E-Scholars offers the largest, most extensive network of entrepreneurial mentors in Kansas City. More than 120 highly successful and accomplished business leaders, serial entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and founders of globally recognized companies serve as mentors in the program, providing one-on-one consulting and group mentoring sessions.
We regularly hold networking events for E-Scholar mentors and ventures once each month and at special events throughout the year. We maintain a close connection with the entrepreneur community in Kansas City and alert E-Scholars to events in the community that could be beneficial to their venture.
Entrepreneurs In Residence
Mentors hold regular office hours at Bloch Executive Hall to counsel ventures. Mentors are in their offices Monday through Thursday from 3 to 7 PM. Ventures can sign up for sessions with mentors to discuss any aspect of their venture or to access the specific expertise of a mentor. Entrepreneur in Residence profiles can be accessed here.
Over 140 entrepreneurs have completed the E-Scholars Program. These entrepreneurs run over 100 ventures and are a vital part of the Kansas City entrepreneurial community. E-Scholars alumni can provide counsel about how to execute, connect your venture to resources or expertise they have found, and directly assist your venture’s specific needs.
UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic
A program of the UMKC School of Law, the Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic provides pro bono legal business planning services to small business owners who cannot afford the market rates for such services.
Under supervision of faculty who are licensed attorneys, students provide assistance to start-up ventures (for profit and nonprofit) for entrepreneurs of modest financial means in their early stage pursuits.
The instruction involves one full-time clinical instructor, two part-time clinical instructors and regular consulting on matters by Assoc. Prof. Tony Luppino both semesters and Prof. Emeritus Edwin Hood one semester.
Meeting Rooms At Bloch Executive Hall
In the beautiful new Bloch Executive Hall you can reserve meeting rooms for your team to work or meet. These rooms seat 6 comfortably and have whiteboards and a large, wall-mounted flat screen for sharing or developing content.