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UMSL Accelerate


It’s a great time to be an Innovator and/or Entrepreneur at UMSL, which can be seen through our holistic approach to innovation/entrepreneurship by connecting Educate, in-class work… with Innovate, our non-credit engagement and Collaborate, a new model for connecting to the ecosystem.

Educate: We offer an Entrepreneurial Certificate steeped in design thinking, focused on lean canvas, POC, MVP and a host of defining and transformational curriculum designed and taught by practicing entrepreneurs.

Innovate: Our non-curricular, out of class experiences commits to a high focus on “making and doing” rather than “watching and listening.” Our most precious commodity is time. We all have plenty left, yet not to lose. The bar we set is in Take Home Value. After every engagement, what is actionable in advancing your life.

Collaborate: It’s a crowded ecosystem, how do we differentiate? By doing first of its kind, next generational, new model thinking. Our “Powered by” University driven Accelerators are the first of its kind.

Thanks for stopping by, please review this site with intention and purpose. Our intention is to listen to you, and offer a customized, relevant experience to arm you with tools to grow where you wish. It’s your dream, grab it.

UMSL Accelerates Success!

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P.S. Special thanks to Express Scripts for their generous support as seed investors. The generous gift made the start of Accelerate possible.
Dan Lauer


Dan Lauer
1983 UMSL Alumnus
Founding Executive Director
UMSL Accelerate
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