Learn how to start and run a company

Griggs Innovators Nexus

Hands-on Learning

Get ready for takeoff

Raven Smith presents at a pitch event.

Sharpen your skills

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

Clare Fischer operates Fisch Flips, a retail store that sells sustainable fashion in the MU Student Center.

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

Chetan Vanteddu presents his business idea at a pitch 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 winner

Smart solutions

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


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 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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