ITEN 2nd Thursday-test


2nd Thursday is ITEN’s signature monthly event connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies with veteran business leaders, investors and the public. Held in collaboration with Venture Cafe, @4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 in the heart of the Cortex District. 2nd Thursday is a community gathering full of dynamic programming. Everyone is invited; parking available around the building and in the lot across the street.

2nd Thursday Programming:

5:30 – 6:30 pm ITEN Founder’s Speaker Series – Jim Blatt, Mortgage Returns

Jim Blatt, co-founded Mortgage Returns in 2004 to help mortgage originators improve their results. Their web-based relationship management solution grew from a refinance-focused system to a broad-based marketing solution and was acquired by Ellie Mae in October of 2015. Come hear about Jim’s entrepreneurial journey and about one of St. Louis’ successful exits of 2015.

Office Hours with ITEN Mentors:

During Office Hours, startups will meet one-on-one with the Mentor for a 20-30 minute slot.

3:00 – 4:30 PM  Jane Vancil, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ITEN

Read Jane’s bio and reserve 20 minutes with her here

4:30 – 5:30 PM  Dan Klotzer, principal Klotzer Patents LLC 

Read Dan’s bio and reserve 20 minutes with him here

6:00 – 7:00 PM Gary Stiehr; big data, high-performance expert; founder of StampedeCon

Read Gary’s bio and reserve 20 minutes with him here

Investor Roundtables 3:30 – 5:00 PM 

investor(s) will meet with up to 5 startups during a 45 minute slot

Featured Investor Group: Gary McKinney, Centennial Investors (Columbia, MO)

Read more and reserve 45 minutes with the investor(s) here


 If you missed previous 2nd Thursdays, check out our YouTube channel.