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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 Stephanie Sage
Sage Restoration President/CEO
Mentee class of 2019
MENTOR Randall Powell
SPX Cooling Technologies President - Process Cooling
Joined HEMP in 2019
MENTEE Evan Kirsch
MAKE Digital Group Owner
Mentee class of 2019
MENTOR Charles Tantillo
The Taben Group Founder
Joined HEMP in
MENTEE Pat Strand
Total Home of KS CEO
Mentee class of 2019
MENTOR Essie Davis
E2DPerformance Owner
Joined HEMP in 2019
MENTEE Karlo Meave
Mentee class of 2019
MENTOR Lorie Whitaker
Bank of America Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Joined HEMP in 2019

The Latest

Remembering a Founding HEMP Mentor, Henry Bloch
A Kansas City legend and one of our founding Mentors has joined our HEMP Heavenly Heroes. Henry Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block,

HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City


Increased Revenue Growth

25 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count