NetWork Kansas is devoted to the growth of entrepreneurship and small businesses throughout the state of Kansas. Backed by more than 500 resource partners statewide, the NetWork Kansas service promotes an entrepreneurial environment by connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners with the expertise, education and economic resources they need in order to succeed.
The Kansas Capital Multiplier Fund is a program that provides matching funds through NetWork Kansas partners to eligible businesses in communities across Kansas. These are low-interest matching loan funds of up to nine percent of private investment in a project. Private investment includes new bank loans, lines of credit, and equity investment.
In addition, through the Kansas Capital Multiplier Venture Fund, businesses can apply for matching equity of up to nine percent of the private venture capital invested. Private equity invested includes funds invested by private equity firms and angel investors. Businesses eligible include technology and bioscience companies who are working with university entrepreneurial centers, university centers of excellence, and/or the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Entrepreneurs and existing small businesses access the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds by working closely with local or regional financial institutions, NetWork Kansas partners, and angel investment networks.