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. 

Latest News

WSU Ventures will award $100,000 for market-ready technologies

By Wichita State University | October 29, 2014 --- Through a grant funded by the Kansas Department of Commerce, WSU Ventures at Wichita State University will award up to $100,000 to approximately five businesses or start-ups to fund high-potential technologies with a commercialization timeline of less than 18 months.

Kanstarter is launched!

By kansassampler | October 27, 2014 --- Dirt, planets, owls, and fire all come together for the launch of Kanstarter, an online crowd-funding site that will match Kansas community projects with people who wish to support with donations or volunteerism.

New Resource Partner Added: Washburn Law Clinic, Small Business & Non-Profit Transactional Law

By NetWork Kansas | October 24, 2014 --- NetWork Kansas' statewide network of resources is growing! Washburn Law Clinic, Small Business & Non-Profit Transactional Law has joined us as our 504th resource partner offering business-building services to Kansas entrepreneurs. hub now live

By Emily Behlmann | October 23, 2014 --- An initial version of, an online hub for entrepreneurs, investors and others interested in Wichita's startup scene, is now live, with further developments to come.

Latest Blog Posts

Why Every Startup Needs a Business Concept Statement

By SCORE | October 29, 2014 --- There is a lot of talk in entrepreneurial circles about the need to develop a business plan. And while I agree that a business plan is important for defining your strategy and the key deliverables for all stakeholders – including staff, investors, and strategic partners, I believe that way before you delve into the data, projections, and planning required of a full-blown business plan, it is important to crystallize your business idea. The best way to do that is to create a Business Concept Statement -- a one-page document that defines the great idea that you’re turning into a business.
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ARKSourceLink: Social Entrepreneurship's Impact on Education Abroad

By Brad Cameron | October 28, 2014 --- In his book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, David Bornstein argues that social entrepreneurship originally focused on identifying individuals talented in addressing social problems. Social entrepreneurship evolved to building and expanding entrepreneurs’ capacities to address widespread social issues through formalized organizations that borrow from best practices in business and organizational management.
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ICC Fab Lab Builds Sense of Community With Tech Tools

By Adam Hite | October 24, 2014 --- The ICC Fab Lab Opening celebrated the launch of high tech tools and the creativity behind them.
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KCSourceLink: Pitches Gone Wild - What NOT to Do When You Pitch Your Startup to Investors

By Sarah Mote | October 23, 2014 --- So you think you’re ready to pitch your startup to potential investors. (Maybe you’re even applying for the $100K Rise of the Rest pitch competition? Or maybe you have your eye on the Digital Sandbox KC relaunch?)
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Director's Dialogue: CO.STARTERS Summit Showcases Holistic Approach to Economic Development

By Erik Pedersen | October 22, 2014 --- CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program designed to turn a person's business idea into action. To date, more than 2,000 individuals have graduated from this program in more than 30 locations around the U.S. However, CO.STARTERS is just one practical component of Chattanooga’s active entrepreneurial ecosystem that is impressive in its inclusiveness and has helped fuel the "Chattanooga Comeback.”
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Upcoming Events

Kansas SBDC Online Classes

Location: any city, any state
Starts: Jan 01, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Who Owns the Ice House

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Starts: Sep 23, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Business Booster Series

Location: Wichita , KS
Starts: Oct 03, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Growing Rural Businesses - Colby (Session 8)

Location: Colby, Kansas
Starts: Oct 30, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Small Business FREE Consultations

Location: El Dorado, KS
Starts: Nov 03, 2014 @ 10:00 AM


Location: Wichita, Kansas
Starts: Nov 04, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

QuickBook Fundamentals

Location: Overland Park , KS
Starts: Nov 04, 2014 @ 12:30 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.