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Resources For Entrepreneurs

  • Advanced Manufacturing Institute
    AMI provides a spectrum of resources to propel innovation and accelerate the economic development of Kansas through the advancement and utilization of manufacturing technologies.
  • Alliance for Technology Commercialization
    The ATC was established to help develop, transfer, and commercialize new technologies. The objective is to create high power jobs and increase prosperity in Pittsburg, southeast KS and the region.
  • Association of University Technology Managers
    The mission of the AUTM is to promote, support and enhance the global academic technology transfer profession through internal and external education, training and communication.
  • Bioscience & Technology Business Center
    A Lawrence, Kansas not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to foster the development and growth of the life sciences industry in the local area.
  • Enterprise Center of Johnson County
    The ECJC is a business incubator that provides high-growth potential companies with office space, consulting and advisory services and financing resources to help them grow and succeed.
  • Entrepreneur America
    Provides start-ups and established businesses with mentoring services that improve growth, profitability, and/or market position.

  • Entrepreneur.com
    Offers information, services, and advice for small business owners

  • Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
    EPSCoR's goal is to identify, develop and utilize a state's academic science and technology resources in a way that will support wealth creation and a more productive and fulfilling way of life for its citizens.
  • Higuchi Biosciences Center
    HBC's mission is two-fold: to foster an environment conducive to interdisciplinary, biomedical research and to contribute to the economic development of the state of Kansas by commercializing the technologies resulting from that research.
  • Innovation America
    Founded by Richard Bendis, Innovation America features Innovation Daily, a resource dedicated to accelerating the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy in America.  The site is based on a framework on how to finance and bring together organizations, networks and resources involved in growing the nation's entrepreneurial innovation economy and creating new jobs.
  • Information and Telecommunications Technology Center
    ITTC excel's in basic research, technology development and technology transfer through the support of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC), private industry and federal and state programs.
  • KansasBio
    KansasBio is focused on enhancing the business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding.
  • The Kansas Bioscience Authority
    The Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) was created by the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004 with the sole purpose of advancing Kansas' leadership in bioscience.
  • Kansas Polymer Research Center
    The mission of the Polymer R&D Lab is to help clients solve development and production problems in the field of polymers and plastics.
  • Kansas Department of Commerce - Entrepreneur Technology Program 
    Assists Kansas entrepreneurs and technology companies by providing intellectual property, technical expertise, research and other services designed to help new and existing technology companies grow and succeed.
  • Kauffman eVenturing
    Entrepreneurs will find eVenturing to be an interactive, vibrant, and vital place to make important connections, access help and advice, and find relevant, practical, just-in-time information and tools.
  • Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
    MAMTC is dedicated to serving small and mid-sized manufacturers in Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming by providing counsel, training, and resources to help them grow and prosper.
  • National Business Incubation Association
    NBIA is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.

  • National Institute for Aviation Research
    NIAR integrates university, government and business entities in cooperative efforts to advance technologies for aviation and other industries.

  • National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization
    NISTAC, formerly the Mid-America Commercialization Corporation's (MACC), has expanded its programs beyond Kansas to include regions throughout the nation.

    The nation’s premier technology entrepreneur immersion program, designed to identify high potential entrepreneurs and facilitate their dynamic growth.

  • Quest Business Center for Entrepreneurs
    The Quest Center is a small business incubator located in Hutchinson, KS.

Resources for Investors

  • Angel Capital Association
    ACA is North America's professional alliance of angel groups.
  • Angel Resource Institute
    The ARI is a charitable organization devoted to providing education, training, and information on best practices in the field of angel investing.
  • Kansas Angels - Angel Investor Tax Credit
    Kansas-based angel investors who wish to seek the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit must register through the Kansas Angels web site.
  • Mid-America Angels
    MAA is a regional network of angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the Kansas-Missouri Region.
  • Midwest Venture Alliance
    The MVA is a network of accredited investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas and surrounding states.
  • The Women’s Capital Connection
    WCC is a regional network of accredited angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising start-up business opportunities in the Kansas-Missouri region.

Small Business Resources

 Venture Capital Associations

  • National Association of Seed and Venture Funds
    NASVF is an organization of innovation capital leaders: private, public and non-profit organizations committed to building their local economies by investing in local entrepreneurs.
  • National Venture Capital Association
    NVCA is a member-based organization, which consists of venture capital firms that manage pools of risk equity capital designated to be invested in high-growth companies.

Venture Capital Forums

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