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3-startup-kc-startup-village-google-fiberA plan in your head is good. A plan on paper is even better.

Kansas City offers lots of resources to help you with your business plan.

 

Advanced Manufacturing Institute

The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University provides a broad range of services and project management resources to both private industry and researchers to advance the commercial readiness of new products or technologies.

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.

Central Exchange

Central Exchange is a preeminent membership organization in the Kansas City area which provides the venue and voice for women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.

Craig School of Business - Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship exists to train, mentor and support entrepreneurs. Our staff will provide one-on-one business coaching and connect clients to needed programs and resources.

Enterprise Center in Johnson County

The Enterprise Center of Johnson County (ECJC) is a venture development organization providing resources and connections to accelerate the success of early-stage companies.

Entrepreneurship Program at JCCC

JCCC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in entrepreneurship as well as more than 20 certificate programs combining education in entrepreneurship with other career programs.

FastTrac

The world's leading provider of high-quality learning curricula and networks specific to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development

The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development is a Professional Development Institute creating a high quality adult workforce for the care and education of children and youth from birth to 21 years of age.

GUILDit

GUILDit is where art and business fuse. Our KC forums are twice a month. Be a part of an audience that learns from and helps art entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community.

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

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.

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides confidential one-on-one business assistance, microloan funds, financing options and incentives, for new and existing businesses - small to large - for all Johnson County, Missouri.

Kansas Department of Agriculture

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state's largest industry - agriculture.

K-State Research and Extension - Johnson County

K-State Research and Extension - Johnson County offers resources and referrals for small business development with emphasis on agriculture, horticulture, and food based businesses.

Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc. ®

Leavenworth Main Street fosters economic development and historic preservation with downtown Leavenworth, Kansas, the 1st City of Kansas, established 1854.

Miami County Economic Development Department

The Miami County (Kan.) Economic Development Department assists businesses in their development and expansion while promoting the region's economic growth.

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

Mid-America TAAC assists domestic manufacturers negatively impacted by import competition.

Missouri Enterprise - Kansas City

Missouri Enterprise is an organization of entrepreneurial manufacturing and business professionals, operating in 7 locations throughout Missouri, dedicated to helping primarily small and medium size businesses (primarily but not exclusively manufacturers) succeed.

Missouri Women's Council at Missouri Department of Economic Development

The Missouri Women's Council is to promote the economic success of Missouri women by connecting them to information and resources.

Mo-Kan Regional Council

MO-KAN Development Inc. provides loan programs to small businesses in Kansas and Missouri.

Northland CAPS

Northland CAPS students use business standard software, equipment and employer mentorship to solve real world problems for entrepreneurs and business owners.

SCORE

The Kansas City SCORE Chapter is composed of more than 50 volunteers who provide guidance and counseling to entrepreneurs in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Small Business & Technology Development Center - Jackson County Extension

Missouri's Extension Centers are part of the MO SBTDC network that provides expert business counseling, training and online resources to help existing businesses grow and prosper and new businesses get started successfully at little or no cost to the business.

Small Business & Technology Development Center - Northwest Missouri State University, St. Joseph Satellite

The SBTDC offers confidential, one-on-one counseling, coaching and training to existing businesses and emerging business owners.

Small Business & Technology Development Center - University of Missouri Kansas City

The UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Centers offer one-on-one counseling and training to business owners and emerging business owners.

Small Business Development Center at JCCC

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Johnson County Community College provides business assistance to aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas through low cost training events and no-charge one-on-one business counseling.

The Lean Lab

The Lean Lab is a Kansas City based community that launches transformational education innovations that have national impact.

Think Big Partners

Think Big Partners is an early-stage startup accelerator & mentorship-based collaborative network. Includes our coworking space (Think Big Coworking), entrepreneurial conferences & events, essential services, startup resources & funding (Think Big Ventures).

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.

Veterans Business Resource Center, KC Satellite

Free assistance to honorably discharged veterans and existing military with preparations to self-employment or business expansion.

Whiteboard to Boardroom

The Whiteboard to Boardroom project seeks to commercialize technology through a partnership of education, nonprofit and private sector organizations.

Women's Business Center

Provide training, mentoring, networking opportunities and business consulting to help women start & grow their businesses.

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  • iconStartup

    You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.


  • iconMicroenterprise

    You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.


  • iconMain Street

    You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.


  • iconInnovation-Led

    You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.


  • iconSecond Stage

    You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.


  • iconEntrepreneurial Community

    You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.