Wichita State University offers a variety of funding opportunities for students and the community. Check out some of the resources below to learn more.
Center For Entrepreneurship Funding
Shocker New Venture Competition
Kansas college students of all majors take key steps in developing and launching a successful business venture. Start-up capital will be awarded to the winning teams to aid in the launch of their new venture.
Women for Women Innovation Fund
The Women for Women's Innovation Fund is awarded to Wichita State University female students to support innovative ideas showing promise of commercialization.
Don Hackett Support for Entrepreneurialism Fund
The Don Hackett Support for Entrepreneurialism Fund is awarded to Wichita State University Students to remove financial barriers for young entrepreneurs as they explore their startup ideas.
The Moral Family Fund for Innovation
The Moral Family Fund for Innovation aids Wichita State University students in moving their innovative ideas forward.
Other Funding Sources
Sponsored by: Office of Tech Transfer & Commercialization
Available for: Wichita State University students
The Innovation Fund has been established with contributions to the Wichita State University Foundation to foster and accelerate innovation among Wichita State University students.More Information
Sponsored by: John A. See
Available for: Wichita State University faculty and students
The See Innovation Award provides awards of up to $20,000 to support prototype development. Examples of supported costs are prototype development, product testing, and marketing analysis.More Information
Sponsored by: U.S. Small Business Administration
Available for: Anyone owning or creating a domestic (U.S.) small business
Does Your Business Need A Boost? SBIR and STTR are federal initiatives that provide Research and Development (R&D) funding to qualified small businesses and non-profit research institutions to commercialize new technology. We can assist you in navigating the SBIR/STTR process.More Information
E-Team Program: Funds and trains student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to
address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures
ASPIRE: for committed science and engineering based startups in the healthcare sector that are actively raising capital
DEBUT: recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation
Faculty Grants: help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market.