Upcoming Events
FastTrac® New Venture™
Do you have an innovative idea for a business, but you are not sure how and where to start in assessing your options? This Kauffman Foundation program helps you define and evaluate your business concept.

This program is for women only. Class starts Tuesday, September 26 and runs through Tuesday, November 28 . View the entire schedule HERE or view the event flyer .

To sign up, contact Brande Stitt at 913-492-5922.
LaunchU

Orientation: September 11 | 6:00-7:30pm

Do you dream of owning a business? Are you looking for help getting started? Launch U can help you turn your dream into a reality.


Contact Judy Bumpus at 913-492-5922 to enroll. Cost is $75 (must meet low- to moderate-income guidelines).
Financing Your Small Business

Wednesday, September 13 | 4:00-5:15pm

Attend a FREE informational session to learn about several programs designed to help fund small businesses.


Questions? Contact Brande Stitt at 913-492-5922.
Women in Tech Breakfast
Thursday, September 14 | 8:00-9:00am

The Women's Capital Connection and Cerner will be hosting a panel relating to ways to boost female presence in the tech sector.

Click here for more information and to request an invitation. Invitees will be notified September 8.
7th Annual KC's Got Talent
Thursday, November 9 | 6:00-9:00pm

The Women's Employment Network is seeking both sponsors and acts for our 7th Annual KC's Got Talent. The event takes place at Boulevard Brewing Company and includes a wide selection of Boulevard beer, wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and prizes.

Staff & Client Spotlight
KC Chamber Honors Exemplary Kansas City Women
Congratulations to Women's Capital Connection co-founder, Carol Hallquist, who has received the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

The award honors a person “who has achieved the highest level of professional excellence, devoted time and energy to the community, and, especially, opened the doors of leadership opportunity to women.”

Women Who Mean Business
Congratulations to OneKC for Women Founder and Women's Employment Network President, Sherry Turner, on becoming a 2017 Woman Who Means Business.

The Kansas City Business Journal honored 25 top-ranking women in Kansas City businesses who also take an active role in the community and in helping other businesswomen.


NOW OPEN - Nana's Cafe
Alana Dennis, a counseling client of the Women's Business Center, opened Nana's Cafe in Blue Springs, Missouri. WBC staff member Judy helped her with her business plan and financials so she could receive funding to open her restaurant.

They are open Sunday - Friday from 6:00am - 2:00pm for lunch and breakfast. Make sure you swing by!

Community Events
The Capital Series
The Capital Series is offered by the Enterprise Center in Johnson County for investors and entrepreneurs, allowing for detailed discussions of the due diligence process, term sheets, valuations and investor pitches during the equity investment process, as well as discussion of possible sources of debt financing.

ECJC launches boot camp for pitching to angel investors
Thanks to funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation , ECJC is launching Investment Bootcamp, an eight-week program for startups that are gaining enough traction to be an attractive investment option in three to six months.


Regulatory Reform Roundtables
Thursday, September 14 | 8:00am-12:30pm

Advocacy is hosting FREE small business roundtables ( click for flyer) in order to hear firsthand from small businesses facing regulatory burdens. Come tell us which federal agency regulations should be considered for reform or elimination. Let us know which regulations are problematic for your business.

Women in Business Summit:
A Taste for Business
Thursday, September 28 | 12:30-4:30pm

NAWBO KC presents Kansas City's Women In Business Summit. The perfect platform to ideate and educate about our shared passion for business. Key Note Speakers include experts in the field of marketing, finance, and business development. Cost is $40-80.

W.I.S.E. Kansas City
Tuesday, October 10 | 8:00- 10:00am

An opportunity to ask women STEM entrepreneurs and leaders what challenges they have faced and how we can develop solution to clear the path for future generations. Cost is $10.

Business News
Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Businesses
Goldman Sachs  10,000 Small Businesses  is a program for small businesses that links learning to action.The application for the Spring 2018 session is now open and application submissions will be accepted through Thursday October 5, 2017.

Empowering women to start, grow and fund businesses