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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 Stephen Rupp
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Ted Murray
Colliers International Kansas City
Joined HEMP in 2001
MENTEE Jeff Gray
Jakobe Furniture
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Deuce Livers
Livers Bronze Company
Joined HEMP in 2003
MENTEE Jon Ellis
Paradise Park
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Robert Shapiro
Realty Consultants
Joined HEMP in 1995
MENTEE Dr. Mark Green
Kansas City Foot & Ankle
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR R. Lee Harris
Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services, LLC
Joined HEMP in 2005

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HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City


Increased Revenue Growth

22 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count