January 17, 2018
SBIRFirst monthly SBIR Q&A Session is Jan. 18  
WSU Ventures will begin hosting a monthly SBIR Q&A session beginning on Thursday Jan. 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the Experiential Engineering Building Room 163. These monthly sessions allow students, faculty, staff and the community to learn more about the U.S. government's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, or to ask questions about specific topics. For more information contact Sherry Gegen at 978-6359. 
icorp Shocker Innovation Corps application deadline is Jan. 19
Students and faculty interested in accelerating their STEM ideas, research and product commercialization could be eligible for seed funding up to $2,150, customer validation training, mentoring and more through the Shocker Innovation Corps  
(I-Corps) program. The deadline to apply is Friday Jan. 19.  
More information at www.wsuventures.org/icorps or contact Sherry Gegen at 978-6359 or by email.
WSU I-Corps Apply Now
scoreWichita SCORE Chapter announces upcoming free business workshops 
The Wichita SCORE Chapter offers free and low-cost business training. Upcoming workshops are focused on startups and small businesses beginning with Entrepreneurship 101 on Thursday Jan. 18. For the full schedule visit https://wichita.score.org/content/take-workshop-17.  

Jan. 18 Entrepreneurship 101
Jan. 27 Simple Steps to Starting Your Small Business 
Feb. 17 Business Structure and Tax Considerations 
Feb. 24, March 8 & April 5 Essentials of a Business Plan 
March 15 & April 12 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business 
March 17 Defining Your Business Concept & Creating Your Marketing Plan 
March 22 & April 19 Social Media / Setting up Your Website 
March 24 & 29, April 26 Talking to Your Banker 
April 21 Financial Projections 
April 28 Social Media Marketing 
May 19 Funding Sources
upcomingUpcoming Events 
Jan. 18
Jan. 27
Jan. 29
Jan. 30
Entrepreneurship 101
Simple Steps to Starting Your Small Business
Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics
Trademark Tuesday: Forms, Fees & Filing 
Feb. 6
Feb. 13
Feb. 17
Feb. 19
Feb. 24
Feb. 27
Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics
Trademark Basics: Protect Your Business Name
Business Structure and Tax Considerations
Introduction to Patents
Essentials of a Business Plan
Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business 
Shocker Innovation Corps
Student STEM projects, ideas eligible for $2,150 from Shocker Innovation Corps -  Spring Application Deadline: Jan. 19
GoCreate, A Koch Collaborative
GoCreate is a premier makerspace open to creators of all ages and experiences. You don't have to be a student or alumni or engineer or egghead to make it here. You only need a membership, an idea and the will to make it happen. Join now! www.gocreate.com
WSU Ventures assists Wichita State University faculty, staff and students in applying and commercializing their collective ideas, intellectual properties, know-how, talents, capabilities, ambitions and energies in ways that benefit the university community, industry and the public. 


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