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KHFI Racial Equity Policy: Progress Over Perfection

In this equity policy overview, Imagene Harris of NetWork Kansas describes the collaborative development of the KHFI Racial Equity Policy and the role that "progress over perfection" played in the policy's roll-out. "...we do know continued learning is the key. We have to try. Moving forward is better than standing still," Harris writes.

NetWork Kansas Welcomes Janet Miller to its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership Team

Today, NetWork Kansas announced the hiring of Janet Miller, who joins the staff as Manager, Rural Entrepreneurship, Southeast Region. In her role, Miller will oversee 10 leadership teams in Southeast Kansas that include the following locations: Allen, Altamont, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Girard, Linn, Montgomery and Neosho.

e2 In-Depth: Regional Development and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

This e2 in-depth features an analysis showing that rural communities who partnered with strong regional development organizations had more robust and successful economic development.


The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded NetWork Kanas a grant that allows all 26 counties in the northwest region to have equal access to participate in the YEC Series, which will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide the region's youth with valuable knowledge and experiences.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Announces $3 Million in Funding to NetWork Kansas to Accelerate Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently announced $3 million in funding to the Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing entrepreneurial ecosystems in Kansas by connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners to a network of business-building resources.

Nine Years of Youth Entrepreneurship in Kansas

The YEC Series started as a grassroots competition in a school gymnasium in a tiny town in northwest Kansas. Over the years, those grassroots spread and now 1,000 students across the state from communities of all sizes participate in a unified championship series, connecting all of Kansas through youth entrepreneurship.

Now Hiring: Product Manager, Equity Investment Services

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, Equity Investment Services.


The Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas is launching a $150,000 microloan fund to support entrepreneurs in Wyandotte County called the Empower WYCO Fund. The fund will be overseen by a multi-partner collaborative in the Kansas City, KS-area.

E-Communities & King of Queens: I Found a Connection

In this blog, Erik Pederson of NetWork Kansas describes how the popular TV Show, Kings of Queens, helps to illustrate the work and impact of the NetWork Kansas' E-Community Partnership. Two key questions emerge through the analysis: "What am I doing? What am I not doing?"

NetWork Kansas Receives $500,000 Grant Award to Benefit Entrepreneurs, Grow Organizational Capacity

The Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas announced receiving a $500,000 grant award from the Patterson Family Foundation to benefit entrepreneurs and grow the organization’s capacity.