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Bakersfield, California

About Us

How We Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS. KITE is a network of professionals who recognize the importance of Entrepreneurship in our community. KITE is here to create a strong foundation for entrepreneurs in Kern County, so that you have the guidance and resources to answer your questions and solve your problems as you're starting and growing your business. The Kern Initiative for Talent and Entrepreneurship is a project of the SeedCore Foundation, a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation, in partnership with the Kern Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership.

About Us

How We Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS. KITE is a network of professionals who recognize the importance of Entrepreneurship in our community. KITE is here to create a strong foundation for entrepreneurs in Kern County, so that you have the guidance and resources to answer your questions and solve your problems as you're starting and growing your business. The Kern Initiative for Talent and Entrepreneurship is a project of the SeedCore Foundation, a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation, in partnership with the Kern Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership.

KITE IS SPONSORED BY

In an effort to promote and develop Kern County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Kern EDC has partnered with the Seedcore Foundation to create the Kern Initiative for Talent and Entrepreneurship (KITE).

HOW WE HELP YOU SUCCEED

Gain access to real time data-driven resources that help you develop the scalable business ideas you need to succeed throughout your entrepreneurship.

FIND EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Find training modules, seminars, and other educational events near you that are designed to provide knowledge to our community’s business owners.

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK

Attend pitch seminars, business fairs, workshops, virtual networking events and more, that help entrepreneurs in any stage gain visibility and connections.

GET EXPERT MENTORSHIP

Get paired with talented business owners in Kern County who provide ongoing guidance to entrepreneurs throughout their business lifecycle.

JOIN OUR RESOURCES ECOSYSTEM

Reach new heights in your journey by joining our Startup Space app, designed to surround local entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed.

Explore Resources

Access tools, guidance, and industry-specific resources throughout your entrepreneurial journey by downloading the Startup Space app and joining the KITE network.

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Join An Event

Want to present your ideas to professionals in your industry or gain valuable feedback from experienced business leaders? Get one-on-one advice and insights from Mentors in your community as you explore and troubleshoot business ideas together. You can look through our Events calendar to find an event near you, or join our Startup Space app to get notified about future events.

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Get Connected

Get Customized Business Resources With Startup Space.

The Startup Space mobile app is designed to help entrepreneurs like you access the right resources. Through multiple filtration options, discover resources that are uniquely positioned to help you build a successful business. Connect with mentors and other thought leaders in your community who can help you expand your business.