GCEC 2013
  • Student Ventures Win Next Level of Regnier Venture Creation Challenge
  • Last April, student teams representing 70 startups were competed in the 2013 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge. After an “elevator pitch” competition, student teams displayed their venture ideas in the UMKC Student Union exhibit hall and spoke to some of the 200-plus judges, faculty, and mentors in attendance.

  • 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Lineup Announced
  • The Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management have announced the honorees for the 28th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebration.

  • Regnier Family Foundations Gives
    $3 Million Gift to Endow IEI
  • The University of Missouri-Kansas City and the UMKC Foundation have received a $3 million gift from the Regnier Family Foundations to endow the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

  • UMKC Ranked Number One in the World
  • UMKC today announced that it has been ranked as the world's No. 1 university in Innovation Management Research by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

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