New in 2022! Introducing....

Details for Tuesday, AUGUST 16

Expert Roundtable (Virtual Only)
4 - 5 p.m.


Aug Roundtable

The labor market is tight for all companies. Come join us and learn about some tools early-stage companies can use to attract the talent they need to start and grow. This session will cover various benefits that can be offered as well as types of incentive compensation high growth companies can use when looking to compete in the talent market. 

Presented by Hush Blackwell Attorney: Jordan Bergkamp, Partner 



Focal Point
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

After a Brief Summer Break, Focal Point will Return in SEPTEMBER....details coming soon!



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


YouTube - ITEN STL 

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.


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


Member Events

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Startup Connection


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