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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When: Sept. 6, 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Where: Deer Creek Country Club
Startup Rewind gives local entrepreneurs a venue 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. 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 presentations 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 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.
Northland Coffee Connect
When: Sept. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: iWerx Café
7:45 am Networking | 8 am Program | Northland Coffee Connect is a free, weekly networking and entrepreneurial support event, incorporating succinct presentations by business owners who have inspiring stories to share with a diverse audience of mentors, advisers, and fellow business owners. Presenters and attendees are generally those interested in starting and growing businesses in Greater Kansas City’s Northland (including both Clay and Platte counties). Parking available in the lot behind the building. Click here to view map. Please contact Terri at 913-406-8636 if you would like to present.
Xamarin Mobile Dev Platform: Microsoft Hosted Lunch & Learn
When: Sept. 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm.
Where: Think Big Coworking
Come get an overview of the pros and cons of going with Xamarin as your mobile development platform. Learn what your options are if you already have your apps developed, if you are starting new, or just want to know more about your mobile dev options. This is a business overview with some basic technology concerns discussed. For a deeper technical dive, join us the following day for a coding demo and a chance to code your first cross platform app. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xamarin-basics-microsoft-hosted-workshop-tickets-36961597132
Lunch provided by Microsoft.
The Marketing Series Workshops: Technical Side of SEO with Dave Anderson
When: Sept. 6, 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.
Regnier Institute First Wednesdays
When: Sept. 6, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: UMKC Bloch Executive Hall Room 218
Ross Baird, President of Village Capital Group, will be presenting. Hear from this venture capitalist and social entrepreneur that is finding, training and funding entrepreneurs solving global problems.
SMCKC September Breakfast: Measuring Social’s Impact with Google Analytics
When: Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Grand Street Cafe
We have more data at our fingertips than ever before, yet it seems to continue to get harder to measure what really matters in our social media and digital marketing campaigns. This presentation will provide a walkthrough of some simple, yet powerful tools and reporting available in Google Analytics that we can leverage today.
- About social media-specific Google Analytics reports
- How to understand lead attribution and assisted conversions
- Gain the ability to compare traffic channels including cost of traffic by channel and value
$20 Registration Admission
$25 Registration + Breakfast
Refunds/Cancellations: We know that issues come up and sometimes you cannot attend our events after you have registered. Please let us know if you cannot attend immediately as we are financially responsible for accurate guest, food and drink counts. No refunds can be offered if you cancel less than five (5) days prior to an event. Thank you.
Late registration fees: In order for us to continue providing high-quality, enjoyable events to our members, there will be a late fee of $10 for registrations received less than two days before the event.
When: Sept. 8, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Village Square
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 & snacks, you BYOB (with a twist) – bring a 6-pack of beer and add it to our “beer potluck” cooler where we’ll keep it nice n’ cold. When you want another beer, grab one of your own or someone else’s. Mix it up and enjoy a variety of suds throughout the evening.
If you play an instrument, we encourage you to bring it with you. What better way to end the week than with a startup community jam session!?
Feel free to stop by anytime starting at 5pm. We’ll be here until 7pm or until everyone leaves (unless it gets ridiculous).
No RSVP necessary, just come on by!
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
Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator
Summer in the Sand Series: Regional Funding for Early-Stage Companies
When: Sept. 13, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Sprint Accelerator
Break out your calendar! You do not want to miss this year’s Summer in the Sand series.
“Every year, Summer in the Sand offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to network with each other and learn from some of the best in the industry,” said Jeff Shackelford, director of the Digital Sandbox KC. “We tailor the content to the needs of the startups we are working with and what we see as the hot topics in the community.”
This year’s edition of Summer in the Sand features:
- June 14: How to Pitch to the Sandbox
- July 12: From Startup to Scale Up
- August 16: Getting a Tech Spec
- September 13: Regional Funding for Early-Stage Companies
All sessions run from 2:30-4:00 p.m. and are held in conjunction with “CoWorking Wednesdays” at the Sprint Accelerator, a partner of Digital Sandbox KC.
The Digital Health Business Series Part 1: Funding & Capital Considerations
When: Sept. 13, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Stinson Leonard Street