There are a boatload of entrepreneurial events hosted in Kansas City on a weekly basis. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, supporter or curious Kansas Citian, we’d recommend these upcoming events for you.
WEEKLY EVENT PREVIEW
Second Fridays at Village Square
When: September 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Village Square Coworking Studio
Second Fridays is a casual, fun gathering for the startup community to connect on a monthly basis with no agenda except good times. We’ll provide games & cards (bags if it’s nice). This event is BYOB with a twist – bring a 6-pack of your favorite beer to share and we’re going to have a “beer potluck” cooler. We’ll ice down everyone’s beer and have quite the selection to choose from. Get to know someone over a brew!
Celebrate the Journey
When: September 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Think Big Coworking, 2nd Floor
The journey of an entrepreneur is full of ups, downs, twists and turns. But in the end, it’s a journey worth taking – especially when you take it with friends. Join us! Food and drinks provided.
Big Data Summit KC
When: September 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Where: National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Big Data Summit is Kansas City’s convergence of data, technology, analytics and science. For two days, a myriad of thought leaders and practitioners come together to share industry insights, trends, and technologies that are shaping the future of big data. Attendees are experts in the topics of data science, data analytics and visualization, business intelligence, technology, health care, education and more.
Women in Tech Breakfast
When: September 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Union Station
Thanks to Project Entrepreneur, Fenaroli & Associates, and Athena League – this networking event is designed to connect, celebrate and empower women from all corners of the tech industry. In addition to networking with other women in tech, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Project Entrepreneur, a national initiative launched by Rend the Runway Foundation and UBS to equip women with the tools and knowledge they need to transform their business ideas into high-growth companies. Come and learn more about their Venture Competition for women who are looking to take their ideas to the next level!
Don’t miss out on the events that happen every week at the same time, in the same place.
Code for America Hack Night @ Sprint Accelerator
Mondays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coworking Wednesdays @ Sprint Accelerator
Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hammerspace Open House @ Hammerspace
Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
When: September 12 – 18
Where: Union Station
Tickets are still available. Join in the celebration of innovation that is coming out of the burgeoning tech hub of Kansas City!
Lean Lab Innovation Workshop
When: September 16 – 18
Where: Sprint Accelerator
In this 2.5 day workshop powered by 4.0 Schools, learn how to take popular innovation frameworks, Lean Startup, and design thinking, and use them to create innovative solutions for your classroom, school, and community
The Power of Inventing
When: September 19
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center – Town Square Room
“The Power of Inventing: How to invent, protect, and maximize your creativity” Presented by” The US Inventors’ Project and The Ennovation Center. A one-day symposium on developing creatively while protecting intellectual property assets. Featuring Inventors who have been there, done that very successfully, and experts who know how to assist from idea to innovation.
When: October 28 – 30
Where: Kansas City Art Institute
Teams apply and complete to develop a new commercial product idea in a 48-hour invent-a-thon weekend. 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch an idea for prizes and licensing potential.
To see the full calendar, click here.