Learn how to start and run a company

Griggs Innovators Nexus

Hands-on Learning

Get ready for takeoff

Raven Smith pitching at 2022 4impact event

Sharpen your skills

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

Georgi Gnibus, founder of Rad by Design

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

Libby Martin

Veterinary medicine student; founder of Calving Technologies, a venture that reduces cow and calf mortality rates

“I’ve been developing Calving Technologies since 2015. I feel so incredibly blessed to have the resources and mentors that Mizzou has provided.”

Meet more student entrepreneurs
Libby Martin hugging calf

Winning Ideas

Student Competitions

Jack Murray and his dog Heidi, 2022 EQ winner

Dreams take flight

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

Photo of RJI Contest winner

Smart solutions

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

Photo of TigerHacks competition

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 advice on doing business for social causes.

Find more business-building resources

MOSourceLink®, with support from the University of Missouri System, has curated more than 500 business-building resources located in Missouri — including those exclusively available for members of the Mizzou family. 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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