Gateway Venture Mentoring Service (GVMS) in collaboration with University of Missouri Saint Louis’s – Innovative Technology Enterprises (ITE), announces the roll out of FlipZone, a unique training program for small, entrepreneurial businesses, looking to grow! FlipZone is supported by a
Gateway Venture Mentoring Service, GVMS, was established in 2007 as one of the Saint Louis region’s first entrepreneur service organizations. GVMS, originally IVMS, is build on the MIT VMS model, which is a team mentoring approach to helping emerging companies
ITE and Gateway Venture Mentoring Service have been awarded a grant from the Missouri Technology Corporation to pilot a new program for established ventures based on the Flip instructional method, called FlipZone. Flip uses video training and advanced homework with
On Tuesday, November 1st, Innovative Technology Enterprises will be hosting the first ITE|GVMS ProTraining seminar, focusing on intellectual property law. This series of programming aims to inform entrepreneurs on a variety of topics pertinent to their businesses, and many will
Startup Connection, the St. Louis region’s largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, will be held on Wednesday, November 16th. The event will return to Washington University’s Knight Center from 4:30pm – 9:00pm. The expected audience of 1,300+ includes top
At Innovative Technology Enterprises at UMSL (University of Missouri – St. Louis), we have created an environment that fosters the growth of a variety of companies, large and small. These companies are more than just their products or services.
We collaborate with University of Missouri campuses and with other universities and commercial entities. MCG offers industry-class equipment and expertise typically available in industrial pharmaceutical lead compound labs. The Medicinal Chemistry Group works via grants and contracts in collaboration with
“How are you going to sell this thing? What are you going do to make people want it? And after that how are you going to produce it? How are you going to be competitive? How many other people are
Every so often you will find yourself entering a room, and it feels perhaps smaller than it should. Someone about whom you know little is sitting across the table, and though they are just a man—grey/white hair, light eyes and
Under the banner of the Strengthening Missouri’s Mental Health System initiative proposed by governor Jay Nixon, Rita Adkins and her team at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health have pioneered the ER Enhancement Initiative (ERE.) Impoverished and homeless individuals suffering
Product Camp St. Louis is the premier event for anyone who builds, designs, markets, or manages a product or service. If that describes you, or just sounds interesting, please join us! Learn more and register.
One of ITE’s more prominent tenants, EKG is also a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. I sat down with CEO Katie Grayson to discuss her company’s recent successes. What has EKG been up to over the past 12 months or so?
Research and Innovation Week was a tremendous success — thanks to all who participated! For those who missed it, the schedule spanned two weeks and included discussion panels of researchers, scholars, and professors, as well as representatives from regional and
One of MIMH’s most helpful programs, Girls Holla Back!, completed another health fair. Girls Holla Back! is an integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention program developed by MIMH for African American girls ages 12-17 and their female caregivers. This gender-and-culture-specific
Thank you to all who attended last year’s SLINN. We hope you will join us again for this year’s symposium on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Check back soon for more information. Comments and suggestions for SLINN 2015 are welcome: please
MIMH recently held their open house at ITE. The pictures below offer a glimpse into the evening’s events, which included food, wine, live music, and a performance by MADCO (Modern American Dance Company), inspired by mental health awareness. Click any
The St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the professional association for design, held the first 24-hour “Creative Reaction Lab.” The event was hosted by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) in late August, and
It’s the time of year again when local startups meet at SLU for this year’s Startup Connection. The Innovation Showcase and Entrepreneur Fair will be on Wednesday, November 19, from 4 to 7:30 pm at SLU’s Busch Student Center. According
Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) has officially joined ITE. The organization is dedicated to providing research, community outreach, continuing education, evaluation, policy and training expertise to the Missouri Department of Mental Health, other state agencies, service provider agencies, and
Zhi Xu, founder of St. Louis Medical Devices, has been named Inventor of the Year by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Xu’s company has developed a technology that allows for a method of cheap and noninvasive testing of
On Thursday, April 24, at 6:30pm, the St. Louis section of the ACS will be hosting a seminar at ITE titled “Presenting Yourself Professionally.” The seminar will be led by the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society Younger
→ LOCATION: All sessions will be held at the Millennium Student Center on UMSL’s North Campus (maps) on the third floor in the Student Government Chamber (top of the escalator on your right). All receptions will be held just outside
Since the departure of Phyllis Ellison, Innovate VMS has undergone great changes. They are now in the process of re-branding themselves. Steve Epner, the new chairman, is leading them into their new future, focusing on St. Louis startups. “There were
The Center for Emerging Technologies will be hosting a free seminar on the fundamentals of IP law. Bryan K. Wheelock, a partner at Harness Dickey, will be presenting the seminar, titled “IP Owner’s Manual”, on March 20th from 12 to
Of course St. Louis is the best city for entrepreneurs. And yet, nationwide, people pretend to be surprised when companies grow up here, or when they move here from another city. This is exactly what’s happened with Jon Wheatley, the
Join us at ITE from 3 to 5 pm on Thursday, February 20, for an instructional seminar. Kent Ritzel, Chief Operating Officer of fredsparks, will be here to present the keys to success in branding and marketing. If entrepreneurs and
ITEN has announced the expansion of its Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program. Two new experts — Chuck Vallurupalli and Mary Louise Helbig — will be joining the ITEN team and helping assist local tech startups. “This year promises to be
Arch Grants has announced its Global Startup Competition, in which winners will be awarded $50,000. As part of the competition, Arch Grants will be seeking business plans from UMSL seniors and graduates. According to Arch Grants, along with $50,000, the
November is a big month of Missouri Venture Forum. ITE was featured in this month’s meeting. Dr. William Lemon was the spotlight speaker. The featured speaker was Chad Stiening, CEO of Kypha. Missouri Venture Forum will be hosting Outlook for
Paul Heirendt has been organizing entrepreneurial events for the city through start30, which he founded, as well as 1 Million Cups and Application Developers Alliance – St. Louis. Mr. Heirendt took a moment to answer a few questions about start30.
Arch Grants will need some serious funding by next year if it’s going to secure a permanent place in St. Louis. The news, announced in a recent St. Louis Business Journal article, may come as a surprise, given how much
Ken Harrington, Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Washington University, has been recognized as one of the top twenty-five entrepreneurship professors in the nation. The 3 Day Startup Blog gathered votes
The Startup Connection roster is larger than ever. After last year’s success, the event has expanded from 45 companies to 60. Areas represented will include Education, Bioscience, IT/Tech, Consumer Products, and more. With awards of over $100,000 to be granted
The St. Louis Business Journal last week reported that Gil Bickel, chairman of Arch Angels, has announced that the group will not be investing in startups taking advantage of new JOBS Act regulations for the legal protection of the Arch
Gabe Lozano, CEO & co-founder of LockerDome, wrote a recent article for the Wall-Street Journal in which he listed his reasons for supporting the startup boom in St. Louis. In his article’s opening, he cited the necessary ingredients to a
Capital Innovators recently announced its lineup for this fall. According to the website, the new class includes “two video game companies, two healthcare IT companies, and a mobile platform for student discounts.” Each startups will receive a grant of $50,000.
LinkedIn co-founder Eric Ly offered advice to startups in St. Louis on Tuesday. Speaking at Ungerboeck Software International’s 2013 Ungerrock Global Conference in downtown St. Louis, Ly had a few soft-spoken suggestions. If you’d like to see those suggestions, you
ITE Innovative Technology Enterprises at University of Missouri – St. Louis has laboratory space, office space and data center services available to launch startups in chemistry, nanotechnology and Information Technology.
SixThirty was featured in a new article in Forbes magazine, continuing the recent buzz about the St. Louis entrepreneurial community. Jim McKelvey has also done interviews for CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. In the Q&A with Forbes, McKelvey said
Cultivation Capital was recently mentioned by Forbes as being among the best in the Midwest. Just this month Cultivation Capital helped fund Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty, which needed $800,000. And last month, Cultivation invested $250,000 in Adarza BioSystems, another local startup.
QURATE UPDATE: Qurate has won the August Dream Big America contest and been awarded $19,000. That money breaks down to “$3,000 worth of cash, $5,000 worth of marketing services and business development assistance from the Kauffman Foundation”, Ryan O’Neil told
Jim McKelvey, of Square, is initiating a program called Launch-Code.net which aims to fill 100 coding jobs and identify them by August 20th. If you have an open coding position, consider taking a new programmer at $15/hr with no promise
Acera Surgical Inc. made headlines again when they received $600,000 in a recent round of funding. Acera, which specializes in implantable electrospun neurosurgical meshes, received a large portion of these funds, $250,000, from the Missouri Technology Corporation. Brian Feldt of
Since graduating from ITE, Akermin has continued to develop its carbon capture technology. This technology, called the Biocatalyst Delivery System, takes carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust, thus cleaning the air of greenhouse gas and helping to fight global warming.
The St. Louis Regional Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) recently announced its goal of raising $100 million in new capital over the next five years. To reach this goal, REI will be building an environment that fosters innovation and growth, where start-ups
Genetix Fusion was recently awarded a $50,000 Arch Grant. Twenty winners were selected from a pool of over 700 applicants. Other winners include Adarza Biosystems Inc, Candy Lab, and Triflare, among others. For more information, and to see a complete
EKG Life Science Solutions, a contract analytical laboratory, continues to make a splash in the entrepreneurial community. Already the subject of an article at the UMSL Daily, EKG is now the subject of an article at BizJournals. EKG specializes in a
It’s Research and Innovation Week at UMSL, April 22 through the 26th, and featured speakers will include Kaldi’s Coffee co-founder Howard Lerner and Square Inc. co-founder Jim McKelvey. Mr. Lerner’s presentation ““How to Beat a Bully: Kaldi’s vs Starbucks” will
Retectix has won another business plan competition. The win, which was the most recent of several competitions Retectix has won, included an award of $10,000 from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The prize was awarded after Retectix bested
OsteoVantage has only recently joined the ITE community, and they’ve already been the subject of a profile article in BizJournals. The company, based in Arkansas, is developing a screw that can be used in “lower back fusion surgeries”. Matt MacEwan,