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 Bootcamp

Are you an entrepreneur in need of capital to grow your business? Are you lost in the world of investors and term sheets? If this sounds familiar, apply now for Pitch Perfect Investment Bootcamp. Pitch Perfect is an 8-week bootcamp for entrepreneurs seeking an equity investment of at least $250k (a seed round) of investment. This investor-led workshop meets each Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:30pm, beginning October 10th. (No class the week of Thanksgiving; the Oct 31st class is moved to Thurs, Nov 1st.) 
Participating companies must have at least 2 paying customers, and the CEO must be the boot camp participant. 
 
Applications are currently closed for the 2018 cohort, subscribe to ECJC emails to stay informed of the next application cycle. 
 

The Fountain Innovation Fund

The ECJC’s newest project, the Fountain Innovation Fund, is an evergreen seed fund designed to support early-stage companies in the region. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Fountain Innovation Fund or getting involved, click below to get started. 

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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."

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