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Vision vs. Focus: The Feature-Product-Company Dilemma

Thursday, June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Organized By ITEN
4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


Most entrepreneurs have come up against this age-old investor paradox: present a broad vision and they say you are not focused enough for early success; present a focused plan and they say you are a feature or a product, not a company with a big enough vision.

How do you balance these opposing forces as you seek funding for your business? ITEN Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Von Rump will share his experience from both sides of the investor/entrepreneur table, leading a discussion on how to focus your business idea and vision to be successful as a startup, while making it "big" enough to attract venture capital.

Melissa Grizzle
(314) 409-2533
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Venture Cafe - James Crutchfield Room
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
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