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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 Julie Assel
Assel Grant Services President and CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Kay Julian
Kay Julian Executive Coaching President
Joined HEMP in
MENTEE Amanda Bush
Leigh & O'Kane Principal
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Scott Hansen
Joined HEMP in
MENTEE Deborah Young
Organizational and Leadership Consulting
Mentee class of
Empowered Electric COO Member
Joined HEMP in 2020
MENTEE Jason Fechter
Eat to Evolve CEO
Mentee class of 2020
MENTOR Angela Hurt
Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Joined HEMP in 2017

The Latest

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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