Events

SBIR Webinars

The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.
 

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LaunchPrep - Demo Day

May 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wichita State University, Experiential Engineering Building

LaunchPrep, a partnership between the e2e Accelerator and Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, provides early-stage companies access to a select group of Wichita’s most successful entrepreneurial mentors. Through one-onone guidance, early-stage entrepreneurs learn how to grow their small business. Over a three month program they and the LaunchPrep mentors examined all aspects of their venture, striving to reach critical milestones. On May 18th you will have the opportunity to hear from all nine of our launching entrepreneurs! Admission is free, and food and drink will be provided!

 

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Entrepreneurship 101

May 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Garvey Page Court Building, 220 W. Douglas, Kiva Room
Register by calling (316) 269-6273
 

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Patent Seminar

May 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ablah Library, 1st Floor

Free patent workshop for inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn from patent examiners, patent attorneys and other intellectual property professionals.

  • The Patent Pro Bono Program – how to qualify for free legal assistance
  • The role of the patent attorney
  • A day in the life of a patent examiner
  • How to perform your own preliminary patent search
  • Town Hall open forum (Q&A session)
  • 15-minute appointments with intellectual property professionals available
 

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Marketing Basics for Small Business

May 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Goddard Chamber of Commerce

Register by calling (316)269-6273

 

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KS PTAC's Guide to Successful Proposal Writing

June 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wichita State University Downtown,358 North Main

This workshop will provide you with information on reading a Request for Proposal, what is asked for and how to write to the requirements of the request. It will provide you with information on collecting the information you will need to have available for many proposals. Pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/2qJBupm.

 

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Social Media Marketing

June 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Garvey Page Court Building, 220 W. Douglas, Kiva Room

Register by calling (316)269-6273 

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Protecting Your Investment

July 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Garvey Page Court Building, 220 W. Douglas, Kiva Room

Register by calling (316)269-6273 

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Starting a Nonprofit

August 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Garvey Page Court Building, 220 W. Douglas, Kiva Room

Register by calling (316)269-6273 

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Simple Steps to Start Your Small Business

August 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wichita Downtown Library

This SCORE program will provide you the steps for starting a business.You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register Online http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov
 

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UAS Tech Forum

Aug. 30-31, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Tech Forum is a convergence of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, tech transfer professionals, economic development officials and other service providers in the UAS industry. The event features tech presentations, valuable networking with attendees and exhibitors, potential investment opportunities, thought-provoking panel discussions and relevant keynote speakers. 

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Simple Steps #1 Start up Basics

September 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818  

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Simple Steps #2 Defining Your Business Concept

September 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818 

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Simple Steps #3 Creating Your Marketing Plan

September 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818  

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Simple Steps to Start Your Small Business

September 23, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wichita Downtown Library

This SCORE program will provide you the steps for creating a business plan. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register Online http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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Simple Steps #4 Financial Projections

September 28, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

Register Online or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818 

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Manufacturing Day 2017

October 6, 2017 

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Marketing Strategies for Small Business

October 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wichita Downtown Library

This SCORE program will provide you the steps for creating a business plan. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register Online http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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