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Entrepreneur in Residence

About Entrepreneur in Residence

Students don't have enough time or money- which gets in the way for those who want to start a business. Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) provides students the guidance needed to successfully bring an idea to market. Through one-on-one mentorship, participants will receive  accountability couching, customized support, and connections to the community. If you are in the beginning stages of your entrepreneur journey, sign up today!

Daniel Fogarty
At it's inception, Daniel worked for financial technology accelerator
SixThirty, where he vetted and assessed applicants. He now works
for LaunchCode leading their candidate operations. Thanks to
Daniel’s assessment process, LaunchCode has successfully over
450+ candidates into technology careers with an over 90% success

Tamas Javor

Ala Kehoe

Dan Lauer
Dan is a highly experienced and accomplished entrepreneur who can
give students advise on how to develop their innovative ideas into a
product or business. As a St. Louis native, he is the CEO and Founder
of Lauer Toys and the creator of the baby doll Waterbabies. His
product has achieved great success by being the second best selling
baby doll, with over 24 million units sold.

Interested in becoming an EIR mentor?

Contact Ala Kehoe at


Having trouble booking your session?

You can also schedule an appointment through Microsoft Bookings.

Can't make your appointment?

Email a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the appointment time. If an entrepreneur misses an appointment without advance notice, UMSL Accelerate reserves the right to disqualify the entrepreneur from future EIR sessions.

Schedule an Appointment

Be prepared!

Fill out a session worksheet and bring it to your next appointment.


UMSL Students

No matter where you are in your college career, we can help. We accept undergraduate and graduate students from any degree program.

Non-UMSL Students

Even though we had UMSL students in mind when building this program, we've found that many others can benefit from EIR. We also accept

  • faculty
  • staff
  • community members
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