The Center for Entrepreneurship strives to positively impact the university and grow Wichita’s economy by helping students, faculty, and community entrepreneurs learn how to develop innovative ideas and guide them toward commercialization and venture creation.

Startup Support

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The Shocker New Venture Competition gives students the opportunity to win venture money as well as receive valuable feedback on their idea from industry experts.

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E-Launch aides entrepreneurs with early stage ideas in discovering their customer and validating their value proposition.

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LaunchPrep provides early stage companies access to a select group of Wichita's most successful entrepreneurs in order to accelerate their business.

 Capital Formation $4,300,000

 42 startups launched and/orscaled since 2016, companies listed    
 

7 University Startups (SNVC), 11 launched startups (E-Launch), 20 early stage startups (LaunchPrep), 4 university technology startups

 

Community Outreach 

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Kansas Family Business Forum is an organization designed to provide family businesses with unique learning experiences. Events bring owners, families and managers together to address issues of ownership and management succession, strategic planning, family dynamics and family governance.  

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Growing Rural Businesses is an eight week certificate program customized for rural businesses. GRB provides practical, applied information and examples necessary for rural communities in Kansas. 

Devlin Hall, home of the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship

Innovative programs, world-class degrees

 

The Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State University fosters and promotes entrepreneurial thinking through a wide range of academic and community programs. Located in the birthplace of many nationally known corporations, such as Pizza Hut and Koch Industries, the CFE has a strong support network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and WSU faculty and alumni.

The Center for Entrepreneurship, often touted as where the boardroom and the classroom marry, offers a major and minor in entrepreneurship, as well as a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and innovation, along with hands-on learning opportunities that create a distinct advantage over programs elsewhere.

Academic Resources

Click below to find out more about the Barton School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurship Faculty & Staff, and scholarships we offer! 

Entrepreneurship Degrees

Wichita State's AACSB-accredited Barton School of Business provides the knowledge you'll need for entrepreneurial success— from new venture feasibility analysis to growing and managing your business—and is an ideal complement to many business- and non-business degrees.

Entrepreneurship Major    Master's Entre. & Innovation Concentration    Entrepreneurship Minor

 
 
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Where to Find Us

We're located in Devlin Hall, just east of Cessna Stadium on the WSU main campus. Click the map image or the button below to get driving directions and information about our building.