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  • Bloch Venture Hub Celebrates Grand Opening
  • Kansas City has a new resource for entrepreneurship support services with the opening of the Bloch Venture Hub, a community resource for entrepreneurs at multiple pre-launch stages. Read More.

  • Regnier Venture Creation Challenge
  • Compete for $50,000 in awards and seed funding! Apply by April 21st for the RVCC, a two-day business plan and speed pitch competition promoting entrepreneurship. Teams must include at least one university student in Missouri or Kansas, or a current E-Scholar.

    For Guidelines, Rules and to Submit visit:

  • Congratulations to the 2016 class of honorees!
  • Thank you to our Entrepreneurial Spirit sponsors the Kauffman Foundation and JNA Advertising and to the Regnier Institute Advisory Council for making the 31st Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards possible!

  • Entrepreneurship Educator Award to Prof. Tony Luppino
  • University of Missouri System Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Bob Schwartz awarded the first UM System Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award Feb. 3 on Friday to University of Missouri-Kansas City Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law Anthony Luppino. Read More


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