Congrats to HomeTraq, ITEN’s Newest Mock Angel Graduate!

May 3, 2019 – ITEN graduates HomeTraq this month after passing both the rigor of the Mock Angel pitch presentation review as well as completing a due diligence process for investors in the Investor Readiness Program. In the same way you use Uber or Lyft to quickly find a driver … Read More

Understanding How Investors Make Money by ITEN EIR Jack Scatizzi

April 30, 2019 – In my meetings with ITEN entrepreneurs the most often asked question is how do I secure investments from professional investors—generally individual Angel Investors or Institutional Seed Funds. When I start asking additional questions, I realize that the entrepreneur’s knowledge of venture capital is limited to what … Read More

ITEN Welcomes Stephen Von Rump to the EIR Team!

April 18, 2019 – We are delighted to announce that Stephen Von Rump has joined ITEN as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR).  Stephen’s incredibly broad and diverse experience will be valuable to our early stage companies.  Working for both domestic and global companies, Stephen has executive management experience in operations, sales … Read More

Applied Particle Technology Earns ITEN’s Mock Angel Certified Status!

March 14, 2019 – ITEN is very pleased to announce that Applied Particle Technology (APT) completed  the Investor Readiness Program and is our latest Mock Angel graduate!  Applied Particle Technology is developing technologies to prevent lung disease. OSHA estimates 2.2 million workers are exposed to toxic dust annually. Current approaches are expensive, … Read More

What’s All This Talk About UNION — The New Engagement Platform?

December 12, 2018 – We recently sat down with Melissa Grizzle, ITEN’s Director of Entrepreneur Development, to hear more about ITEN’s launch of the community engagement platform, UNION, and the benefits it can bring to the ITEN community. What is UNION? UNION is a community engagement platform specifically designed for … Read More

Exploration and Innovation Lead to Meaningful Connections

November 16, 2018 –  How much innovative energy is in your community? If you talk to Mark Sawyier, CEO and co-founder for Bonfyre, an employee experience platform built to help place company culture in the hands of those most capable of shaping it, the St. Louis community is crackling. Thanks … Read More

RGAX Benefits from ITEN’s Corporate Innovation Program

October 8, 2018 –  If necessity is the mother of invention, then innovation is the child born from that necessity. For corporations, however, innovation is often blocked by the desire for company longevity and profitability while employees focus on job security and avoiding risk. People get caught up on the … Read More