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ITEN 2nd Thursday @ Venture Cafe

Thursday, October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm • Organized By ITEN
4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


5:30 – 6:30pm – Funding Roadmap:  Understand Your Options, Choose Wisely!  Havana Room

hosted by Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Director of ITEN,
featuring Mark Graffagnini, Managing Partner at Cara Stone, LLP

All roads don’t lead to Venture Capital funding. With less than 1% of startups getting VC funding, it is essential that founders are informed and realistic about their funding strategy. ITEN Executive Director Mary Louise Helbig will discuss what’s important to consider in deciding what path to capital is right for you. 

We will also be announcing our Digital Map Sponsor, Cara Stone, LLP.  Mark Graffagnini, Managing Partner at Cara Stone, will be presenting the Missouri Venture and Angel Capital Report, covering venture and angel capital activity in Missouri. He will be discussing information on Missouri’s early stage market including, total deal volume, total capital raised, deal size, deal and capital raised by industry and more.

Melissa Grizzle
(314) 409-2533
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4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
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