Founded in 1995, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) is a highly competitive program designed to help Kansas City entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their business.
Only 16 businesses were chosen for the HEMP Mentee Class of 2018.
HEMP was established in 1995 by Barnett Helzberg, Jr., former owner and President at Helzberg Diamonds. Barnett was inspired by his relationship with Ewing Kauffman, his business mentor of 23 years. HEMP pairs successful, veteran entrepreneurs with mentees in the Kansas City area looking to grow and solidify their business.
Kari Simpson, DMI President, has been paired with Larry Hawks, Principal at GrowthPoint, for the three year mentoring program. HEMP mentees and mentors meet every other week for the duration of the three year program.
This is a big commitment, but Kari and the DMI team are excited and honored to be part of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program class of 2018.
We are looking forward to DMI’s future!