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New $5 Million Pre-Seed Fund Launches in Kansas City Region

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County announced it received a grant from the Economic Development Administration to launch a brand new $5 million pre-seed fund. This new fund gives investors the opportunity to make charitable donations and early-stage businesses in the Kansas City region a chance to grow.

Build your agenda for Global Entrepreneurship Week now

The calendar for the 10th anniversary of #GEWKC went live this week. With more than 150 events (most of them free), you’re sure to find a few you’ll want to check out during the weeklong celebration of all things entrepreneurship from November 13 – 17.   

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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

Opportunities for growing businesses

Three programs for established business owners have open applications. Take your biz to the next level with ScaleUP! Kansas City, Growth Mentoring Service or Pipeline Entrepreneurs.

KCK entrepreneurs, unite!

Join us at the Create Campaign on Saturday, October 14, to network with Kansas City, Kansas small business owners and area support organizations.  

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Life after Shark Tank

After losing out on the hit television show, the H3 Enterprise team returned to KC and called on some local heavy hitters to help them get traction.

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Capital pools grow for KC startups

In our newly released We Create Capital report, you can see how access to capital is improving for early-stage companies including big news in microlending and equity investments.

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Do you have a business idea?

“We care about investing in founders who we believe can scale great companies,” shares Lesa Mitchell, director of TechStars KC. Learn more about her investment strategy.

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Investing in Kansas City

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

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