ITEN 2nd Thursday @ Venture Cafe

2nd Thursday is ITEN’s signature monthly event connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies with subject matter experts, other founders, and a diverse innovation community.
held every month at Venture Cafe, 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110

Monthly 2nd Thursday Schedule:
• 3:30 – 6:30 Mentor Office Hours by appointment
• 4:00 – 5:00 Small Group Discussion led by Subject Matter Experts (James Crutchfield Room)
• 5:30 – 6:30 Main Event on Topic Important to Tech Entrepreneurs (Havana Room)

December 12th Schedule

5:30 – 6:30pm – ITEN Main Event: Holiday Fun with Pitch Deck Karaoke! Havana Room

Hosted by Matthew Hansard, founder & CEO of Mylestones and Pitch Deck Karaoke Master

It’s the time of year to be joyful! So this month at 2nd Thursday we’re going to have some fun with a round of Pitch Deck Karaoke! What is Pitch Deck Karaoke, you ask? It’s an improv game where you pitch to an audience without knowing the contents of the deck ahead of time. The first slide gives you your theme, and the next 9 slides could be anything! It’s a game that pushes your brain to think fast on your feet (could come in handy at your next investor pitch), gets people laughing (with you, not at you—we promise), and keeps everyone wondering what will happen next. Like all karaoke nights, get your name on the list when you first arrive and we’ll get through as many brave souls as there is time!

4:00 – 5:00pm – Rountable : The Power of a PEO – James Crutchfield Room

Hosted by Bill Masurat of TriNet

Launching and growing a company requires juggling many important tasks, and having the right partnerships can help ensure critical areas are not overlooked. Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) provide startups and other small businesses access to the HR solutions they need, freeing up founders’ valuable time to focus on growing their businesses. Join Bill Masurat of TriNet and Patrick Flor, Founder & CEO of Platter for a conversation about the benefits of these partnerships, and how they can give companies an edge in recruiting, fundraising, and improving their bottomline.

3:30 – 6:30 pm ITEN Mentor Office Hours – Josephine Baker Rm (formally BGB)

3:00 – 4:30pm ITEN Mentor Office Hours with Stephen Von Rump

5:00 – 6:30pm ITEN Mentor Office Hours with Alejandro Ramirez


Check out our YouTube Channel to see videos of past events!