UMSL Accelerate is a University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) program with a vision to serve as a catalyst for developing their students, faculty and community to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. Their mission is to foster a community of thought leaders by providing a vibrant ecosystem to: educate, innovate and collaborate.

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UMSL Accelerate Articles

UMSL Accelerate Expands Office Space

Are You a Founder of Color with a Category Defying Concept? Apply for this $50k Grant Now!

Flipstik Founder on Gravity-defying Entrepreneurial Journey

On Creating an Inclusive Ecosystem: Mike Bynum of FedTech

UMSL DEI Accelerator fills capital gap for minority entrepreneurs

Meet the 6 Startups Hosting UMSL’s First-ever DEI Accelerator Demo Day

Philanthropy and Funding: 5 Elements to Create Disruption for All

Startups Are About Operational Innovation, Not Just Tech

6 Startups Win $50K and Join UMSL Accelerate’s First Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cohort

UMSL Accelerate Names 16 Finalists for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accelerator

6 Entrepreneurs Can Win $50k In Startup Funding From New UMSL DEI Accelerator

UMSL Accelerate Launches DEI Accelerator, 8-Week Business Development Program

Founder of UMSL Accelerate Advises Students to Take Chances In Life When You Can Afford To

UMSL’s Entrepreneurship Program Plots More Growth to Build on Early Success

2019 Ameren Accelerator Focuses on Smart Cities and Connected Communities

A White Lie At Venture Cafe’s Thursday Gathering Led to a White Wedding at Innovation Hall

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Last Year, Support Organizations Collectively Found Over $8.3M (At Least) in New Funding for the Ecosystem

I Love This Radical Approach To Workforce Development

University of Missouri System Launches Accelerator Program to Foster and Fund Student Business Ideas

Here’s How Ameren Accelerator Made a Difference to Six Energy Technology Startups

Ameren Accelerator Provides a Multi-purpose Approach to Innovation and Education

Six Startups Selected to Participate in the 2018 Ameren Accelerator Program

Universities in St. Louis Are More Engaged Than Ever In the Startup Ecosystem

From Madison to STL: Rebate Bus Sets the Standard for Job Creation Through Innovation


One Year in, the Ameren Accelerator Has Surpassed All Expectations

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News Flash for Energy Startups: The Power of Partnering with an Accelerator is Real

Startup Resolutions: Here’s What You’re Chasing In 2018

Ameren Accelerator Results Boost Energy Startups In St. Louis

Shared Experience Helps Ameren Accelerate And Build Culture of Innovation

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Dan Lauer On Disrupting Higher Education to Foster Innovation

A Student Journey through UMSL Accelerate: Meet Yaniv Dudaie

Ameren Accelerator 2017 Cohort

7 Cool Cleantech Companies Join Ameren Accelerator


What Does an Entrepreneurship in Residence Program Look Like in Higher Education? UMSL Shows Us A Way

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University of Missouri-St. Louis Grows its Entrepreneurship Platform with UMSL Accelerate

Ameren Accelerator

Ameren Launches Energy Technology Accelerator in St. Louis, Partners With Capital Innovators and UMSL Accelerate