Five Trulaske entrepreneur teams advance to Mizzou EQ next round

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Graphic: Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator logo

The Trulaske College of Business saw wide representation at the second Entrepreneur Quest (EQ) Student Accelerator program pitch competition. Five of the 11 entrepreneurial pitches advancing to the next round of the were Trulaske student teams. These students will participate in a number of workshop and entrepreneurial pitch sessions before presenting again at another pitch competition in March. The three advancing teams from that competition will share a $30,000 prize and advance to the UM System competition where the Mizzou teams will pitch their ideas against others from the four-campus UM System. The top three winning pitches will split another $30,000 prize.

Trulaske students advancing to the next round include:

  • Zach Cook, MBA graduate student – Vesta: One-stop cold storage container for the e-food and beverage delivery industry
  • Trent Esser, business management – Printerior: Custom-made furniture from 3D recycled plastics
  • David Goddard, finance graduate student – Kimberling City Bait and Tackle: Provides guide service, gears and lures.
  • Daniel Hoffman, executive MBA student – Norah Health: Health care platform for physicians to increase patient satisfaction and payment reimbursements.
  • Hayden McCarter, business management  – Scoreboard: eSports bar and tournament location for gamers