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What’s ITEN

 

ITEN Tech Startup Report Release Party

Date: Tuesday, March 1st
from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Address: T-REX
911 Washington Ave., 5th Floor,
St. Louis, MO


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Why do I mentor

ITEN Mentors are serial entrepreneurs, investors, subject matter experts and/or community influencers

“ITEN has always played a central role in St Louis startups in their formative days. The ITEN EIR and Mentor programs have provided great guidance to St Louis start ups. I Look forward to contributing any way possible to the next group of St Louis startups” – Tom Niermann, Mentor

“ITEN has always played a central role in St Louis startups in their formative days. The ITEN EIR and Mentor programs have provided great guidance to St Louis start ups. I Look forward to contributing any way possible to the next group of St Louis startups” – Tom Niermann, Mentor

“ITEN has always played a central role in St Louis startups in their formative days. The ITEN EIR and Mentor programs have provided great guidance to St Louis start ups. I Look forward to contributing any way possible to the next group of St Louis startups” – Tom Niermann, Mentor

The best way to connect to innovation
We bring together tech startup ventures and regional corporations in innovative ways to help both overcome barriers to rapid growth.

ITEN serves over 370 startup ventures. On average, 8 new tech startup companies join ITEN each month.

48+  EIR  Companies

 

47 Mock Angel Graduates

84% With Outside Investment

5  EIRs

86 Mentors  With 3500 Volunteer Hours Annually

380+  Ventures

4  Corporate Engagement PARTNERS

What  Entrepreneurs  Are  Saying

  • “From the rigor of the Mock Angels program, our due diligence files are in order and will reduce time to funding. Our pitch deck and presentations practice and refinement led us in part, to acceptance in two Cultivation Capital accelerator programs–SixThirty FinTech Accelerator, and the Prosper Women-owned business accelerator. We continue to reach out to mentors as we need assistance in particular areas.”

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  • “ITEN has got to be the best resource for tech entrepreneurs in St. Louis. Our business has benefited beyond what we could have anticipated. The one-on-one mentorship has helped me grow as person and an entrepreneur. The hard work preparing, giving, and redoing our presentation for Mock Angels was worth the long hours. We also have raised funding only a few months after the Mock Angel Program. Great team at ITEN with real wisdom! – Jim Koeting ( Founder of PFITR)
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  • “Going through the Mock angel program forced us to examine our business on another level. It pushed us to make changes and evolve to become better. Working the Mike Gaddis as well as all the other mentors, supporters and team members has been game changing. Thank you ITEN!” – Dan Lohman ( Founder of Pushup Social)
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ITEN has got to be the best resource for tech entrepreneurs in St. Louis. Our business has benefited beyond what we could have anticipated. The one-on-one mentorship has helped me grow as person and an entrepreneur. The hard work preparing, giving, and redoing our presentation for Mock Angels was worth the long hours. Because of the mentorship, training, and programs offered by ITEN we are not only well-established and plugged into the tech ecosystem in St. Louis we also have raised funding only a few months after the Mock Angel Program. Great team at ITEN with real wisdom!
- Jim Koeting ( Founder of PFITR)

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I’ve participated in many pitch competitions with my company, and by far the best, most detailed feedback came from the Mock Angel program. The Mock Angels truly listened to my pitch and gave me applicable advice that I’ve incorporated into my pitch and my business. Now that I am actually raising money, I feel much more prepared and confident as a result of participating in the Mock Angel program.
- Ty Benefiel (Founder of MeterGenius)

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Chuck has been a great coach for me as I work through the challenges of an early-stage startup. It was a great experience for us to be introduced the company to several more experienced mentors during the Mock Angel process. We received detailed and actionable feedback, and as a result we are much better prepared to pitch to investors.
-Vincent Stegman (founder of Konza Investment Technology)

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Going through the Mock angel program forced us to examine our business on another level. It pushed us to make changes and evolve to become better. Working the Mike Gaddis as well as all the other mentors, supporters and team members has been game changing. Thank you ITEN!
– Dan Lohman (Founder of Pushup Social)

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This program gives you time with people who have experienced raising capital. Their constructive feedback on our investor pitch has really helped us think through what we want and certainly helped us raise capital in St. Louis. With ITEN’s support and network we believe we can grow Tallyfy to a position where we can one day contribute back to this community.
- Pravina Pindoria & Amit Kothari (Founders of Tallyfy)

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From the rigor of the Mock Angels program, our due diligence files are in order and will reduce time to funding. Our pitch deck and presentations practice and refinement led us in part, to acceptance in two Cultivation Capital accelerator programs--SixThirty FinTech Accelerator, and the Prosper Women-owned business accelerator. We continue to reach out to mentors as we need assistance in particular areas. We attend the ITEN Venture Café each month, and continue to get value from the ITEN network, and the presentations. ITEN also gives us a place to give back and help newer entrepreneurs where our experience can be helpful!
- Suzanne Magee (CEO and Co-Founder Bandura, LLC-- and Chairperson of TechGuard Security, LLC

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The mentorship and guidance I've received has been incredibly valuable for Eureka. The access that ITEN provides to individuals with such great experience as founders, investors, and more; has been truly crucial in understanding how to move forward as an early-stage company. To have this level of access and mentorship for free is unheard of and I highly recommend other St. Louis companies to take advantage of what ITEN has to offer.
- Manu Stephen (CEO and Co-Founder of Eureka Analytics)

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ITEN has given the community an opportunity to accept entrepreneurship. Because of ITEN, many other related organizations not only exist, but thrive. It takes an organization like ITEN to inspire and highlight the entrepreneurship community as a key part of the growing St. Louis economy.
- Alex Cruz (Founder of PenPath)

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The ITEN Mock Angel program has been an extremely valuable experience. Thanks to the “pitch practices” and due diligence process, I feel much more prepared to raise money from institutional investors. More importantly was the feedback and mentoring support from the EIR’s, which were truly insightful and helpful throughout the entire program. Starting a new technology venture is challenging in so many ways, and thanks to the ITEN Mock Angel program I feel prepared to take my business to the next level.
- Christopher R. Deck (President of Deck Commerce )

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ITEN's program and mentors have been amazing to work with over the past year. Their experience and expertise in every major field of a business has helped us polish all aspects of our business model. Their personal interest in our company's success is truly apparent and we are excited about the next chapter of our relationship.
- Brian Lord (President & CEO of Sitting Duck Advertising)

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