Elaine Queathem joins ITEN as Lead EIR for Corporate Innovation Program

The success of ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program pilot is providing the platform to expand the program in the Midwest (ST. LOUIS) October 30, 2017 – ITEN (www.itenstl.org) is excited to announce that Elaine Queathem is joining the ITEN team as the lead Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for our Corporate Innovation … Read More

ITEN Names Mary Louise Helbig Executive Director

 ST. LOUIS, July 31, 2017 – The ITEN Board of Directors has appointed Mary Louise Helbig the new Executive Director of the not-for-profit organization, effective immediately. After an extensive search, the Board determined the strongest candidate was among ITEN’s group of experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs).  Mary Louise has been deeply involved with … Read More

How St. Louis has become a startup mecca

By David Strom Over the past several years, St. Louis has been recognized by a number of national publications as one of the fastest growing startup locations in the country. Having lived here for more than a decade, I have observed this first-hand, working as a volunteer mentor to dozens … Read More

Lessons learned from building software at scale

So you have read The Lean Startup. Suffered through following several agile blogs (such as this one). You think you are ready to join the cool kids and have product scrums and stand-up meetings and all that other stuff. Now you need an implementation plan. Maybe it is time to read … Read More

Insurtech: The 2.5 Billion Market Opportunity & How Startups Can Play a part

On Feb. 23rd, Thursday, RGAx and ITEN gave a great presentation and discussion on the opportunities about Insurtech, the discussion session was moderated by ITEN Executive Director, Francis Chmelir. RGAx global innovation leaders leading by Mark Showers shared their primary innovation areas of focus and how successful collaboration with the … Read More

Welcome New Mentors Joining ITEN

We’re thrilled to announce the following two business leaders, domain experts and community influencer joining us in supporting our startups in meaningful way via our mentor programs. Please join us in welcoming all of them to our mentor team. Nannette Musgrave   About Nannette Musgrave Nannette Musgrave has worked in the … Read More