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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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.
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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
Troubleshooting in Business: NAWBO Monthly Meeting
When: July 11, 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Women’s Business Center
One of NAWBO’s greatest benefits is that you get to pick the brains of the savviest business women in the nation! Of course Kansas City is chock full of female go-getters ready to have ideas, issues, and questions bounced right off of ’em! Be sure to make it to this month’s Trouble Shooting Round Table! We promise you’ll walk away with new nuggets of knowledge! Haley Haar, owner of AlphaGraphics of Kansas City, will be our featured WBO this month. Meetings start promptly at 8 a.m. and end promptly at 9.00 a.m. Arrive early or stay after for pre- / post-meeting networking. **Members are FREE; message us on FACEBOOK for this month’s member access code before you register!** Guests are welcome, $15. Click HERE to register.
Hispanic Chamber Lunch and Learn
When: July 12, 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
This session is geared toward businesses and how to help them succeed. The focus is “Psychology of Selling”. This session is a detailed interaction presentation. Outlining a plan with several action steps, the attendee can immediately implement the information learned over 30 day period, tracking individual success and growth.
Summer in the Sand – Advice for Scaling Your Startup
When: July 12, 2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sprint Accelerator
Join Jill Meyer, director of ScaleUp! KC, for an informal discussion with a panel of Sandbox-funded companies that have hit major milestones. Learn from their successes and the challenges they’ve encountered as they’ve scaled.
Sponsored by Digital Sandbox KC, the Summer in the Sand program — which will feature one event per month from June to September — offers participants the chance to dive into everything from getting a tech spec to early-stage regional funding prospects.
Summer in the Sand offers opportunities for entrepreneurs and local experts to network and discuss some of the hottest topics for KC entrepreneurs.
All Summer in the Sand events are free, but registration is required. Learn more at: www.digitalsandboxkc.com/summer
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!