Dan Lauer

Founding Executive Director, UMSL Accelerate

Dan Lauer is the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate, a St. Louis-based initiative that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in and outside the classroom and helps bring concepts from mind to market.

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Starting a Business

The 3 Most Essential Points to Keep in Mind for Your Next Accelerator Pitch

No surprise that a great source for inspiration and lessons on speaking technique are TED talks.

Fundraising

These 3 Simple Steps Will Help You Expand Your Network in Your Base City

You don't need to look toward the coasts to grow your network.

Growing a Business

Fitbit and Adidas Know Something That Venture Capital Doesn't

Your startup might accelerate growth by forming a strategic partnership with established businesses -- not just VCs.

Diversity

Achieving Diversity Demands Less Talk and More Action. And Good Intentions Alone Won't Do It.

If your diversity program is coming up short, here are three actions you can take.

Resumes & Interviewing

3 Steps to Attracting the Brightest Recent Grads to Your Startup

Ruling out a huge portion of the talent pool in favor of an arbitrary hiring requirement is not the smartest move.

Leadership

Worried About Surviving in an Automated World? These Are the Skills That Will Save You.

A future filled with automated robots inspires both optimism and anxiety. You can curb the latter by being what robots are not: human.

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