The Griggs Innovators Nexus provides 100-square-foot incubator office space that Mizzou students use to operate their own businesses inside the MU Student Center. Awarded through a competitive process, the space is rent- and utility-free for one academic year and includes office furniture and access to collaborative spaces. Selected students also receive hands-on venture building experience.
The incubator space is ideal for e-commerce, software or other online/web-based ventures that do not require a brick-and-mortar storefront.
At the end of the year, entrepreneurs give a presentation that includes what they learned and accomplished along with recommendations for program improvements.
Finalists give a 10-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
Recipients are notified and awarded incubator space for the next academic year.
Recipients sign a memorandum of understanding; space is available for use in August.