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We know students don't have enough time or money. This especially gets in the way for college students 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 resources to get them further, faster. If you are in the beginning stages of your entrepreneur journey, schedule your first EIR session today!

To make an appointment, email Dan Lauer at lauerd@umsl.edu

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

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


If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, email Dan Lauer at lauerd@umsl.edu a minimum of 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time. If an EIR participant misses an appointment without advance notice, UMSL Accelerate reserves the right to disqualify the entrepreneur from the EIR program.

Send your questions to Dan Lauer at lauerd@umsl.edu.