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A New Take on Ice House: Startup Northwest Kansas

Thomas County hosted an Ice House Entrepreneurship Mindset class with a unique twist this spring. Each participant developed a business plan, an elevator pitch, and a tradeshow display for a business concept. The experiment proved successful in attracting students to the course and engaging them in the class.

Passion for fashion, grit propels launch of Bling Glamour

Starting a business is taking a leap of faith for anyone, regardless of their circumstance. When Nicole Campos was faced with a life-altering condition, she pursued her dreams through optimism and confidence, trudging through both physical ailments and entrepreneurial waters.

Next Maker Space Boot Camp Announced

The next Maker Space Boot Camp will be September 18-20 at Fab Lab ICC in Independence, Kan.. The Maker Space Boot Camp is a NetWork Kansas board certified program that qualifies for the use of E-Community loan funds to cover registration and travel expenses for participants in Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities.

Destination BootCamp® Business Spotlight: Sonya and James Cantrell, Cantrell's Jewelry

James and Sonya Cantrell attended Destination BootCamp® (DBC) in the spring of 2017. In this piece, Sonya describes how this program has had an impact on the growth of their business beyond their immediate market.

A Year in the Life as an E-Community Coach

Shelley Paasch of NetWork Kansas shares her experience as an E-Community coach in her own words.

NetWork Kansas Celebrates Twelve Years by launching the “KSESHIP” Mobile App

NetWork Kansas, which connects startups and existing businesses with a statewide network of resources, celebrated its 12th anniversary this month by introducing the “KSeship” mobile application. The app, developed by Clutch Studio in Wichita, was designed to simplify access to three types of resources that entrepreneurs and businesses may need at some point in their business lifecycle.

E-Community Loan Fund: The Trojan Horse

Erik Pedersen of NetWork Kansas shares data that highlights the impact of the E-Community Partnership.

Expert to conduct marketing/sales workshop in Wichita for business owners this week

Jon Schallert of the popular Longmont, Co. business development program, Destination Business BootCamp, is scheduled to present a community-based marketing/sales workshop on December 15 and to reconnect with six Wichita business owners who attended his training in October.

New Board Certified Program Announced

Maker Space Boot Camp approved by NetWork Kansas’ board as a best practice entrepreneurship program

New initiative to help improve Kansans’ access to healthy food

The Kansas Health Foundation launched the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI) at the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita to help improve Kansans' access to healthy food. Guest contributor, David E. Procter, Ph.D., shares details about the initiative, its purpose and potential impact.