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Your top Kansas City entrepreneur stories

Kansas City entrepreneurs do some pretty amazing things.

They band together to conquer pandemics. They win funding, break barriers and work with MIT. They get scrappy and become a master at their craft. They take a layoff and use it as an opportunity to do what they love. And some even end up on national TV.

Here are 14 small businesses that you couldn't stop reading about in 2021; meet the amazing KC doers, dreamers and makers behind the startups and uncover the experts and organizations they used to help start and grow their passions.

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