Weekly Update

Founders share what they wish they knew + Cultivation Capital shares “How I Built It”

By February 9, 2021 February 23rd, 2021 No Comments

This week is the first of two new monthly series with T-REX and with ITEN. Patty Hagen, Executive Director of T-REX will be interviewing founders to hear how they built their companies. This week kicks off with Brian Matthews, founding principal of the venture firm, Cultivation Capital. And while ITEN has been hosting monthly talks with Venture Café, the series now has a sharp focus on what early and idea-stage founders need to know as they get started. Check the calendar for all the details.

Also, check the replays from previous talks:

Raj Singh

I realized I needed to not take rejection of my product personally. I think rejection should be taken as a data set to make improvements. If you’re getting rejected repeatedly that means you don’t have product-market fit.”
Raj Singh, founder of Waylit, part of the Leveraging Cultural Competencies for Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs Learning Lab.

As always, we love to hear what you’re working on and how we can help. Send us a note at connect@vencafstl.org


Connect Opportunities

We’ve added 5 new companies, 4 opportunities, and 1 new service for startups. Check new opportunities below and view all on the Matchmaking tab on our Directory.

  • 🤝 Jolyn is in the early stages of creating a payments company and is looking for a developer or co-founder with financial services platform experience. I’m interested in learning more.
  • ❤️ GenerIter is being launched on Valentines Day by Thomas Park. He is seeking beta testing, usage and promotion. What will you make with it?
  • 💼 Denim Social is hiring for multiple positions. View the Matchmaking Tab on our Directory to learn more.
Screenshot of our new Matchmaking tab in our Directory

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