Our Purpose

Our Mission

We connect, engage and develop young professionals to encourage a more vibrant, diverse and desirable Manhattan.

Our Vision

Manhattan will be the best place in Kansas for young professionals to emerge and develop professionally and personally.

Pillars of Hype

Hype carries out its mission through five pillars. Each pillar serves as a focus area for impact, action, and programming. Each pillar is supported by a team (committee), which develops events and programming within the purview of its respective pillar.


Opening doors for university students through community and employer engagement, as well as helping transitioning military, new-to-town young professionals and trailing spouses.


Power momentum for your future by building professional and social connections through interest-based networking opportunities.


Accelerating your career through ongoing professional and personal development and education.


Unplug from the day-to-day and get to know fellow young professionals through casual, social and relationship-building opportunities.


Build deep and meaningful connections to Manhattan through community, civic and nonprofit engagement. Grow your sense of pride and commitment to our community alongside other young professionals.

Join Hype

Members get free or discounted access to events, 2 free admissions to Manhattan Chamber Business After Hours and
an exclusive Hype T-shirt. Plus, the added benefit of being connected to other young professionals in your community

Ready to emerge? Join hype today!

Join now to get full access all of hype events and content!
per year
  • Access to all content and programs
  • Free entry to special events
  • A voice in what young professionals want and need in our community

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