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Mission

Empowering the Entrepreneurial Spirit

HEMP is dedicated to strengthening entrepreneurial leaders through excellence in mentoring.

Relationships

Success Stories

Real entrepreneurs. Real businesses. Really winning.

MENTEE Laura Schmidt
notes to self, llc Chief Positive Person
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR R. Lee Harris
Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services, LLC
Joined HEMP in 2005
MENTEE Mike Zimmerman
The Insurance Partners Managing Principal
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR Lirel Holt
U, Inc. CEO
Joined HEMP in 1995
MENTEE Ryan Wyse
Code Koalas
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR Richard Greenwood
Cleaves-Bessmer-Marietti, Inc.
Joined HEMP in 2015
MENTEE Andrew Cameron
Daylight Donuts of Kansas City
Mentee class of 2016
MENTOR Barnett Helzberg
HEMP Founder
Joined HEMP in 1995

The Latest

The Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) is now accepting applications for both its Mentee Class of 2019 and HEMP Mentors and
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2018 Entrepreneurial Field Trip to Austin
Hello from  Austin Our trip to Austin was one for the books!  Thank you to those who attended. A special thank you to all who made this

HEMP by the Numbers

$748 million

Economic Impact on Kansas City

43%

Increased Revenue Growth

23 years

Growing Kansas City

41%

Increased Employee Count