ITEN was founded in April 2008 to be the catalyst of the St. Louis region’s IT startup ecosystem. We accelerate scalable tech startups with programs for rapid product development, connections to talent, essential networking, and access to funding. The core of our value proposition is enabling experienced entrepreneurs to help other entrepreneurs build successful, growing tech ventures. These critical connections are formed through direct mentoring access, a curriculum of graduated acceleration programs, and our weekly and monthly networking programs.
We serve over 280 startup ventures and involve more than 80 volunteer mentors (many are serial entrepreneurs), and 6 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. ITEN’s programs form a venture roadmap from concept through design, prototype, launch, revenue, funding and rapid scaling. Guidance from serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and important community influencers helps entrepreneurs focus on essential critical tasks and avoid wasted efforts. Access to investors, key service providers and qualified talent means lower barriers to rapid acceleration. Designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, requiring neither payment nor equity, ITEN is a unique community asset and a proven route to venture success.
One Metropolitan Square, also known as Met Square, is a skyscraper completed in 1989 in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. At 180.7m, it is the tallest building in the city, and second tallest building in Missouri behind One Kansas City Place in Kansas City.Major tenants include architecture firm Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, which also designed the building, the Bryan Cave law firm, the Evans & Dixon law firm, the Brown & Crouppen law firm, The Driscoll Firm,P.C. and Kemoll's Restaurant. There is also a banquet facility on the 42nd floor called Top of the Met.The building was constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the largest general contractor in St. Louis. In early May, 2014, a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone crashed into the building.
Drive Social Media is dedicated to telling your brand's unique story through engaging content delivered through social media. We strive to be the leaders in social media marketing and strategy, and look forward to helping you create a campaign which resonates with your core audience.
Although social media is our focus, Drive's talented team offers a broad scope of digital marketing services. Our services include:
Social Media Marketing
Web Design and Development
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Let us know how we can help your business grow!
Founded in 2008, Stealth is a full-service advertising agency specializing in marketing strategy, broadcast advertising, print design, web design/development, media planning/buying, search engine optimization and social media.
Weber Shandwick’s St. Louis office, located in the shadow of the Gateway Arch, ranks as one of the Mid-West’s leading public relations firms. Serving local, regional and national clients, the team offers the expertise and resources of a top global public relations firm, combined with the personalized attention and local market experience of a boutique agency.
These are TEDx salon-style events, and are open to public.
We spend the evening listening to local speakers, having a few drinks and discussing/debating the topics.
There is no cover charge and drinks are paid for by individuals.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxGatewayArch, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGatewayArch event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Trailnet provides bicycling and livability programs and events to diverse groups of people. Hallmark programs include Safe Routes to School, Earn 2 Bikes, TravelGreen, Bicycle Fun Club, and Cultural Tours.
-Trailnet’s outreach and engagement activities reach individuals from all demographics, backgrounds, and socioeconomic categories, confirming that active transportation is for anyone and everyone.
-We help make non-motorized commuting a feasible choice for anyone.
-All of our programs focus on educating and encouraging people of all ages to travel throughout their community on bike and on foot. Active, vibrant communities are healthier and safer.
-Trailnet’s Bicycle Fun Club is one of the most active bike event programs in the nation and serves up to 10,000 recreational bicyclists annually.
-Our TravelGreen program engages and educates those ready to make the switch to active transportation by using their bikes for more than recreation.
We build and nurture commuter networks that move people closer to their goals – whether it’s to become healthier, save money, protect the environment, or just to have fun.
-All Trailnet programs respond to the shocking statistics that 2/3 of all American adults are either obese or overweight. This holds significant economic value since this “weigh-in” increases the cost of health care for everyone, impacts attendance at work and school due to related illness, and increases fuel usage because vehicles are carrying more weight.
Trailnet assists municipalities in designing streets, sidewalks, and trails that allow and encourage people to walk and bike safely through their community.
-Trailnet’s community planning team works closely with community leaders, residents, and stakeholders to create safer, healthier, and more active communities.
-Between 2001 and 2011, more than 688,000 pedestrians in the U.S. were injured – a number equivalent to a pedestrian being struck by a motorized vehicle every 7 minutes. In Missouri, bicycle related injuries represent more than 10% of all roadway injuries. These numbers present an imperative need for communities to address the safety of all their citizens.
-To date we have partnered with 26 municipalities, creating plans that attract and retain residents, stimulate economic development, and improve community health.
Trailnet’s Healthy, Active and Vibrant Communities (HAVC) initiative was created in partnership with the Missouri Foundation for Health. It provides opportunities and access to healthy, active living for residents of urban, rural, and suburban communities.
-Trailnet’s HAVC initiative focuses at the policy level to produce the farthest-reaching and longest-term solutions to obesity, especially in low-income communities. It includes proven strategies of policy change affecting the built environment and building social networks around healthy lifestyles.
-The HAVC initiative has received national recognition as an “emerging intervention” that holds promise for replication. It’s been developed in 11 diverse communities in St. Louis and across the state.
-Trailnet staff participates in federal, state, and local policy advocacy, working with partners to draft and file policy, educate policymakers, and promote health- and safety-related initiatives to the public.
-Trailnet participated in the passage of two recent St. Louis City ordinances: the Form Based Code ordinance that creates more walkable, bikeable communities, and the Safe Streets ordinance that protects people who walk and bike from endangerment and assault.
St. Patrick Center is building permanent, positive change by helping hundreds of families each year move into permanent HOMES; by placing hundreds of people each year into full-time and part-time JOBS; and by providing HEALTH services to hundreds of people each year dealing with mental illness and/or substance abuse.
Programs and Initiatives:
Leadership St. Louis®
Youth Leadership St. Louis
Experience St. Louis
Coro™ Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Coro™ Women In Leadership Program
Connect With St. Louis
Community Policy Forums
Society members engage with one another and the community in several ways including events and volunteer projects to learn, share and grow. By coming together through United Way, the women in this Society continue to have a positive effect on health and human service needs for children, seniors, women and more.
Our goal is to reach as many young people as possible, and give them the tools and recourses they would need to become successful entrepreneurs, while building character and teaching them valuable, transferable life skills, and ultimately provide them with alternatives to unemployment, low paying jobs and destructive life choices.
In 2003 Anthony and Kim Thompson started the Kwame Foundation. The Kwame Foundation is a non –profit organization that provide young people an opportunity to learn, grow, and become professionals in their chosen careers. To accomplish our mission the Kwame Foundation provides financial assistance, educational mentorships, internship opportunities, and training in careers consistent with those needed to compete in a changing environment. Although we serve students of all races, our target is minority students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees who are bright, talented, high-achieving individuals that would not otherwise have an opportunity for higher education.
One of the principles upon which Kwame Foundation was founded was to provide opportunities for growth, development and leadership to young professionals. As an extension of that principle – and in alignment with our holistic approach to sustainability – KWAME supports various education and mentorship focused organizations.
In addition, through the Kwame Foundation, we endow scholarships at various institutions of higher learning across the country in order to assist in removing the financial barrier that exists for many minority and first generation college students.
Facebook policy for others posting to our page:
United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Facebook page is designed as a source for information, sharing and collaboration about all things health and human service related. As part of our commitment to the readers of our page, we expect all posters to abide by the following rules:
* Posts should be on topic, conversational, and serve to educate or entertain
* Posts may not be unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, discriminatory, harassing, obscene or otherwise rude or in poor taste
* Posts may not be used for any commercial purpose or otherwise to promote any outside organization or its activities
United Way of Greater St. Louis reserves the right, at our discretion, to remove any post or to revoke a user's privilege to post to our page. Comments found to be in conflict with the guidelines above will be removed promptly.
Comments posted by readers are not necessarily those of United Way of Greater St. Louis and its employees and we do not guarantee the accuracy of these posts.