Student Programs

Missouri S&T Entrepreneurial Internship and Cooperative Education Program

The Entrepreneurial Internship and Cooperative Education Program (EICP) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is designed to encourage Missouri S&T students to explore and consider entrepreneurship as a career as well as learn key entrepreneurship skills, particularly the process of searching for a scalable business model. Entrepreneurial internships or co-ops last approximately three (3) to four (4) months. Missouri S&T’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) provides funding to students (up to $10,000 per student) that is competitive with salaries they could earn at internships and co-ops with traditional employers. This funding allows EICP participants to pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor on a full-time basis for up to four (4) months.  Learn more >

University of Missouri System Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program

The University of Missouri System Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program (ESIP) is a scholarship program that encourages aspiring undergraduate student entrepreneurs.  Each student selected for this scholarship will be provided with a summer internship to work on their own startup company, or to work side by side with entrepreneurs in new venture companies from around the state.  For more information, visit www.umsystem.edu/esip/.

Technical Innovators and Entrepreneurs Society (TIES)

This student organization is a chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization which is an entrepreneurship network that serves more than 500 colleges and universities. The goal of TIES is to bring an entrepreneurial culture to the Missouri S&T campus. The vision of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is to be the premier global entrepreneurship network. Its mission is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Objectives of TIES:

  • Promote entrepreneurship on campus
  • Work closely with Missouri S&T's Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED) to promote business development and entrepreneurship in the community
  • Help student innovators develop sufficient business intellect so they can achieve their goals
  • Exhibit real world experience of running a business as a team
  • Develop skills essential to being a successful entrepreneur
  • Be an active member and an integral part of the national Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

For more information about TIES, please visit http://web.mst.edu/~ties/.

VentureWell E-Team Grant Program

The VentureWell E-Team Program gives college students the chance to move new technology ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the marketplace.  It is a three-stage program that provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity to help teams realize the full commercial potential of their projects.  For more information, visit www.venturewell.org/student-grants/.