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  • 11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During May

    By NetWork Kansas | June 4, 2017 --- During the month of May, 11 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!
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  • 5 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During April

    By NetWork Kansas | May 4, 2017 --- During the month of April, five new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the E-Community program. Congratulations!
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  • NETWORK KANSAS ANNOUNCES YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

    Hays, Kan. - Hays, KS - The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) State Championship, featuring high school and middle school students from 29 schools across Kansas, awarded young entrepreneurs with over $11,000 in prize money on Monday at Fort Hays State University. The winner of the state championship and a $5,000 prize was Christian Calliham with CT Feeds. Calliham is in 12th grade at Colby High School. CT Feeds is an operating business that provides nutritious feed and custom-tailored coaching for show livestock in northwest Kansas. 
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  • Students Qualify for Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship

    Wichita, Kan. - Thirty-six business concepts earned the chance to participate at the 2017 YEC State Championship April 24 at Fort Hays State University hosted by NetWork Kansas. These business ideas are represented by 56 students from 29 schools across Kansas. Students won a berth at the state championship by winning a sanctioned YEC-series competition, or by having their executive summary win out in a competitive qualifying round.
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  • 11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During March

    By NetWork Kansas | April 4, 2017 --- During the month of March, 11 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • ICE HOUSE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN RICE COUNTY THIS MARCH

    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.
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  • NetWork Kansas Awards $25,000 to Five Small Businesses Through the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneurs Program

    Wichita, Kansas --- NetWork Kansas announced five recipients of the Kansas Department of Commerce JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur Program. The goal of this program is to incentivize and encourage business growth while enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the state.
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  • 7 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During February

    By NetWork Kansas | March 8, 2017 --- During the month of February, seven new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!
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  • 11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During January

    By NetWork Kansas | February 5, 2017 --- During the month of January, 11 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!
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  • NetWork Kansas Sponsors 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series

    NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2016-2017 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. 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. Twenty-two local events in Kansas cities and counties will culminate in a state championship hosted at Fort Hays State University on April 24, 2017.
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  • Five Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During December

    By NetWork Kansas | January 6, 2017 --- During the month of December, five businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!
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  • 10 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During November

    By NetWork Kansas | December 4, 2016 --- During the month of November, 10 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!
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  • Thirty Thomas, Riley And Pottawatomie County Residents Participate In Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

    Thomas County Economic Development Alliance, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Colby and Manhattan this fall. Twelve participants from Thomas County and eighteen participants from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties attended the course.
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  • Rural Business Owners Work On Their Businesses—Not Just In Them

    As covered by the High Plains Journal, NetWork Kansas presented the Growing Rural Businesses entrepreneurial certificate program in Scott City this fall. Western Kansas-based entrepreneurs and small business owners from Scott City, Leoti and Dighton participated in the eight-week course in October and November.
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  • Resource Network Helps Rural Businesses Grow

    As covered in the High Plains Journal, entrepreneurs drive community and economic development no matter where they are located, but entrepreneurs and small business owners in rural areas face different challenges than entrepreneurs in more populated areas. Because resources are often scarcer in rural areas than in urban centers, regional partnerships are vital to sustaining and growing small businesses in rural communities.
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  • 27 McPherson and Scott County Businesses Attend WSU Entrepreneurship Program

    Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship presented the entrepreneurial certificate program “Growing Rural Businesses” in McPherson and in Scott City this fall, concluding the second session on November 10th. Eleven businesses from McPherson County and sixteen businesses from Scott County completed the course. This 8-week course is custom-made to meet the needs of existing small town or rural business owners who are ready to grow.
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  • 8 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During October

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