2nd Thursday Feb. 2014

ITEN 2nd Thursday

Date: January 8, 2015 Time: 3:00pm until 8:00pm Location: 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

January 8th, 3:00pm until 8:00pm  Our guest speaker in January is John Leach, Co-Founder and CTO of Splice Machine.   John will be sharing the Splice Machine story and also his journey as a successful serial entrepreneur.   Splice Machine provides the only Hadoop RDBMS. It is designed to scale real-time applications using commodity hardware without application rewrites, providing companies with a high-performance, massively scalable database for applications that don’t require compromising SQL support, secondary indexes, joins, and transactions. Splice Machine has offices in St. Louis and San Francisco.

2nd Thursday is held monthly at Venture Cafe, 4240 Duncan Avenue, 63110.   There are different events going on during the evening (see below) as well as lots of the best networking for the tech startup community!

Here’s what’s going on during 2nd Thursday:

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Office hours with Joe Scherrer, USAF Colonel (Ret.), Executive Coach and ITEN Mentor (Book Here–coming soon)

3:00pm – 4:00pm:  Office hours with Aditya Eachempati, Analyst at FTL Capital and ITEN Mentor (Book here–coming soon)

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Presenting “The New ITEN,” with a preview of ITEN’s 2015 new initiatives

4:45pm – 5:30pm:  Startup Weekend Health preview

5:30pm - 6:30pm: 2nd Thursday Guest Speaker:  John Leach, CTO and co-founder of Splice Machine.

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Office Hours with (TBD) and ITEN Mentor (Book Here–Coming Soon)


About John Leach:  With over 15 years of software experience under his belt, John’s expertise in analytics drives his role as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Splice Machine, John founded Incite Retail in June 2008 and led the company’s strategy and development efforts. At Incite Retail, he built custom Big Data systems (leveraging HBase and Hadoop) for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Incite Retail, he ran the business intelligence practice at Blue Martini Software and built strategic partnerships with integration partners. John received dual bachelor’s degrees in biomedical and mechanical engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis. Leach currently is the organizer for the Saint Louis Hadoop Users Group and is active in the Washington University Elliot Society.

About Startup Weekend Health:

About Joe Sherrer:

About Aditya Eachempati: Aditya has worked in strategic planning on behalf of investors and to startup companies. He has been involved in 3 startup firms, including one that grew from scratch to $500M.  He has worked all over Asia and built a team of very successful stock analysts using new graduates in India for a fund that generated superior returns for several years. He believes that a company is its people, and that a laser-like focus on maximizing shareholder value through superior customer experience is the job of every entrepreneur and business. Human resource development and responsible financial practices are the keys to any startup, especially when it seems as though “there is no time for systems development.”


2nd Thursday is a monthly event series connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies with veteran business leaders, investors and the public.   Held at Venture Cafe, @4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 in the heart of the rapidly emerging Cortex District.  It’s a happy five hours with all of your friends from ITEN and beyond. Everyone is invited; plenty of free parking around the building and in the lot across the street.

With great thanks to our 2nd Thursday event sponsors:

AHM Insurance Group   Check out AHM Insurance Group for intellectual property insurance and other corporate insurance coverages.

iSelect Fund  iSelect provides a mutual fund of St. Louis tech startups as an investment vehicle for wealth management investors.

John Leach’s presentation is part of our Founders Series, featuring the innovators and leaders of our region’s top tech startups.    Learning from their stories is a great way to increase your entrepreneurial IQ.

Upcoming 2nd Thursday speakers and other attractions:

  • January 8, 2015:  John Leach, Co-Founder and CTO, Splice Machine; ITEN for 2015; Startup Weekend Health
  • February 12, 2015:  Jennifer Ehlen, founder of Prosper; Tech Inclusion Initiative; 2014 Startup Tech Report; Big Data SIG
  • March 12, 2015:  Tim Noonan: Commercialization Opportunities with Boeing’s IP; Cyber Security SIG; Gamification SIG

If you missed the last 2nd Thursday, Click here to watch our archived videos.   Our previous presenters were:

  • April:  Sam Glines, CEO of Norse
  • May:  Chris Dornfeld, President of Bonfyre
  • June:  Cyber Security panel discussion led by David Strom
  • July:  Seth Burgett, co-founder and CEO of Yurbuds
  • August: Jim Eberlin, Founder and CEO, TopOpps
  • September: Yasuyuki Motoyama, Senior Scholar, Kauffman Foundation
  • October:  David Schenberg, co-founder, BusyEvent
  • November:  Ryan Bell, Co-Founder and CEO, Gremln
  • December:   Curtis Davis, Co-Founder and COO, MulticoreWare

Location :  Venture Cafe, 4240 Duncan Avenue, 63110.

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1 Million Cups

Date: August 27, 2014 Time: 9:00-10:00 Location: Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Every Wednesday Morning, 9:00, rain or shine!

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world; over 30 cities now host 1MC every Wednesday. Each week, local entrepreneurs have an opportunity to present their startups to an audience of other entrepreneurs and the interested public. Presenters give a 10 minute overview of their new venture and then engage the public in 20 minutes of give and take questioning and suggestions, seeking ways that the local community can help the venture be successful. 

Where: Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108

When:  Every Wednesday morning from 9:00am — 10:00am

Find out who’s presenting this week, or sign up yourself to be a future presenter, at  http://1mcstl.org/

1MC is also live streamed at 9am every Wednesday and then archived at: http://ninenet.org/1mc