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College of Business Administration

Business Building Summer Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Student Success Center
1001 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6180

Dean's Office
2019 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7227

K-State Launch

2017 Launch

Launch is an entrepreneurial idea competition for K-State students with new venture ideas. The competition is open to all K-State undergraduate and graduate students or teams from all majors. 

Fall 2017 Key Dates
  • October 30 - Submission Deadline
  • November 6 - All Finalists announced
  • November 13 - Launch Demo Day
Spring 2018 Key Dates
  • March 5 - Submission deadline
  • March 9 - All Finalists announced
  • March 14 - Launch Demo Day

Rules & Supporting Documents:

Launch Program Guide

Register for K-State Launch


Previous Winners:

Fall 2016 Award Winners
  • $7,500: Tyler O'Briant and Sam Rozell - Eyas
  • $5,000: Rebecca Keating - Rekreative Design
  • $3,000: Caitlyn Maloney and Alicia Maloney - CowTrax
  • $1,250: Austin Pfannenstiel - MHK Solar
  • $1,250: Blake Benton - The Bridge
Fall 2015 Award Winners
  • $5,000: Ben Jackson and Harrison Proffitt - Bungii
  • $5,000: David Weidmaier, Drew Wills, Savannah Stewart and Larisa Sica - EnviroStarch
  • $4,000: Jordan Thomas and MacKenzie Wade - Edimorphosis
  • $2,500: Jane Chaffee and Morgan Dreiling - {Re}Greek
  • $2,500: Gabe Battis and Taylor Carr - Flyover Board Co.
  • $1,000: Alex Bentzinger - Bentz Creative



Read more about the Fall 2015 award winners here.


Spring 2015 Award Winners
  • 1st Place ($10,000): Jordan DeLoach - Twitistics
  • 2nd Place ($3,000): Collin Clifford - hello! Language Learning
  • 3rd Place ($2,000): Miranda Burns - Amazing Lace Bridal

Read more about the 2015 award winners here.

  • 2014
  • 2013 (1st place tie)
  • 2012 
    • Social Enterprise Division: Kaitlin Long & Logan Gauby, Rafiki Bags LLC.
    • Undergraduate Division: David Heideman, Caleb Wurth, Britni Beck, Grace Bokelman, Enviro Feed Bunks
    • Graduate Division: Shannon Underwood, Chef Shannon