Now Accepting Applications

Get access to an exclusive group of some of the best entrepreneurs and business leaders in Kansas City to support you in taking your company to the next level.

Only 20 spots available for next stage business leaders

HEMP has generated more than $750 million in economic benefits for Kansas City by helping aspiring and successful entrepreneurs grow. The key is building relationships that facilitate trust and sharing - which is why we limit our mentee program to 20 new participants each year.

Mentees accepted into the program receive the following:

  • 3 years of one on one mentoring with the best business minds in KC
  • A peer group of entrepreneurs
  • A 3-year business training program
  • Access to all 200+ HEMP members - CEOs in the KC area

Have questions? Let’s do lunch.

Upcoming lunch and learn to meet HEMP members and more:

  • June 13, 2024 at noon
  • July 2, 2024 at noon

Email with 1) your name, 2) business, and 3) date of the lunch and learn you would like to attend

Program Guidelines

Applicants must be second-stage business owners with:

  • Annual revenue between $1 million - 100 million
  • A strong desire to substantially grow their business
  • A minimum of 5 full-time employees
  • Internal and external integrity
  • A 3-year minimum track record as the sole decision maker of the business


HEMP is not free, but investing your time and money has the potential for exponential returns. 

  • $150 application and self-assessment profile processing fee
  • $8,000 annually for one-on-one mentoring, business training sessions, peer group participation and access to the 200+ HEMP member network

Apply Now

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to grow and grow your business. Apply early to get priority access and save $1,500. 

  • Early Application Deadline - June 1, 2024 
  • Final Application Deadline - August 1, 2024

Mentee Application    Mentor Application