The Importance of Due Diligence

ITEN’s Mock Angels program not only prepares start-ups for pitching to investors, but it also educates founders on the due diligence process that they will encounter as they seek funding or enter into buy-sell agreements. The focus of our due diligence review is to apply an appropriate amount of awareness … Read More

The Value Of An Entrepreneur In Residence

Entrepreneurs jumping into STL’s startup space bring with them skill, passion and determination to see their companies and ideas succeed. But while passion may keep them going, often the guidance and advice of someone who has been through it all before is the most important piece of the puzzle. As … Read More

Mentoring: It May be Free, But it Still Takes Work!

Thanks to great organizations like ITEN and GatewayVMS there are established pools of volunteer mentors available and offering free assistance to start-up companies. I have had the fortunate experience of being on both sides of the mentoring table – as a mentee and mentor. And as you might expect, I … Read More

Thoughts on Mentorship from Entrepreneur In Residence

As of April 1, ITEN is 7 years old! What a difference in the St. Louis tech echosystem since our early days back in 2008. ITEN has interacted with over five hundred startup tech ventures in our region since inception and a few recurring questions always come up from our … Read More