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NetWork Kansas Welcomes Jenn Laird to ​Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership Team

Today, NetWork Kansas announced the hiring of Jenn Laird, who joins the staff as Manager, Rural Entrepreneurship, Eastern Region. In her role, Laird will support the following Entrepreneurship (E-) Communities in the eastern region of Kansas:

15 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During June

Congratulations to the 15 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during June.

9 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During May

Congratulations to the 9 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during May.

e2 In-Depth: Foundational Infrastructure for Entrepreneurial Communities

This e2 in-depth features Don Macke interviewing Maria Meyers and Kate Hodel, SourceLink founders and authors of the book, Beyond Collisions: How to Build Your Entrepreneurial Infrastructure.

e2 In-Depth: Community Capacity Building

This e2 in-depth explores the idea that, unless you have sufficient capacity, undertaking economic development is not going to be enough to empower your community’s prosperity

e2 In-Depth: Urban America is Filling Up

This e2 in-depth explores what opportunities are available for rural America as urban America fills up.

Board votes to allow computer science to count as core math, science credit

Computer science can now be counted as a core math or science credit toward high school graduation per the The Kansas State Board of Education. “This policy change was an important step towards arming our students with critical skills for their future career paths,” said Nick Poels, Director of Remote Work and Entrepreneurship at NetWork Kansas, and the project lead for Ignister – a new initiative designed to enhance computer science opportunity across the state.

The Path of the Kansas Community Investment Fund So Far

The Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF) was launched in 2019 as a three-year, gap-financing initiative to tackle health equity issues Kansans are facing. The ideas we tried and changed were essential to progress and created a framework driven by a vision.

6 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During April

Congratulations to the 6 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during April.

Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge

Camp Destination Innovation, in partnership with NetWork Kansas, is gearing up for the 2nd annual Kansas Youth Virtual Entrepreneurship Challenge. This event is designed to engage youth, spark innovation, and creativity in a time of social distancing, for a chance to win cash prizes.