Opportunities for Aspiring Entrepreneurs at Truman

Truman offers the perfect training ground for innovators because our learning community promotes critical-thinking skills across multiple disciplines. Put into practice, those skills are ideal for evaluating a problem and developing a better way to address the situation at hand.

Student Run Business Initiative

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.

Community of College Entrepreneurs

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.

Bulldog BITE first-place finalist wins $3000


Business Innovation Competition for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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.


Turning Thought into Action

The integrative discipline within a liberal arts education develops the type of mind-set that creates successful entrepreneurs. They challenge assumptions. They think at a higher level of complexity. And they know how to use their knowledge to recognize opportunities overlooked by others. Meet some Truman graduates and see how they forged their own path.