Student Business Incubator Program

The Student Business Incubator program operated by the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is intended to provide resources and services to student new business ventures at Missouri S&T. Only student businesses are eligible to become Participants of the Student Business Incubator program. A student business is defined as a for-profit business that is 51 percent owned by full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students at Missouri S&T and in which the majority of employees of the business are full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate students at Missouri S&T. Student businesses are admitted as Participants of the Student Business Incubator program at TTED’s sole and absolute discretion.

By participating in the Student Business Incubator program, Participants agree to abide by all policies and procedures of the program. Participants will remain in the Student Business Incubator program for a finite period of time. A typical Participant is expected to matriculate from the program within a three-year period. Requests for additional periods in the Student Business Incubator program may be granted on rare occasions with advanced notice and compelling justification.

Participants in the Student Business Incubator are also given prefence in the Missouri S&T Entrepreneurial Internship and Co-Op Program. This program is designed to encourage Missouri S&T students to consider and explore entrepreneurship as a career option. Entrepreneurial internships or co-ops will last approximately three (3) to four (4) months. Missouri S&T’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) will hire students as interns or co-ops at competitive salaries to develop and pursue a concept for an entrepreneurial venture that the students identify.

To apply to the Student Business Incubator program, please download and review the Policies and Procedures then complete and submit the application form. If you have any questions, please contact us by email at ecodevo@mst.edu

Click here to download the Student Business Incubator Policies and Procedures

Click here to apply online

 

Program Participants


Bayridge Software
Accepted into Program: January 2013

Bayridge Software is trying to develop a smartphone app which would allow guests at venues such as stadiums, restaurants, and bars to order food, drinks, or concessions through their mobile phones.


Canvas Electronic
Accepted into Program: September 2013

Canvas Electronic is a student business venture that is focusing on developing a digital picture frame with greatly improved functionality.


Dual Cases, LLC
Accepted into Program: July 2013

Dual Cases is developing customizable multi-layered hard shell cases for smartphones targeted at the vanity market.

www.dualcases.com


Interdisciplinary Design Collaborative, LLC d/b/a Lumate
Accepted into Program: January 2010
Graduated from Program: June 2012

Initially, the business model of Interdisciplinary Design Collaborative, LLC (IDC Projects) was to leverage the under-utilized skills of students on a royalty-sharing basis to pursue moderately complex projects using student labor in a just-in-time, as-needed manner. The company eventually evolved into smartphone app development. Now operating under the brand name Lumate, the company currently focuses on developing a demand-side platform (DSP) for location-based mobile advertising.

www.Lumate.com


Off Kilter Studios, LLC
Accepted into Program: January 2013

Off Kilter Studios, LLC provides mobile application development services on various operating systems such as iOS and Android. It also provides 2D and 3D graphic art, audio effects, and user interface design services.

www.OffKilterStudios.com


Teneca AM
Accepted into Program: October 2012

Teneca AM is working to develop a business model to leverage opportunities for additive manufacturing technology. Commonly referred to as "3D printing", additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model. It is used in a variety of industries.