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Entrepreneurship Research Series

Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Research Series!

Workshops in this series will help inventors and entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property and support their business through research. Students, faculty, and community members are welcome. Please click on the event below to register and browse the WSU & Community Events tab to find other events of interest to entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurship Research Series poster.

Entrepreneurship Research Series

All workshops are held on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm in Ablah Library, room 217.

Click on the tabs on the left for full workshop descriptions.

RSVP by clicking on the workshop title below.


Sept. 12: Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics

Sept. 19: Patent Searching Part 1: U.S. Patents

Sept. 26: Copyright Basics for Students

Oct. 3: Patent Searching Part 2: Foreign Patents

Oct. 10: Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business

Oct. 24: Trademark Basics: How to Protect Your Business Name

Nov. 7: Local Market Research: Wichita and Kansas

Nov. 14: Patent Searching for Engineers

Nov. 28: National and International Market Research

Events at WSU

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Support local start-ups with 1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups is an organization that provides entrepreneurs with a platform to share their start-up businesses and existing businesses with their local community in an effort to grow and find solutions where there are problems. The 1 Million Cups events take place at WSU Oldtown (238 N. Mead) on from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. Attendance is free. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for networking.

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