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Thank you to our partners!

With the generous support of the following partners, we are able to continue to roll out programming that helps make Kansas City an innovative, entrepreneurial place to live and work. Every donation and partnership dollar goes to support professional development for educators and/or helps an urban student experience MECA Challenge!

KC pride is at the heart of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, where for more than 75 years they’ve been putting people over profits. With products like Cashback Free Checking, High Interest Savings, Profit Payout and neighborly home loan options, CACU helps Kansas Citians do more with their money.


C2FO is the first working capital market in the world. Our ability to create a seamless match between A/R and A/P has enabled efficiency in the riskless provisioning of working capital between suppliers and buyers. Finally, suppliers can take control of their cash flow; buyers can increase EBITDA and gross margin and earn a better return on short-term cash, which improves the financial health of their supply chains.

“It is vital to tell the full story of what’s going on in Kansas City’s growing entrepreneurial community – the successes and challenges, the people and the businesses, the questions and the answers. Having an outlet solely focused on entrepreneurship in Kansas City informs and connects entrepreneurs, policymakers and the organizations that support entrepreneurs. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation sponsors Startland News to serve one of its primary goals – to advance Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.” – Nathan Kurtz, Entrepreneurship program officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Based in Kansas City, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.

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