• Faculty Spotlight – Sharon Simmons, Ph.D.
  • Simmons, who joined the Henry W. Bloch School of Management as an assistant professor of Global Entrepreneurship in August 2015, was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her parents owned and operated a restaurant for 35 years, and Simmons played a key role in the business.

  • Entrepreneurs Inspire Students with Stories of Success
  • Two influential entrepreneurs spoke as part of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s First Wednesday series. Mike Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Niall, an American watch manufacturer and Bob Regnier, Chairman, President and CEO of Bank of Blue Valley.


Regnier Venture Creation Challenge
Each spring, the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management hosts a business plan competition in which students can present new concepts to local investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs. A total of $40,000 will be awarded with the first place team receiving $10,000.

Become A Mentor
One way we further the mission of the Regnier Institute is by providing entrepreneurs with assistance, advice, and help as they develop their ideas, business plans, and ventures. This we accomplish in large part thanks to the volunteer efforts of our many mentors. More...

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