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NetWork Kansas, Rural LISC partner to roll-out Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Platform

Beginning today, small business owners are able to access the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready platform through a link specific to NetWork Kansas to gain access to tools, modules and resources to help their small business development.

Partner Feature: “Sometimes we’re that ‘somebody’” A new place for Kansas City, Kansas entrepreneurs to call home

Today, Dr. Donnetta Watson will welcome visitors to view the new Kansas City, KS Entrepreneurial Resource and Training Center. A grand opening event is happening at the location, 1121 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Masks are required to attend.

Partner Feature: E-COMMUNITY PROGRAM CROSSES $1.25 MILLION IN SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

In just over four years of operation the Atchison E-Community Program has now closed 27 loans totaling just over $1,250,000 for local small businesses.

Now Hiring: Product Manager

NetWork Kansas, a statewide organization devoted to the establishment of entrepreneurship as a priority for economic and community development, is hiring for the position of Product Manager.

NetWork Kansas announces participation in the Kauffman Foundation Spark Heartland Program and new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board

NetWork Kansas, a statewide organization devoted to the establishment of entrepreneurship as a priority for economic and community development, announced two initiatives today: acceptance into the Kauffman Foundation’s Spark Heartland Program and the launch of a new advisory board to help guide the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

Investors join to infuse nearly $1.2 million into Hoke Hotel project

In a commitment to local asset preservation, economic development and entrepreneurship, several community investors have partnered to offer more than $1 million in financing to the Hoke Hotel LLC project in downtown Hutchinson, the Hutchinson Community Foundation reports.

Board votes to allow computer science to count as core math, science credit

Computer science can now be counted as a core math or science credit toward high school graduation per the The Kansas State Board of Education. “This policy change was an important step towards arming our students with critical skills for their future career paths,” said Nick Poels, Director of Remote Work and Entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas, and the project lead for Ignister – a new initiative designed to enhance computer science opportunity across the state.

The Path of the Kansas Community Investment Fund So Far

The Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF) was launched in 2019 as a three-year, gap-financing initiative to tackle health equity issues Kansans are facing. The ideas we tried and changed were essential to progress and created a framework driven by a vision.

Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge

Camp Destination Innovation, in partnership with NetWork Kansas, is gearing up for the 2nd annual Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge. This event is designed to engage youth, spark innovation, and creativity in a time of social distancing, for a chance to win cash prizes.

E-Community Students Compete in the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship

The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge (KEC) State Championship, hosted by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship, and sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation, took place virtually on April 27th and awarded high school entrepreneurs with over $20,000 in prize money. This statewide competition featured high school and middle school students from 46 communities in Kansas.