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YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jade Artzer, Made by Jade

Jade Artzer has been competing in the YEC Series with her business, Made by Jade, since the 2013-2014 academic year. Learn more about her company, the impact of participating in YEC and her plans for continued growth in this YEC Series Student Spotlight.

How to Start a Fab Lab from Ground Zero

Learn how to start your own makerspace with our friends at Independence Community College!


Two communities were selected by NetWork Kansas to participate in its innovative Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership. Neosho County and Morton County received $104,000 in tax credits, enabling them to raise $138,667 to be loaned to local businesses and/or used to pay for NetWork Kansas board certified programs, ultimately creating a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

9 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During September

9 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas During September.

YEC Competition Planners’ Spotlight: Douglas County

Douglas County has been making incredible progress on their first year of planning, and we wanted to share with you some tips that contribute to their success. This is the first in a blog series about community best practices.

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.