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
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!
Lean Startup Weekend Conference – Livestream
When: November 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Black & Veatch World Headquarters
Join us as we beam the conference directly from San Francisco to our World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, Noon – 5 p.m., 2 November and Noon – 5 p.m., 3 November. During this event, you’ll hear from world-renowned speakers and have the opportunity to discuss and network with fellow entrepreneurs from the Kansas City area. Whether you’re new to Lean Startup methods or have been putting these practices to use in your organization, this event promises to educate, inform, and inspire. The Lean Startup method is one of the exact methods Black & Veatch’s Growth Accelerator team uses to launch new businesses.
First Wednesdays with Barnett Helzberg
When: November 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: UMKC Bloch Executive Hall
Join us on November 2nd to hear first-hand how Barnett C. Helzberg, a local legend and author of “What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffet”, built a small family-owned company into an empire. Held on the first Wednesday of every month during the academic year, First Wednesdays provides an opportunity for students to connect with alumni and community members, including mentors, investors, and employers.
Social Media Club November Breakfast
When: November 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: Grand Street
How does social media impact search engine rankings? Does social factor into SEO strategy? What the heck are “social signals?” There are seemingly endless questions surrounding the impact of social on search and we’ll tackle them in this session by separating fact from fiction and by detailing the relationship between the two. We’ll go through best practices and advanced strategy getting us to the important factors that every SMM and SEO should be aware of.
Entrepreneurial Sales Workshop: How to Get Deals Done
When: November 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Woodneath Library Center
Step up your sales game at this dynamic workshop with help from a team of experienced entrepreneurs, sales trainers and library professionals. Join us to hear The Roasterie’s Danny O’Neill, Anne Cull of ThinkViral and Jeff Shackelford of Digital Sandbox discuss the unique challenge of selling as an entrepreneur on a panel moderated by Dan Stalp, followed by breakout sessions on important sales topics.
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
The Foundation Series: Idea to App – Creating a Digital MVP
When: November 10th @ 10 am – 11 am
Where: Enterprise Center of Johnson County
Are coding languages all greek to you? Learn to think like a developer through the process of building your minimum viable project. Whether or not you can code, you can understand the correct way to scope out, build and test and app or web platform.
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.
Breakfast for Champions
When: November 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: Stanley Event Space
The Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce is highlighting the spirit of entrepreneurship and celebrating their social and economic contributions made throughout the world. Jeff Shackelford with Digital Soundbox KC will be the key note speaker at this year’s event. Jeff is not only the Executive Director of Digital Sandbox KC but is considered by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the most powerful person’s in Kansas City. A successful entrepreneur himself, Jeff is a key figure in the city’s bid to become a top entrepreneurial city.To learn more about the thousands of activities taking place here in Kansas City and around the world this week, visit kscourcelink.com/gew and join the conversation at #GEWKC.