March 2015   

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April 8

April 17-19
Wichita Startup Weekend

April 20-21
CEDBR Webcast

April 30

May 6
In the News
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Innovator's Corner 


Dr. Anil Mahapatro, assistant professor, Industrial and     Manufacturing Engineering Department and inventor of Biodegradable Metallic Implants. Read more...  

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Alma Mater: NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering

Invention: Biodegradable Metallic Implants

What spurred the development of this technology?

Existing clinical relevance aimed at developing solutions to long term complications associated with functionally short term implantable medical devices. 

Read more about Dr. Mahapatro... 

The WSU Ventures newsletter is a monthly communication that will bring you information on university technologies and resources for innovators.


SBIR Road Tour is coming to Wichita

SBIR Road Tour header
America's Largest Seed Fund is Coming to Wichita April 30!

If you're an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, take advantage of this coveted local opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet one-on-one with program decision makers.  Federal and State Program Managers representing $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to present at a series of events to technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.


Wichita Business Journal announces Innovation Award Winners



The Wichita Business Journal announced 13 companies, organizations and projects; and five individuals that will be recognized at the first-ever Innovation Awards program. Honorees were nominated by members of Wichita's business community. WSU Ventures Innovation Accelerator winners, Wichita State faculty, students and organizations were well-represented among the honorees. Learn more...

Center for Entrepreneurship announces Business Booster Series 
Time 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Cost $50 each session ( $5 WSU students)


April 3 SEO Part 2, Local SEO Tactics


April 10 Success, The Entrepreneurial Perspective


April 17 Serial Entrepreneurship


SBIR/STTR Training Schedule
Agency Date Open Proposals Due URL
Dept. of Transportation NOW March 6 Register
DHHS-NIH, CDC Grants* NOW April 6
DHHS-NIH Direct to Phase 2 NOW April 6
NIST NOW May 20 Register
Dept. of Defense-SBIR April 24 June 24
Dept. of Defense-STTR April 24 June 24

SBA Launches Online Matchmaking for Small Business Loans
Source: SBA
By: Maria Contreras-Sweet

If there's broad agreement that small businesses are the engine that powers the American economy, shouldn't it be easier to fuel the tank? Access to credit continues to bedevil too many U.S. entrepreneurs. Eighty percent of small business loan applications are rejected, according to some industry estimates, and more applications than we can count are never filed because of the difficulty of getting an appointment with a loan officer. Read more...