Collaborative, Affordable Office Space
- Private offices and open co-working space
- Month-to-month leases
- Conference room access with digital projectors, telephones; reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
- Included amenities:
Receptionist (optional answering and mail service), hard-wired internet and WiFi access, free covered parking, break room access (with coffee, fridge, ice maker), janitorial service, secure document shredding, use of scanner and incoming faxes, fax number, discounts on office supplies/shipping services
- Pay-as-you-go amenities:
On-demand administrative services ($30/hr), copy/printing (B&W $0.05/page, color $0.45/page), outgoing faxes ($1/page)
Collision density always free
Don’t need a dedicated office? An ECJC monthly membership might be right for you. Get access to all of the same free and pay-as-you-go amenities as tenants, plus first-come, first-served access to open co-working space and conference rooms at a flexible and affordable price.
Membership is $200 per month
Convenient location, directly on Shawnee Mission Parkway. Centrally located between the heart of Johnson County, downtown Kansas City and the Plaza area.
Private offices range from $400-$500 per month, while dedicated open co-working space is available at a lower rate.
Large conference room fits approximately 50 people seated or can accommodate a reception of 100 people. Small conference rooms fit 6-10 people.
ECJC facilities are also available for rent, when not in use by tenants. Cost varies by time of day, room size and amenities needed. Please contact ECJC staff to inquire about availability and pricing.
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
At some point during the life of a business, we all need a little help and guidance. ECJC staff has a track record or providing actionable advice and consultation to help startups grow. Here’s a small sampling of projects we’ve helped with in the past:
- Using industry standard methodologies to determine and defend a business valuation
- Establishing a market pricing and penetration strategy
- Conducting a competitive analysis for a new product
- Compiling an investor-grade business plan and pitch documents
- Arranging pitch practice before a “friendly fire” panel
- Rationalizing accounting systems and setting up QuickBooks
Submit your information to start getting guidance now.
Going it alone isn’t easy, but a trusted mentor can help lighten the load. That’s why the ECJC launched the Growth Mentoring Service. Currently in beta, six entrepreneurs have been paired with seasoned serial entrepreneurs for a two-year long mentoring arrangement, with a goal of experiential learning and revenue growth. Did you miss the deadline for our first class? Would you (or a colleague) make a great mentor?
Applications for mentors and participants are open on a rolling basis.
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.