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 recommend these upcoming events for you.
WEEKLY EVENT PREVIEW
Kansas City Women in Technology October TechTalk
When: October 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: SoPro Gaming
We are looking to mix things up a little for this months TechTalk! Come join us at SoPro Gaming for a fun night of video and computer games. Kids are welcome to join in on the fun! NOTE: If you are interested in participating in video games please bring $5.
When: October 20 – October 21
Where: Musical Theater Heritage
Where large enterprise software companies and a growing startup community are fueled by the fastest internet in the world. With more than 500 members in the local DevOps Meetup group, this conference will draw an elite group. Come and enjoy excellent presentations from local and international experts as well as the famous hallway track.
SoLVEIT! Business Workshop – Social Media & Your Business
When: October 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Where: Arvest Bank, 7401 W 135th St Overland Park, KS
Do you use social media to market your business? Do you think you are an expert in social media already?
Come join us for an interactive workshop to learn about the most effective social media for your business. Even if you THINK you know everything, we promise you will walk away with some new knowledge and tips to use social media more effectively for your business. And if you need to learn the basics about how to use social media, this workshop is for YOU!
8:30 Check in with a light breakfast available
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Interactive Workshop
Innovation Exchange presented by Think Big Thursdays
When: October 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Think Big Coworking
This news-centric event is designed to explore current events and local newsmakers making an impact on Kansas City entrepreneurship and innovation. Get your community download directly from Startland News’ editor-in-chief, Bobby Burch. Bring yourself and any “Half-baked” ideas for a friendly crowdsourced pitch competition.
Athena League’s Birthday Celebration
When: October 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Kansas City
It’s Athena League’s third birthday, and we’re celebrating in style: a champagne and dessert bar, on a rooftop, with all our friends (cough cough, that’d be YOU!). Join us as we toast to three incredible years, showcasing and serving women in business and entrepreneurship in Kansas City. Stay tuned for more event details, including speaker information via AthenaLeague.org!
Sports Hack for Social Change
When: October 21 – October 23
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
You’re invited to engage with a diverse group of peers, community stakeholders, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators and students in designing solutions to support community programs for KC youth, including the Royals Urban Youth Academy. Play for Tomorrow is a social innovation hack using sports as a vehicle for change across North America and to promote the development of underserved youth.
‘Try Coding’ one day class
When: October 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Kauffman Foundation
Zipcar Launch Press Conference
When: October 24 @ 3:30pm
Where: outside of Union Station
Join Mayor Sly James, City Council members and Zipcar representatives as they rev an engine to officially bring Zipcar car sharing to downtown Kansas City. Hear from city leaders and Zipcar representatives about the progressive impact Zipcar has on cities and how Zipcar will provide an alternative mobility solution to Kansas City residents and bring more options to connect to the KC Streetcar.
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: October 28th @ 5:30 pm – October 29th @ 1:00 am
Where: American Royal BBQ, 400 Speedway Blvd.
Join KC’s startup community for fun at the American Royal’s World Series of Barbecue. Reception includes free BBQ from Q39 and open bar. Event hosted and sponsored by Polsinelli, BKD CPAs & Advisors, BKD Wealth Advisors, Fishtech Labs, Unite Private Networks, Securitas, Venture Legal, FireBoard and QA Compliant.
Executive Summit on Business Intelligence and Analytics
When: October 28 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Helzberg School of Management
This analytics summit provides senior leaders a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and discuss key challenges and achievements around data science initiatives. Learn from cross-industry experts about the tools and techniques that you can implement in your organization to turn big data into a business advantage. Limited seats available.
When: November 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Kauffman Performing Arts Center
On November 2nd, remarkable people from around the globe will converge in KC to explore the technologies transforming tomorrow at Compute Midwest. Get exclusive insights from 8+ world class speakers & learn how they overcame enormous challenges to create breakthrough innovations…. giving you the push you need to go create your own. When remarkable ideas and remarkable people collide, the possibilities are endless. Get out of your comfort zone & join us November 2nd at the Kauffman Center For Performing Arts!
When: November 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Think Big Coworking
HatchPad Engage! Kansas City @Think Big Coworking is where young entrepreneurs, inventors, and creators under the age of 25 meet like-minded peers and established business leaders and have the opportunity to build their network, collaborate and turn great ideas into successful businesses. Each Engage! networking event features two to three speakers including student entrepreneurs, experienced startup founders, investors, and corporate leaders.