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.

2024 timeline

  • Jan. 1
    Application available 
  • March 21 
    Application deadline
  • April 2
    Finalists notified
  • April 11
    Finalists give a 7-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
  • April 12 
    Recipients are notified and awarded incubator space for the next academic year.
  • May
    Recipients sign a memorandum of understanding; space is available for use in August.


Contact Us

1210 MU Student Center
Email: innovators@missouri.edu Phone: 573-882-2073