The Griggs Innovators Nexus, in partnership with the Missouri Student Unions and U.S. Bank, offers retail spaces that Mizzou students can use to operate their own businesses inside the MU Student Center. Each 300-square-foot space is rent- and utility-free for one year and comes as a “white canvas” for entrepreneurs to design with their business needs in mind.
Students selected for the spaces receive hands-on experience, including developing and pitching a business plan, leading a team, designing a space, marketing and logistics. They also are encouraged to seek a mentor. U.S. Bank generously provides each business with $2,000 for start-up costs, a Square credit card reader and an iPad to manage sales.
- March 23
- April 4
Top six finalists notified.
- April 12
Finalists each give a 10-15-minute presentation followed by Q&A.
- April 15
Three winners notified and awarded space for the next academic year.
Space available for use.
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