Welcome to the Enterprise Center in Johnson County

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County (ECJC) is a non-profit organization that helps Kansas City entrepreneurs grow by providing entrepreneur education, mentoring, office space and connections to capital. The ECJC is a hub of entrepreneurial activity, housing the Women’s Business Center, the Mid-America Angels Investment Network, the Women’s Capital Connection, the Growth Mentoring Service and many growing early-stage companies. 

Whether you need help determining where to start or you’re working to grow your business, ECJC can be a valuable resource in helping entrepreneurs and startups navigate the many resources that are available to them. ECJC startup resources are open to all companies, regardless of their location. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Pitch Perfect is an 11-weeks bootcamp supporting founders who are actively seeking to raise at least $250,000 in seed capital – or will be within the next six months. This investor-led program aims to help early-stage companies understand how to get the capital they need to accomplish their growth goals. By offering a safe space of learning, founders will learn the language, options, and ins-and-outs of raising capital – helping to level the playing field. We will dig into the complexities and trade-offs associated with taking investors’ money, and help founders better understand how investors think about opportunities. Founders will refine their approach to fundraising so they may show up as equals in the fundraising conversation, and maximize their probability of success.

Applications are open for Cohort #6 beginning September 17th. The cohort begins October 23rd, ending January 22nd, meeting each Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:00pm. The CEO must attend. There is homework each week, and each founder will receive graphics support to complete a revised pitch deck.

I’d Like to Apply

 

ECJC is excited to partner with CoreBuild Solutions, who will be supporting Pitch Perfect founders as well. Pitch Perfect is made possible by support from The Kauffman Foundation.

Investing annually in 7-10 of the most promising early-stage firms in the Kansas City and providing those companies an accelerated pathway to success.

 

I’M INTERESTED

 

Apply Now for ECJC’s Growth Mentoring Services Program

Are you an entrepreneur running an established company looking to grow and scale your business? Get advice and build relationships with a customized team of business leaders, executives, and serial entrepreneurs through ECJC’s Growth Mentoring Service.

The Growth Mentoring Service is an ECJC program modeled after the established and highly recognized MIT VMS mentoring program. This program which connects experienced entrepreneurs with a team of skilled volunteer mentors. We use a group mentoring approach consisting of a lead mentor and a team of 3-4 mentors that meet together with the entrepreneur(s) in monthly sessions that provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching.

We are currently accepting applications for companies in search of mentorship. Are you interested? Apply now!

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Help bring the voice of entrepreneurs to Topeka

The Enterprise Center in Johnson County was recently selected to help form the first-ever Kauffman Entrepreneurs’ Policy Network.

As a part of this initiative, we will be engaging entrepreneurs across the state of Kansas to help bring the voice of the entrepreneurial community to Topeka, though research, events and communications. If you would like to be involved in this effort, please fill out this form so that we can keep you in the loop!

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ECJC companies say

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CHRIS CHEATHAM, CEO
"ClaimKit wouldn't be where it is today without the capital and advice we've gotten from MAA."
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DOUG DANFORTH, CEO
"I depend on the staff at ECJC for feedback and advice to help LINKS-IT grow."
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BABIR SULTAN, CEO

"ECJC workshops are some of the best I've attended. It's a great place to learn new strategies for Royal Loyal."