Author - Christina Long

NetWork Kansas Welcomes Janet Miller to its Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership Team

Today, NetWork Kansas announced the hiring of Janet Miller, who joins the staff as Manager, Rural Entrepreneurship, Southeast Region. In her role, Miller will oversee 10 leadership teams in Southeast Kansas that include the following locations: Allen, Altamont, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Girard, Linn, Montgomery and Neosho.


The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded NetWork Kanas a grant that allows all 26 counties in the northwest region to have equal access to participate in the YEC Series, which will strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide the region's youth with valuable knowledge and experiences.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Announces $3 Million in Funding to NetWork Kansas to Accelerate Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently announced $3 million in funding to the Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing entrepreneurial ecosystems in Kansas by connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners to a network of business-building resources.

Nine Years of Youth Entrepreneurship in Kansas

The YEC Series started as a grassroots competition in a school gymnasium in a tiny town in northwest Kansas. Over the years, those grassroots spread and now 1,000 students across the state from communities of all sizes participate in a unified championship series, connecting all of Kansas through youth entrepreneurship.


The Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas is launching a $150,000 microloan fund to support entrepreneurs in Wyandotte County called the Empower WYCO Fund. The fund will be overseen by a multi-partner collaborative in the Kansas City, KS-area.

E-Communities & King of Queens: I Found a Connection

In this blog, Erik Pederson of NetWork Kansas describes how the popular TV Show, Kings of Queens, helps to illustrate the work and impact of the NetWork Kansas' E-Community Partnership. Two key questions emerge through the analysis: "What am I doing? What am I not doing?"

Partner Feature: Kira Hopkins, Entrepreneur Business Basics

This partner feature is of Kira Hopkins, founder of Entrepreneur Business Basics (EBB), a new NetWork Kansas Board-Certified program. Kira shares her own entrepreneurial journey and the foundation that needed to be laid to help develop the 12-week entrepreneurship courses and coaching geared to underestimated entrepreneurs.

The Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas Announces Reorganization/Promotions to Meet Demand for Services

The Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship DBA NetWork Kansas announced the formalization of internal structural changes and promotions to meet increasing demand for services and align resources to meet the needs of partners, E-Communities, and growing partnerships across the state. In addition, the alignment will allow greater focus on building...

NetWork Kansas Sponsors the 2021-2022 Youth Entrepreneurship (YEC) Series

NetWork Kansas’ Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership announces the 2021-2022 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series. The YEC Series consists of local-level youth entrepreneurship competitions hosted by volunteers. The goal of the competition is to expose Kansas middle school and high school students to entrepreneurship. Fifty-four local events in Kansas cities and...