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
Investor & Startup Panel
When: September 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Grid Collaborative Workspace
Happy Hour and live Q&A panel with investors and entrepreneurs moderated by Simon Kuo from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Grid Collaborative Workspace. Panelists include Tan Nguyen, Matthew Marcus, Blake Miller, and Valerie Jennings. The event will be moderated by Simon Kuo.
When: September 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
KC Roundtable is in existence to provide 20 and 30-something Kansas City entrepreneurs with a group of peers to support and collaborate on each others’ businesses. Our mission is to: – Focus on relationship building; not lead generating – Facilitate collaboration, openness, transparency, learning and teaching – Establish an entrepreneurial network – Fill the void of not having the water cooler.
Launch[ED] Day 2016
When: September 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Sprint Accelerator
Celebrate innovation’s impact on Kansas City education with The Lean Lab! Featuring Cohort 3 of The Lean Lab Incubator Fellowship: Brydge, ClassTracks, InReach, Meedu, and PledgeCents. Ticket sales will go toward the Kansas City Community Pick Award for the venture best fit for our community. Food and drinks will be provided.
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
1 Million Cups @ Kauffman Foundation, Lawrence & KC Live Stream
Wednesdays from 9:00am – 10:00 am
Coworking Wednesdays @ Sprint Accelerator
Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hammerspace Open House @ Hammerspace
Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Social Media Club October Breakfast
When: October 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: Grand Street, 4740 Grand Street Avenue
Join us October 7 to hear from social media managers from around the nation visiting Kansas City for the second annual Brand Socialites Summit. Who are Brand Socialites? They’re the voices behind the brands you know online, gathered together in a peer-run and managed professional group that includes nearly 200 community managers, digital marketing directors, VPs of Social and more. Founded in 2010, Brand Socialites meet up at SXSW and various social marketing conferences throughout the year, and they connect daily through an online community to exchange best practices, compare experiences with different tools, platforms, vendors and agencies, and share highlights, lowlights, tips and insights. Moderated by Jake Jacobson of Children’s Mercy, our national panelists will share perspectives and advice that can benefit social media managers of all experience levels at any size organization.
Find Your Focus
When: October 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Sprint Accelerator
Greg Head, Former CMO of Infusionsoft will talk about the biggest lesson he learned by growing three startup software companies into global brands. This insight is key to solving the biggest challenge that entrepreneurs face today: creating a predictable engine to get new customers and drive revenue growth. Growing a business is much harder than it looks, especially with the complexities of modern digital marketing and technology tools.
When: October 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Village Square Coworking Studio
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! No Rsvp necessary.