ITEN & Cara Stone, LLP Announce Community Partnership and Release of the 2020 Impact Report

By: PRLog

ST. LOUIS - April 6, 2021 - PRLog -- ITEN, a division of Lindenwood University, and Cara Stone, LLP are excited to announce the continuation of their collaboration aimed at enhancing and broadening services for tech startups in the St. Louis region.

"ITEN is focused on supporting the launch and commercialization of scalable tech companies. This partnership supports the publishing and managing of real-time updates to the digital version of our St. Louis Tech Startup Ecosystem map.  In addition to wayfinding services, we are able to offer concept validations and enhanced investor education programming which is critically important to the success of startups," said Mary Louise Helbig, ITEN executive director.  "We invite the community to join us and Cara Stone, LLP on April 8 for  2nd Thursday at Venture Café where we will release our 2020 Impact Report and new Ecosystem maps."

"We're excited to partner with ITEN and to support the entrepreneurial activity in the St. Louis area. With the changes we've seen in the past year, it's more important than ever to maintain a sense of community in our ecosystem. We continue to be impressed by the quality of companies coming out of Missouri and honored to be a part of their fundraising efforts," said Mark Graffagnini, managing partner of Cara Stone, LLP.

Support from organizations like Cara Stone, LLP enables ITEN to provide educational programs and services free-of-charge to tech entrepreneurs as they commercialize innovation and launch new businesses.  As a division of Lindenwood University, ITEN enriches the support for entrepreneurship within the campus community and offers real experience to tech startups. This has a positive and direct impact on the St. Louis region as measured by new product launches, job creation, revenue production and talent attraction and retention.  Following the event on April 8, the ITEN 2020 Impact Report and Ecosystem maps will be available on the ITEN website (

About ITEN:

ITEN provides a foundation for entrepreneurs, Corporations, organizations, and agencies to collaborate towards building strong startups and a vibrant tech innovation ecosystem. ITEN provides unique programs, events, and access to resources that accelerate tech innovation. ITEN's programs provide ventures a roadmap from concept through design, prototype, launch, revenue, funding and rapid scaling. Guidance from serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and community influencers helps entrepreneurs focus on essential critical tasks and avoid wasted efforts. Access to corporations, investors, key service providers and qualified talent provides early validation and reduces barriers to rapid growth. Designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, ITEN is a unique community asset and a proven route to venture success. Follow ITEN on Twitter @itenstl and visit our website at to learn more.

About Cara Stone, LLP:

Cara Stone, LLP ("Cara Stone") is widely considered to be a top law firm in the realm of angel and venture capital and private equity. The firm has established itself as one of the leading capital markets law firms in the U.S. In 2018, Cara Stone lead approximately $1 billion worth of private equity transactions including one of the largest going public deals for a non-Silicon Valley tech company in 2018. Cara Stone has offices in New Orleans, Chicago, Lafayette and Los Angeles. The firm is seeking to expand to emerging capital markets to help those ecosystems develop stronger entrepreneurial systems and to continue to help the best companies in the small and mid-sized markets find capital, grow, and exit. Follow Cara Stone on Twitter @CaraStoneLLP or visit us at to learn more.

Connie Gallagher
ITEN Business Development Manager

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