Seeking Innovative Entrepreneurs

Kansas State University is seeking applications from Kansas-based startups to participate in its fourth annual K-State Launch a Business program, powered by KS State Bank.

The program, also known as LAB, provides entrepreneurs much-needed resources including faculty-led courses, hands-on student research teams and access to the world-class K-State alumni mentor network. It is specifically intended for early-stage companies and is designed to provide the building blocks for turning a concept into a successful venture.

As many as 25 high-potential startup ventures or concepts will be selected for participation in the Launch a Business program. Each venture that successfully completes the program will receive $1,500 and is eligible to participate in the culminating Launch Party, where a total of $80,000 in additional prizes will be awarded.   Applications are open until 5 p.m. Friday, April 14.

There is no charge to apply or participate. More details, including the online application form, can be found at