Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri System’ launched the Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) program to help students translate their ideas into viable companies by immersing them in the business world through networking opportunities, coaching from successful entrepreneurs and real-world experiences with the commercialization process.

This year (2021-22), EQ is not a UM Systemwide program. Click on the logos above to see what each university is doing.

The Program, 2018-21

For the first two years of the EQ program, MU, UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL held workshops and pitch competitions on their campuses. Three winners from each university then competed for additional funding. See news release and feature story about the 2020 winners. Read about the 2019 competition. Entrepreneur Quest was not offered during the 2020-21 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: Highlights From EQ’s Inaugural Year Finale, April 2019