NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. We are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses. 

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Wichita, KS – Thomas County E-Community, in association with the NetWork Kansas E-Community Partnership, announces the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will be offered in Thomas County this October. Sessions will be held 5:30 to 8:30 PM on Wednesdays, October 12th through November 16th with a program fee of $100 per adult and $50 per student participant (middle school, high school, college). The goal of the course is to teach participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

9 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During August

By NetWork Kansas | September 2, 2016 --- During the month of August, nine new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship Date Announced

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The YEC State Championship will be Monday April 24, 2017. Watch for more information about the state championship and this year’s YEC series coming soon!


August 22, 2016 Wichita, KS – Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Scott County E-Community and the NetWork Kansas E-Community Partnership, is pleased to announce the entrepreneurial certificate program “Growing Rural Businesses” will be offered in Scott City this September. This 8-week course is custom-made to meet the needs of existing rural business owners who are ready to grow.

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Activity versus Achievement in Wichita’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The entrepreneurship activity in Wichita is growing at a rapid pace. From pitch competitions to growing attendance at education workshops, from strategy meetings to the creation of new funding opportunities, there is excitement about broadening the spectrum of people able to create companies as the city also works to reclaim its entrepreneurial edge. As momentum gains, it brings to mind this quote by famed basketball coach, John Wooden, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” With so much activity, what are we truly trying to achieve?
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Leadership Training Energizes Central E-Communities

Leadership Team Performance Training The Leadership Team Performance Training pilot was a success! On Monday, June 27, five E-Communities gathered in McPherson for a full-day training. Don Macke, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, led a lively workshop filled with thought-provoking discussion points and ideas for participants to take back to their communities.
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2016 E-Community Selection Process Begins

Erik Pedersen, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, announces the opening of the 2016 E-Community Competitive Round.
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2015-2016 YEC Season a Success!

By: Anne Dewvall. As the school year gives way to summer across the state, I am revisiting the past year of youth entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas. Through our Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series, E-Communities host local entrepreneurship competitions for students ranging in age from 7th to 12th grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked our third successive year partnering with communities at the local level to organize these events.
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Robert Litan: Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs

Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs, an opinion piece by Robert Litan for the Wichita Eagle. The submission is reprinted with permission.
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Sep 14, 2016 @ 12:01 AM

Who Owns the Ice House?

Location: Manhattan, KS
Starts: Sep 26, 2016 @ 5:30 PM


Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Sep 27, 2016 @ 7:30 AM

Communicating for Leadership Success (SBDC)

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Sep 27, 2016 @ 8:00 AM

State Tax Workshop for Small Businesses

Location: Liberal, KS
Starts: Sep 27, 2016 @ 8:30 AM

Blue Ribbon Academy Lunch & Learn

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Starts: Sep 27, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Cooperatives as a Tool for Community Solutions

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Starts: Sep 27, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

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NetWork Kansas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas that connects aspiring, emerging, and established businesses to a wide network of business-building resource organizations across the state. NetWork Kansas provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the resources they need to succeed.

NetWork Kansas also works with communities through its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership to create local, sustainable funding programs as well as creating a virtual network of expertise and educational resources for entrepreneurs at the local level.