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Week of October 7, 2019

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by Tyler Mathews in Uncategorized
October 8, 2019

All roads don’t lead to venture capital funding

With less than 1% of startups getting venture funding, it is essential that founders are informed and realistic about their funding strategy. This Thursday, ITEN Executive Director, Mary Louise Helbig, shares what to consider when deciding a path to capital that’s right for you.

Also, be the first to see the new Digital Ecosystem Map and hear the Missouri Venture and Angel Capital Report from Managing Partner at Cara Stone.

Last thing— signup for these upcoming events! 👇 
👾 NXT@4240 focusing on cyber with Maryville University | Oct 24
  🚀 Red Bull Basement University pitch night | Oct 17
  🥃 Missouri Craft Distillers Guild  | Oct 17
  🙅‍♀️ No Thursday Gathering on Oct. 31, instead go here 👇
  🎤 An Uncommon Halloween Concert in Cortex Commons | Oct 31

Thursday Gathering Lineup Oct. 8

OFFICE HOURS and INFO TABLES
3:00pm – 8:00pm
Info Table: VISION 2019 | Vector Communications
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4:00pm – 6:30pm
Info Table: Introducing ITEN’s Digital Ecosystem Map | ITEN
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3:30pm – 5:00pm
Office Hours with Chris Cardinal | ITEN Mentor
read more | RSVP

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Office Hours with Margie Skiljan | ITEN Mentor
read more | RSVP
SESSIONS
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Our Pivot Journey | ITEN
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4:30pm – 5:30pm
Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners | Husch Blackwell
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SESSIONS (CONT) 
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Bootstrapping a Lunar Industrial Base  | St. Louis Space Frontier
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5:00pm – 6:00pm
Maximizing your Venture Cafe Experience | Venture Café Ambassador Jeff Kronenberger
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5:30pm – 6:30pm
Funding Roadmap: Understand your Options, Choose Wisely! | ITEN
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6:00pm – 7:00pm
#IAmRemarkable Workshop by Google | Lean In STL
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6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ways to make my digital communications (email, phone, texting) more private | David Strom Inc.
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First time? Pre-registration online!

Branding Unveiled at Venture Café Night: 39° N on Oct 15

Branding Unveiled at Venture Café Night: 39° N on Oct 15
Lighting the fuse | Return to your power | 4:00-5:00 PM
From the page to the point: Crafting your brand story | MRO Communications | 4:00-5:00 PM
Telling our #STLMADE story | #STLMADE | 5:00-5:30 PM
Introduction to Venture Café: 39° N | 5-5:30PM
Office Hours | Polsinelli | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
How can there be race cars in Marlboro Country? | Rob Petrovich Marketing | 5:30-6:30 PM
Empower “YES” through authentic leadership | Stride | 5:30-6:30 PM
Social media mindset: A unique re-frame for building your brand | EWL Consulting | 6:30-7:30 PM
The 3 stories your organization must tell for consistent success | SLAM! Agency | 6:30-7:30 PM

Community Events

Square Pop-up @ Cortex Commons | Oct 18
A Quiet Mind is a High-Performance Mind @ Innovation Hall | Oct 18
Startup Week |Nov 1–9
Office Hours @ Innovation Hall | Oct 7, 15
Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life @ EdHub STL | Oct 30
Yoga + Spiked Warm Apple Pie Cider @ Innovation Hall | Nov 1

Don’t forget

🐽 Extended Happy Hour
Keep your name tag on to enjoy extended happy hour drinks, music, and food next door at the Chocolate Pig following the Thursday Gathering.

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📝 Want to Lead a Session?
We’re scheduling for the 2020 year so if you’d like to host a session, info table, or office hour, please reach out.

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