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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 Chris Hinkebein
Pro- Con
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Bruce Pendleton, Sr.
Kansas City Valve & Fitting Co.
Joined HEMP in 2014
MENTEE Dominique Davison
DRAW Architecture + Urban Design
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Bob Brush
Hallmark Cards--Retired
Joined HEMP in 2010
MENTEE Chrystine Sullivan
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Walt Rychlewski
Retired DotCom Entrepreneur
Joined HEMP in 1995
MENTEE Stephen Rupp
Mentee class of 2014
MENTOR Ted Murray
Colliers International Kansas City
Joined HEMP in 2001

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Entrepreneurship and Mentoring in Kansas City with HEMP
In Kansas City and across the world, entrepreneurship is vital to a city's identity and its continued development. Without business

HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City


Increased Revenue Growth

22 years

Growing Kansas City


Increased Employee Count