KVC brings together a diverse network of entrepreneurs and industry professionals to mentor new businesses and their leaders. Rather than working only with fully developed ideas and technologies, KVC focuses on entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development, applying the localized knowledge of our staff and volunteers which, in most cases, is far more useful in accelerating commercialization than is seed funding alone.
The difference between KVC and other groups is that, with KVC, your idea could be in its infancy stages or a fully developed business plan stage. Either way, we help you further develop the idea by connecting you with community members that have the expertise you need to get the idea to successful launch. With other entrepreneurial groups, you need to have at least the first draft business plan and necessary research complete for those groups to provide connections to resources. With KVC, you are part of the KVC network leveraging community resources until your concept is ready for either connection to potential investment groups or for launch.
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