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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. 

11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During August

11 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas During August.

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.

NetWork Kansas Announces New Website to Help Kansas Businesses Grow

NetWork Kansas recently launched a new website to help better advance, connect and promote entrepreneurship across the state of Kansas. The network collaborated with SourceLink, a national leader in building entrepreneurial infrastructures, to reimagine their online presence.

16 Business Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During July

16 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas During July.

E-Communities in the Driver's Seat

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

How dirty laundry literally is helping small town beat dismal rural numbers

By Beccy Tanner | The Wichita Eagle Reprinted with Permission “There are regional pockets of goodness throughout the state,” said Pederson, vice president of the Entrepreneurship NetWork Kansas, a state organization that assists businesses starting and expanding in rural communities.

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.

Bloom where you’re planted and other gardening-related thoughts

By Simone Elder | June 5, 2017 Earlier this year, I shared my thoughts about growing an entrepreneurial culture by hosting a Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge event. Now that we are on the other side of the YEC season, I’ve been thinking more and more about the YEC event not being the end goal. It’s a visible and energetic part of building the entrepreneurial ecosystem that may need additional pruning and watering to really make a difference.