StartLouis (Free Event): Tools for StartUps for a successful launch.

StartLouis is an epic, awesome group whose vision it is to bring together St. Louis area StartUps (Idea Stage, Pre & Post Revenue) / Entrepreneurs, Resources / Support Groups, and Investors.

All are welcome; $ Free $ of charge.

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Topic / Theme: Tools for Startups: Elevator Pitch (1 minute), VC Presentation, Business Plan, Business Canvas, Lean Startup Practices. ITEN's: 1. BMVP (Business Model Validation Program), 2. MAP (Mock Angel Program).

Speakers: Francis Chmelir, Director of Operations, ITEN, and T.J. Tavares, Founder and CEO, Symvato.

Agenda for StartLouis Event / Meeting:

6:30pm-7:00pm: (About 30 minutes): Networking; Beverages provided.

7:00pm-7:15pm: (About 15 minutes): 1. Welcome, 2. Sponsor Recognition, 3. Volunteer, Recognition , 4. Announcements.

7:15pm-7:30pm: (About 15 minutes): Pitch Practice: (You will have about 1 minute to give an overview of your "Startup" and "Ask" what resources you need to move forward).

7:30pm-8:30pm: (About 60 minutes): Featured Speakers.

8:30pm -Program Ends. More Networking/Possible Tour of Venue.

 

 

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7:30pm - 8:30pm: (About 60 minutes): Featured Speakers Detail:

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7:30pm-8:00pm: (About 30 minutes): Featured Speaker, First:

Francis Chmelir, Director of Operations, ITEN (http://itenstl.org/).

Francis will give an overview of ITEN, then review the process ITEN uses to help Startups.

ITEN uses the BMVP (Business Model Validation Program) that can be found in Alex Osterwalder’s BMC (Business Model Canvas). http://businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas/

The MAP (Mock Angel Program) (http://itenstl.org/grow/mock-angel-program/)  is an intensive program to prepare ventures for serious investor consideration.

To enter the Mock Angel program, you must be a registered Startup of ITEN.

If your company is pre-revenue, you must first complete the BMVP (Business Model Validation Program) before entering the Mock Angel Program.

Your company will present a 12-15 minute power point presentation to a group of 5-15 Mock Angels.The Mock Angel members are investors, serial entrepreneurs and subject matter experts.The presentation and feedback period are videoed.A copy of the video is given to the presenting company at the conclusion of the presentation, minimizing the need to take notes during the discussion.

 

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8:00pm - 8:30pm: (About 30 minutes): Featured Speaker,  Second:

T.J. Tavares, Founder and CEO, Symvato (http://www.symvato.com)

T.J. will give an overview of his company and how he was introduced to the St. Louis Tech ecosystem a year ago, lessons learned and how he uses the lean startup methodology to launch and run his company.

 

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8:30pm -Program Ends, More Networking, Possible Tour of Venue.

Thanks for attending.

 

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The next StartLouis Event / Meeting is planned for 2nd Tuesday of month:

Tue. July 8th, @ 6:30pm.

Venue: TREx.

Topic / Theme: Mixer.

Check back in for more details.

 

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StartLouis is an epic awesome Group whose vision is to bring St. Louis area StartUps (Idea Stage, Pre & Post Revenue) / Entrepreneurs, Resources / Support Groups, and Investors together.

For StartUps: 1. To practice in talking about their StartUp to others. 2. To gather information from other StartUps / Entrepreneurs, Resources / Support Groups, and Investors. 3. To gather information on where to go for resources to move forward with their StartUps.

For Resources / Support Groups to share what they have to offer StartUps.

For Investors to meet / network with StartUps.

StartLouis goal is to complement Not compete with other Resources / Support Groups, and Investor Groups.

StartLouis is working towards attracting more StartUps, along with more Established StartUps, Resource / Support Groups, and Investors to attend the Events / Meetings the 2nd Tuesday of Month @ 6:30pm. Venue: Various, (Starting in July events / meetings will be at TREx-Lammert Building, 911 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63101).

 

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Some facts about StartLouis:

The average monthly meetings attendance is 50 to 75+, sometimes reaching over a 100+, with about 20% to 30% are first time attendees.

The 850+ members who attend for the most part are StartUps who are just beginning the journey to launch a StartUp.

StartLouis was Founded Aug 30, 2011, and has had over 30+ Events / Meetings, with a combined attendance of over 2,000+, with over 850+ members.

All are welcome, Free of charge.

 

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If you have any questions or need additional information please contact me, or another organizers / volunteer.

Thanks, Ed Schneider

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StartLouis Information:

StartLouis Meetup Site: http://www.meetup.com/StartLouis/

StartLouis LinkedIn Site: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=5129951&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

StartLouis Facebook Site: https://www.facebook.com/startlouis

StartLouis Twitter Site: https://twitter.com/StartLouis/

StartLouis Eventbrite Site: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startlouis-tickets-7868923161

(Monthly Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of Month @ 06:30pm, Venue: TREX or TBD).

 

 

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Organizers / Volunteers:

Ed Schneider, StartLouis, Lead Organizer / Volunteer.

Ben Wasson, StartLouis, Organizer / Volunteer.

Lisette Dennis, StartLouis, Volunteer, Writer.

Kathy Bernard, StartLouis, Volunteer, Writer.

Tim O'Sullivan, StartLouis, Volunteer.

Keith Chester, StartLouis, Volunteer.

 

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Notes:

Note #01:

Meetup automatically sends reminder emails approximately 1 week before, people who have RSVP'd 'attending' or have not yet RSVP'd will receive a reminder.

Members get a reminder one day before event.

(03/08/14 Per Meetup Web site)

Note #02:

Consumption of “drink refreshments / food” is Your Responsibility “StartLouis” and its “Organizers / Volunteers” are Not liable for your actions prior to, during, or after events / meetings.

 

 

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  • Alyssa

    I enjoyed networking with everyone and the speakers gave a lot of great information.

    June 11

  • J. R.

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone...though I didn't get to chat with all of you. I love the synergy of chatting about new projects!

    June 11

  • Lisette D.

    Both Francis & A.J. shared a lot of valuable and practical information. Thanks to both! Great pitches also!

    2 · June 11

  • Laura Wiley | Marketing L.

    Thank you for hosting a great event last night! Kudos to Ed Schneider (Worldwide Communication Services) – great host and facilitator/connector; Christopher Holt (TechArtista ) – great space and thanks for the tour; Benjamin Siders (Lewis Rise) – great sponsor and giveaways/drinksrefreshments; Pitch presenters - great ideas and concepts, here's to gaining traction and support; T. J. Tavares (Symvato) – great presenter and lessons learned; Francis Chmelir (ITEN) – great presenter and business model process. Overall, wonderful networking and discussions – the excitement and momentum for start up and entrepreneurial growth in STL happens one day at a time; make every day count. For tweets, photos and more – check out @MarketingLifter for details from last night’s event.

    Laura Wiley | MarketingLift.net

    3 · June 11

  • Richard W.

    I'm sorry for last minute cancellation.

    June 10

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