ITEN Launched Mentor +1 Program

Thursday, April 6. T-Rex. ITEN’s inaugural Mentor breakfast kicked off today with a solid group of mentors in attendance. Designed to be a forum for the cultivation of the mentor spirit as well as the exchange of new ideas, the breakfast was opened by remarks from ITEN Executive Director Francis … Read More

Insurtech: The 2.5 Billion Market Opportunity & How Startups Can Play a part

On Feb. 23rd, Thursday, RGAx and ITEN gave a great presentation and discussion on the opportunities about Insurtech, the discussion session was moderated by ITEN Executive Director, Francis Chmelir. RGAx global innovation leaders leading by Mark Showers shared their primary innovation areas of focus and how successful collaboration with the … Read More

Welcome New Mentors Joining ITEN

We’re thrilled to announce the following two business leaders, domain experts and community influencer joining us in supporting our startups in meaningful way via our mentor programs. Please join us in welcoming all of them to our mentor team. Nannette Musgrave   About Nannette Musgrave Nannette Musgrave has worked in the … Read More

St. Louis Region Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Johnson 314-497-8985 St. Louis Region Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup Community Builds on Individual Organizations’ Diversity & Inclusion Efforts to Align Towards Equity (December 1, 2016) – Twelve St. Louis area nonprofit and governmental organizations are initial … Read More

The Exit Interview

In October, ITEN held the first of a series we are entitling, “The Exit Interview”, where ITEN brings forth local entrepreneurs who have scaled up a tech startup and had a successful exit event. Our first event was held on October 19th at the T-REX incubator downtown, and was presented … Read More

clEAR Graduated from ITEN’s Mock Angel Program

Two more ITEN companies graduated our Mock Angel program in October. clEAR (customized learning: Exercises for Aural Rehabilitation) and another ITEN company (founders decided not to discose their business yet) both completed the Mock Angel pitch preparation as well as the rigor of Due Diligence at ITEN. The following is … Read More

Innovation Award

ITEN was recognized by Mayor Francis Slay with an Innovation Award at the Mayor’s Annual Business Luncheon on Friday September 30th.

Hoperator Graduates from ITEN’s Mock Angel Program

ITEN is very pleased to announce that Hoperator ( has graduated from the Mock Angel Program. Founders Chris Douglas and Michael Foltz are seeking strategic investor engagements and will be likely reaching out to you in the coming weeks.  We hope you will be receptive to connecting with the team at Hoperator.  In the meantime feel … Read More