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Featured Partner: MakeICT

By: Amara Kniep | Apr 23, 2014 --- Located in the heart of downtown Wichita, the pioneers of a new trend are hard at work molding circuit boards, foam, and plastic into innovative creations. MakeICT is Wichita’s unique makerspace, but few have ever heard of it. Makerspaces are a relatively new concept that combines manufacturing tools with education and community. At MakeICT, members of the community can access tools such as a 3D printer, foam cutter, CNC machine, PCB mill, drill press tools, and an electronics workspace.

Entrepreneur Mike Bosch to Speak at 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

By NetWork Kansas | Apr 22, 2014 --- Mike Bosch, serial entrepreneur and small town evangelist, will be the lunch speaker at the 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Bird City, Kansas. Bosch, a 2014 Pipeline Fellow, is the founder of Dawn Fiber (soon to be Free State Fiber), a fiber optic Internet service based in Baldwin City, Kansas.

NetWork Kansas, Sprint Foundation partner to  provide $40,000 to Kansas City Startup Village

By KCSV | Apr 21, 2014 --- December 2013, the Sprint Foundation approved a donation to the KCSV in the amount of $20,000. In conjunction with the Sprint donation, NetWork Kansas is providing a $20,000 match. The NetWork Kansas investment is a result of ongoing efforts to support the growth of entrepreneurs that are a part of the KCSV. Corey Mohn, Director of Statewide Programs at NetWork Kansas, commented, “We think components of what we are doing in our 44 Entrepreneurship Communities across Kansas can be duplicated in the KCSV and we are excited to bring these concepts and some financial assets to the ecosystem.”

Kauffman Foundation Research Finds that Grassroots Entrepreneurs Think Locally, Act Locally

By PRWEB | Apr 18, 2014 --- Environmentalists and locavores aren’t the only ones who think and act locally — entrepreneurs do too. That’s according to a new report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Presenting findings from a survey of participants at the Kansas City 1 Million Cups entrepreneurship program, the report offers lessons for any city trying to build a strong entrepreneurship community.

Devlin talks about success, sale of Rent-A-Center at entrepreneur forum

By Jerry Siebenmark | Apr 16, 2014 Tom Devlin said his son’s struggles with schoolwork led to the sale of Rent-A-Center. That was one of the revelations the 66-year-old entrepreneur and founder of the national rent-to-own chain made on Tuesday to a full lecture hall at the Wichita State University Center for Entrepreneurship Meritrust Entrepreneurship Forum.

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