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The Shocker New Venture Competition, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship, serves as an opportunity for Kansas college students from any major to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit by taking key steps towards the commercialization of their new venture idea.

Start-up capital will be awarded to the winning ventures from a prize pool of more than $30,000, aiding the winning teams in the launch of their venture.

The competition is open to all faculty-sponsored, full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any universities or colleges in the state of Kansas enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the current spring semester or a graduate of the previous fall semester. All majors are allowed to participate.

Site Map 

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PNG Image Faculty Advisor Destination Page

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Competition Timeline

February 27 • Intent to Compete Form Due

March 6 • Two-page Business Summary due

March 13 • Trade Show (Koch Arena)

April 3 • 10 Page Business Plan Due

May 8 • Final Round (Devlin Hall)


Please contact Tia Bodine, Coordinator of Operations and Student Services, by email at Tia.Bodine@wichita.edu or by phone at 316.978.3000.