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You already know success. Get visible and get ready to scale.

Many business owners have difficulty moving beyond $150,000-$750,000 in sales. For four months, ScaleUP! Kansas City will immerse 12 to 15 entrepreneurs in courses and collisions that will connect them with a high caliber network of peers, resources and mentors and change the trajectory of their businesses.

Applications for Cohort 5 are now open! You can apply here to be considered for acceptance into ScaleUP! KC and drive your business to even greater heights.

Who can be accepted:
You can be part of this elite cohort of growth-oriented businesses if you:

  • Lead a company that has been in business for at least 2 years
  • Generate annual sales between $150K and $750K
  • Have a strong market than can generate more than $1 million in sales
  • Strive to drive your business to greater heights

What you get:
The cornerstones of ScaleUP! Kansas City are FastTrac® Listening to Your Business™ and FastTrac® Growth Venture™, proven energizers for businesses positioned to scale.

Courses are supplemented with Kauffman Founders School, peer-to-peer round tables and “collision” sessions that unite you with subject matter experts.

The most meaningful part of ScaleUP! is the lifelong connections you’ll make with your peer cohort—other entrepreneurs who face the similar challenges as you.

Welcome Cohort 4!

Read about the inaugural ScaleUP! Kansas City group.
Read about the second cohort of ScaleUP! KC companies.
Read about the third cohort of ScaleUP! KC business owners. 
Read about the current group of ScaleUP! KC participants. 

ScaleUP! News

ScaleUP! Kansas City Reveals Fifth Cohort

How Fortiviti Moved Forward (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

How Thirsty Coconut Prepared for Bigger Growth With ScaleUP! KC’s Help (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Revocup Founder Wants to Change How the World Buys Coffee (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

‘Life Is Amazing’: Lessons from Mackech Jewelry’s Georgina Herrera (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

ScaleUP! Kansas City Reveals Fourth Cohort

Ron Mirick and Cass County Choppers Hits the Accelerator (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Ben Kittrell Grows a Global Business (Startland News)

Elaine Hamilton-Bruner Shares Success Advice (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Brandon O'Dell Takes Personal Chef Services to New Cities (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Kelly Wilson Opens the Sewing Lab (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Alex Nuñez Builds a Rock Solid Business (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Dustan Fankhauser Shares Bright Ideas for Business (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Somos Agency Launches La Stema to Promote Diversity in STEM

Velo + Finds its Niche with Eclectic Offerings (KC Star)

Owen Faulkner: Life’s Too Short for Poor Customer Service (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Thalia Cherry’s Game Plan for Growth (Thinking Bigger Business Media)

Get the Scoop on ScaleUP! KC with this Fact Sheet

16 KC Companies Prepare their Small Businesses for Big Growth

Scaler Raul Villegas of El Padrino Soccer Shares His Immigrant Startup Story with the Kansas City Star

Scalers in the News: Reality TV Show to Feature FEWDM Fitness

Scalers in the News: JoeyCuts Barber Salon Makes the Cut in Helping Kids Read


Scalers in the News: Chris Rosburg of CR Promotions Is Big Brother of the Year


17 KC Entrepreneurs Selected for the Second Cohort of ‘ScaleUP!’ Meet the First ScaleUP! KC Cohort


About the ScaleUP! KC program, funded through a contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration


The ScaleUP America award to UMKC will enable several Kansas City area small businesses to plan and navigate the trajectories for their growth.

—Patricia Brown-Dixon, Region VII Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.