Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Tiger StartUp

Take the first step on your entrepreneurial journey

Tiger StartUp is open to all Mizzou students who have an idea for a business, or think one day they might start a business. Begin your entrepreneurial journal here with four 2-hour training sessions. Anyone who is thinking about submitting their new venture to the Tiger Cage New Venture Competition is also encouraged to attend #TigerStartUp training sessions and to use MBA Student Coaches.

#TigerStartUp Sessions:

  • Customer discovery & customer segments, with teams assigned to MBA Coaches for weekly virtual or in-person touch points to keep your journey on track
  • Value proposition
  • Business models
  • Gaining traction, proof of concept, how to pitch

MBA Student Coaches

MBA student coaches have been trained in theTiger Cage judging criteria. They are available M-F, by appointment (and with some office hours), to answer questions, review materials, and to provide other support and advice to help all new venture teams submit the strongest possible applications and to prepare teams advancing to the semi-finals for live presentations.

Tiger StartUp is the first step to competing in the Tiger Cage and qualifying to participate in Tiger New Venture Accelerator Program providing additional mentoring and incubation space.