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StartUp Hutch is Reno County’s rallying community for entrepreneurs, creating collisions and fostering collaborations to help new ventures take flight. We inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs—supporting them to start, operate, and scale businesses that build a better Reno County for today and future generations.

Join us to share ideas, make mistakes, work hard, build your business, and with a little luck, change the world.

Board of Directors

Jeni Bryan, Board Chair, Jackson Meat

Brett Henry, Treasurer, Adams Brown Strategic Allies and CPAs

Eric Spurgeon, Vice-Chair, Tarhun 3D

Nick Baldetti, Secretary, McPherson College

Scott Cooley, Heartland Credit Union

Bryce McFarland, Hutchinson Community College

Anna Woods, SheStrength

Melinda Young, Melinda Young Law

Shane Iwashige, The Rock Group

Johannah Moore, Peoples Bank and Trust Co

Jessica Schmidt, Reign Real Estate

StartUp Hutch Staff

Jackson Swearer

 Entrepreneur Navigator and Program Director


Christopher Acker

Program Administrator

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