1 Million Cups: Disrupting Wichita’s Business Community

1 Million Cups has been rocking the Wichita community since its start date in early February. What is it? What’s its purpose? What can we, as a community, do to support 1 Million Cups? We sat down with YPW member Jacob Wayman, one of the…

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YPW’s First ServeUp Team Was a Success

By Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Volunteer

Last November, the first YPW ServeUp Team was launched and members were determined to benefit Dress for Success Wichita. ServeUp is a program designed to pair a team of young professionals with a nonprofit organization to help plan and implement new ideas for the organization…

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Entrepreneurs tap into Wichita’s Tech & Entrepreneurial communities

prepare for Beta Testing new app

By Suzy Finn YPW Executive Director Two years ago, Nic Wentling and Joran Matson went to Chicago for a conference. As students under 21 at the time, they had a difficult time using existing social media apps to find places to go that were open,…

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Cassandra Bryan grows cb{d}

from basement startup to award-winning firm

By Suzy Finn YPW Executive Director As the owner of Cassandra Bryan Design since 2009, Cassandra Bryan is already compiling a list of community accolades. She won the Innovations in Business Award from Young Professionals of Wichita in 2013 and is currently one of five…

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SPECS founders take advantage

of Wichita's "Big Small Town" Atmosphere

By Suzy Finn YPW Executive Director In 2003, YPW member Jason Bell decided that if he was going to work hard for a lot of hours, he’d rather do it for himself than another boss. At his 10-year high school reunion that year, he reconnected…

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YPW Investor Martin Pringle Supports Entrepreneurship

through community partnerships and sponsorships

By Suzy Finn YPW Executive Director “Wichita’s tradition from the earliest days was one of pioneers trying things that made life better for the people of the city.  From Beech and Cessna’s first aircraft to the current food trucks and restaurants popping up downtown, this…

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Curious about the KTEC PIPELINE?

The deadline is approaching for applications for this year’s KTEC PIPELINE program. Read the message below to find out more about this program and what it can do to enhance your leadership and entrepreneurial skills! A Message From: Gary Mason CEO iSi Environmental Services Wichita,…

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Chat with a Changer

Jared Brickman, ROKICT.com

In this town, right now, there’s a group of young professionals poised for world domination with “world” being that individual area of expertise and passion that drives that person to create dynamic community change. In this week’s Chats w/Changers, I spoke with Jared Brickman, the…

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.