Our Success Stories


Meet the dreamers-turned-business owners who took the leap with Kauffman FastTrac.

Lele Bombe

FastTrac graduate Alexa Simeone launched Lele Bombe, a social enterprise focused on collaborating with Colombia's indigenous artisan community, the company connects people to handmade wearable art with a cause.

Cyclone Press

Founder and Creative Director Sarah Schumacher launched Cyclone Press in 2011, after completing Kauffman FastTrac. This training program helps entrepreneurs take their passion and turn it into a business.

Art from Architecture

Bernie Lee designs and sells artwork that has a meaningful connection to people. After completing the Kauffman FastTrac program and launching her business in 2015, she has achieved incremental growth each year since.

The Roasterie

Danny O'Neil is a graduate of the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac online training program. He has successfully opened and a scaled a coffee roasterie and opened multiple locations in the Kansas City area. FastTrac provides coursework to help people own a business.

Paolini Garment District

Tom Paolini graduated from the Kauffman FastTrac online training program and is a successful entrepreneur owning and operating a luxury clothier in Kansas City. Learn how Tom Paolini and other entrepreneurs have [...]

New Ocean

New Ocean is a passion that was prompted by pain — namely, the health struggles of my three younger brothers, who all died from a rare genetic kidney ailment. FastTrac taught me that, while passion creates energy, [...]

Sseko Designs

Sseko also won the JumpStart competition, through which interactive advertising agency Blue Collar gives an emerging company $100,000 in website redesign and digital marketing services.


FastTrac gives you the confidence you need to start your business without fear or intimidation.


FastTrac validated my vision and the need to establish a better solution to help small businesses find and hire quality, part-time people.