K-State Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship

Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship

The K-State Center for Entrepreneurship works to enhance the talent pipeline in order to help build economic and social prosperity through innovation and the entrepreneurial mindset.

Major in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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.

Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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.

Exploring Entrepreneurship Scholarships

Thanks to the generous donations of the Kuenzi and Menard Families, we will award 60 students with $1,000 scholarships to take classes in Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Spring 2021 semester at K-State. Priority review of applications begins on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Professional Development Programs

Our online noncredit courses provide aspiring innovators with the skills and tools they need to create their own professional path. Click the link above to learn more about our upcoming classes.

Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club’s purpose is to inspire and connect K-State students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The club hosts opportunities such as the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series and Wildcat Consulting, as well as many additional opportunities for students to network and prepare for an entrepreneurial career.

Wildcat Consulting

Wildcat Consulting is the K-State Entrepreneurship Summer 2021 Internship Program

K-State Launch

Launch is a series of entrepreneurial competitions for K-State students. The competition is open to all K-State undergraduate and graduate students or teams from all majors.

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge

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

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.

College of Business Administration

Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship
Chad Jackson, Ph.D. 
Jack Vanier Director of Entrepreneurship
1056 Business Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506