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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 Jeff Ragsdale
The Wm. Ragsdale Co.
Mentee class of 2016
TransAm Trucking
Joined HEMP in 2015
MENTEE Jeremy Antes
Prism Real Estate Services, LLC
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR Ralph Wrobley
Husch Blackwell LLP
Joined HEMP in 2006
MENTEE Brandy McCombs
International Builders & Consultants, Inc. (IBC)
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR Jack Schmid
J. Schmid & Assoc., Inc.
Joined HEMP in 2009
MENTEE Ryan Wyse
Code Koalas
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR Richard Greenwood
Cleaves-Bessmer-Marietti, Inc.
Joined HEMP in 2015

The Latest

2018 HEMP Retreat Wednesday, November 28 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel $500 for all day $75 for Luncheon
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There's a new generation of leadership at Overland Park-based Valbridge Property Advisors (VPA), the nation's largest independent

HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City


Increased Revenue Growth

23 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count