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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Fort Hays State to be new host of NetWork Kansas’ Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

NetWork Kansas will have a new host next spring for its fourth Kansas’ Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge -- Fort Hays State University. The statewide competition will be Monday, April 24, 2017, in FHSU’s Memorial Union.


Wichita, KS - Four communities selected by NetWork Kansas to participate in its innovative Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership. Atchison, Edwards County, Lincoln County and Shawnee County received $355,000 in tax credits, enabling them to raise $473,333 to be loaned to local businesses and/or used to pay for NetWork Kansas board certified programs, ultimately creating a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. “We welcome these four great communities to the E-Community partnership, bringing the total to 59,” said Erik Pedersen, Vice President of Entrepreneurship for NetWork Kansas. “As we spent time meeting their leadership teams and financial review boards, it was apparent these passionate leaders will strive to find innovative and creative ways to grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem in their community.”

7 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During September

By NetWork Kansas | October 3, 2016 --- During the month of September, seven new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!


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.

Latest Blog Posts

Taking Business to the Next Level at Grad DBC

Many E-Communities and E-Community businesses are already familiar with Jon Schallert’s popular Destination Business Boot Camp (DBC), one of our board certified programs. This summer, NetWork Kansas expanded our board certified programs to include an advanced course for graduates of DBC who want to take their business to the next level.
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Grow the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

A local Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event may be just the key to planting the seeds to grow the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community. Simone Elder offers some best practices to help your event be a success.
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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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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

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

Online Accounting Software Courses

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

Who Owns the Ice House?

Location: Manhattan, KS
Starts: Oct 24, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

Copyright Basics

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Oct 25, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

FastTrac New Venture for Women

Location: Fairway, KS
Starts: Oct 25, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Thomas County Kansas Ice House

Location: Colby, KS
Starts: Oct 26, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

Power Up Your Small Business: Technology Trends

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Starts: Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

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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.