2nd Thursday

2nd Thursday is ITEN’s signature monthly event connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies to information and people to move their companies forward.

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.

Lineup for April 13, 2017

5:30-6:30 pm   ITEN Founders’ Speaker Series: Matthew Kulig, Co-founder & CRO, aisle411 and President of the Missouri Venture Forum

Come learn from another great entrepreneurial journey as serial entrepreneur Matt Kulig shares what he’s learned as co-founder of multiple start-ups, including his quest to map products indoors as co-founder and CRO of aisle411, and as the current President of the Missouri Venture Forum.

4:00-5:00 pm Investor Roundtable: Fit for Funding… How to know when you’re ready?

An open discussion on how to position your company for a successful funding effort. Uncover common mistakes to avoid. Constructive legal and financial perspectives will be offered.
This session is led

This session is led by

Ryan Bretsch – Chief Operating Officer at Atomic Revenue

Scott Levine – Managing Member at AEGIS Professional Services

David Schenberg – Business Innovation Consultant from World Wide Technologies | Asynchrony Labs


3:30-5:00pm  Office Hours With Featured ITEN Mentor Tom Geiser

About Tom Geiser

Tom has been in Public Relations and Marketing for 20 plus years. He has spent four years with Citibank, in charge of communications for their mortgage department. He also ran his own firm with 35 employees. Before this Tom also served with global communications agency Fleishman Hillard.

Tom enjoys being an entrepreneur and worked in PR and marketing for more than 20 years. He has a great deal to provide startups from a strategic perspective and marketing planning standpoint. Tom would like to share his experiences and skills to help other businesses. You can book an appointment with Tom now: https://itenmentoroh.youcanbook.me/

Book an appointment: https://itenmentoroh.youcanbook.me/

3:30-5:00pm Office Hours with Featured ITEN Mentor Dan Miklovic


Dan Miklovic is a market research analyst serving the technology industry with LNS Research based at the CIC in Cambridge MA but operates out of St. Louis MO. Prior to going LNS in 2014 Dan had 15 years of experience with the Gartner Group as a Research Vice President, leading their Manufacturing Technology Practice. He also has experience in the software space and as a end user of technology, leading software development teams at several different companies. As an ITEN mentor Dan’s expertise is best suited to those companies either a) developing applications or technology targeted at the manufacturing sector or b) companies needing to understand how to best leverage industry analyst firms to increase market awareness. Dan has a MS in Management from USC and a BS in Engineering from Mizzou. He is a well respected author, Business TV personality and speaker with over 50 published technical papers and several professional society honors.

5:00-6:30pm   Office Hours with featured ITEN Mentor Margie Skiljan

About Margie Skiljan

Margie is a highly skilled and forward thinking Technology leader with broad experience in designing, implementing, managing and operating mission critical, high volume systems that require advanced security, on demand scalability and non-stop availability. Margie has been coaching many startups since she joined ITEN as a mentor in 2016. Book an appointment with Margie now: https://itenmentoroh2.youcanbook.me/

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2nd Thursday – Oct. 13, 2016

Speaker series:

Speaker: Margie Skiljan,ITEN Mentor

Topic: MicroShop on developing your concept into a product

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Investor Roundtable:

Mentor Office Hours:

Dr. Lee Lammert ,  Mentor

Keith Grosz, Mentor

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