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Growing a new business during COVID-19

Celeste Aguirre started a business when she turned 33 as a way to give back to her grandfather who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1960s.

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, see how Celeste has used her experiences working with women leaders as a therapist and how she leveraged her mentors and support to build her business, Relief Muscle Manipulation, during COVID-19.
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Submit a GEWKC Community Event

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City will begin accepting Community Events Oct. 19. Sign up for updates at (at the bottom of the page).

Join the Troostapalooza

This year's event is virtual. Log on noon - 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and celebrate and support the community and entrepreneurs along the Troost corridor.

The playbook for a food business

India Pernell and Arvelisha Williams were accidental food entrepreneurs. See how Mattie's Foods went from popup to product to food truck to restaurant.

Calling all devs ...

GotDevKC is a new directory that matches companies with the right dev team for the job. The first 50 freelancers/agencies to sign up pay nothing.

A launch pad for your cosmetic line

Carrissa Dowdy helps clients break into the huge $89 billion cosmetics industry. See how she shifted her business idea to meet a greater need.

New companies in the Sandbox

Meet the newest Digital Sandbox KC companies to receive early-stage project funding. Explore the amazing innovations each is working on.

Pro bono legal help for your business

Have legal questions about your business because of COVID-19? Apply for a pro bono consultation via this service, powered by Stinson LLP and other orgs.

Follow the funding

We highlight the businesses in KC that make the right moves to grow. Check out the latest companies to land funding.
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