Dan Lauer

Dan Lauer
Dan Lauer is the founding executive director of UMSL Accelerate, an initiative that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in and outside the classroom and helps bring concepts from mind to market. Dan is a long-standing, successful entrepreneur who has founded multiple companies, including Lauer Toys Inc., best known for the Waterbabies® line, which has enjoyed 26 years of continuous distribution and 23 million units sold. Through the UMSL Accelerate, he serves as a catalyst for developing a vibrant ecosystem of students, faculty and community to inspire innovation and advocate for entrepreneurship.

3 Ways to Use the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Accelerate Your Career

By Dan Lauer | September 12, 2018

Being an entrepreneur is no longer a profession—it’s a way of being.

3 Ways to Use Experiential Learning to Boost Your Career

By Dan Lauer | November 30, 2017

Experiential learning can better prepare you for the career of your dreams and cultivate the entrepreneurial skills you need for any job.