MU Student Center, home of the Griggs Innovators Nexus

What we do

The Robert and Shelly Family Griggs Innovators Nexus in the MU Student Center is a place where Mizzou students can collaborate and learn firsthand what it takes to start and run a business. As the hub of Mizzou's entrepreneurial community, we offer:

  • Unique areas, such as an ideation room, that student entrepreneurs can use to collaborate, share ideas, practice pitches and sell products. We also have a 10-person conference room and two gathering spaces. All areas are equipped with the latest in Solstice flat panel technology to make teamwork much easier. Contact to reserve a space.
  • Four retail storefronts for students interested in launching a brick-and-mortar store. View story and a day-in-the-life videos featuring  Grant Houston and his clothing store.
  • Two incubator office spaces for students launching an e-commerce, software or other online/web-based venture that does not require a physical storefront.
  • Programming, coaching, pitch competitions, funding, networking opportunities and resources to help students succeed. Examples:

Entrepreneurship programs at MU create economic opportunities for students and empower them to put learning into practice, take risks in a safe environment, problem solve, think unconventionally and tap the state’s innovation ecosystem.

Robert and Shelly Griggs and their sons, A.J. and Bo, created a lasting legacy in 2021 as founding sponsors of the Griggs Innovators Nexus. Learn more about their gift to establish of the Griggs Innovators Nexus.

Take a virtual tour of the Nexus.


E-ship and #Ideation sign in office window


Contact Us

1211 MU Student Center
Email: Phone: 573-882-2073