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Innovation Matrix

Tuesday, October 18

Focal Point

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (1 hour event and 1 hour networking following event)!

This month we are celebrating Women Entrepreneurship Week 2022 and are excited to present....

Built to Scale: Bold Growth Tactics for Women Entrepreneurs

Built to Scale

Celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week 2022 by joining us with a room full of brilliant ladies to discuss bold growth tactics in business! In "Built to Scale" we are hosting three women who will share their industry wisdom and entrepreneurial prowess for building companies that are positioned to scale rapidly.

Offering three separate presenters, this evening will offer inspiration on developing a growth mindset, models around diversifying income streams, and actionable templates to construct systems that can 10x your business. Bring your best friend and a notebook, because this event is going to be powerful!

Speaker Lineup:

kristy jacksonKristy Jackson on "Growth Mindsets to Work Your W.O.W."  

Give yourself permission to Work Your W.O.W. by making small but deliberate changes in your thinking, attitude, and actions to make the shift to a growth mindset. Key messages in this talk include:

+Women who wonder change the world

+Saying yes to Opportunity expands your growth mindset

+Know your Worth and then charge tax

devon moondyDevon Moody-Graham on "Diversifying Income Streams & International Markets"

Description coming soon



Emily Hemingway on "Scaling Any Business through 10x Systems"

With the right strategy, any business has the potential to scale. Now with technology and innovative product development, it isn't the question of whether you can 10x your company, it's just a question of how. Emily Hemingway will walk you through the systems and pathways of scale so that you can rapidly grow your business to make more money and more impact. Emily is 6x tech founder and national leader in entrepreneurial ecosystem design. She has worked alongside 200+ cities across America and supported over 150,000 emerging entrepreneurs, in all 50 states. Emily is no stranger to the founder journey and will be sharing her insight with women entrepreneurs of St. Louis.


All Details & Register Here for IN-PERSON at the OPO Downtown!


See Details & Register HERE for VIRTUAL option!


Stay Tuned for WEW2022 Event Info for Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Lindenwood University Campus in St. Charles!


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In addition to our public event, Focal Point, INNOVATION MATRIX offers a packed day of programming opportunities for ITEN Members including:

  • New Company Onboarding
  • Eureka Ideation Essentials | Lean Canvas, Traction Roadmap, Elevator Pitch
  • Mock Angel pitch sessions
  • Founder2Founder
  • Networking with peers, mentors, and the community

Check out the member calendar in Union for more details!

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Past Events


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Women Entrepreneurship Week 2021

Lindenwood University participated in the 8th Annual Women Entrepreneurship Week!  From October 18-22, we highlighted and honored local women entrepreneurs by hosting two speaking engagements. Both events were hybrid, meaning you could join us on the Lindenwood University campus or virtually! 

October 19, 2021

Amy MillsRecipient of the coveted Barbecue Heroine prize, Amy Mills leads 17th Street Barbecue as well as runs OnCue Consulting, the only barbecue business consultancy in the world, offering seminars and training in the culinary techniques behind great barbecue.

See Recorded Session

October 21, 2021

GRIT BookFrom the #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, Owning Your G.R.I.T., will feature a panel discussion on some of the 40 incredible women authors sharing each of their journey's and how they harnessed the power of Growth, Resilience, Intention, and Tenacity!

Featured Panelists:

  • Jennifer Bardot - VP Senior Business Banker, Enterprise Bank and Trust (Panel Moderator)
  • Kate Morrison - AAMS Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Reona Wise - Executive Director, Almost Home
  • Cate Redfern - Social Impact Strategist, Adansonia Consulting

See Recorded Session

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