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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 Neil Barnett
Care Haven Homes, LLC
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Bill Hartnett
Harvest Productions, Inc.
Joined HEMP in 2003
MENTEE Dr. Ryan Powell
Vision Source EyeCare owner
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR David Lockton
Lockton Companies
Joined HEMP in 2014
MENTEE Brett Wacha
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR David Perky
TPP Certified Public Accountants
Joined HEMP in 2010
MENTEE Chris Hinkebein
Pro- Con
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Bruce Pendleton, Sr.
Kansas City Valve & Fitting Co.
Joined HEMP in 2014

The Latest

Come listen to Special Agent Kacie Laidacker and FBI Forensic Accountants, Brian Koechner and Randal Wolverton, provide their expertise on
Seven HEMP Companies Recognized in Thinking Bigger's 25 Under 25 Class of 2018
Seven HEMP companies have been recognized for Thinking Bigger Business Media's 25 Under 25 Awards! As part of its 10-year anniversary

HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City


Increased Revenue Growth

22 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count