. Louis Equity in Entrepreneurship Collective

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