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business development services in Lawrence

Growth Stage

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Helping You Accelerate Growth

You have a product, know your customer, and now you want to grow. The Park is ready to support your company with flexible space, business and management services, and partnering with you to navigate company operations and university resources.

Our team has decades of combined experience in entrepreneurship, management, operations, law, and finance, which we leverage for our resident companies.



Funding Support

Develop a solid pitch and communications strategy, connect with investors, find and apply for SBIR/STTR grants, and leverage other federal, state, and local funding and incentive programs.

Scaling Strategy

Leverage our network to get industry expertise and guidance. Receive support from our expert staff and student analysts to develop an organizational structure to help you propel your business.

Specialized Space

With flexible options for lab and office spaces, KU Innovation Park is able to meet your company where you are to find a configuration that works for your team and equipment.

Talent Pipeline

Proximity to the University of Kanas means easy access to a talent pipeline for interns and full-time hires from a top-tier research university.

Collaborative Research

Get in contact with the right university researchers by utilizing the Park’s direct network to KU and the KU Medical Center to take your product or technology to the next level.


Market Assessments

The Park’s team of experienced professionals and student analysts will evaluate your current company status and determine strategies to encourage growth and optimal market success.

Financial Projections & Modeling

Figure out where you are and what your financial goals should be based on your current stage of growth.

General Mentorship & Guidance 

The Park’s professional staff has decades of combined experience in entrepreneurship, management, operations, law, and finance, which we leverage for all of our resident companies.

Operational & Administrative Support

The Park offers limited administrative and operational support, including payroll and financial services, social media and communications management, and talent acquisition.

communications Services

KU Innovation Park meets companies where they are. If you don’t know where to start on communications and marketing or just need some fine-tuning, our professional staff can provide insight and guidance on how to share your story with your target audiences.

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Communications & Marketing Support

Our communications staff and marketing analysts can assist your businesses with:

  • Basic website setup
  • Social media strategy development
  • Proofreading & editing
  • Presentation assistance
  • Logo assistance
  • Media training
  • MarComm 101 education
  • Communications strategic planning guidance
  • Spotlight opportunities on official Park communications platforms
  • News releases and company communications
  • Copywriting & editing
  • Feedback and/or editing of creative materials
  • Website updates
  • Design of print & digital materials
  • Content creation for websites & social media
  • Video services
  • Act as media point of contact
  • Social media design & management
  • Reputation management & crisis communications
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Our Facilities

The Park’s Main Facility and Phase III offer over 110,000 square feet of wet lab, dry lab, office, and shared workspaces. Each highly customizable space ranging from 700 – 4,000+ square feet can be tailored to suit your company’s needs.

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Take the first step toward growth.

Learn more about the new heights you can achieve when you work with KU Innovation Park.

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