Many of our events are open to the community, including the First Wednesdays Speaker Series, held regularly during the academic year. We also host special events such as the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Celebration, which is pivotal in supporting RIEI programming.
Our signature competitions are designed for college students and Entrepreneurship Scholars to showcase and jump-start their ventures. UMKC students who are in the early-stages of their business plan participate in the biannual Roo Idea Jump before competing with area college students and E-Scholars in the highly-selective Regnier Venture Creation Challenge.
Regardless of your level of involvement with the Institute, we strive to offer events to help entrepreneurs network and grow.
in scholarships & funding awarded in the 2016-17 academic year