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Referral Center Success Spotlight: Alyss Analytics and Economic Gardening

Learn why Alyss Analytics' Founder, Mike Mathia, describes Economic Gardening as "game-changing" in this NetWork Kansas Referral Center Spotlight.

12 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During August

Congratulations to the 12 businesses that received funding from NetWork Kansas during August.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Sweet Pear Bakery

Chantell Rather completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Pawnee County during the Spring of 2017. Learn about the impact that this program has had on her company and how it has helped further develop her entrepreneurial mindset.

Referral Center Success Spotlight: Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development that seeks to grow the local economy from within. The NetWork Kansas Referral Center has a national strategic research team leader on staff that guides participating companies through the entire process."The entire process was extremely educational, productive and I feel over the next few months we will only scratch the surface of how it will impact our year," one client shared.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Lily Beach, Dogs Unleashed

Lily Beach competed in the 2017-2018 YEC Series at her local Douglas County competition. She placed first at that event. Since then, she has started selling her products all around the local area. Here, she talks about how this program has impacted her as an entrepreneur.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Poppin' Patriot Fireworks

Brock and Bryttni Miller completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Pawnee County during the Spring of 2017. Learn about the impact that this program has had on their company and how it has helped further develop their entrepreneurial mindset.

6 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During July

6 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas during July.

Ecosystem Builders Unite – 2018 ESHIP Summit Takeaways

While the position you are paid for may be as economic development or chamber director, banker, or educator, if you believe in the power of connecting and breaking down silos in your communities to support entrepreneurs, you are also an ecosystem builder. These principles can be the answer to the question, “What can I do to strengthen my ecosystem besides invest funding?” Simone Elder of NetWork Kansas recaps her experience at the 2018 ESHIP Summit coordinated by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The 2018-2019 YEC Series Kicks Off

The school year is very close to starting and we know you are ready to dive into this year's YEC Series. Great news: we have finalized the local guidelines and requirements that you will need to start your in-depth planning.

Exploring the Maker Space Boot Camp Experience

Anne Dewvall, Director of Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Programming, revisits the learning, inspiration and fun of the "Maker Space Boot Camp" experience.