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e2 In-Depth: Marginalized Rural Americans

This e2 in-depth features Don Macke and Kimberlee Spillers on Marginalized Rural Americans, Economic Development Implications. The feature covers some causes and effects of marginalization and provides a recommended reading list for additional information.

NetWork Kansas, Rural LISC partner to roll-out Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Platform

Beginning today, small business owners are able to access the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready platform through a link specific to NetWork Kansas to gain access to tools, modules and resources to help their small business development.

Partner Feature: “Sometimes we’re that ‘somebody’” A new place for Kansas City, Kansas entrepreneurs to call home

Today, Dr. Donnetta Watson will welcome visitors to view the new Kansas City, KS Entrepreneurial Resource and Training Center. A grand opening event is happening at the location, 1121 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Masks are required to attend.


In just over four years of operation the Atchison E-Community Program has now closed 27 loans totaling just over $1,250,000 for local small businesses.

Now Hiring: Product Manager

NetWork Kansas, a statewide organization devoted to the establishment of entrepreneurship as a priority for economic and community development, is hiring for the position of Product Manager.

e2 In-Depth: Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building in Keene, New Hampshire

This e2 in-depth features Don Macke and Mary Ann Kristiansen, a social and business entrepreneur, who calls the New England community of Keene, New Hampshire home. She and her partners have grown some remarkable entrepreneurship initiatives including the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, and annual Radically Rural summit.

NetWork Kansas Welcomes Bailee Henry to ​Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership Team

Today, NetWork Kansas announced the hiring of Bailee Henry, who joins the staff as Product Manager, E-Community Programs. In her role, Henry will oversee and manage the work of the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series among other responsibilities.

NetWork Kansas announces participation in the Kauffman Foundation Spark Heartland Program and new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Board

NetWork Kansas, a statewide organization devoted to the establishment of entrepreneurship as a priority for economic and community development, announced two initiatives today: acceptance into the Kauffman Foundation’s Spark Heartland Program and the launch of a new advisory board to help guide the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

Partner Feature: A self-described “misfit” turns into entrepreneurship ecosystem “rock star”

Whether through NetWork Kansas programs or in his role as the Director of Fab Lab ICC and a facilitator/business coach for the Growth Accelerator Program with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Independence Community College (ICC), Jim Correll is all in when it comes to ecosystem building.

NetWork Kansas Celebrates The First Anniversary of VentureDash

NetWork Kansas is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their first online entrepreneurship business software system, VentureDash. To celebrate the first anniversary, VentureDash is offering 25% off the platform fee through September 17th.