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Martin Pringle Law Firm is located in Wichita and Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.  Formed in 1951, Martin Pringle has grown to more than 50 lawyers with expertise in a wide range of litigation and transactional practices.  Martin Pringle has the strength companies need.  Representing businesses of all sizes, we strike a balance between your business needs and the legal challenges you face.  Whether we’re negotiating for you, consulting on compliance issues or litigating your conflicts, our goal is to develop a long-term relationship with your company.  We are your business partner.

Martin Pringle believes a law partnership should be more than just a set of technical skills.  We re a compatible group of people, working together to provide the legal resources clients need, all at the highest standards of excellence and at reasonable cost.  For 65 years, a wide variety of businesses and individuals have found Martin Pringle to offer not only the expertise but also the people, values, and style of operation that gives them comfort and confidence.

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Founded in 1986, the Wichita Community Foundation’s mission is to be the catalyst that creates lasting legacies by partnering with people, families, and organizations to devote resources to causes that matter.  The Foundation is a public nonprofit organization with nearly 300 charitable funds and agency endowments, representing $65 million.  For more information, visit wichitacf.org or call 316-264-4880.

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

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NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. NetWork Kansas a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses.

The e2e Accelerator is Wichita’s first ever business accelerator focused on activating, accelerating and mentoring entrepreneurs in the Heartland. e2e’s accelerator differs from other accelerators in other respects. It is not restricted to startups, but will take companies of any age, provided they can be scaled.

Other accelerators accept “classes” of successful applicants into structured multi-week programs and have standardized arrangements for sharing equity. Not so with e2e, for each company we accelerate, programming and investment starts when we begin working with you. It ends three months later when we celebrate your mind-blowing accomplishments.

Wichita Technology Corporation (WTC) has been supporting entrepreneurs in this region since 1994. And through its affiliates, Wichita Holdings, Wichita Technology Ventures, and the Midwest Venture Alliance the team has helped several hundred entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, and has invested and facilitated access to capital totaling over $200 million dollars in over 40 companies.  These companies represent high growth diverse industry segments including biotech, advanced materials, software and IT, broadband and telecommunications, UAV systems, medical devices and ag tech.

The WTC team will continue with its commitment of deploying resources in the areas of education, mentoring, business assistance consulting services and access to capital all so we can meet and exceed the goal of ensuring our entrepreneurs have the resources necessary in building sustainable, world-class companies here in Kansas.

The mission of BCX Consulting, LLC, is to facilitate the introduction and practice of business processes to improve financial performance, regulatory compliance, and safety. BCX services are scalable based on the organization’s needs.

Integration of practices and processes is vital in today’s business. Such integration allows the organization to achieve its goals while improving efficiency.  BCX is able to service a wide range of needs, among them:

  • Mission, Values, Vision statements creation and validation
  • Business and Strategic Planning including Key Result Areas
  • Policy, Procedure, and Process Development
  • Technical and Production audits to identify potential regulatory audit issues
  • Safety Management Systems for products and employees
  • Integration of management practices and processes
  • Vision, Mission, and Key Performance Indicators

Biggs Paul LLC provides value-added legal services on a broad array of legal matters to entrepreneurial, privately-owned and growth-oriented business enterprises during all stages of their development and within the context of a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and service companies.  Representative clients include well established midmarket businesses, family-owned businesses, private investors, private equity firms, business accelerators, entrepreneurial start-ups and global enterprises investing in the USA.

BioKansas is the bioscience network in Kansas, connecting the bioscience community to encourage and enable the successful attraction, creation, commercialization, and growth of bioscience technologies, products, and services in Kansas. Across the human, plant, animal and industrial biosciences, BioKansas is focused on enhancing the business and research climate and working with leaders across the state to attract and retain bioscience talent, companies and funding. BioKansas was founded in 2004 by the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation and the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, who recognized the need to unify Kansas’ bioscience industry, academic research institutions, and economic development organizations.

Builders Plus Concrete, LLC specializes in the forming, placing and finishing of concrete foundations, slabs and walls.  The company owns and utilizes the Somero Laser Screed System, riding power trowels, and soff-cut saws and has considerable experience in the operation and placement of concrete.  BPC currently services the entire state of Kansas, with a primary focus on large commercial development.

Powered by Builders Plus Construction, GroundWork is a collaborative workspace aimed at housing and targeting the best entrepreneurial talent in Wichita.

Callcap helps businesses deliver excellent customer experiences through call tracking and monitoring solutions.  In 2001 Callcap was the first call measurement company to provide real-time complete caller data and a recording of the call.  Since then, they have continued to deliver innovative, useful tools designed to help you serve your customers and maintain control of your company.

At Carlos, we create our food the way it’s intended. Fresh. Every day. From scratch.  We wouldn’t want it any other way.  Because you don’t either.  So come on over and enjoy our world-famous Queso, an oven-baked, taste-bud tingling Picado or a legendary Carlos Margarita.

Carlos O’Kelly’s. Mex From Scratch. See you soon!

Docutronics is a complete document services company specializing in Digital Print. We are proud to offer you a great digital printing experience. With every print project, you will have access to our extensive knowledge and experience in digital print to ensure your project is completed on time and at the highest quality available.

Whether you need full color brochures, flyers, business cards or postcards; tradeshow graphics or high volume manuals or catalogues, you’ve come to the right place.

Keep in mind, our services don’t stop with the printed page. We can take your project all the way to the finish with in-house lamination, binding, folding and many other finishing services.

Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision.  Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation.  Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.  Learn more about Envision at www.envisionus.com.

 

We are a fourth generation family-owned bank tracing our beginning back to the formation of the Fidelity Investment Company in 1905.  Today, our $1.8 billion bank employs more than 400 people across a network of offices in Kansas and Oklahoma.  As a full-service bank we offer individuals and families premiere banking services that keep them connected to their money while building their financial future.  We help businesses, large and small, meet challenges with confidence and empower their progress through cash management, credit and capital services.  The Fidelity Bank legacy is one of generous community investment, charitable support and volunteerism.  Through our actions we serve as a catalyst for building community spirit and celebrating our cities, because our success is unconditionally linked.  We abide by a simple promise: To create a better future by acting with courage and integrity alongside our customers and in our communities.  We stand ready to serve, as together we more Bravely Onward.

The Greater Wichita Partnership aligns resources and focuses the business community on common strategies that cultivate the economic environment and fast-forwards growth in south-central Kansas.  Among the Partnership’s six key priorities is to provide economic diversification through entrepreneurship.  To fulfill this aspect of its mission, the Partnership provides ongoing support to the Entrepreneurship Task Force (ETF), a group that actively assists entrepreneurs who possess the potential for creating scalable companies.  The ETF has two core focus areas: 1) Identify, activate and mentor an entrepreneurial ecosystem.  2) Identify, activate and invest in entrepreneurs.  To learn more about the Greater Wichita Partnership, or the Entrepreneurship Task Force, visit www.greaterwichitapartnership.org.

High Touch Technologies delivers technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses and the people who drive them. Whether providing hardware or software, network security or managed IT solutions, cloud, colocation or a host of other services, we keep people at the center of technology. Extensive experience and deep knowledge confirmed our approach that technology should help run your business, not your life. And High Touch and its employees know the technology and how to run it. We are committed to providing the best technology, products and service to exceed our clients’ expectations; offering meaningful and rewarding careers for our employees, and enriching our community…every day.

At Intrust Bank, our business banking professionals are dedicated to the needs of our clients, putting the resources and financial strength of a 137-year-old institution with $4.3 billion in assets behind each one. We get to know our customers, and by discovering what makes their business diverse, we can help them achieve their maximum potential. INTRUST’s experienced commercial bankers understand how businesses work and use that knowledge to structure financial solutions tailored to each customer’s unique situation. With a comprehensive line of deposit, treasury management, lending, merchant, and retirement plan services, INTRUST offers virtually every financial resource a business needs to succeed and brings advanced technology to our customers.

Kansas Department of Commerce is the state’s lead economic development agency, and strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. Under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Antonio J. Soave, the department comprises a variety of programs and services that create jobs, attract new investment, provide workforce training, encourage community development and promote the state as a wonderful place to live, work and play. This is accomplished through the department’s three divisions: Business and Community Development, Trade Development and Workforce Services.

Kansas State University Global Campus offers award-winning online degree programs and more than 700 online courses each term for adults seeking to complete their education, advance their careers, or change their professions. By using new and innovative technologies, K-State has extended its quality learning environment far beyond the university’s physical boundaries and now serves students in all 50 states and more than 17 countries.

K-State‘s distance education provides the opportunity to pursue goals without leaving a current job or family. K-State distance education offers university credit courses from an accredited institution, a wide variety of degrees and certificates programs, student services specifically designed to assist students at a distance and scholarships available for online students.

Learn more by visiting global.k-state.edu

MAMTC is the “go to” resource for manufacturers across Kansas.  We are part of the national MEP system, working with manufacturers to help them become more impactful.  We work with manufacturers to address their problems and challenges.  We do this through internal resources, partners across the state, and 3rd party resources to provide solutions, ultimately allowing the company to grow and prosper and add to the state’s economy.

The Midwest Venture Alliance (MVA) is a membership organization of accredited private investors committed to investing in high-growth seed and early-stage technology companies in Kansas. Our mission is to provide new opportunites to qualified entrepreneurs by supplying the appropriate resources.

Mobile Capital Group Inc. is an Employee Benefits administrator delivering unique financial services solutions called IOUBenefits®. To help manage the increasing expense of insurance premiums, employers across the US have elected to move to a high deductible, health care plans.  Employers offer IOUBenefits® to help offset the added financial burden and risk of coverage placed on their employees.

The IOUBenefits® program delivers a financial safety net to employees by providing instant access to funds through custom mobile and desktop applications. These IOUBenefits® funds can be used to pay for health care costs such as doctor visits, as well as, meet unexpected, day-to-day, financial needs.

Reverie Coffee Roasters makes sustainable coffee and community for their café and area offices, restaurants, churches and coffee shops through their premium wholesale coffee distribution service.

RSM offers companies of all sizes access to the most comprehensive marketing resources in the region.  RSM employs the largest and most experienced team of website designers and coders in the region, responsible for the launch of more than 1,000 websites.  RSM employs the region’s’ largest team of Google Certified professionals in online advertising, YouTube pre-roll and analytics measurement.  In addition, RSM owns and operates 360Wichita.com, the popular and growing local news, culture and business directory website.  RSM also operates Hydraulic Studio, the region’s largest video production team and aerial drone operation Air Capital Drone Co.

RSM meets many companies’ need to utilize a growing number of marketing tactics from traditional print and broadcast tactics to a vast and expanding range of digital and online tactics. RSM provides an innovative Managed Marketing solution that many clients utilize to maintain updated and effective marketing tactics with a flat monthly subscription rate.

Stinson Leonard Street is a nearly 500 attorney law firm with 13 offices across the United States, including Wichita, KS and Kansas City, MO.  We represent clients ranging from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as private equity and venture capital funds.  Stinson Leonard Street’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice provides efficient and cost-effective legal representation of venture capital funds and other investors making strategic investments in emerging growth companies.  We also represent emerging growth companies in their capital-raising activities.  Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of venture capital investment transactions, thus providing the insight needed to effectively address business drivers, trends, uncertainties and risks across a broad array of industries.

The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce is the dedicated champion for our more than 1,700 business members and their 153,000 employees. The Chamber’s volunteer leadership and staff marshal the organization’s resources to advance a competitive business environment that gives members a distinct advantage in achieving business objectives.

The Center for Entrepreneurship combines classroom knowledge with the practice of entrepreneurship providing hands-on learning opportunities designed to create entrepreneurial leaders capable of turning ideas into reality.

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Clutch Studio offers advanced services in the field of web and mobile application development across various platforms.  We transform bleeding-edge technology with real-world business trends to create value for our customers.  Basically we build apps.

Every industry and profession benefits from a thriving and connected community of individuals who love their craft and want to share their knowledge with others.  devICT is a local community for web and software developers in the Wichita area.  We are a group of like-minded developers gathering to help each other better ourselves as professionals and hobbyists alike.  devICT welcomes front-end developers, back-end developers, designers, and all others.  Come join us to get real-world examples of new technologies that you can implement into your workflow today.  By attending the events you will become a better developer and will meet other like-minded people from the ever-growing developer community in Wichita.

The Labor Party is Wichita’s premier coworking space for startups, developers, and creative professionals.  Since 2010, the Labor Party has provided 24/7 workspace, meeting space, events space, and still have room for collaboration.

Civic tech is a relatively new field focused on the application of technology to civic and government problems.  The idea is that if cities, states, and nations could better utilize the powerful technology that exists today, they could operate more efficiently while better representing the views of the people.  On the other hand, being an engaged citizen is difficult these days, but it doesn’t have to be if we invested in innovative ways for civic involvement.  We believe technology is the answer.  Open Wichita is dedicated to exploring and experimenting with what’s possible when we combine open government data, open source technology, and open government solutions to the most important issues of our time. 

Pipeline is the nation’s premier technology entrepreneur fellowship program. Pipeline is designed to systematically identify high potential technology entrepreneurs and match them with best-in-class training, resources and mentors to facilitate their dynamic growth.

The Young Professionals of Wichita’s mission is to attract, engage, and retain diverse young talent to effect positive change for a brighter future.  Founded by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2005, YPW has over 3,000 members and hosts a variety of events to help YPs connect with each other and the community we live in.  As a volunteer-driven organization, our members and volunteers help make Wichita a top destination for talent by planning high-quality events and sharing their opinions with elected and community leaders.  To join YPW or find out more about our organization, please visit us at www.ypwichita.org.