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Change is inevitable. And, as we’ve noted, on several occasions, St. Louis’ entrepreneurship ecosystem is in the midst of change – new leadership, new organizations and new funding challenges. So what does that mean for one of the oldest entrepreneur support organizations in the City? ITEN’s new Executive Director, Mary Louise (ML) Helbig and Entrepreneur in Residence Jane Vancil visit with Christy and Cheryl to share how they are targeting their resources for maximum impact and having fun along the way.
ML and Jane are accomplished business women, entrepreneurs and CEOs in their own right. With experience in nearly a dozen industries ranging from manufacturing and financial services to accounting and healthcare they have provided hundreds of regional startups with thousands of hours of mentoring and technical support. And they’re not done yet. During this conversation we get a better understanding of the frameworks for success ITEN has created, its plans to deliver these services beyond St. Louis and what it means to be a practicing entrepreneur. Jane shares how her new startup, IncentiLock, was inspired by a corrupted Excel file, the importance of mentors having mentors and what’s possible when the right resources and preparation reach the right startup at the right time.
Startup Connection is the largest celebration of entrepreneurs in St. Louis, and the anchor event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It’s the place to see what’s hot in the market and what companies we’ll be seeing in the news in the next year or two. Startup Connection gives St. Louis’ top startups the opportunity to present their companies to a packed house of entrepreneurs, investors, and other members of the innovation community. The event combines a startup showcase, resource fair, and is topped off with fast-paced pitch session.
NVSBE directly connects Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from the Department of Veterans Affairs, other federal agencies, state government, as well as large commercial firms with small business needs. NVBSE continues to prove as the most effective way to directly connect VOSBs with potential buyers in the federal and commercial marketplaces
Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) has received $50,000 in 2017 Small Business Incubator tax credits. Donations made by December 31, 2017 to support capital improvements to and maintenance of CET labs, equipment and facilities are eligible to receive tax credits in the amount of 50% of the contributions made to CET for these activities.
Any excess tax credits can be carried forward for up to 5 years and the taxpayer may sell credits for about $0.91 of their dollar value. The illustration below shows the estimated net cost of the donation after tax benefits are calculated. This can be a particularly beneficial program for those making gifts of appreciated stock. For more information please contact Rikki Henry at email@example.com.