Access NetWork Kansas Programs

Welcome, NetWork Kansas resource partners! This page houses the documents and information you need to apply for one of our programs on behalf of a business. Scroll down to access information about StartUp Kansas, the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds, the E-Community Partnership, and more. Not a resource partner? Try our Entrepreneur section for resources to help you start and grow your business. 

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Funding Programs

StartUp Kansas
StartUp Kansas provides gap financing to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business in Kansas. The loan program matches up to 150% of other public sources of capital and/or funds from a financial institution such as a bank. Up to $45,000 can be provided per project. Funds are flexible and can be used for a variety of business purposes, including equipment, inventory, and working capital. Entrepreneurs work with a NetWork Kansas resource partner to apply for funds. Funding rounds occur monthly.

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Application Steps for StartUp Kansas


1. Review the Service description. Call Imagene Harris at (785) 296-0383 with any questions about the responsibilities of the partner.

2. Complete the application and email to info@startupkansas.com.

3. If you do not receive a reply within 3 days that the application was received, please call Imagene Harris at (785) 296-0383.

4. NetWork Kansas will contact you via email to inform you of the status of the application. All applications received by the first of the month will be reviewed before the end of the same month. Further instructions will be provided in the email notification you receive from NetWork Kansas.

Not a partner? Only NetWork Kansas resource partners can access StartUp Kansas funds. Find out how to become a resource partner here.

Startup Kansas - Service Provider / Loan Administrator Resources
StartUp Kansas Service Description: Provides details about the loan program, eligibility requirements for borrowers and roles and responsibilities of applying partners, and loan administrators.

The Kansas Capital Multiplier Loan Fund
Qualifying businesses are eligible to apply for up to 9% of private capital loans and investment.  Businesses can apply for up to a $250,000 loan or venture investment per project through the Capital Multiplier programs.

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Application Steps for Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds


1. Review the Service Description for the corresponding program (Venture or Loan). Call Imagene Harris at (785) 296-0383 with any questions about the responsibilities of the partner

2. Complete the application and email to info@startupkansas.com

3. If you do not receive a reply within 3 days that the application was received, please call Imagene Harris at (785) 296-0383

4. NetWork Kansas will contact you via email to inform you of the status of the application. All applications received by the 15th of every month will be reviewed before the end of the same month. Further instructions will be provided in the email notification you receive from NetWork Kansas.

Not a partner? Only NetWork Kansas resource partners can access Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds. Find out how to become a resource partner here.

Entrepreneurship Community Partnership
NetWork Kansas Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities create a revolving loan fund that is reviewed at the local level. The loans are intended as gap financing to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business in a specific community. The loan program matches public sources of capital and bank loans, and can provide up to $45,000 per project. Funds are flexible and can be used for a variety of business purposes, including startup costs, purchasing an existing business, business expansion, working capital, inventory, and more.

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Application Steps for E-Community Funds


1. Review the E-Community Checklist of required documents to request E-Community funds

2. Complete the Initial Report and Check Request Form

3. Obtain the client's signature on the Marketing Release of Information and Progress Report Form

4. Scan and email completed documents required from the checklist to: kpedersen@networkkansas.com

5. If you do not receive a response within 3 or 4 days via email, call Kristi Pedersen at (316) 425-8808 to ensure documents were received

Not a partner? Only NetWork Kansas resource partners can access E-Community funds. Find out how to become a resource partner here. 

E-Community - Service Provider / Loan Administrator Resources

Minority and Women Business Multiplier Fund

The Minority and Women Business Multiplier Loan Fund
The Minority and Women Business Multiplier Loan Fund provides gap financing to help minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) and other disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). The loan program matches up to 20% of the private capital invested in a business project, with a minimum loan amount of $25,000 and a maximum loan amount of $250,000. Funds are flexible and can be used for a variety of business purposes, including startup costs, purchasing an existing business, business expansion, working capital, inventory, and more and have low, fixed interest rates and no collateral requirements.

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Application Steps for Minority and Women Business Multiplier Fund


1. Review the Service Description for the Minority and Women Business Multiplier Fund. Call Imagene Harris at (785) 296-0383 with any questions about the responsibilities of the partner

2. Complete the application and email to info@startupkansas.com

3. If you do not receive a reply within 3 days that the application was received, please call Imagene Harris at (785) 296-0383

4. NetWork Kansas will contact you via email to inform you of the status of the application. All applications received by the 15th of every month will be reviewed before the end of the same month. Further instructions will be provided in the email notification you receive from NetWork Kansas.

Not a partner? Only NetWork Kansas resource partners can access MWB funds. Find out how to become a resource partner here.

Technical Assistance

Kansas Economic Gardening Network
The Kansas Economic Gardening Network was launched by NetWork Kansas in 2010 to connect second-stage companies that have the intent and capacity to grow their business with significant sophisticated technical assistance. Selected businesses interact with an experienced national economic gardening team who deliver economic gardening services tailored to meet the needs of each business. Examples of economic gardening services include GIS, market research, SEO tools, social media monitoring, and sales lead generation. The program was expanded in 2012 to reach communities, who would then offer 3-7 economic gardening engagements to local second-stage businesses. Communities who want to offer economic gardening engagements to multiple businesses or individual businesses are invited to apply for economic gardening assistance.

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Application Steps for the Kansas Economic Gardening Network


1. Review the Program Brochure, CEO Info Sheet, and Case Studies

2. If you are applying on behalf of a community, download and complete the Community Application

3. After you have completed your community application OR if you are a resource partner or Entrepreneurship Community applying on behalf of a business, download and complete the Business Application

4. NetWork Kansas will contact you via email to inform you of the status of the application. Further instructions will be provided in the email notification you receive from NetWork Kansas.

Not a partner? Only NetWork Kansas resource partners can access the Kansas Economic Gardening Network. Find out how to become a resource partner here.

The NetWork Kansas Referral Center

The NetWork Kansas Referral Center is a free service for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are interested in starting or growing a business in Kansas. A staff of experienced referral coordinators guides clients through the basic legal requirements that affect their particular business and connects them to resources that offer expertise, education, and financial assistance. 

Our resource partners benefit from this service by receiving qualified leads and by using the referral center as a veritable encyclopedia about doing business in Kansas. Our staff can help research tricky queries or questions outside a partner's area of specialty - all for free, saving partners time and resources. 

Call or e-mail our staff of trained referral coordinators for free, personal assistance. A real, live person will discuss your query and guide you to the right resource or resources to help. Call (877) 521-8600 to speak with a coordinator.

The NetWork Kansas Statewide Events Calendar

The NetWork Kansas Statewide Events Calendar is an online compendium of entrepreneurship-related classes, workshops, and events. It's available at no charge to our partners (and only our partners) to help publicize free and low-cost events for business owners and entrepreneurs. Resource partners are able to use a private login to upload and share business-building events with thousands of website visitors.

Upcoming events are also featured on the homepage and throughout the website. Some events are even publicized via NetWork Kansas' Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on special occasions, submitted to our network through e-mail marketing. 


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