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Entrepreneurship Research Series

Entrepreneurship Research Series, Spring 2018. Registration required! Click on the workshop title below to register.

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. Registration is required. Please click on the workshop title below to RSVP.


***Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics 

1-2:30 pm Monday, January 29, at Hughes Metroplex, Kansas Small Business Development Center

***Trademark Tuesday

The Trademark Assistance Center at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will give a virtual presentation.

12:30-2 pm Tuesday, January 30, at Ablah Library, RM 217


Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics 

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, February 6, at GoCreate, RM 264

Trademark Basics: Protect Your Business Name 

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, February 13, at Ablah Library, RM 217

***Introduction to Patents 

1-2:30 pm Monday, February 19, at Hughes Metroplex, Kansas Small Business Development Center

Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, February 27, at Ablah Library, RM 217


Planning For Success: Finding Facts to Support Your Business Plan

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, March 13, at GoCreate, RM 264

Introduction to Patent Searching

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, March 27, at Ablah Library, RM 217


Copyright Concepts for Entrepreneurs

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, April 3, at Ablah Library, RM 217

Patent Searching for STEM Research

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, April 17, at Ablah Library, RM 217

Next Steps: Taking Your Invention or Product to the Next Level

WSU Ventures Guest Panel

5:30-7 pm Tuesday, April 24, at Ablah Library, RM 217


***Trademark Tuesday

The Trademark Assistance Center at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will give a virtual presentation.

12:30-2 pm Tuesday, May 1, at Ablah Library, RM 217

***Intellectual Property for Beginners: Design Patents

11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Friday, May 11, at Ablah Library, RM 204

*** Indicates a special event that is not part of our normal series. Click on the title to RSVP.

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.

To learn more and to see the next event date, visit:

To watch the live video stream and past recorded events, visit:

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