2nd Thursday Feb. 2014

ITEN 2nd Thursday

Date: December 11, 2014 Time: 3:00pm until 8:00pm Location: 4240 Duncan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

December 11th, 3:00pm until 8:00pm  Our guest speaker in December is Curtis Davis, Co-Founder and COO of MulticoreWare.   MulticoreWare‘s mission is to empower people to leverage heterogeneous computing so as to deliver enhanced value everywhere.  Founded in 2009, MulticoreWare has grown rapidly and today has one of the largest heterogeneous computing teams worldwide. MulticoreWare has over 200 engineers globally with offices in St. Louis, Champaign-Urbana, Silicon Valley, China and India.

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!   There are a couple of non-ITEN events as well, click here.

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

3:00pm: Office hours with Joe Pimmel, CFO of BusyEvent and ITEN Mentor (Book Here)

4:00pm: 2nd Thursday Guest Speaker:  Curtis Davis, COO and co-founder of MulticoreWare

5:00pm: Preview of ITEN’s 2014 Tech Startup Report (will be filmed by HEC in front of a live audience)

6:00pm: ITEN’s Application Developers’ SIG:  Connect with app developers and find out what’s happening

6:00pm:  HEC will be filming brief interviews with as many 2nd Thursday attendees as possible, so don’t miss the chance for a few seconds of fame!

6:00pm Office Hours with Lee Lammert, CEO of Omnitec and ITEN Mentor (Book Here)


About Curtis Davis:  Curtis has 20 years of experience in Management, Engineering and Operations for multicore computing, networking, graphics and semiconductor markets. He was a Co-founder, President, and COO of Ageia Technologies.  Ageia was bought by nVIDIA, where Ageia’s technology is adopted in the entire GPU product line today. At nVIDIA, Curtis was the VP of PhysX and led the largest CUDA and OpenCL development teams in the world. Prior to Ageia, Curtis was a Cofounder, CEO, and VP Engineering of Celox Networks. He has worked at MinMax Technologies, MEMC and Caterpillar.

About Joe Pimmel: Joe is a strategic financial and operational leader, enjoying the journey of building, financing and supporting business ventures at varying stages throughout the life cycle. He has worn many hats for different businesses – consultant, senior manager, investor, strategist, mentor and entrepreneur.  Specialties: Accounting, financial modeling, business planning, forecasting, due diligence, strategy, business development, private equity, angel investing, M&A, and financial reporting.

About ITEN’s App Developer SIG: ITEN’s Special Interest Groups provide opportunities for startups, corporations, entrepreneurs, universities, governments, civic organizations, and anyone interested to come together in an ecumenical forum around common interest. SIGs encourage sharing ideas, insights and opportunities for collaboration.

About Lee Lammert:  Lee has an Electrical Engineering background (BS, MS, PhD) and loves solving problems.  From software/tool choices to system architecture to hardware selection/design, the right solution at the right cost is his goal.
Lee’s leadership in the open source community here in St. Louis brings the best range of solutions, both technically and cost-wise, to a startup. Lee’s expertise includes: Hardware Design, Software Design, Cloud Resources, Security, Web and Mobile 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.

2014 2nd Thursday sessions are 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:

  • December 11:   Curtis Davis, Co-Founder and COO, MulticoreWare; 2014 Tech Report Preview; App Dev SIG
  • January 8, 2015:  John Leach, Co-Founder and CTO, Splice Machine; ITEN for 2015; Big Data SIG
  • February 12, 2015:  Jennifer Ehlen, founder of Prosper; Tech Inclusion Initiative; HealthcareIT SIG
  • March 12, 2015:  Boeing’s IP ready for commercialization; Cyber Security 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

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