The UMSL Accelerate
is to serve as a catalyst for developing students, faculty and community members to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. The
is to foster a community of thought leaders by providing a vibrant ecosystem to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate. Accelerate supports innovation anywhere from helping those with little experience in entrepreneurship develop an idea, to a Fortune 500 company gain a competitive advantage through innovation. While many universities offer entrepreneurial programs, UMSL created a multi-dimensional approach to developing entrepreneurial leaders while providing the ability for people to access this entrepreneurial ecosystem through a variety of entry points, which is critical for the success of the region.