Additional Entrepreneurial Resources

The links on this page provide information on additional resources available to Kansas companies. Resources included are for SBIR programs, inventors, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

SBIR Resources

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is a federal government program administered by 10 federal agencies to provide early-stage research and development funding to small technology companies (or individual entrepreneurs who form a company).

Solicitations for research and development within specific topics are released periodically by each of the agencies. Companies are invited to compete for funding by submitting proposals answering the technical topic needs of the agency's solicitation. Visit SBIR's website.

PIPELINE Entrepreneurial Immersion Program

PIPELINE is a regional fellowship program designed to equip entrepreneurs with the training, networks, resources and know-how to assist them in launching successful high-growth enterprises. The fellowship links innovators to a robust and powerful network of mentors, peers and support professionals to equip them to launch successful companies throughout their professional careers.Learn more about PIPELINE.

Inventor Resources

    United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
    USPTO Inventory Assistance Center
    Independent Inventors Resource Website
    National Inventor Fraud Center
    Inventor's Digest
    Invent Now - National Inventors Hall of Fame

Small Business Resources

    Interested in financing your business?
    Local SBA Resources
    Kansas SBA District Office

Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship (dba NetWork Kansas)

The Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship (dba NetWork Kansas) works to establish entrepreneurship and small business as a priority for economic and community development in Kansas. The center strives to promote an entrepreneurial culture throughout the state by connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to the expertise, education and economic resources they need. The center also administers the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which provides state-level, small business lending services through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Loan Fund and the Kansas Capital Multiplier Venture Fund.

For more information, visit NetWork Kansas.

Entrepreneur Resources offers information, services and advice for small business owners.
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