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StEP Spotlights #2: Bear Bites

WashU is full of student entrepreneurs with inspiring stories to tell.


That is why we have started our StEP Spotlights campaign, to highlight the amazing student business owners and their businesses that are thriving here on campus.


Max Harris is a current junior and is the founder and owner of Bear Bites. Bear Bites is an on campus food delivery service. By using this service, you can order food from any restaurant on the Loop or in the surrounding area and have it delivered directly to your dorm room.

When asked about his reasons for starting Bear Bites, Max replied that he has “always been passionate about entrepreneurship and business” and wanted to create a service that could pick up food for students and bring it to wherever they wanted it to go.

“We want [Bear Bites] to be the on-stop shop for the lazy college kid.

– Max Harris

To ensure that his business continues to grow, he chooses to “create a list of short-term, long-term, and ‘moon-shot’ ideas for the business,” because without an idea being written down and a date stamped on, it is much less likely to be successful.


**Check out more about Max’s story with his video interview below!



Bear Bites is a student-run business and member of the Student Entrepreneurial Program (StEP) and the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more information about StEP, click here. For more information about Bear Bites, click here or email them at