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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 Deborah Young
Organizational and Leadership Consulting
Mentee class of
Empowered Electric COO Member
Joined HEMP in 2020
MENTEE Jeff Stoner
Ethos Medical Staffing CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Gregg Givens
Fountain Point Advisory, LLC Principal
Joined HEMP in 2020
MENTEE Cameron Manuel
Reliable Caps, LLC President and General Manager
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Jim Huntington
Joined HEMP in 2012
MENTEE James Engelby
Heartland Macs Owner
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Dan Axtell
Lexington Plumbing and Heating Co. Chairman of the Board
Joined HEMP in 2020

The Latest

Come listen to Special Agent Kacie Laidacker and FBI Forensic Accountants, Brian Koechner and Randal Wolverton provide their expertise on
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

27 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count