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Is the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) Dead?

Is the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) Dead?

April 16, 2021 - Is the MVP dead? We’ll dig into what an MVP actually is, how it’s evolved, and how you can use the concept to validate and drive your product development journey. Read full article by ITEN Mentor Ken Mocabee, Sr. Partner/Director of Business Solutions

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Identifying Your Ideal Customer

Identifying Your Ideal Customer

March 2, 2021 – The month of March is Women’s History Month. What better way to celebrate than to gain some great advice and tips from ITEN Mentor, and principal at Sales Acceleration Group, Kristie Jones.

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It All Starts with a Business Model Canvas or Lean Canvas!

It All Starts with a Business Model Canvas or Lean Canvas!

February 15, 2021 – An important place to start any new venture is defining and understanding your business model; even asking the fundamental question, “Do I have a business?”.

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Celebrating and Thankful for our STL Entrepreneurs

Celebrating and Thankful for our STL Entrepreneurs

November 17, 2020 – The month of November is the time of year we celebrate Thanksgiving, a time for reflection and gratitude. This year is rather a different year than most. With a pandemic upon us, we give special thanks for what we have this year, not necessarily for what we especially want.

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Top Industries At Risk for Cyber Attacks

Top Industries At Risk for Cyber Attacks

October 22, 2020 – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) which was created in 2004 to bring attention to cybersecurity in a connected world. We all have a part to play in protecting ourselves and businesses from cyber attacks to ensure the long-term security and viability of the technologies and solutions we use every day.

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Convertible Note (or SAFE) vs Equity: What’s the Better Deal?

Convertible Note (or SAFE) vs Equity: What’s the Better Deal?

September 25, 2020 – We are happy to share this wealth of information from our Digital Startup Ecosystem Map Sponsor, Cara Stone, LLP, on a decision many founders are confronted with, when should my company use a convertible note or safe?

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10 Taboo Subjects About Becoming an Entrepreneur

10 Taboo Subjects About Becoming an Entrepreneur

May 19, 2020 – Gv Freeman hosted our virtual Expert Round Table event at Venture Café on May 14, 2020. Gv is a highly respected and sought after ITEN mentor because as an entrepreneur he understands the journey, and he is also a great advisor in self-care.

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Drowning in COVID-19 Information?

Drowning in COVID-19 Information?

April 10, 2020 – We know these are challenging times for everyone. The good news is STL is a community that wants to stand together and help one another make it through. That said, the amount of information being shared, forwarded and broadcast is rather overwhelming.

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How HomeTraq is Innovating to Adapt to the COVID-19 Situation

How HomeTraq is Innovating to Adapt to the COVID-19 Situation

April 8, 2020 – We are always impressed by the determination and resilience of the entrepreneurs we work with at ITEN. Quite frankly it is inspiring! Check out how the HomeTraq team is using video home tours to continue home showings. About 75% of their customers are requesting this service. Congratulations Mark and Brett!

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Supporting Startups in Times of Uncertainty

Supporting Startups in Times of Uncertainty

March 20, 2020 – In November 2018, ITEN added the on-line engagement platform tool, UNION, for all our member companies to more effectively access the services and resources that we offer to them to help launch their tech companies, as well as connect with mentors and each other.

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Creating a Sales Culture of Accountability

Creating a Sales Culture of Accountability

March 14, 2020 - The month of March is Women’s History Month. What better way to celebrate than to listen to some great advice and tips from ITEN Mentor, and principal at Sales Acceleration Group, Kristie Jones.

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How Do the U.S. SBA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs Work?

How Do the U.S. SBA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs Work?

February 14, 2020 – The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a large and competitive initiative administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research / Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

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Thanks to All Our Fabulous ITEN Mentors!

Thanks to All Our Fabulous ITEN Mentors!

January 18, 2020 – January is National Mentoring Month and what a great way to start the new year by letting our ITEN mentors and all mentors know how much they are truly appreciated. Their knowledge, dedication and reliability help the next generation of business leaders achieve their full potential.

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Entrepreneur Ecosystem Building by the Numbers

Entrepreneur Ecosystem Building by the Numbers

November 22, 2019 – When a community works together to support its startups, it shows in the numbers. ITEN is a self-proclaimed entrepreneur ecosystem builder. On a daily basis we work with other Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs), universities and corporations to help St. Louis area entrepreneurs launch successful new tech ventures.

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Elevator Pitches – So Short, Yet So Hard to Perfect

Elevator Pitches – So Short, Yet So Hard to Perfect

October 1, 2019 – Most people, even those not active in startup communities, are aware of elevator pitches. From Shark Tank to local pitch competitions, they seem to be everywhere these days. However, they are more versatile than public pitch competitions and investor introductions.

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The Executive Summary: Your Startup’s Resume

The Executive Summary: Your Startup’s Resume

June 26, 2019 – Wikipedia defines an ‘Executive Summary’ as a short document or section of a document, produced for business purposes, that summarizes a longer report or proposal or a group of related reports in such a way that readers can rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.

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ITEN Company Spotlight: HUM Industrial Technology

ITEN Company Spotlight: HUM Industrial Technology

January 15, 2019 – We are happy to spotlight one of our newer member companies this month that just recently joined ITEN, HUM Industrial Technology. They develop wireless sensors and AI to make rail transportation smarter and safer. Using “vibration analysis” and machine learning software Byron Porter (CEO) is taking HUM to the next level.

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