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Looking to start or scale a tech business in Kansas? There is a multitude of useful resources available to help you with your project. Raising capital, business planning, diversification, workforce – whatever your focus, our network of partners is here to help you achieve your goals. If your organization is part of the ecosystem that assists tech businesses within Kansas to thrive, please let us know so we can add you to this network.

Resources

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FlagshipKansas.Tech is a 501(c)6 trade organization focused on elevating the technology sector throughout the state of Kansas. We are committed to raising awareness by highlighting the innovation and ingenuity already at work in our cities and communities and helping develop strategies with state and local entities to raise awareness of the tech sector not just regionally but nationally. We are also committed to growing our workforce by developing and helping implement strategies for attracting and retaining tech talent in Kansas. Finally, FlagshipKansas.Tech is partnering with Kansas institutions to develop and support workforce training and education programs to meet the demand of the tech sector and ensure our students are equipped to pursue employment opportunities in technology. As our motto states, “We are better together”.

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Networking;Policy/Advocacy;Training/Education (prof.dev);Workforce

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Build your business with innovative technology and holistic support from Google Cloud. Whether you’re in the early days of product-market fit or you’ve just received your next round of funding, we’re here to help you grow.

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Business Start-up;Tech Tools

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Whether your business is getting started, making changes, growing or expanding, the Kansas Business One Stop is your one-stop-shop for interacting with Kansas government. Here you can learn how to organize a business, locate information and resources needed to start or maintain a business, and more.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up

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The Kansas Chamber continually strives to improve the economic climate for the benefit of every business and citizen and to safeguard our system of free, competitive enterprise. They are the leading statewide, member-driven organization that serves as the most credible legislative voice for the Kansas business community at the statehouse.

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Networking;Policy/Advocacy

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As the state's lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. Kansas Commerce accomplishes its mission by developing relationships with corporations, site location consultants and stakeholders in Kansas and nationwide. Our strong partnerships allow us to help create an environment for existing Kansas businesses to grow and foster an innovative competitive landscape for new businesses.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up;Capital;Incentives;Workforce

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Services & Training for Every Phase of your Business.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up

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Connecting employers to a motivated workforce.
The Local Area I Workforce Development Board exists to connect employers to a motivated workforce having skills to obtain and maintain meaningful employment throughout its 62-county community."

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Workforce

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KANSASWORKS is a web-based job-matching and labor market information system. KANSASWORKS provides job seekers, employers, and training providers with easy-to-use tools that support a wide range of activities. As a service of the public workforce system, KANSASWORKS is completely free for you to use. You only need a computer and internet access to do the following:

Create and post a resume or job posting
Determine whether you're eligible for state- or federally funded workforce programs
Search for the ideal job or job candidate
Search for the ideal training or service provider
Research labor market information
And much more!"

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Workforce

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KCSourceLink helps lead the effort to make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city. That means we connect entrepreneurs to resources, coaches, funding, education and help coordinate great events for entrepreneurs, like Global Entrepreneurship Week. We also help monitor Kansas City's entrepreneurial ecosystem: we measure outcomes, work with our Resource Partners to fill gaps in resources and bring national resources to the community through grants such as the i6 Challenge and the University Center grants from the Department of Commerce EDA.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up;Networking;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners and organizations that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers to generate a robust workforce of related professionals for our community.

We support leading in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, increase access to STEM in underserved communities and invite community collaboration through regional initiatives."

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Networking;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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Bolstering the tech industry is a big broad goal with plenty of moving parts that require a full-time effort. The KC Tech Council is an independent non-profit focused on making Kansas City a great home for tech. We are proud to partner with our member companies and multiple organization to do just that.

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Networking;Policy/Advocacy;Training/Education (prof.dev);Workforce

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NetWork Kansas is devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas. Our mission is to promote an entrepreneurial environment by providing a central portal that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with the right resources—Expertise, Education and Economic Resources—when they are needed most. In pursuit of this mission, we partner with well-respected business development organizations and educational institutions that work with entrepreneurs and small business owners who have the vision and potential to succeed. The result is a seamless system that accelerates economic and community development in Kansas.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up;Capital;Networking;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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At NXTUS, Inc, we are a catalyst for the region’s startup ecosystem. At our essence, we serve as a nexus for entrepreneurs, investors, corporate partners, and the community at-large.
Our primary aim is to achieve the ‘next us’ by growing startups, strengthening innovation culture and building support systems.
Based out of Wichita, we collaborate with other entrepreneur support organizations, government agencies, economic development groups, corporate innovators, and, most of all, founders and investors to positively impact and advance the economy, culture and vitality in our Midwest region."

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up;Capital;Networking;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up;Capital;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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Starting a High-Tech Business? You May be Eligible for Government Funding

Looking to start or grow your high-tech entrepreneurial venture? Need financing to help fund research and development (R&D) efforts and realize your business potential? The U.S. federal government can help!"

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Business Start-up;Capital

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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Capital

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Since it was launched in 2002, StartupNation has provided millions with the information, inspiration and connections they need to start, grow and manage a successful startup business. Founded by passionate entrepreneur, Jeff Sloan, StartupNation is a multimedia company located in Birmingham, Michigan.

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Business Scale-up;Business Start-up;Capital;Networking;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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We provide education and tools to walk aspiring Founders through the entire startup process: including education, business planning, mentorship, customer acquisition, funding, and staffing.

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Business Start-up;Networking;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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Founded in 2005 by Eze Vidra, VC Cafe (www.vccafe.com) is a popular blog on technology and venture capital, dedicated to new Internet products and companies, venture capital funding and deal flow with a spotlight on Israel, the Silicon Wadi. In addition to covering industry news, VC Cafe aims to bring founders valuable resources and thought leadership content. VC Cafe has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, AlwaysOn media and top Israeli media outlets. It has also been ranked as one of the top 50 VC blogs.

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Business Start-up;Training/Education (prof.dev)

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The Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas are a one-stop resource for job seekers and employers. At the Workforce Centers JOB SEEKERS will find the tools and training needed to build a successful career and EMPLOYERS will find help with their hiring, training, or human resources needs. Because many local, state, and federal organizations help provide these valuable services, most are available free of charge.

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Workforce

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