November 13 — November 17
What is Wichita Startup Week?
Wichita Startup Week, presented by Koch Industries, in collaboration with Techstars – a global network devoted to aiding entrepreneurs – offers five days jam-packed with panel discussions, sessions and workshops across five tracks designed to transform a business idea into reality. Our inaugural event in 2021 hosted 300 registrants and more than 2,300 tickets distributed to 40 free sessions, including a Startup Trade Show, Pitch Competition and more. The event grew to more than 700 people registered in 2022, and our goal for this year is to go bigger and highlight the entrepreneurial spirit we have right here in Wichita.
Tracks And Descriptions

Startup Toolkit Track
Whether you have the beginnings of an idea or you’re seeking solutions for scaling your existing startup, our Startup Toolkit Track is intended to open the door to the education and resources available in the Wichita ecosystem for newcomers and established entrepreneurs alike.

Innovation Track
Imagining Wichita’s entrepreneurial future and working toward strategies to get us there, Wichita Startup Week’s Innovation Track touches on topics like advanced manufacturing, AI, cybersecurity and other technological innovations driving Wichita to win.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Track
For underserved populations who do not have equitable access to entrepreneurship, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Track focuses on ensuring marginalized communities have the opportunity to lead in the economy of Wichita’s future by connecting them to education and resources available.

Social Entrepreneurship
Not every entrepreneur sets out to start a business. Our Social Entrepreneurship Track highlights the entrepreneurs starting up nonprofits and the impact they have on the Wichita community and ecosystem.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Track
Wichita Startup Week’s goals are to activate, celebrate and elevate the community, and our Entrepreneurial Spirit Track focuses on celebration. From our Welcome Reception and Kickoff Keynote to our #WichitaWins wrap up celebration, we’re here to celebrate the entrepreneurship community.

Youth Track
Designed to inspire young people to explore entrepreneurship, our Youth Track features panel discussions and speakers who have blazed the trail for the next generation of entrepreneurs in Wichita.

Save the date! Wichita Startup Week is November 13-17 during Global Entrepreneurship Week. It’s your time to celebrate your entrepreneurial opportunities. Sign up below for updates.
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