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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Youth Entrepreneurship Series Recap - 2016-2017

NetWork Kansas concluded the local-level of the 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series on March 22 with a record twenty-one community entrepreneurship competitions. The YEC Series consists of local-level youth entrepreneurship competitions hosted by volunteers. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship and to give students hands-on experience thinking entrepreneurially. Twenty-one local events in Kansas cities and counties will culminate in a state championship hosted at Fort Hays State University on April 24, 2017.

Independence Community College to host Ice House Entrepreneurship Program facilitator training

Independence, KS – This facilitator training event is organized by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and hosted by Independence Community College. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.

Clifton Taulbert Keynote Speaker at NetWork Kansas State Championship

HAYS, Kan. - Clifton Taulbert, award-winning entrepreneur and author, will be the keynote speaker at the NetWork Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) State Championship on April 24 at Fort Hays State University. ​ Taulbert is an internationally acclaimed speaker and consultant who has worked across the world and has spoken at the United States Capitol, NATO Headquarters, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United Nations. Taulbert has written fourteen books and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Currently serving as the CEO of two companies, entrepreneurship is a passion for him that he has dedicated his life to helping others learn.


Sterling, KS – Rice County Economic Development, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, announces the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will be offered in Rice County this March. Sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesdays, March 28th through April 18th with a program fee of $20 per person. The goal of the course is to teach participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Latest Blog Posts

Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

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Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.
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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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Upcoming Events

FastTrac New Venture

Location: Topeka, KS
Starts: Mar 07, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Mar 15, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Starting a Business: Small Business Basics in a Day

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Mar 29, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

State Tax Workshop For Small Business

Location: Garden City, KS
Starts: Mar 29, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

State Tax Workshop

Location: Wichita, KS
Starts: Mar 29, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

1 Million Cups - Wichita

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Starts: Mar 29, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

State Tax Workshop For Contractors

Location: Garden City, KS
Starts: Mar 29, 2017 @ 1:00 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.