ScaleUP! Kansas City

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

Many business owners have difficulty transitioning from running their businesses to focusing on growing their businesses. For four months, ScaleUP! Kansas City will immerse up 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.

In May 2022, ScaleUP! KC graduated its 12th cohort of Scalers. The program is currently accepting applications for its 13th cohort, which starts Aug. 24, 2023. Apply by Aug. 14, 2023. Notifications will go to all applicants by Aug. 17, 2023.

For cohort 13, classes will run Aug. 24 – Dec. 14 with a break for Thanksgiving. Classes run 8:30 a.m. – noon (with a few exceptions).

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 and have at least 2 employees
  • Generate annual sales in excess of $250K
  • 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 cornerstone of ScaleUP! Kansas City is its curriculum, designed to help you streamline your processes, strategize for growth and energize your business.

Courses are supplemented with expert speakers, business coaches, 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.

We know that entrepreneurs and small business owners are a critical part of our economic vitality, nationally and right here in Kansas City. ScaleUP! Kansas City is both a commitment and an opportunity for us to remove barriers for our homegrown businesses to grow and scale.

—Erin Jenkins, Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation