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Ice House Entrepreneur Spotlight: Troy Ross, CR Tire & Automotive

CR's Tire & Automotive describe their experience participating in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in this program spotlight.

In-depth by e2: Restart, Recovery and Resilience

This e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems feature explores how we restart our lives, work, economy, and society; move into recovery mode, and seriously plan for how we can grow more resilient economies that better serve all community residents. Don Macke looks at what worked in the past, while keeping a focused eye on current trends and new innovations. (Two innovations include the HIRE and Restart Kansas initiatives)

NetWork Kansas Responds To Need For Computer Science Connections

NetWork Kansas alongside the Kansas Department of Commerce, announced they will be expanding their programs to bring computer science connections to more Kansas areas.

NetWork Kansas Awards $250,000 in Grants from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for COVID-19 Relief Measures

NetWork Kansas announces it has awarded $250,000 in grants from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). The grants have been given to nine colleges and small businesses in Kansas that are making personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers with low supply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

​Mid America Bank Commits to the NetWork Kansas Restart Kansas Loan Fund

Today NetWork Kansas announced that Mid America Bank made a commitment to support Restart Kansas in Douglas County and the funds were used to provide loans to nine businesses.

Restart Kansas: A Proven Demonstration of Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

The root of the inequities experienced by the African-American community should be addressed — including roots that have created inequities in economic development and entrepreneurship. Christina Long offers key takeaways on how the Restart Kansas County Loan program has benefitted African-American entrepreneurs in Wichita and how the program can serve as a lending model to advance inclusion in entrepreneurship.

29 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During May

Congratulations to the 29 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during May.

Introducing VentureDash

VentureDash is a software application for running business competitions. When NetWork Kansas partnered with Moonbase Labs to build this software platform, who would have thought it would become the best way to run a business competition, according to experience and market research.

NetWork Kansas Establishes Restart Kansas County Loan Fund

Today, NetWork Kansas launched Restart Kansas, an initiative led by local leadership teams and Network Kansas professionals to assist Kansas communities in creating a new resource for small businesses.

In-depth by e2: Entrepreneurial systems shine during crisis

This e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems feature explores the power of eSystems during economic crisis.