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 March 9, 2017

5:30- 6:30   The Power of the Network: ITEN’s 2016 Tech Startup Report

Be one of the first to see the new Startup Report. This year, in addition to 2016 data on the tech community, we focused in the entrepreneurial journey. Join our panel of entrepreneurs and mentors featured in the Report to discuss the power of the network in developing strong entrepreneurs.

3:15-4:15pm   Concept to Product Microshop Discussion

By Margie Skiljan, ITEN Mentor

Please join Margie Skiljan, ITEN Mentor for a one hour microshop on developing your concept into a product that can not only attract attention but funding as well! Focus of this microshop is to quickly cover a wide range of topics from product theming to goal definition to capability modeling to execution and resource planning to alternative bathing and finally funding approaches.

2nd Thursday Concept to Product Microshop Discussion takes place at 4240 Duncan Avenue, 2nd Floor, James Crutchfield room.  It’s a 60 minutes session. RSVP is required for this session.

3:30-5:00pm  Office Hours with ITEN Mentor Jim Brasunas

About Jim Brasunas

Jim has 32 years of entrepreneurial, management, marketing and sales experience with technology-based companies. He has been involved with numerous start-up ventures, including telecommunications, IT, retail, manufacturing and a number of non-profit organizations.

In 2008, Jim was the founder and first Executive Director of ITEN, and now serves on the board of directors. From 2003 to 2006, he was the President of the Technology Entrepreneur Center, a technology incubator in downtown St. Louis. He built TEC into a regional center for start up companies focused on information and communications technology. TEC continues as the parent organization of T-Rex. In 1999, he became the CEO of Partner Communications, providing wireless internet services to apartment communities in the Midwest. Partner raised $15M from a combination of local and national investors. During that time, he also served on the Board of Directors of Intira Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based web hosting company. He joined Brooks Fiber Properties in 1994 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing until the successful sale of the company for $3B+ in 1998. Prior to joining Brooks Fiber he was with Nortel Networks, developing leading-edge technology and innovative financing solutions for the emerging Competitive Local Exchange market and also won the largest telecommunications contract ever awarded by the US Air Force at that time. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He pursued graduate studies in psychology and innovative management at the Institute for Comparative Studies, Gloucestershire, England.

Book an appointment with Jim now: https://itenmentoroh.youcanbook.me/

5:00-6:30pm   Office Hours with Keith Grosz

About Keith Grosz

Keith’s experience and passion as a serial entrepreneur is taking an idea and making it a reality. I know how important it is to put together the right team and most importantly to do whatever it takes to execute. My focus and what I really enjoy is the challenge of opening new relationships. Then develop those relationships into sales. As well as understanding who the end user is and how to price and present it. Just as important, to know when to pivot the product/service to come up with something that scales.

Keith enjoys being a mentor for startups, as well as sit on boards of nonprofits, and volunteer for a number of charities.

“Keep your formula simple; outwork everyone and good things will happen!”

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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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