Digital Version of St. Louis Tech Ecosystem Map Released

St. Louis – July 25, 2019 – ITEN ( and Cara Stone, LLP ( are excited to announce their new collaboration aimed at enhancing and broadening services for the tech startup companies they serve.  “ITEN is focused on supporting the launch and commercialization of scalable tech companies in the St. Louis region. This partnership supports publishing a digital version of our very popular St. Louis Tech Startup Ecosystem map on our website, and enables us to expand educational programming in the critically important area of investor funding,” said Mary Louise Helbig, ITEN Executive Director.  “In addition to featured articles on our blog, and exploring opportunities to present new bootcamp programs, we are looking forward to Cara Stone participating in the Funding Roadmap session at our 2nd Thursday Event on October 10, 2019, at Venture Café.

“Cara Stone believes the vibrant companies of the future are going to emerge from places like Missouri that understand hard work and how to build real value. The work that ITEN does in the community to educate, support, and connect entrepreneurs is crucial to the success of those companies. We’re excited to partner with ITEN and lend our expertise on fundraising in emerging markets,” said Mark Graffagnini, Managing Partner of Cara Stone.

Support from organizations like Cara Stone enables ITEN to provide programs and services free-of-charge to tech entrepreneurs as they commercialize new innovation and launch new businesses.  This has a positive and direct impact on the St. Louis region as measured by new product launches, job creation, revenue production and talent attraction and retention.  You may access and download a current copy of ITEN’s 2018 Impact Report at (

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