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“Creating a business that made the world a better place has always been my goal.”

John Larrick

John Larrick was raised on a farm in Macon, Missouri. At the age of 12 he started working in his grandmother's restaurant and at 13 started a goat farm with his father. The goat farm helped significantly pay for his freshman year of college at the University of Missouri. Currently, while in his junior year, John, is working on his new business, Eon Home Services, a gutter guard installation and gutter cleaning company in Columbia, Missouri. In his free time John enjoys biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, hunting and reading.

Future Job Creator: Meg Goddard


Being an international student herself, Meg Goddard fully understands the challenges of acclimation to a new country, culture, and educational system. At the age of 18, Meg packed her suitcase and left England to begin a new chapter in life. This chapter would have Meg studying abroad in the United Featured Start-Up: Whobaloo


If you spend any time at all on Pinterest, you need to know about this company. Whobaloo is a cloud-based design application that can be utilized for printed design and web graphics. In short, they completely simplify the process of design for the end user. This company is true testament Featured Start-Up: We Are Fine Line


Known as the of modeling agencies, We Are Fine Line founders Erika Klotz and Scott Hanson have developed a program that is disrupting the delivery of modeling services. The company created a unique business model that quickly gained traction in Kansas City. From there, We Are Fine

Building Missouri’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Betablox Program


Many of you will remember Wes Bergmann from MTV’s The Real-World: Austin.  At the age of 19, Wes took a brief hiatus from college to put his life, all of it, in front of the camera for three months. Known as the ultimate villain in the history of MTV ‘Challenge,’