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Meet the newest ScaleUP! Kansas City Cohort

Here they are: the newest elite business owners to be part of ScaleUP! KC. Meet the 17 who are ready to take their businesses to the next level during four months of intense coaching, connections and collaboration. Plus, get the latest updates from alums of the program.

>>>>> Meet your "Scalers."

Tips for all entrepreneurial types: startup, microenterprise, main street, second stage and innovation-led

Tips for Startups   Tips for Microenterprises - Small, lifestyle businesses   Tips for Main Street Businesses - Those with customers & store fronts  Tips for Second Stage Firms - Established businesses poised to expand  Tips for Innovation-Led Companies

Startups | Microenterprises | Main Street | Second Stage | Innovation-led

Building an app with ... community?

Donald Hawkins of CitySmart reveals how the Kansas City startup community helped him build his latest app that’s on the rise. Follow his entrepreneurial path.

>>> How he developed success.

If your brand needs a makeover ...

Rebecca Jackson of The Bot Connection reveals how she rebranded her business and outlines how you can do the same.

>>> Realign your biz to reach your customers.

Growing an empire from the ground up

In the early 2000s, Lucia Fonseca and José Luis Valdez uprooted their family and moved to KC with a dream: that Mexican frozen treats could make it big in the city of barbecue. See all they've done in 14 years.

>>> Learn how they did it.

Big money for a perfect pitch

Are you an entrepreneur with a great pitch for Kansas City tech execs and CEOs? Apply to C-Tech Summit’s Pure Pitch Rally to be one of the eight who’ll compete for some major funding.

Are you overlooking this opportunity?

Think the library is just about books? It's the 21st century. From finding your target market to running a food truck business, see how libraries can help you start or grow your biz in KC.

>>> See what you're missing.

A tool to help you better know your customers

Customer personas are about way more than just promotion: They can help you make sure your business is selling to the right people. Learn how to create your own personas.

It's BBQ time

Hungry? Join the Kansas City tech community Sept. 14 at the #ARtechBBQ at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. RSVP with sponsor code “community” by Sept. 7.

>>> Chow down and mingle.

Investing in Kansas City

Each month, we highlight the businesses in KC that are receiving funding and making the right moves to grow. Find out which companies got funding in August.

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