New UMKC Bloch Entrepreneurship Collaborative Funded by CEO of WingGate Travel and Co-Founder of AACC, Young Sexton

May 29, 2020

The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently launched the Bloch Entrepreneurship Collaborative, which was championed and funded by Young Sexton, entrepreneur, CEO of WingGate Travel, and co-founder of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, along with her family foundation, and supported by the Bloch Family Foundation.

The Bloch Entrepreneurship Collaborative is a three phased program meant to educate and train business consultants by teaching undergraduate students and partnering them with local entrepreneurs with early-stage ventures. Over the course of a year, these competitively selected students will be trained by experienced business coaches from the Missouri Small Business Development Council, and be given opportunities to work directly with the Kansas City small business community.

The Bloch Entrepreneurship Collaborative is looking for partners “who are different than the traditional venture-backed companies” and pull from “a diverse group, including minorities, women, and veterans,” program manager Ben Williams explained. In addition to their partnership with the student-consultants, the ventures will complete the SBDC’s ten week Growth360 program.

To read more on this program, please click here.

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