Launch a Business program gives public a chance to vote on its favorite startup
Monday, June 12, 2017
The 2017 class of Kansas State University's Launch a Business entrepreneurs. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — The 11 business startups in Kansas State University's Launch a Business program will be competing for prizes, including crowd favorite, at the program's Launch Party. The event will be 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Business Building atrium.
The Launch Party gives attendees the chance to learn more about the high-potential Kansas-based startups that have been taking part in the Launch a Business program. The party is open to the public, as well as alumni and supporters of the university and the regional startup community, but attendees must RSVP online at k-state.edu/lab to attend. Voting chips to help select the crowd favorite business award will be available for a $5 donation. A panel of judges will be on hand to determine the program's grand prizewinners.
"It has been a pleasure to work with these passionate entrepreneurs and their inspiring concepts. Each will leave with new knowledge and connections to help them succeed in their venture," said Chad Jackson, director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration. "We couldn't be happier with the outpouring of support from our alumni and friends for these entrepreneurs and this program."
The Launch a Business program is sponsored by KS State Bank and the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship. The program has provided the startups with much-needed resources, including faculty-led courses, hands-on student research teams and access to the university's world-class alumni mentor network.
The following 11 startups are taking part in the 2017 Launch a Business program: Rev-E3, Beloit; Double L Manufacturing, Clay Center; Flint Hills Lavender Farm, Council Grove; Heartland Heritage, Derby; Bridges, Manhattan; Pinnacle Performance, Manhattan; Pip's Bake Shoppe, Manhattan; Precision Microwave, Manhattan; Embruon, Salina; MperVus, Shawnee; and Print3 Technologies, Shawnee.
More information on the Launch a Business program and the entrepreneurs is available at k-state.edu/lab.