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March 19, 2019

Startup School intersession course offers workshops, mentoring and scholarship money for aspiring entrepreneurs

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

Startup School

Have you been mulling over a new venture concept on nights and weekends and are ready to take the next step? Do you have an idea or early-stage business you know is the next big thing?

The new Startup School intersession course in the College of Business Administration is designed to provide support and guidance for students that aspire to start a business. Startup School will provide the opportunity to explore new business ideas 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.

Here's what student receive by taking part in Startup School:

  • Credit for ENTRP 440 — Entrepreneurship.
  • A $2,000 scholarship.
  • Custom startup workshops from K-State faculty and business leaders.
  • One-on-one mentoring with successful entrepreneurs in the K-State Alumni community.

"The startup journey can be lonely," said Chad Jackson, director of the Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship. "Startup School will provide a great support system for young entrepreneurs, with guidance from mentors who have experienced the thrills and low points of starting a business."

Startup School will take place during the May intercession, meeting from 9:10 a.m. until 12:40 p.m. Monday-Friday, beginning on May 20 and ending on June 7.

The course is open to students from all majors, but with limited seats available, application is required. To apply, visit cba.k-state.edu/startupschool and submit the application form by the March 31 deadline. Accepted students will be notified on April 12. 

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