Bob Franceschelli Joins ITEN's Board of Directors
As a catalyst for tech innovation, ITEN continues to evolve and expand services in support of entrepreneurs launching new ventures in the St. Louis region.
ST. LOUIS - Dec. 11, 2019 - PRLog -- ITEN (www.itenstl.org) is excited to announce that Bob Franceschelli is joining the ITEN Board of Directors. Established in 2008, ITEN has been a catalyst for tech innovation and entrepreneurship in the St. Louis region. We have worked with almost 1,000 tech startups and are actively supporting over 170 in the successful commercialization of their new ventures. "Bob's extensive executive leadership experience with both startups and large corporations will prove valuable in helping us develop a more robust community partnerships and set ITEN's strategy as we enter our second decade of services. We are both grateful and excited to have him join us as a board member," said Mary Louise Helbig, Executive Director.
Bob is an accomplished executive, creative business leader and builder who excels at strategically guiding organizations to grow new business, launch new divisions, brands and products as demonstrated through his contributions while at Anheuser-Busch and Pritikin. He has a strong track-record of maximizing corporate value and performance with hands-on problem identification and solving. "We place high value on Bob's leadership style, which provides a great example for our entrepreneurs. He has an infectious passion, intense customer focus, and ability to build people-centric alliances," said Rick Proctor, ITEN Board Chair.
"While serving as an ITEN volunteer mentor, I have witnessed the incredible tech talent residing right here in MO. These individuals and the leadership of ITEN have greatly contributed to the states' economy. Per MOSourceLink, start-ups accounted for 44,545 new jobs in 2018, and 78% of all new jobs in MO (2014-2018). I am honored to join the ITEN Board and increase my support to this community," said Bob Franceschelli.
ITEN provides a foundational system for entrepreneurs to work together towards building strong startups and a vibrant tech ecosystem. ITEN provides unique programs, events, and access to resources that accelerate tech venture success. 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 corporations, investors, key service providers and qualified talent means lower barriers to rapid growth. Designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, requiring neither payment nor equity, ITEN is a unique community asset and a proven route to venture success. Follow ITEN on Twitter at @itenstl and visit our website at itenstl.org (http://www.itenstl.org/)
Connie Gallagher (Business Development Manager) ITEN