To boost Kansas City’s growing startup community, the University of Kansas is hosting an event hoping to connect students with future employer prospects.
Set for 2:00 p.m. on April 11, the KU Startup Job and Internship Fair expects to host about 200 students and over 20 area startups to connect and learn from presentations. The learning opportunities are then followed by a job fair that hopes to reveal job opportunities and keep area students in the metro.
Julie Nagel, KU’s associate vice chancellor of innovation and entrepreneurship, said she wants to introduce students to the area’s emerging startup community, and will do her best to showcase small, medium and large companies.
“For the startup community to continue to flourish in Kansas City, it must have access to a workforce that is creative, smart and driven,” Nagel said. “The startup career fair is a way KU can support this regional growth.”
Company and student registration for the event is now open. Students and businesses can login to see who’s attending, and mark potential hires and employers to be more intentional about their networking.
Nagel noted that KU plays a large role in driving the economic prosperity of the region, as it aims to produce top talent. She said that there is a growing interest in entrepreneurship among students, with over 900 students enrolled in an entrepreneurship class every semester.
“KU is striving to better match students with opportunities to better support the growth of the region,” Nagel said. “We do this through translating technology into startup companies that live and grow in the region as well as through developing a talent pipeline that will create a talented workforce to support regional companies including startup companies.”
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