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CET Workshops and Events

convoCET strives to provide the St. Louis ecosystem with timely and relevant workshops to provide additional training and technical assistance for founders, new business owners, entrepreneurs and startup teams. Content is based on feedback from our clients and recommendations from folks like you. Please email Rikki Henry to share your programming idea and visit the Events Page for information on and to register for upcoming workshops.

March 23, 2016: CET is co-hosting Healthcare Innovation: Trends and Developing Technologies in St. Louis & Beyond

BioSTL, CET and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) are delighted to co-host an evening for healthcare professionals, local business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who are interested in learning more about trends and innovations in healthcare; exploring how to be more entrepreneurial where they are; thinking about healthcare entrepreneurship; and meeting local healthcare entrepreneurs.

The event will feature Steve Epner from The Startup Within, who will explore how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset wherever you are, followed by a panel discussion on trends and developing technologies in areas such as cybersecurity, virtual reality/augmented reality, and pharma/medical device/biotech, with key representatives of the St. Louis Healthcare Innovation Landscape such as: ITEN, SixThirty-Cyber, BioSTL and the VR/AR Association (final panel in formation). Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with local healthcare entrepreneurs on-hand to showcase their innovations and learn more about the host facility, Mercy Virtual Care Center, from Katie Nowak, MSPT, MBA, FACHE, Vice President, Care Management Informatics and Business Support at Mercy. 




ideationCET partners with BioSTL and other partners to provide and promote SBIR/STTR educational resources to the St. Louis community. SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding for entrepreneurs in many sectors and are often instrumental in helping small businesses complete the research and development needed to fuel innovation and support a strong national economy. CET’s goal is to improve the likelihood of applicant success through training and other support services.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development (R&D) arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions.

Please visit the Events Page for information on and to register for upcoming workshops.


Other Resources

CET has created the online Startup Tool Kit to help entrepreneurs access the information they need when they need it. You can also subscribe to the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast that we co-create and co-host with BioSTL. How else can we help?

  • CET(5of48)Need a referral for professional services (legal, finance, sales)?
  • Looking for a mentor or advisor
  • Trying to get better connected to the entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Hit a plateau and not sure what to do next?
  • Poised to grow faster than you anticipated?
  • Interested in giving back as a mentor or subject matter expert?

Please contact Rikki Henry to schedule an appointment.