Funding and Finances

Routine Success co-founders Conor Kelly (left) and Matt Gunter (right).

This KC Startup is on a Journey to Support People on the Autism Spectrum

Kansas City, Missouri-based startup Routine Success was conceived in 2016, with a focus on helping neurodiverse children thrive in both home and school environments. The idea was simple but powerful: establish routines that provide structure and guidance, making it easier for individuals on the autism spectrum to navigate their daily...

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Meet the 10 Businesses Competing for $40,000 in Prizes at the 2023 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition

AltCap has announced the 10 finalists for its annual AltCap you Biz Pitch Competition taking place at this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City. These 10 businesses will deliver live pitches on Nov. 16 at Plexpod Westport at Park 39 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City for a chance to win...

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A panel at GEWKC 2022

GEWKC 2023 Insiders’ Guide: How to Make the Most of Global Entrepreneurship Week – KC

Ready to connect, learn and grow? Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City is the place to be! Nov. 13-19, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and peeps who support KC small business will gather for classes, workshops, panels and networking events galore. It’s all things entrepreneurship, and it’s all FREE. GEWKC is open...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City 2023

GEWKC: Build Your Agenda from 100+ Sessions for Nov. 13-19

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City, the metro’s largest annual, multiday educational event for aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners, kicks off Nov. 13-19, and attendees can now sign up to attend no-cost virtual and in-person sessions throughout the week that will supercharge their business or business idea. To attend for...

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Dr. Shelley Cooper of Diversity Telehealth, Brandy Archie of AskSAMIE and Jackie Nguyen Cafe Cà Phê display their awards at funding competitions.

15 Top Business Pitch Tips from KC Entrepreneurs Who Got Funded

Pitching your business is like crafting the perfect story. It's an art that requires finesse, authenticity and a deep understanding of your audience. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey as a small business owner, the ability to pitch your business effectively can make or break your...

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Carolina and Pedro Morales of Quality Framing and Art in Mission, Kansas

How a Master Framer Grew a Thriving Kansas City Business from a Garage

Quality Framing & Art started out like many successful ventures: in a garage. “That time in the garage was crucial for us,” says Pedro Morales, owner of the Mission, Kansas, based business. It was that time in the garage when Pedro and his wife, Carolina, connected with the Kansas City-area organizations...

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These Reputable Brokers Can Help You Sell Your Kansas City Area Business

You won’t live forever, and you can’t own a business forever, either. Sooner or later, every business owner has to transfer ownership, sell, liquidate or merge with another venture. Many business owners actively avoid thinking about succession planning. But knowing your options can help you make the right decision instead of...

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Digital Sandbox KC Q3 2023 awardees

Digital Sandbox KC Welcomes 5 Innovative Startups into Its Ecosystem for Q3 2023

Digital Sandbox KC has announced it has accepted five new startups joining its program that will each receive up to $20,000 in project funding. These companies have demonstrated exceptional potential for growth and innovation, and their inclusion in Digital Sandbox KC reflects the organization’s commitment to fostering technological advancement and...

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Dr. Shelley Cooper wins the 2022 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition

Win Up to $25,000 at the 2023 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition at GEWKC

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in Kansas or Missouri with big dreams for your business? Are you looking for that one opportunity to take your venture to the next level? Look no further because the 2023 AltCap Your Biz Pitch Competition is here and is giving out more than $40,000...

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Starting or Growing a Business? Make Sure You Use This Key KC Resource

In Kansas City, we’re fortunate to have a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. There are hundreds of programs that serve small business owners at different points of their entrepreneurial journeys. But the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) does it all. These centers provide specialized mentoring, classes and resources to entrepreneurs at all...

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