Events

SBIR Webinars

The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.
 

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Creating a Business Plan

April 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you with everything you need to know to create a winning business plan. Free parking and meeting room entrance are on NE corner of building.
 

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Shocker New Venture Competition Tradeshow

April 21, 2017 at 8 a.m.
The Shocker New Venture Competition, hosted by WSU's Center for Entrepreneurship, is designed to inspire campus innovation and develop  entrepreneurial mindsets. This annual event challenges students from all academic disciplines to showcase their innovative ideas and projects utilizing entrepreneurial concepts. The Shocker New Venture Competition provides winning teams with start-up capital, in-kind services, and other resources to aid in the launch of their new venture.  

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Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

When: April 22, 2017, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Wichita Downtown Library
This SCORE program will provide you the right steps for starting a business. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library.

Register online at http://wichitalibrary.org/, or if you do not have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jclearly@wichita.gov
 

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Shocker New Venture Competition Final Round

April 28, 2017 at 1 p.m.
The Shocker New Venture Competition, hosted by WSU's Center for Entrepreneurship, is designed to inspire campus innovation and develop  entrepreneurial mindsets. This annual event challenges students from all academic disciplines to showcase their innovative ideas and projects utilizing entrepreneurial concepts. The Shocker New Venture Competition provides winning teams with start-up capital, in-kind services, and other resources to aid in the launch of their new venture.   

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University Innovation Pitching Workshop: Teaching Researchers How to Tailor Presentations for Funding, Licensing and Start-Up

May 2, 2017
1:00-2:00 p.m.

A key role for you and your staff is to engage those researchers… take them under your wing, and guide them through the unfamiliar task of marketing and pitching their discoveries – including pitching to the TTO itself as a disclosure designed to generate excitement, support, and a clearly expressed path to market.

 

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Social Media Marketing for Small Business

May 4, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize KS

This SCORE program will provide you with information on how to effectively use social media for marketing your small business. Free parking and meeting room entrance are on NE corner of building.

Register online at http://www.maizerec.com/ or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818. 

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Kansas InnovateHer 2017

When: May 12, 2017

WSU Ventures seeks to identify the most innovative products and services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, have a high-potential for commercialization, fills a need in the marketplace, and have a commercialization timeline of less than 18 months. 

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LaunchPrep - Demo Day

May 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wichita State University, Experiential Engineering Building

LaunchPrep, a partnership between the e2e Accelerator and Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, provides early-stage companies access to a select group of Wichita’s most successful entrepreneurial mentors. Through one-onone guidance, early-stage entrepreneurs learn how to grow their small business. Over a three month program they and the LaunchPrep mentors examined all aspects of their venture, striving to reach critical milestones. On May 18th you will have the opportunity to hear from all nine of our launching entrepreneurs! Admission is free, and food and drink will be provided!

 

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UAS Tech Forum

Aug. 30-31, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport
The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Tech Forum is a convergence of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, tech transfer professionals, economic development officials and other service providers in the UAS industry. The event features tech presentations, valuable networking with attendees and exhibitors, potential investment opportunities, thought-provoking panel discussions and relevant keynote speakers. 

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