The Launch a Business program, or LAB, provides entrepreneurs much-needed resources, including faculty-led courses, hands-on student research teams and access to the world-class Kansas State University alumni mentor network. Specifically intended for early-stage companies, the program provides the building blocks for turning a concept into a successful venture.
As many as 20 high-potential startup ventures or concepts will be selected for participation in the program, including up to 10 companies from global food systems industries.
Kansas-based startup founders with scalable, for-profit businesses or ideas are invited to apply until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.
Criteria for selection include identifying a real problem and an innovative solution, demonstrating the drive to succeed and ability to incorporate feedback, and showing commitment to the idea and the Launch a Business program.
There is no charge to apply or participate. More details, including the online application form, can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/lab.
The program will take place from May 28 to June 19. Organizers invite all alumni and supporters of Kansas State University and the regional startup ecosystem to the closing celebration on June 25. The event will feature presentations from all Launch a Business participants.