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2016 E-Community Selection Process Begins

Erik Pedersen, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, announces the opening of the 2016 E-Community Competitive Round.

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.

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.

Robert Litan: NetWork Kansas is boosting entrepreneurs

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

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?

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.

Harnessing the Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

By: Ted Kriwiel | November 16, 2015 --- Earlier this month, Christina shared a beautiful post on the role entrepreneurship played in her childhood. This week, I’ll share a bit of my experience.

Changing Mindsets to Affirm Entrepreneurship

By: Christina Long | November 2, 2015 --- Entrepreneurship is risky business and, for many households living from paycheck-to-paycheck, you don’t gamble with your future. Instability, like failure, just isn’t an option.

The Power of Opportunity

By: Christina Long and Ted Kriwiel | October 21, 2015 --- Opportunities are powerful. They can shift trajectories, outlooks, outcomes and perspectives. Opportunities, when met with preparation lead to success, according to the late Zig Ziegler.

Get out of the Tunnel and Remember the Context

By: Imagene Harris | August 17, 2015 --- About a month ago I was asked to participate on a panel for the From the Land of Kansas meeting in Manhattan, Kansas. It was a pretty standard workshop, where as a representative from NetWork Kansas I was able to inform business owners about our potential funding opportunities.