Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship
The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship works to enhance the entrepreneurial environment at K-State and throughout Kansas. Our programs are designed to provide a superior academic experience for all K-State students and to deliver key support to Kansas entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship powers the American and global economies and is focused on opportunity recognition, creativity and innovation. This fast growing field gives students the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into reality whether working for an existing organization or through a new venture.
The minor in entrepreneurship provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue entrepreneurial activity in whatever career field you wish to pursue. The 15-credit hour minor is a great opportunity for any K-State student to develop these important skills for professional success.
Our Exploring Entrepreneurship Scholarship will provide 30 students with a $1,000 scholarship available for K-State students across campus to take their first entrepreneurship course in Fall of 2019 and the deadline has been extended! To apply, fill out and submit this form. As part of the K-State Global Food Systems initiative, fifteen of those scholarships are designated to go to students with professional interests related to Global Food Systems. Some examples could include such areas of as: food or beverage products; ingredients; animal health; food safety; or the distribution, manufacturing, sales/marketing, technologies, supplies, policy, or education of food / beverages. However, this list is not exhaustive. If you have professional goals or interests related to food-adjacent industries, we encourage you to describe them in your application!
The online noncredit certificate in Entrepreneurship Fundamentals is designed to be an overview of the entrepreneurial process. Through this self-paced course you will have the opportunity to test the feasibility of a new business idea. This course emphasizes practicality and utility over theory.
- Fee: $350
The Entrepreneurship Club’s purpose is to inspire and connect K-State students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The club hosts opportunities such as K-State Launch, the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series and Wildcat Consulting, as well as many additional opportunities for students to network and prepare for an entrepreneurial career.
The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge is sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation and Kansas Masons in partnership with Kansas State University and the Network Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series to promote entrepreneurship and small business development in Kansas. The competition is for student created, managed, and owned ventures.
Startup School is a course that will take place during the May intercession. This course provides students the opportunity to explore their new business idea through access to world-class K-State faculty and alumni. Through this class, students will learn a variety of practical tools and resources and apply them to their venture concept with the goal of operating the business for remainder of the summer (or longer!).