Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners in Kansas City, Mo., can now tap a variety of scholarship opportunities to help their ventures grow.
The Urban Business Growth Initiative is offering scholarships to three courses this fall that hope to assist Kansas City business owners develop their vision, test market viability and more. Some scholarships are worth more than $700.
The courses are:
- Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program teaches students essential lessons for an effective entrepreneurial mindset to launch an idea. The course is being held Sept. 17 to Nov. 19
- Construction Business Management helps construction business owners with issues of growth. The course’s dates have yet to be determined.
- FastTrac TechVenture assists tech- and science-based entrepreneurs grow an idea into a viable innovation. The course will be held from Sept. 23 to Nov. 11.
The Urban Business Growth Initiative already has made a significant impact on the Kansas City economy. The program has helped local business owners reach more than $6 million in sales and create 68 new jobs. The Urban Business Growth Initiative is a program that was created in collaboration with KC BizCare, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Small Business and Technology Development Center, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and KCSourceLink.