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How to Start a Fab Lab from Ground Zero

Learn how to start your own makerspace with our friends at Independence Community College!

$1.75 Million RAISED TO CREATE AND SUPPORT LOCAL LOAN FUNDS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Two communities were selected by NetWork Kansas to participate in its innovative Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership. Neosho County and Morton County received $104,000 in tax credits, enabling them to raise $138,667 to be loaned to local businesses and/or used to pay for NetWork Kansas board certified programs, ultimately creating a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Douglas County

Douglas County has been making incredible progress on their first year of planning, and we wanted to share with you some tips that contribute to their success. This is the first in a blog series about community best practices.

Clay County Economic Development Group Going Beyond Gap Financing

The Clay County Economic Development Group is just one example of an E-Community utilizing the funds for something other than the gap financing everyone sees as ‘the sexy’ part of the program.  They aren’t just treating the partnership as a revolving loan fund but actively engaging with NetWork Kansas to help grow the CCEDG’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

A New Captain for YEC Ship

The NetWork Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series embarks on its fifth year of continued growth with a number of changes. Learn how Amara Kniep will manage this year’s series to success.

NetWork Kansas Kicks off 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series

Wichita, KS – NetWork Kansas announces the official start of the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series with the release of YEC Local Guidelines and the YEC Event Portal.

E-Communities in the Driver's Seat

We are here to help you decide what strategic focus is right for your E-Community.

Ice House Fosters an Entrepreneurial Mindset for 116 Participants

By Amara Kniep | June 19, 2017 The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is a class devoted to encouraging participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset – to view problems as opportunities. This course is sponsored by NetWork Kansas in selected communities across the state. In my role at NetWork Kansas, I’ve been to many Ice House classes and have seen and want to share the impact it has on participants.

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.

Taking Business to the Next Level at Grad DBC

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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.