The Enterprise Center in Johnson County is shaking things up.
“This move is the culmination of a long, strategic transition to ensure that as Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community changes, we change with it,” ECJC CEO George Hansen said in a release. “We’ve taken a look at the space, education and services we provide to entrepreneurs and have taken steps to update our offerings to be certain we’re providing the resources entrepreneurs need to succeed today.”
The new, centralized location will allow the ECJC to make its resources more accessible to startups. These resources now include live streaming for all workshops and educational programs on such topics as angel investing, marketing, sales, branding and legal issues. The ECJC will also continue to house the Kansas Women’s Business Center, Women’s Capital Connection and administer the Mid-America Angels investment network.
“ECJC’s new look will help us better gain the trust of our clientele—high-tech and high-growth businesses that look to us to set an example,” said ECJC marketing director Melissa Roberts. “By updating our program offerings and brand, we can continue to engage new startups and help early stage businesses grow jobs and revenue right here in Kansas City.”
The organization will host a free open house at its new location, 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B in Fairway, next Thursday, May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ECJC is supported by funds from Johnson County, the State of Kansas and private donors.