Dan Lauer On Disrupting Higher Education to Foster Innovation

“A goal without a deadline is nothing.”

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Dan developed a simple idea for a children’s doll into one of the best selling toys of the 1990s. His secret to success? Process.

Today, Dan is leading UMSL Accelerate, where he works with student entrepreneurs to develop a process and advance their ideas.

In this episode of STL Community Cast, Dan explains how leaders at UMSL are approaching education with a new mindset, to offer students greater opportunity than ever before.

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