December 9, 2020 – We are delighted to announce that Gv Freeman has joined ITEN as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Gv is a Growth Strategist with over 20 years of experience living at the center of a marketing, product, sales & self-care Venn diagram. A multipotentialitie at heart, Gv’s interests and experience span the roles of entrepreneur, executive, coach, marketer, salesman, product manager, DJ and Yoga teacher. Grounded firmly in the cornerstones of alignment, strategy, and process, Gv pulls from all of these disciplines to help startups launch, companies grow, and entrepreneurs live an integrated life.
Gv embodies the philosophy that work-life balance is bullsh*t. He’s an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of “Waking Up From the American Dream” and frequently blurs the line between business and mindfulness. Formerly known as Shane, Gv adopted his new name when it was gifted to him by one of his teachers. For Gv, who is a dedicated Yogi, accepting the gift of this name (Gv is short for Govind Dass) serves as an ever-present reminder that while we can never go back and make a brand-new start, we can start from now and make a brand-new end. In his spare time, Gv is a spiritual tourist, travels the world, attends as many concerts as possible, and loves spending time with his friends and soul family.
Join us in welcoming Gv as part of the ITEN Team!
ITEN provides a foundational system for entrepreneurs to work together towards building strong startups and a vibrant tech ecosystem. ITEN provides unique programs, events, and access to resources that accelerate tech venture success. ITEN’s programs form a venture roadmap from concept through design, prototype, launch, revenue, funding and rapid scaling. Guidance from serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and important community influencers helps entrepreneurs focus on essential critical tasks and avoid wasted efforts. Access to corporations, investors, key service providers and qualified talent means lower barriers to rapid growth. Designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, requiring neither payment nor equity, ITEN is a unique community asset and a proven route to venture success. Follow ITEN on Twitter at @itenstl and visit our website at itenstl.org to learn more.