Learn how to start and run a company

Griggs Innovators Nexus

Hands-on Learning

Get ready for takeoff

Presentation at the College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sharpen your skills

Get coaching, practice your pitch and even compete for funding through these programs.

Cailey Blackmer, founder of Green Society

Run the show

Open a storefront in the MU Student Center, develop your business idea and network with other entrepreneurs.

Academic programs

Mizzou Made

Mizzou's Student Entrepreneurs

Jack Murray

Veterinary medicine student; founder of Murray Kennel Co., a venture that offers a space-saving dog crate

“The Entrepreneur Quest program has been phenomenal. It's really expedited this process and has given me all of the connections I've needed.”

Meet more student entrepreneurs
Jack Murray and his dog Heidi

Winning Ideas

Student Competitions

Noah Strodtman and Ako Hamaamin, winners of the 2022-23 Entrepreneur Quest competition.

Dreams take flight

Students research, test and pitch their business ideas as a part of the Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator.

Photo of RJI Contest winners

Smart solutions

Students compete with prototypes, products and tools that solve journalism challenges.

A student engineering team participates in TigerHacks 2023, Mizzou’s largest hackathon.

Hacking for good

TigerHacks tests tech wizards’ mettle to develop a functioning product in 36 hours.

Venture creation resources

Insights and Inspiration

Learn from the best

Marc Randolph

Creating a bingeworthy company

Marc Randolph, co-founder and first CEO of Netflix, discusses the early days of Netflix and what it takes to be an innovator. 

Maxine Clark

Building a company with heart

Build-A-Bear Workshop Founder Maxine Clark shares career insights and offers tips on doing business for social causes.

Chad Troutwine

Embracing audacious aspirations

Entrepreneur, filmmaker and educator Chad Troutwine advises students not to be afraid to go for something really big.

Find more business-building resources

MOSourceLink®, with support from the University of Missouri System, has curated hundreds of business-building resources located in Missouri. Use the Resource Navigator® smart database to search for programs, workshops and events to help you start, grow and accelerate your business.

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