Topeka is where startups and innovative small businesses find more than just their home on the range. Between our prime location within the Animal Health Corridor and its key partnership with global innovation platform and startup gurus Plug and Play, the capital city of Kansas is steadily cultivating its startup ecosystem, not-so-quietly setting the stage to become a hub of innovation in the Midwest.
Small Businesses are very important to our capitol city. Find out about the incentives we offer, classes available and how we celebrate our community at our annual Small Business Awards ceremony.
Minority and Women Business Development
The Minority & Women Business Development (MWBD) organization is focused on empowering and assisting minority communities and women to start and grow businesses. Through advocacy, providing training and resources, networking, and mentoring, MWBD strives to build a strong and diverse business ecosystem.
Discover incentives that can help you find success at any stage of your emerging business. Whether you’re a startup with boundless new ideas or an established small business trying your best to put great ideas into motion, there are resources available to help you grow.
Our city benefits from a highly educated and hard working pool of individuals. With top ranked universities including Topeka’s own Washburn University, as well as nearby University of Kansas and Kansas State University. Topeka grows our own future leaders and boasts a strong and skilled workforce for top tier companies.
In Topeka, young professionals are a force to be reckoned with! They are drawn together to become a part of something greater than themselves. They are unstoppable, forging forward and changing the landscape of their environment. The mission of Forge is to make Topeka a place where all young talent want to live, work, play, connect and lead.
Website is under construction. For more information please reach out to Rhett Flood, Executive Director of Forge Young Talent.