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Running the Business 

The first thing outside investors look at is the management team. Not just you, but those you bring together to help you achieve your mission. The lore in the venture capital industry is to take an “A” team over a “B” idea every time.

So, you’ll need to know what you know and what you don’t know, so you can augment your skill set in those you hire. Getting the top talent you need may require creative compensation packages. You’ll need to be able to read financials and communicate effectively with investors, customers, employees. Mentors and advisors will be invaluable. You may find that the equipment and/or atmosphere of an incubator will be a launch pad for your business. And look for help protecting your intellectual property.

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Incubators

 

BetaBlox

We make startups more successful, faster - guaranteed.

Bioscience & Technology Business Center - Lawrence

The BTBC, located at the University of Kansas (KU), Lawrence Campus, and Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC), in Kansas City, Kansas, is the largest incubator system in the state. It is comprised of three separate facilities which total approximately 90,000 square feet of wet lab and office space.

Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City

BEU is a not-for-profit Community Development Corporation located in the historic Lincoln building at 18th and Vine Kansas City MO. BEU, originated by Jim Brown and Curtis McClinton, helped to pioneer the Community Development movement. BEU is one of the oldest economic development corporation's in the country.

Bloch Venture Hub

3 Levels with 3 purposes - an ideation lab to help entrepreneurs refine, and plan startups; an incubator to launch and aid new ventures with mentoring, education, and other critical resources; and an accelerator to scale and grow young businesses.

Blue Hills Contractor Incubator

The purpose of the Blue Hills Contractor Incubator is to serve as a trusted source for guidance and resources for small and medium contracting firms in the Kansas City region by providing office space, training opportunities, and relationships that assist in developing and executing sustainable business practices that lead to overall community economic development.

Ennovation Center

The Ennovation Center business incubator provides the location and business development services for companies focused in Culinary and Business & Technology.

Innovation Stockyard

The Innovation Stockyard operates the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator on the campus of Missouri Western State University with a focus on economic and workforce development, and animal health and nutrition.

InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban ArtHouse is creating a regional hub where artists can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable and inclusive environment to drive innovation, economic vibrancy and community culture.

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

NECC strives to be a financially sound, well-managed business association that enhances the quality of life and economic competitiveness in the Historic, contemporary and multicultural district of KCMO.

Project United Knowledge/Project UK

ProjectUK (United Knowledge) is a start up incubator and accelerator primarily focused on helping minority and underserved entrepreneurs launch and grow their business with support in technology, mentorship, skill/network building and other services.

The Incubator Kitchen at Kansas State University Olathe

K-State Olathe's Incubator Kitchen provides facilities and expertise to support the food industry with start-ups, new products, scale up, optimizing processes, and R&D in analytics, microbiology, consumer panels and logistics.

UMKC Entrepreneurship Scholars Program (E-Scholars)

UMKC’s entrepreneurship programs accelerate early startups from ideas to sustainable launch in a safe environment of learning, experimenting and mentoring.

Wet Labs

 

Ennovation Center

The Ennovation Center business incubator provides the location and business development services for companies focused in Culinary and Business & Technology.

Innovation Stockyard

The Innovation Stockyard operates the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator on the campus of Missouri Western State University with a focus on economic and workforce development, and animal health and nutrition.

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