Workshops & Trainings
Are you an entrepreneur in need of capital but struggling to close the deal? Does speaking with investors feel like learning a new language? Consider applying for the ECJC’s Pitch Perfect Investment Bootcamp.
Companies selected to participate in the highly-competitive Pitch Perfect Investment Bootcamp attend weekly sessions for 8 weeks. Class topics range from the anatomy of a perfect pitch to valuations to market strategy. Pitch Perfect is taught by experts in investment and entrepreneurship with frequent guest speakers. Each participating company gets personalized feedback on their initial investor pitch and receives guidance in re-creating their investor pitch based on expert feedback.
Interested? Applications are opening soon for the next cohort of Pitch Perfect.
Advisory Services & Mentoring
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!
Women’s Business Center
The ECJC and the Women’s Business Center have a long-standing partnership. For businesses just getting off the ground, the WBC provides advisory services and micro-loans. The WBC is located within the ECJC offices.
Funding & Connections to Capital
For 20 years, the Enterprise Center in Johnson County has been recognized as the leading provider of capital connections to early-stage businesses in the region. In addition to workshops and trainings, the ECJC manages the Mid-America Angels investment network. The staff of the Women’s Business Center also manage the Women’s Capital Connection, an organization formed to educate women investors and support women entrepreneurs. Through a partnership with Justine Peterson and the Women’s Business Center, the ECJC is also able to facilitate connections to debt financing and micro-loans.
Learn more about your options for equity investment through MAA and WCC
Why Kansas City?
Today, Kansas City is in the middle of a high-tech and startup business renaissance. Google chose to launch its gigabit fiber project in Kansas City; Techstars chose to locate its mobile health accelerator here, in cooperation with Sprint. Ask any entrepreneur, and you’ll find that Kansas City’s global ambitions coupled with our Midwestern hospitality make it easy to find open doors and forge strategic partnerships. But don’t take our word for it—listen to Tech.Co’s claim that Kansas City is the best city for women in tech or the Huffington Post’s ranking of our hometown as the coolest city in the U.S. If you’d like to learn more about starting your business or relocating to Kansas City, or simply want to visit, please get in touch.