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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 Jason Fechter
Eat to Evolve CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Angela Hurt
Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Joined HEMP in 2017
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
MENTEE Melea McRae
Crux KC Founder & CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR J. Grant Burcham
Treeline Ventures
Joined HEMP in 1999
MENTEE Jeff Stoner
Ethos Medical Staffing CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Gregg Givens
Fountain Point Advisory, LLC Principal
Joined HEMP in 2020

The Latest

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