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: Nov. 1, 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.
Enterprise University: Attracting Hispanic Consumers to Your Brand
When: Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Training Umbrella
Taught by Nicholas Segura. Hispanic consumers are a driving force in today’s business world. Understanding how to attract Hispanic buyers with culturally relevant communications, knowledge, and insight is key to marketing to this audience.
- Key Takeaways:
- Insight into Hispanic consumers’ role in the marketplace.
- Understanding of various Hispanic audiences as potential target audiences.
- Knowledge on the most lucrative communication channels for respective Hispanic audiences.
Winning Government Contracts: The First Steps
When: Nov. 2, 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 this 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.
SMCKC November Breakfast: VML and Snapchat – Building A Millennial Following
When: Nov. 3, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Grand Street Cafe
Despite several years of record-breaking tourism numbers, the state of Tennessee was seeing the number of millennial visitors decreasing. Since millennials spend hours a day on Snapchat, VML helped Tennessee launch their own channel to engage with them. But it’s the hardest platform to build a following on…
Garth Brooks was about to earn his 7th diamond, making him the biggest selling U.S. solo artist of all time (even bigger than The Beatles). Since all of his music was made in Tennessee, the idea was to bring him back to Nashville to celebrate with a free concert and make Tennessee’s new Snapchat channel the only way in.
Learn how the VML team approached the content calendar, media rollout and logistics leading up to this “Snap Your Way In” concert and tourism effort.
Note: Admission price is $15 until November 1. Late admission price is $25.
Mid-Continent Public Library’s Square One Small Business Services Hosts Workshop with Local HR Experts
When: Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
HR Workshop for Entrepreneurs with Adrienne B. Haynes. During the workshop, Haynes, who is the Managing Partner of the business law firm SEED Law and owner of the consultancy SEED Collective, and a panel of experts will discuss human resource management, including what entrepreneurs should know if they are managing a workforce without an HR department. The conversation will focus on what you should do, what you have to do, and how to avoid big mistakes in managing your human resource issues on your own.
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
Getting Funded Outside Silicon Valley
When: Nov. 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Plexpod Westport Commons
Come by Plexpod Westport Commons, arrive early to purchase some lunch from The Sundry if you like, and hang out for an awesome panel on fundraising hosted by Firebrand Ventures.
**Please arrive at the annex (just west of the main building and right next to the parking lot)**
Panelists will include Techstars Managing Director Lesa Mitchell, blooom CEO Chris Costello, and Cooley Partner Keith Berets. Each panelist has a wealth of experience either raising money themselves, investing, or helping others in the fundraising process outside of Silicon Valley.
With the Midwest attracting a small percentage of of U.S. venture capital, we’ll talk about how to maximize your chance of raising, what things to avoid doing, and we’ll reserve time for some questions.
After the panel ends at 2pm, Keith Berets and John Fein will hold office hours for anyone who wants to meet.
Think Big 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off for Charity!
When: Nov. 9, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Think Big Coworking
Join Think Big & the KC startup community for our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off for Charity on Thursday, November 9th! Get ready to serve up your best recipe, sample all the chili your heart desires, and vote on your favorites. In true Think Big style, all proceeds will be donated to the winning chef’s charity of choice. Community and Members are welcome! $5 donation, or sign up to bring your best chili recipe!
Have a have a delicious chili recipe you’ve been waiting to “wow” your co-workers with, now’s your chance! All types of chili are welcome, from white chicken chili to vegetarian to Texas red. Register to be a Chili Chef: https://thinkbigchilicookoff2.eventbrite.com
When: Nov. 10, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Village Square Coworking
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).