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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National Entrepreneurship Challenge for Rural Businesses Now Open

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National Entrepreneurship Challenge for Rural Businesses Now Open

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NetWork Kansas is hiring a full-time product manager in the Wichita, Kansas area to help coordinate our E-Community programs. For more information and application instructions, please visit:

5 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During April

By NetWork Kansas | May 2, 2016 --- During the month of April, 5 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the E-Community program and StartUp Kansas program. Congratulations!

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards more than $10,000 to student entrepreneurs

By: Brent Fritzemeier | April 29, 2016 --- High school and college students in Kansas competed for $10,000 in prizes at the Kansas Entrepreneurial Challenge.

Latest Blog Posts

2015-2016 YEC Season a Success!

By: Anne Dewvall. As the school year gives way to summer across the state, I am revisiting the past year of youth entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas. Through our Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) series, E-Communities host local entrepreneurship competitions for students ranging in age from 7th to 12th grade. The 2015-2016 school year marked our third successive year partnering with communities at the local level to organize these events.
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Robert Litan: Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs

Seniors can help millennial entrepreneurs, an opinion piece by Robert Litan for the Wichita Eagle. The submission is reprinted with permission.
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Robert Litan: NetWork Kansas is boosting entrepreneurs

Robert Litan, a Wichita attorney-economist, shares his thoughts on NetWork Kansas' approach to assisting entrepreneurs.
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A Lacking Safety Net

By: Christina Long & Ted Kriwiel | February 16th, 2016 --- Typically, entrepreneurs tend to be white, male and from upper-income families. Why is this?
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Growing Our Own

By: Jonathan Long | December 14, 2015 --- In Wichita, where I live, leaders are grappling with how to reignite the area’s economy. Regionalism, entrepreneurship and the recruitment of young talent dominate – if not drive – local discussions. While a focus on these ideas is smart, another even more perceptive solution continues to be overlooked: diversity and inclusion.
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Upcoming Events

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Apr 13, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

Online Accounting Software Courses

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: May 18, 2016 @ 12:01 AM

Meeting of the 3 Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management and Money

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Starts: May 31, 2016 @ 3:00 PM


Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jun 07, 2016 @ 7:30 AM

QuickBook Fundamentals

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jun 07, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

QuickBooks How to Track Jobs, Time and Mileage

Location: Overland Park, KS
Starts: Jun 09, 2016 @ 9:30 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.