Determination, Incorporated is a Kansas City-based nonprofit creating a “felony-friendly” path to entrepreneurship. We take a community-based, story-led approach to help currently and formerly incarcerated people adopt the entrepreneurial mindset in order to re-enter their communities successfully, stay out of incarceration, start businesses and become job creators. In short, we are working together to help people behind bars grow businesses.
Be the Boss is a business support group for formerly incarcerated people. At each session, experts from the entrepreneurial community present followed by group discussion.
2nd and 4th Thursdays at UMKC Innovation Center, 6:30 PM: 4747 Troost, KCMO 64110
3rd Mondays at Bluford Library, 5 PM: 3050 Prospect Ave, KCMO 64128
Determination, Incorporated Advisory Council Application: Have you spent time in incarceration? Do you live in Kansas City? We want to hear from you. Help us build this early-stage nonprofit. Fill out this form to join the advisory council.
Kyle J Smith is the founder of Determination, Incorporated. He is an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years with KCSourceLink, an internationally-replicated central hub for all things entrepreneurship, Kyle started Determination, Incorporated.
Kyle volunteers as a community organizer with 1 Million Cups Kansas City, the birthplace of the Kauffman Foundation-supported program, and a Startup Huddle ambassador with the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
Cell phone: 816-607-1873
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