Start-up capital and in-kind services are awarded to the winning teams thanks to our generous sponsors who help us provide a great entrepreneurial environment for participants to launch their businesses and grow our local startup ecosystem.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor

Final Round Judge from your company


Business Model/Trade Show Judges from your company

President’s Club recognition on WSU Foundation Honor Roll


Harvest Club recognition on WSU Foundation Honor Roll


Media – press releases, articles and publications promoting the event


Campus Banners – logo placement displayed on WSU campus


Print Recognition – save the dates, invitations and posters


E-blasts – company recognition on all electronic communications


University/College Mailings – recognition on all marketing material


Brand Streaming –company logo displayed during Trade Show

Corporate Listing – company link on event website

If you are interested in sponsoring the Shocker New Venture Competition,
contact Nancy Kersenbrock at

2023 Sponsors:


Erin Cummings, Author & Entrepreneur
IMA Financial Group
Moral Holdings


NetWork Kansas

Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law


Shocker New Venture Competition

Inspiring students to put entrepreneurial principles into practice.

Here to assist in your entrepreneurial journey.

If you cannot find a date and time provided when scheduling a Pitch Practice or Startup Consultation, reach out directly to Nancy Kersenbrock, and we will find a time that works for you.