KC business growth program ScaleUP! announces 17 companies in new class

From smart gadgets to fine jewelry to eco-friendly auto detailing, there are an eclectic array of products and services represented in the latest class of a Kansas City program designed to help new businesses accelerate their growth.

The program, ScaleUP! Kansas City, recently announced the 17 companies of its fourth cohort.

ScaleUP!, which is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is designed to help Kansas City companies record their first $1 million in revenue. The program offers training, access to new networks and additional resources aimed at helping the companies scale.

The businesspeople and companies participating in the new cohort include:

  • Erin Bardon, BNB Design, Bonner Springs, Kansas
  • Jacob Bourret, Innovating Solutions, Belton, Missouri
  • Germaine Chappell, Chappell Electric, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Ryan Deveney, Studio Build, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Luke Einsel, Thirsty Coconut, Olathe, Kansas
  • Georgina Herrera, Mackech Jewelry, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Philip Lopez, Arboles Tree Trimming, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Philip Mabion, Bethlehem Home Health Care, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Habte Mesfin, Revocup Coffee Corp, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Ronald Mirick, Cass County Choppers, Pleasant Hill, Missouri
  • Brandon O’Dell, Friend That Cooks, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Ryan Sciara, Underdog Wine Co., Kansas City, Missouri
  • Christina Scott, Shamerrific Shine, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Kunjan Shah, Quark Studios, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Dana Ward, Great Day Moving, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Cecilio Webb, Webb Technology Group, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kenneth Yancy, mobile.earth, Kansas City, Missouri

ScaleUP! works with companies that have been in business for two years and brought in between $150,000 and $500,000 in revenue, seeking to help them eclipse $1 million in sales.

The SBA recently announced it will fund ScaleUP! for another two cohorts, meaning at least 30 more businesses from the Kansas City area will have the opportunity to participate in the program.


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