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Steve Epner

Founder at The Startup Within, LLC

Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University in December of 1970; was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation in 2000 from the National Speakers Association and in May of 2007, Steve received a Master's of Science degree from the Purdue University School of Technology. He is the founder and manager of the St Louis Innovation Roundtable.

Steve is a member of the Graduate School of Business Faculty at Saint Louis University. He teaches Corporate Entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2011, Steve attended the Babson College Entrepreneurship Program with educators from 14 countries.

In the spring of 1976, Steve started his own consulting practice. In 2014, he completed the sale of the firm to Brown Smith Wallace LLC. Retirement did not last long as he was recruited by Boeing and started his new position about 15 hours later.

In January 2016, Steve retired as the Entrepreneur in Residence (Senior Manager of Acceleration) position in Ventures at Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). Steve’s role was to create a culture of entrepreneurs who could take advantage of the vast innovative capabilities and inventory of advanced technology that is Boeing. The company wanted to enable and encourage employees to try out new ideas, to rapidly prototype new products and to accept failures as stepping stones to success.

Steve’s latest book is titled: Simplify Everything; Get your team from do do to done done with one surefire process.