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Top 10+1 Ways a Fab Lab or Maker Space Can Benefit Your Community

Jim Correll, Director of Fab Lab ICC, explains the value of Fab Lab and how E-Communities can benefit from plugging in.

Connections, Persistence, Funding...A Recipe for Food Access in Rural Kansas

In these days where you’re more likely to hear of a grocery store or hospital closing than a grand opening, we want to take a moment to commend this community of St. John for its diligence and perseverance in believing in its future.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Oasis Bread Shoppe

Angie Gaede completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Thomas County during the Spring of 2018. Here she talks about the impact that this program has had on her and how it has helped her launch her bakery, Oasis Bread Shoppe.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Jade Artzer, Made by Jade

Jade Artzer has competed in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series since the 2013-2014 academic year. In 2017, she placed first in her local Goodland event and went on to place second in the YEC State Championship. In April 2018 she took first place in her local event and received an honorable mention at the KEC State Championship.

NetWork Kansas announces new national e2 rural entrepreneurship initiative

Effective January 1, 2019, a new national initiative launches known as e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. The Center’s Co-Founder, Don Macke, joins the NetWork Kansas team as Vice President. This innovative effort will provide a platform to offer learning institutes, a consulting network, analytics support and mentoring to benefit the entrepreneurs, small businesses, resource partners and communities in Kansas as well as nationally.

Ice House Participant Spotlight: Redeeming Grounds

Jessica Young completed the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Greeley County during the Spring of 2017. In this feature she talks about the program's impact.

YEC Series Student Spotlight: Bridget Stanton, Bridge Digital Marketing

Bridget Stanton competed in the YEC Series during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years. She placed first in her local Riley County event both years. In April 2018 she took second place at the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge State Championship. Here she talks about how this program has influenced her as an entrepreneur.

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.

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.