2nd Thursday Feb. 2014

ITEN 2nd Thursday

Date: September 11, 2014 Time: 4:00pm Location: Washington University, Simon Hall 106; this month only

Click here to register for September 11th 2nd Thursday .

September 11th, 4:00pm   Please note:   This month’s 2nd Thursday event will be held at Washington University, Simon Hall 106     Our guest speaker on September 11th is Yasuyuki Motoyama, PhD., Senior Scholar at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.   He will be reporting the results of an on-going research project.  Kauffman has done a case study of the startup ecosystem in the St. Louis area. St. Louis was chosen for this study because it is a region that has not been known as a hub of entrepreneurship, but has been experiencing a substantial transformation and rapid development of its local entrepreneurship ecosystem.    Different levels of connections were identified and studied:   connections between entrepreneurs, connections between formal support organizations, connections entrepreneurs have with key support organizations, and the connection of entrepreneurs to other forms of miscellaneous support such as other entrepreneurs in the area, periodic entrepreneurship-oriented events, or other miscellaneous organizations.   It will be fascinating to hear the results of Kauffman’s scientific study of the St. Louis startup ecosystem, and learn how we can use their research to move things along more effectively.

Yas’ presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.   Our panel will be:

  • Ginger Imster, Executive Director of Arch Grants
  • Cheryl Watkins-Moore, Director of the Bioscience Inclusion Initiative (BII) of BioSTL
  • Ken Harrington, outgoing Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center
  • Jim Brasunas, Executive Director of ITEN

Registration for 2nd Thursday is open, and you are requested to  Click here to register now.   You’ll also find specific directions to Simon Hall at the registration site.

Free parking for the 9/11 2nd Thursday will be in the garage beneath the Danforth University Center (DUC).  At Simon, you will be given a free parking pass to use when you leave the garage.

2nd Thursday is a monthly event series connecting entrepreneurs and emerging tech companies with veteran business leaders, investors and the public.   Usually held at the Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave St. Louis 63112, just off Pershing between Union and DeBalivere, but will be held at Simon Hall of Washington University on September 11th for the special presentation of Kauffman Foundation’s research results. It’s a happy two hours with all of your friends from ITEN and beyond. Everyone is invited; plenty of free parking.

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 topics and speakers:

  • September 11: Yasuyuki Motoyama, Senior Scholar, Kauffman Foundation (event held at Simon Hall 106 at Washington University)
  • October 9:  Curtis Davis, COO, MulitcoreWare
  • November 13:  John Leach, co-founder and CTO, SpliceMachine
  • December 11:  Ryan Bell, founder and CEO, Gremln
  • January 8, 2015:  David Schenberg, co-founder, BusyEvent

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

Location : Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave St. Louis 63112

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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