Bring Your Ideas to Life

We support the startup community from pre-seed to early-stage development. Whether you have an idea, a prototype, or your business is already started - we have something for you. 

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. We forge strategic partnerships within the business community to work in concert with existing businesses creating sustainability. In these ways, we act as an essential educational and economic driver for Kansas.

Our Featured Programs

Shocker New Venture Competition team receive award.

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.

People listening to a teacher present for E-Launch

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

People giving a presentation to an audience over LaunchPrep

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

Community Opportunities

People listening to a presenter at Kansas Family Business Forum

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.

Presenter interacting with group at Growing Rural Businesses training

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 hands-on learning opportunities that create a distinct advantage over programs elsewhere.

Here to assist in your entrepreneurial journey.