Venture Noire provides the next generation of infrastructure, partners, and diverse entrepreneurs to create a sustainable, micromanufacturing economic ecosystem. Micromanufacturing acceleration provides opportunities for start-ups to quickly move from incubation and start-up to product development, and ultimately manufacturing and retail sales. Venture Noire’s micromanufacturing acceleration will be piloted in Kansas City with local R&D and government partners, and national retail partners.  The micromanufacturing acceleration project aims to build a robust ecosystem for early and growth stage brands. With job creation as its primary focus, the project is designed to increase the number of non-employer (sole proprietor) businesses into employer-based businesses by hiring personnel for each employer-based business. Additionally, the project will identify site utilization and selection for small-scale manufacturers.