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Registration Now Open: The Aligned Leader, a Six-Week Virtual Leadership Series

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Aligned Leader Program to Central Kansas and beyond. This six-week virtual series launches October 14. Learn more about this new resource.

e2 In-Depth: Pandemic Recession Future Trends

This e2 article explores the profound change that can and will occur from the COVID-19 health pandemic, shutdowns, and evolving world recession. Here, the author speaks to four fundamental trends that e2 believes the Pandemic Recession Reset will empower that are foundational to the prosperity of the vast majority of rural communities and regions in North America.

e2 Announces Launch of National Network for Ecosystem Builders

e2, in partnership with NetWork Kansas, announces its National Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (e2) Network. Learn what this means for those working to grow entrepreneurial talent and those building smart eEcosystems.

Ice House Entrepreneur Spotlight: Troy Ross, CR Tire & Automotive

CR's Tire & Automotive describe their experience participating in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in this program spotlight.

In-depth by e2: Restart, Recovery and Resilience

This e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems feature explores how we restart our lives, work, economy, and society; move into recovery mode, and seriously plan for how we can grow more resilient economies that better serve all community residents. Don Macke looks at what worked in the past, while keeping a focused eye on current trends and new innovations. (Two innovations include the HIRE and Restart Kansas initiatives)

NetWork Kansas Responds To Need For Computer Science Connections

NetWork Kansas alongside the Kansas Department of Commerce, announced they will be expanding their programs to bring computer science connections to more Kansas areas.

NetWork Kansas Awards $250,000 in Grants from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for COVID-19 Relief Measures

NetWork Kansas announces it has awarded $250,000 in grants from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS). The grants have been given to nine colleges and small businesses in Kansas that are making personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers with low supply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Restart Kansas: A Proven Demonstration of Inclusion in Entrepreneurship

The root of the inequities experienced by the African-American community should be addressed — including roots that have created inequities in economic development and entrepreneurship. Christina Long offers key takeaways on how the Restart Kansas County Loan program has benefitted African-American entrepreneurs in Wichita and how the program can serve as a lending model to advance inclusion in entrepreneurship.

Introducing VentureDash

VentureDash is a software application for running business competitions. When NetWork Kansas partnered with Moonbase Labs to build this software platform, who would have thought it would become the best way to run a business competition, according to experience and market research.

NetWork Kansas Establishes Restart Kansas County Loan Fund

Today, NetWork Kansas launched Restart Kansas, an initiative led by local leadership teams and Network Kansas professionals to assist Kansas communities in creating a new resource for small businesses.