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)

June 13th Schedule

5:30 – 6:30pm – Artificial Intelligence: Its Industries & Impact Havana Room

Panelists include: Marc Bernstein, Balto Software; Baxter Eaves, Redpoll; Amit Kothari, Tallyfy; Aiden Livingston, ThermoAI; Alex Mueller, Capnion; Darryl Palmer, Janus Choice

AI technology is all around us. From our healthcare to our grocery aisles to our national security, the adoption is widespread—and growing. Join us for a discussion with six ITEN companies who are using AI to address problems in a variety of industries. Moderated by Dave Costenaro of Prepare.ai, the panel will share their perspectives from the frontlines of this revolutionary field—both the exciting ways it will impact our lives, and the challenges and concerns that come along with it.

4:00 – 5:00pm Vision vs. Focus: The Feature-Product-Company Dilemma – James Crutchfield Room

led by Stephen Von Rump, ITEN Entrepreneur in Residence

Most entrepreneurs have come up against this age-old investor paradox: present a broad vision and they say you are not focused enough for early success; present a focused plan and they say you are a feature or a product, not a company with a big enough vision.  How do you balance these opposing forces as you seek funding for your business?  ITEN Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Von Rump will share his experience from both sides of the investor/entrepreneur table, leading a discussion on how to focus your business idea and vision to be successful as a startup, while making it “big” enough to attract venture capital.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Office Hours with Keith Grosz – Josephine Baker Rm (formally BGB)


5:00 – 6:30 pm Office Hours with Rick Stemler – Josephine Baker Rm (formally BGB)


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