Weekly Update

Time to focus

Weekly Update

Many entrepreneurs “don’t give [their startup] enough time to nurture one idea…before they branch out to try new things. They want to think about the next thing because [the first idea] didn’t become an overnight success.”

This comment on focus from Akeem Shannon the founder of Flipstik came to mind this week after speaking with a handful of entrepreneurs that were attempting to solve several problems at once. Yes, pivots and experimentation are part of the game but the idea is to identify the main problem to be solved, and then have a sharp focus on solving for it.

What are your best tips for staying focused?

Don’t Forget:


Powerful Women in Cyber

Join us for Powerful Women In Cyber events happening this month!

Powerful Women in Cyber

Connect Opportunities

We’ve added 2 new organizations and have 12 open opportunities. Check the new opportunities below and view all on the Matchmaking tab on our Startup Directory.

  • Multiple startups looking for software developers.
  • Several Service Providers available to help with basic business functions, legal, accounting.
  • Several technical startups looking for marketing power.
  • Ready to show your work at Work In Progress? Connect with us.

Have an Opportunity?

If you need connections for your startup or project send us an email to connect@vencafstl.org and we’ll do our best to connect you.

This Week

march, 2021

Office Hours

Office Hours: Cybersecurity Office Hours to protect your startup, small business, or nonprofit

Office Hours: A Conversation To Start Your Cash Flow Planning During COVID-19

Replay Previous Learning Labs

Dan Schaefer

Work on your clarity and how articulate you are about the business. Write out your application without character limits and cut down – this forces you to articulate what matters and gets your business into concise language that someone out of your world can understand

Dan Schaefer, Founder of Native Pet, from the Arch Grant Learning Lab series.


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