What We Do

Identify & Recruit

early stage entrepreneurs from within the community.

Mentor Entrepreneurs

to increase success rates and time to market for new companies.


for entrepreneurial culture and resources in the community.


We strive to help startups at every stage. Our programs are free and available to anyone in Lawrence and the surrounding areas. Join us today!

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Sketchpad is a weekly series for open discussion. Attend if you need help starting your pitch deck or have questions about your venture or entrepreneurship in general.

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Launchpad is a monthly pitch and mentoring session. Listen to others present or pitch your own startup. Each presenter gets 10 minutes to pitch + 20 minutes of Q&A.

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Lift Off

Lift Off is a personalized, pre-seed accelerator. We'll provide you with specific guidance and connections as you build your product and refine your go-to-market strategy.

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About Us

Our team is comprised of area entrepreneurs and economic development professionals. We know from experience that entrepreneurs learn best from other entrepreneurs. Please get in touch if you'd like to become a mentor.

Our Partners

We aim to work with all local organizations focused on economic development, workforce development, education and opportunities to lift up underserved communities. We appreciate the support and collaboration of the organizations below.

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