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StEP Spotlights #3: UShuttle

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.


Taylor Chen and Elizabeth Waggoner are current juniors and are the co-owners of UShuttle. U-Shuttle is a student owned and operated transportation intermediary company that services the community of Washington University in St. Louis. U-Shuttle’s mission is to provide safe, convenient, and low-cost transportation for Washington University students, student groups and university departments.

When asked about their reasons for owning a business, they replied that “owning a business is a really unique experience where you can be challenged and learn a lot.” They also state that they want to be able to give back to the WashU community.

For anyone looking to be an entrepreneur, “develop a growth mindset and look at everything as a learning opportunity.”

– Elizabeth Waggoner

Taylor and Elizabeth are currently looking for partners in their business! If you’re interested in entrepreneurship and would like more information on how to become a partner, visit their website (link below) to contact them!

**Check out more about Taylor and Elizabeth’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 UShuttle, click here, like them on Facebook, or email them at