Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri
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Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

#Tiger StartUp

Thinking about starting a business or have a business idea but you need funding? CEI’s Tiger StartUp program let’s you investigate the world of startups in four two hour sessions. You will learn how to discover customer needs, create a business model, and how to pitch investors for early seed funding. Participating in Tiger StartUp is highly encouraged but not required to pitch in the Tiger Cage.

Tiger Cage New Venture Competition

Need funding to take your student-led business to the next level? Have a bit of traction behind your idea (such as a prototype, customer discovery, a validated business model)? You might be ready to pitch your venture in the Tiger Cage for your chance to win thousands of dollars in seed funding, a chance to join the Tiger New Venture Accelerator, and more.

Tiger New Venture Accelerator

Teams that enter the Tiger Cage Competition may be offered a spot in the Tiger New Venture Accelerator Program to further develop your venture with the help of a team of mentors who will help you further refine your business model, develop marketing and financial plans, learn how to sell yourself and your venture, and more.