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A Year in the Life as an E-Community Coach

Shelley Paasch of NetWork Kansas shares her experience as an E-Community coach in her own words.

Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge awards $75,000 to student entrepreneurs

A statewide student entrepreneurship competition featuring 44 high school and 11 collegiate teams from across the state has awarded entrepreneurial-minded students with $75,000 in prize money. The Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge gave students from around the state experience in the process of making a business proposal. The 5th annual event is organized by the Kansas State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship, was sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation, and supported by Network Kansas.


NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the conclusion of the 2017-2018 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. During the 2017-2018 academic year, 709 students from 35 Kansas communities participated in 31 local entrepreneurship competitions.

8 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During March

8 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas during March.

NetWork Kansas Celebrates Twelve Years by launching the “KSESHIP” Mobile App

NetWork Kansas, which connects startups and existing businesses with a statewide network of resources, celebrated its 12th anniversary this month by introducing the “KSeship” mobile application. The app, developed by Clutch Studio in Wichita, was designed to simplify access to three types of resources that entrepreneurs and businesses may need at some point in their business lifecycle.

6 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During February

6 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas during February.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Kelsie Conard, Kelsie Conard Photography

Kelsie Conard of Kelsie Conard Photography shares how participating in YEC helped boost her business.

8 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During January

8 Business received funding from NetWork Kansas during January.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Bridget Stanton, Bridge Digital Marketing

Bridget Stanton competed in the YEC Series during the 2016-2017 academic year. She placed first in her local Riley County event and advanced to the YEC State Championship in April 2017, where she took fourth place with her business Bridge Digital Marketing. Here she talks about the impact this program has had on her as an entrepreneur.

Reno County E-Community inspired by Tulsa incubators

Ciara Thyfault, of NetWork Kansas, shares insights and lessons learned from a Reno County E-Community road trip that led participants to tour incubators in Tulsa, Oklahoma.