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Empowering the Entrepreneurial Spirit

HEMP is dedicated to strengthening entrepreneurial leaders through excellence in mentoring.


Success Stories

Real entrepreneurs. Real businesses. Really winning.

MENTEE Andrew Brain
Brain Group Co-principal
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Allison Berey
Joined HEMP in
MENTEE Melea McRae
Crux KC Founder & CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR J. Grant Burcham
Treeline Ventures
Joined HEMP in 1999
MENTEE Julie Assel
Assel Grant Services President and CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Kay Julian
Kay Julian Executive Coaching President
Joined HEMP in
MENTEE Kelly Wilson
Weave Gotcha Covered! Co-founder/CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Brett Simpson
Elevate Simply
Joined HEMP in

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HEMPers Recognized as Small Business Superstars
Congratulations! 42 HEMPers and their companies have been recognized by The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as Small Business

HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City


Increased Revenue Growth

25 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count