Entrepreneurship Scholars (E-Scholars) is an intensive, early-stage venture development program offered by the Regnier Institute for community members and UMKC students. The academically-based program provides entrepreneurs with knowledge, support, and resources to launch scalable and sustainable ventures. New cohorts start each January and September and progress through a series of 14 workshops (held Saturdays, from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm), over the course of two semesters.
E-Scholars have access to:
a series of subsidized workshops thanks to generous contributions by sponsors
Candidates must be available to actively participate in all workshops, activities and programs.
Ideal candidates are driven, self-motivated and passionate about creating something new. E-Scholars is ideal for individuals who want to:
accelerate new ventures
develop new products or services
innovate within existing businesses
Ventures pay a one-time fee of just $500 thanks to grants and sponsorships.
The full cost per participant is approximately $6000. Thanks to support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Bloch Family Foundation, the Regnier Family Foundation, and other generous partners, each participant automatically receives a scholarship to help cover this actual cost.
UMKC students can complete the E-Scholars Program for academic credit and enjoy a hands-on learning experience.
Undergraduates earn credit for: ENT 327: Creating the New Venture and ENT 332: Managing the New Venture
Graduate students earn credit for: ENT 5527: Creating the New Venture and
ENT 5532: Managing the New Venture
Apply early; applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students will work directly with faculty as they complete the E-Scholars Program to satisfy degree requirements. Students from other universities have also been able to receive course credit for their participation in E-Scholars which was transferred to their home institutions.
Please contact Bryan Boots, the Entrepreneurship Scholars Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Global
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Henry W. Bloch School of Management