Entrepreneurship

Opportunities for Aspiring Entrepreneurs at Truman

Real-world problems are solved by free-thinkers unencumbered by convention. At Truman, you learn  how to leverage a liberal arts and sciences mindset to turn thought into action. Then you can use that action to make an impact on the world.

Develop Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Bulldog BITE first-place finalist wins $3000

STUDENT COMPETITION

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Win Cash for Innovative Ideas

Bulldog B.I.T.E. (Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs) is a competition open to all Truman students that lets you gain experience in the art of pitching an idea. Students present their business idea to a panel of judges, and the top finalists receive seed money to put their ideas into action.

Community of College Entrepreneurs
STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Community of College Entrepreneurs

Join the Community of College Entrepreneurs to meet other entrepreneurs from all majors. The organization connects you with outside resources such as other entrepreneurs, alumni, and companies willing to help a student’s startup.

Student Run Business Initiative
STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Student-Run Business Initiative

No matter what your major is, you can participate in the Student-Run Business Initiative. Gains hands-on experience running a business in the area that interest you. Business students provide marketing, accounting, operations, and management expertise. Art students create designs for products. Theater students put together videos. Communication students manage a blog.

Truman Graduates Excel at Turning Thought into Action

Through educational exploration and intellectual engagement, our graduates develop the type of mindset that creates successful entrepreneurs. They challenge assumptions and think at a higher level of complexity to find solutions that are overlooked by others. Meet some Truman graduates and see how they forged their own path.

Doug Villhard

ALUMNI ENTREPRENEURS
Doug Villhard (’94)

“It took us several businesses and several failures before we got it right. Starting a business is easy. Having it be successful is hard.”
Doug’s full story>

Austin
ALUMNI ENTREPRENEURS
Austin Hayden (’15)

Most young entrepreneurs use technology to build their empires.  Austin decided to take a retro approach to sell his recreational water pads.
Austin’s full story>

Shaunelle Curry

ALUMNI ENTREPRENEURS
Shaunelle Curry (’95, ’97)

“I had the heart of a social entrepreneur. I wanted to bring about systemic and institutional change in my community.”
Shaunelle’s full story>