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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Tech on Tap: Cyber Security
When: Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
In today’s tech world, cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly problematic. That’s why familiarizing yourself and staying up-to-date on the most recent trends in cyber security is key for planning business continuity. October is Cyber Security Month, and we are hosting a panel of chief security officers to discuss everything from vulnerability assessment to incident response and network security at our next Tech on Tap.
Stay tuned for more information about our panelists next week. In the meantime, you can look forward to exploring Fishtech’s new office, local brew from Martin City Brewing Company, and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR
When: Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: UMKC SBTDC
Have a technology business but don’t know where to find funding or the best way to acquire it? Then this workshop is for you! This introductory seminar explains how to win SBIR (Small Business Initiative Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research) grants from federal programs that provide Research and Development (R&D) funds for small businesses. You will learn how to find grants, how to apply, and the best strategies to gain funding for your growing technology business. Lunch is included.
Discussion on Cyber Security and Global Technology Trends – Union Station
When: Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Union Station – The KC Chamber’s Board Room
Technology trends are constantly changing and cybersecurity is increasingly affecting all aspects of our business and personal lives. With that in mind, the KC Chamber is bringing together industry experts to address the legal aspects of cybersecurity, and the global technology trends that are affecting this space.
Reinhold Umminger – CEBIT, Europe’s Conference for Innovation and Digitization
Michael Hoeflich, KU School of Law, cyber law expert
Jim Duey, Intensive Systems Consulting, Inc. , developing new language for deficiencies in the market
Neil Anderson, Psicurity, Mitigates risks through IT security audits, KCSV Co-Leader.
Business Blitz Q&A
When: Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Bloch Venture Hub
The world of entrepreneurship is an abyss of constant discovery, chance and hard-work. It’s impossible to know everything. So if you’ve ever wondered…
- Does my tech startup need to file taxes?
- What marketing techniques work best in my industry?
- Do I need renters insurance for my private co-working office?
- What are some basic things that need to be included in business contracts to make sure it will uphold in court?
- What are some low cost options to protect my computer and other devices?
- How do I build business credit and how can my business qualify for a revolving line of credit?
Then Business Blitz Q&A is where you need to be.
There are many components to consider when starting or maintaining an existing business; you don‘t know, what you don’t know. So, join us on October 26th from 6pm to 9pm at 4328 Madison, Bloch Venture Hub, to kickoff the fourth quarter of 2017. We are calling entrepreneurs, small businesses owners and the like to an engaging networking experience. The evening will open with a panel of professionals who will tackle questions and concerns of the audience and share some unconventional wisdom.
The panelist will include professionals from the following industries:
Insurance – Michael Givhan, Michael Givhan Agency
Human Resources – Cheryl Wright, Darda Human Resources Advisors
Accounting/Tax – Nicola Price, B2BC Mobile Tax & Solutions
Marketing – Terra Whipple, Live By Change
Technology – Burton Kelso, Integral Computer Consultants
Law – Adrienne Haynes, Seed Law LLC
Business Banking – Monica Dahl, Arvest Bank
The second half of the night will be for networking and visiting with the panelist. Refreshments will be served.
Don’t fumble on the opportunity to connect with resources that will help to build, sustain, protect and grow your business!
Please RSVP. This is a FREE event.
KCADC Annual Meeting
When: Oct. 27, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Kansas City Convention Center
KCADC’s Annual Meeting celebration is the most prominent and well-attended business event in the Kansas City metropolitan area – drawing 1,600 of KC’s top corporate and civic influencers.
“The Big WHY” will celebrate the many reasons whyour KC region is enjoying an unprecedented wave of innovation, growth and opportunity. Use #TheBigWhyKC to engage with us leading up to and during our 41st annual luncheon.
Walter Isaacson, best-selling author, historian and journalist is this year’s featured speaker. He has studied history’s most creative geniuses — Einstein, Franklin, and Jobs. Now, in his new book, Leonardo da Vinci, Walter will share his insight on why passionate curiosity led these figures to challenge the status quo –and how we can learn to recognize the power of creativity to change the world.
In partnership with Rainy Day Books, KCADC will provide each attendee with Walter Isaacson’s new hardcover Leonardo da Vinci, being published in October.
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
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.