Small Business

Local entrepreneurs to get business training at K-State

The Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship at Kansas State University has picked 14 startups for its second Launch a Business program in Manhattan.

The entrepreneurs will take faculty-led courses, get help from student research teams and have access to the university's alumni mentor network.

Local participants include:

▪ Harvest Homes, El Dorado, a dementia-specific home to give residents a family-like atmosphere;

▪  Eck Fabrication, Kingman, a metal fabrication company that uses manufacturing capabilities to develop new and innovative products;

<bullet>Vigilias Telemedicine, Wichita, which plans to improve medical services and access to care in rural communities by making tertiary-level consultants and medical providers available through tele-medicine.