January 2016

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Jan. 25
IASCK invites Gary Stecklein as guest speaker

Feb. 2

Feb. 26
First deadline for Shocker New Venture Competition

March 9
SBA Workshop

June 30
2016 SBIR Road Tour

In the News
Computer-maker Cybertron pledges gift valued at $2.5 million for Wichita State University

WSU Ventures helps boost invention disclosures

Doctoral student's innovative interests began at an early age

Wichita ranks high on list of top cities for women in tech

Finalist selected for InnovateHer competition hosted by WSU Ventures

SBA: Access to Capital Workshop for Small Business Owners

A free small business workshop on financing for small businesses is at 10 a.m. on March 9 at the SBA Wichita District Office (220 W. Douglas Ave). SBA Lender Relations Specialists will present "Small Business Access to Capital," which includes vital information on the SBA's business loan guaranty programs. 

1 Million Cup entrepreneurship program comes to Wichita
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Follow @1millioncupsICT on Twitter and share #somethingsbrewingict. The group will meet at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10 at 238 N. Mead. 

KEEP program helps pharmacist pursue dream of becoming an engineer

Dan Clifford was a Pharmacy Technician that dreamed of becoming an engineer.  Clifford started the KEEP program during the final semester of his bachelor's of science degree in Industrial Engineering.  He continued his education by pursuing a master's degree in Engineering Management, which he will be awarded in May 2016. Read more...
Shocker New Venture student competition taking applicants
The Center For Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University Shocker New Venture Competition seeks Kansas students with entrepreneurial spirit and business ideas for the 2016 Competition. Learn more...
Revision to the StartUp Kansas loan program
Previously, public funds were the only eligible match for a StartUp Kansas loan.  Now, private loans made by a financial institution (bank) are also eligible to be used as match. A partner can submit an application for a small business to the StartUp Kansas Loan Program if the business has public and/or private funds as part of their project.The updated documents, including the application, can be downloaded from the  NetWork Kansas site .
WSU engineering student thrives in Koch co-op program
Source: Wearekoch.com

Saad Syed loves his job. And his other job. A third one, too, if you count school.  He's part of the Koch co-op program, allowing him the flexibility to get real work experience while he studies mechanical engineering at Wichita State University. Saad also manages - somehow - to wring enough time out of the clock to run his freelance photography business. Read more...

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.