A Launchpad for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

At a place like Truman that fosters a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation to develop an adaptable mindset, you can easily tap into your entrepreneurial spirit. Grow your innovative skills through experiential learning opportunities ranging from a student competition with cash awards to a group of like-minded peers to a creative lab space to inspire new ideas.

You can also add an Entrepreneurship Minor to any major.


Business Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition

First-place winners holding over-sized $3000 check

Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Building Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, is a “Shark Tank”-like competition that allows Truman students to pitch a concept for a product, service or project. It is open to any Truman student or team of students up to three members.


Community of College Entrepreneurs

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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.

A Space to Explore New Ideas

Doug and Diane Villhard Innovation Lab

Innovation Lab

Accessible to everyone, this lab provides space where aspiring entrepreneurs can unleash their imagination and enhance their creative thinking. Located within Pickler Memorial Library, it features collaboration space, a design lab, and podcasting and video conferencing studios.

Speaker Series

TRU-Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

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This monthly speaker series offers students an opportunity to meet with seasoned entrepreneurs who share their success stories, how they rebounded from failure, and their passion to make a positive impact and more.