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.
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2017 Sprint Accelerator Program Demo Day
When: June 27, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: National World War I Museum and Memorial
To celebrate our 2017 corporate accelerator program, we are excited for you to see what our companies have accomplished! Come hear from the seven companies in this year’s class and have a chance to meet the founders.
9:00am – Doors Open with light coffee & breakfast
9:30am – 10:30am – Demo Day Presentations
10:30am-11:00am – Reception in Lobby to meet the founders
*There is very limited seating, so be sure to sign up to reserve your seat. We hope you can make it!
TechHire KC Tech Sector Meetup
When: June 28, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Think Big Partners
Find out how the TechHire initiative can impact your organization, how you can participate with subsidized placements, and discover how you can influence programming, training and curriculum to better meet your workforce needs. During these meetups, we will explore those topics and dive deeper into the region’s 5-year outlook, sector best practices, labor trends, and curriculum/instructional design in I.T. in Kansas City.
This meetup is for tech-sector employers looking to hire or shape the workforce pipeline. All events take place from 12-1:30 (lunch provided) at Think Big Partners, 1712 Main Street, 2nd Floor.
Think Big Partners serves as the Tech Sector Intermediary on behalf of FEC and the TechHire initiative in Kansas City.
2017 Mid-Year Economic Forecast
When: June 29, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: KC Chamber’s Board Room, Union Station
Join us for an opportunity to hear how the economy – both here and abroad is fairing under the new administration. Our expert presenters will be Phil Sanders, CEO and CIO of Waddell & Reed Financial; Derek Hamilton, Senior Vice President and Global Economist of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company; and Frank Lenk, Director of Research Services with Mid-America Regional Council.
Parking is available in the four-story parking garage west of Union Station.
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
First Wednesdays (Regnier Institute)
When: July 5, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: UMKC Bloch Executive Hall Room 218
On the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year, The Regnier Institute hosts special events designed to bring students and community members together and to inspire Bloch students to launch new ventures. These special events include inspirational stories from inductees of the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and at the end of each semester culminate in a student venture feasibility plan and pitch competition. The evenings end in pizza and networking.
KC Roundtable Breakfast
When: July 6, 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!
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps
When: July 6, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: UMKC SBTDC
This introductory 3-hour seminar is an overview of the critical first steps associated with winning government contracts. The Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MO PTAC) hosts a monthly seminar on how to get started in the government contracting arena including federal, state and local government registrations and certifications. The seminar will also cover MO PTAC services available to assist Missouri businesses in all aspects of government contracting. The Missouri PTAC seminar is available to Missouri based businesses once a month.
Diversity & Inclusion Summit Series: Women in Technology
When: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Where: July 6, 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is pleased to host Karen Fenaroli, CEO of Fenaroli & Associates. The most recognized talent consultant in the ENR boardrooms and C Suite, Karen Fenaroli is the “go to” for the well-known construction, engineering and technology placements in North America. She is one of two women CEO’s that leads a national talent consulting firm. Additionally, she is the author of the upcoming release Keeping the Edge. Finally, she is on the board of two tech companies, the Chairwoman of one.
Come hear from an amazing leader who is making a difference in our country. Karen will share her story and her perspective on what is happening in the STEM industry. Then, she will engage the audience through a thought-provoking conversation about the next practice for women in technology. Immediately following the program, a reception will be held.
To reserve your spot, click here. Space is limited so register early. Registration deadline: Friday, June 23, 12:00 p.m.
Watch for additional information about upcoming Summits as they are announced. Please share this event through your social media channels and connect with us!
When: July 14, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 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!