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
When: Jan. 4, 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Where: Deer Creek Golf Club
The Startup Rewind is a new outlet for entrepreneurs and startup companies. The goal is to get the word out about new companies and ideas, while gaining feedback from the community of business leaders and other entrepreneurs. This format will help foster business networking and encourage those entrepreneurs who are creating tomorrows big ideas. The Startup Rewind takes presentation made at other entrepreneurial events from the Startup scene in Kansas City and replays them again. This gives them another chance to get themselves in front of more people who may have missed it the first time around, thus the name Startup Rewind. Startup Rewind gives these local entrepreneurs a short time to pitch their idea followed by questions and feedback from the audience. This valuable feedback will help encourage and grow their ideas and in turn build a better community through business and entrepreneurship. Come join us for some great ideas and out of the box thinking. Startup Rewind meets once monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at Deer Creek Country Club from 7:15am to 8:30am. The event is hosted and sponsored by the Overland Park South Rotary Club.
KC Roundtable Breakfast
When: Jan. 5, 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!
Social Media Club of Kansas City: Pics and Editing with Mobile Devices
When: Jan. 6, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Grand Street
Learn how to master your camera phone to take beautiful pictures every time! Attendees will understand composition, lighting and shooting techniques as well as post-production editing apps. Topics covered will include important ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ from industry professionals, examples and demonstrations.
About our Speaker:
Patricia Bordallo Dibildox is a Mexican-born artists based in Kansas City, MO. Through her work, Bordallo Dibildox seeks to engage people in conversation on issues about sexuality, gender and race. Bordallo Dibildox works at the School for Continuing + Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute as Program Assistant as well as Digital Brand Manager and Marketing at Sex + Ice Cream (KC). She is managing editor of Informality Blog (KC) and partner of Sight Review (NYC).
Kauffman Scholars JIVE (Job, Internship, Volunteer & Educational) Fair @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
When: Jan. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Kauffman Foundation
Kauffman Scholars, Inc. invites you to our 2017 JIVE Fair (Job, Internship, Volunteer, and Educational Fair) where Kansas City’s top talent (our scholars/alumni) meets Kansas City’s best employers (your company/organization.) You will be provided a unique opportunity to connect with more than 600 collegiate Kauffman Scholars and alumni all in one place. We are seeking employers from all industries and sectors (for-profit, non-profit, small business, large corporations, etc.) to meet the varying academic and career interests of our scholars and alumni. If you’re looking to diversify your team or seeking interns, part-time/full-time candidates, or volunteers, this fair is for you!
Focus On Yourself in the New Year: Expert panel discussion on career advancement for marketing communicators
When: Jan. 10, 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Where: KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall
Start the year off by learning what the people who hire marketing professionals are looking for. We’re putting together a first-class panel of agency leaders and for-profit/non-profit corporate communications executives to get their takes on important questions like:
What skills do they look for in hiring candidates at their organizations?
What are the differences between working for a company or an agency?
What makes a good resume and what about other formats like an online portfolio?
How much do they value a master’s degree or a professional designation like the APR?
Is it acceptable for a recent graduate to submit samples of work from college?
How important are things like networking events, informational interviews and other ways to build your personal brand?
Come prepared to ask what you’ve always wanted to know and use the information to help you position yourself for further career growth. Networking opportunities with other participants (and the panel) will be available before and after. We’re partnering with the Integrated Marketing Communications master’s degree program at the KU Edwards Campus and the event will be at their convenient and comfortable facility in Overland Park.
Confirmed panelist include Liz Hawks, Sr. Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard; Lainie Decker, Director of Communications, New Directions Behavioral Health; Eric Morgenstern, CEO of Morningstar Communications (more panelists to be announced soon).
Don’t miss out on the events that happen every week at the same time, in the same place.
Code for America Hack Night
Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 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: Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Village Square Coworking
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!