There are a plethora of entrepreneurial events hosted in Kansas City on a weekly basis. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, supporter, or curious community member — we recommend these upcoming events for you.
Weekly Events Preview
January KCDUG Meetup
When: Jan. 31, 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
This month Eric Gruber is going to give a presentation on Drupal Console. As always we’ll have plenty of time for open discussion and Q&A.
One logistical note – The first floor of the VML office is being renovated so you can’t get in the front door. Just follow the signs that will direct you to the side door.
The Marketing Series: Become a Thought Leader by Writing and Publishing an E-Book with Tracey Weaver
When: Feb. 1, 11:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Where: Sprint Accelerator
ECJC’s Marketing Series takes an in-depth look at the science and analytics behind marketing campaigns–from the basics of growth hacking to ins-and-outs of content marketing. $15
When: Feb. 1, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Join us for A Conversation with William Dunn Sr. and Steven Dunn. Hear first-hand how Dunn’s commitment to the promises of client satisfaction and adhering to core values helped him grow his father’s company into one of the nation’s leading providers of construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery.
KC Roundtable Breakfast
When: Feb. 2, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
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.
We meet for breakfast and various locations around the city. In addition to our morning meetings, KC Roundtable provides additional opportunities to network with young entrepreneurs such as events like small group Mastermind sessions & After Hour events.
Prospective members are self-motivated, curious, open to learning and currently starting a new business. Thanks for checking us out. We look forward to meeting you soon!
The Capital Series: Funding a Scalable Startup in KC with Melissa Roberts, ECJC
When: Feb. 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Enterprise Center in Johnson County
The Capital Series is offered for investors and entrepreneurs, allowing for detailed discussions of the due diligence process, term sheets, valuations and investor pitches during the equity investment process, as well as discussion of possible sources of debt financing. Light refreshments will be provided. $15.
The Marketing Series: SEO Made Easy with Brandon Kenig
When: Feb. 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Sprint Accelerator
The Marketing Series takes an in-depth look at the science and analytics behind marketing campaigns–from the basics of growth hacking to ins-and-outs of content marketing. $15.
SMCKC 2017 AMPS Awards
When: Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 28 Event Space
Our biggest event of the year!
We’re back for the third year of the Social Media Club of Kansas City’s AMPS awards – recognizing outstanding social campaigns from brands, nonprofits, governments and educational institutions in our region.
Be a part of the fun by purchasing your ticket to attend or sponsoring the event!
As an attendee, you’ll be shoulder-to-shoulder with top social influencers in Kansas City. Enjoy heavy appetizers and drinks, followed by a night of recognition for the best of the best social campaigns in the region.
Reserved tables (8 seats) – $450
Pair of AMPS tickets (2 seats) – $110
Individual AMPS ticket (1 seat) – $60
Don’t miss out on the events that happen every week at the same time, in the same place.
Code for KC Hack Night
Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator
Hammerspace Open House
Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Hammerspace
1 Million Cups
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Kauffman Foundation, Lawrence and KC Live Stream
When: Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Village Square Coworking Studio
Come to Second Fridays at 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!
We’d also encourage you to bring an instrument if you play. What better way to end your week than with a jam session?!
Feel free to stop by anytime after 4:30pm. We’ll hang out until everyone leaves (unless it gets ridiculous).
No RSVP necessary, just come on by!
Coding & Cupcakes
When: Code Koalas
Where: Feb. 11, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for our bi-monthly coding series, Coding & Cupcakes. Parents and daughters are invited to attend sessions to learn about code and how to build websites together. No coding experience necessary! The minimum age requirement is the ability to read, type, and use a mouse. Delicious cupcakes from BabyCakes will be provided for coding fuel!
Coding & Cocktails: Introduction to CSS
When: Feb 11, 5:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Once we build out the structure of our website we want to make it look visually appealing. CSS helps us put the “pretty” in our web pages. Join us to learn about different selector types, how to apply styles your page and why all of this matters! You’ll also get to try styling a web page with CSS yourself! (With support from our awesome mentors of course!)
There will be lots of guidance and support for those with no coding experience so come join the fun!
No coding experience necessary (we mean that!)
Wifi-enabled laptop is required (don’t have one? Borrow one of ours)
Must be at least 21 to attend
Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and light appetizers served