Big Winners at the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge!

A mother inspired, through the pain of losing a child, to create street-like clothing with safer, better functionality for those who are chronically ill and hospitalized.

Parents frustrated by the difficulty in weaning their child off his “binky.”

A Federal Reserve employee who believes there’s a better way for people to connect with volunteer opportunities in their communities.

An urgent care section chief at Kansas City’s leading children’s hospital who is determined to save people unnecessary trips to the ER.

These are just a few of the inspirational stories that inspired judges at the 2013 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge held on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the UMKC Student Union.

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Enactus Wins Regional Competition for Sixth Year in a Row

Vital Stats on UMKC Enactus:

  • 100 team members (up from 85 in 2012)
  • Bragging about: Being named Regional Champions at Chicago Regional Competition (WHICH they’ve won six years in a row now)

  • Also bragging about: Earning the “Club 44 Award”, which recognizes UMKC SIFE as one of the largest teams in the U.S. (WHICH they’ve won three years in a row now).
  • And bragging (again) about: Winning the “4.0 Club Award” (WHICH they’ve won two years in a row now)!  The 4.0 award is a result of an intensive evaluation on numerous topics such as team accomplishment, number of successful projects completed, impact in the community, recognition received from the community, support from faculty and administration, a 4.0 score places the team among the top 10 percent of teams in the U.S.

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2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Lineup Announced

UMKC Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Announces Honorees for
28th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  The Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management have announced the honorees for the 28th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebration.

The dinner will be held on Monday, Oct. 21 at the brand new Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
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Entrepreneurship Faculty Member Named Fulbright Specialist


John Norton, Managing Director of the Regnier Institute for  Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC’s Henry W. Bloch School of  Management, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Indonesia  at Universitas Ciputra commencing March  28, 2013, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William  Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Continue reading