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!
New Bootcamp: Staffing Strategies Bootcamp
Staffing is one of the most important decisions a business owner can make, yet few small businesses or startups have an internal HR team. This 3-evening bootcamp will help startup founders (from all verticals) and small business owners think about and plan for their staffing growth. Attendees will learn to get a handle on how their product growth will impact staffing, how to go about finding talent when you are a small, unknown organization with limited resources, and what to do when you’ve all the sudden realize – you’re managing a team! Each evening will have a different instructor, skilled in their topic.
For more information and to register, click the link below:
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.
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!
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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