RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
K-State's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - November 5th
National Veterans Small Business Week - November 8, 2019
November 8, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr.
This is a fee event for veterans and their spouses who own small businesses or are thinking about starting a business. Topics to be covered include Access to Capital, Government Contracting, Business Support Resources, and Veteran Small Business Stories. Industries addressed will include construction, technology/IT, agriculture and general products and services. Join veteran entrepreneurs and presenters from the U.S. SBA, Kansas SBDC, Kansas PTAC, K-State TDI, USDA, Kansas FSA, and the VBRC. Box lunches included.
Register in advance at: http://ksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24995
Peoples State Bank - Startup MHK Competition - 2019 Winners
Great Paper Straws - Non-Technical Category - $8,000
Kestrel Drone - Technical Category - $8,000
ieDiscoveries - Peoples Choice Award - $4,000
ENHANCING THE REGION'S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
In addition to initiatives for existing business development and business attraction, the cultivation, expansion, and effective leveraging of regional entrepreneurial ecosystem will be a critical driver of regional economic diversification. The region's entrepreneurial sector is underdeveloped but expanding as cultivation of opportunities are emerging from efforts through programs such as One Million Cups, Kansas State University's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship, the expansion of co-working spaces, and other research and economic development efforts.
3.1. Grow & Diversify the Innovation Ecosystem
3.2. Enhance Support for Entrepreneurs of All Ages
Entrepreneurial Dynamism is being supported by One Million Cups, chambers, USDs, colleges, universities, businesses and organizations throughout the region.
- External Awareness
- Business Retention & Expansion
- Growth of Supportive Infrastructure
- Enhance Capacity of Pre-K to 20 Educational Institutions
- Retention of Graduates to Region
- Integrate Soldiers into Community
- Increase Medical Education Capacity
- Improve Attraction of Talent to Region
- Suitable Housing
- Quality of Place
- Grow and Diversify the Innovation Ecosystem
- Enhance Support for Entrepreneurs of All Ages