Watch this video to see what the Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator is all about!

Could you use $30,000 to launch your venture?

Learn more about the program below!

This button will take you to the Application Page. When you apply, please click on University Login then use your SSO ID (regular UMSL credentials) to log in. You can also find the Application Page on StartupTree under Events/Competitions!



Perks & Benefits

  • Award Money
  • 1st Place: $15,000         2nd Place: $10,000         3rd Place: $5,000
  • 8-week education program for TOP 10 semifinalists from UMSL
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Mentorship from executives, industry leaders, investors, and subject matter experts
  • Champion Round run by UM System at Entrepreneurial Educator Summit in Columbia, MO in the spring
  • Each participant has the opportunity to compete in 2 Demo Days & win up to $30,000
  • If you want to start working on your application, click on the icon below to download the questions. Please note, this is just so you can start working on your answers, but you will have to submit an application by click on the Apply button above.

Information Sessions

All three sessions will take place in the SSB Building, room 202.

If you have questions after the sessions or you want to schedule an appointment, you can reach out to us, we are happy to work with you!


  • Put in your best efforts and submit a strong application
  • Keep deadlines and show up
  • Attend and Participate in curriculum sessions if chosen for the program
  • Excel at Demo Day
  • Entrepreneurial Educator Summit attendance is mandatory for winners

Contact us:

Tamas Javor
Director of UMSL Accelerate
JCPenney Building North, Room 355C

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with us, please send us an email.

Past Winners

1st place – HireMe – Letisha Wexstten –
2nd place – Seize The Bean – Alex Zvibleman –
3rd place – Singular Construction Automation – Bailee Warsing, Tim Bragg –