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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International Trade Opportunities in China & Hong Kong
When: Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m. – 10:00
Where: Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City Offices
This free session will focus on International Trade Opportunities in China and Hong Kong. Elaine Yang, Director of the MO Trade & Investment Office – China, and Howard Kwong, Trade Specialist of the MO Trade & Investment Office – Hong Kong will be in Kansas City to provide an up-to-date overview on the opportunities and challenges in the China and Hong Kong market, as well as meeting one-on-one with businesses.
8:30-9:00 Registration and networking
9:00-10:00 Presentation on China & Hong Kong markets/Q&A
10:00-12:00 One-on-one meetings
1:00-5:00 One-on-one meetings
Women in Science and Entrepreneurship
When: Oct. 10, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
8:00 – 8:30am: Breakfast & Registration
8:30 – 9:00am: Introductions & Keynote Presentation
9:00 – 10:00am: Panel Discussion
Dean and Professor of Bioengineering
University of Missouri
Loboa is the 11th full-time dean in the MU College of Engineering’s history and its first female dean. As dean, she oversees nine disciplines, 103 faculty members and 3,500 undergraduate students, as well as a variety of research centers, programs and facilities that contribute to MU’s overall annual research and development spending. Loboa provides leadership and strong advocacy for research and education and shapes the future of the College through continued excellence in research, education and campus diversity.
An opportunity to ask women STEM entrepreneurs and leaders what challenges they have faced and how we can develop solutions to clear the path for future generations.
KU Startup Showcase: A Celebration of Innovation
When: Oct. 10, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Adams Alumni Center
Come celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit at KU. Hear from startup companies commercializing the latest cutting-edge technologies created from KU student ideas, KU faculty research, or founded by KU alumni.
This half-day program will include a showcase of startup companies with Jayhawk roots. Stay for a BIOKansas BIOBreak networking reception where the Baxendale Innovation Award and the Pipeline Entrepreneurs Pitch Qualifiers for KU will be named.
Kansas City Women’s Chamber Luncheon with Veteran’s Community Project
When: Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Veterans Community Project – Tiny Houses
Join us for lunch and a tour of the Veteran’s Community Project Tiny House initiative. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members.
Event sponsored by: Unique Painting
When: Oct. 13, 4:30 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).
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
Smart City Tech Summit: Public Safety
When: Oct. 17 – 18
Where: National Airline History Museum
Attendees will learn from public safety leaders, participate in hand on educational sessions, discuss industry-specific security concerns, attend live technology demonstrations, be able to meet with top technology providers, discover new emerging technologies and more. Our goal is to be able to bring together today’s best practices with the currently available technology solutions in order to provide attendees a thorough understanding that can improve public safety, manage today’s domestic terrorism and active shooter risks and ultimately save property damage and lives.
This is a MUST ATTEND event for anyone who is making decisions related to public safety, in charge of managing the risks of domestic terrorism and active shooter scenarios or is looking to connect with the right people to make public safety technology decisions. GROUP RATES AVAILABLE FOR 6+ GUESTS. CONTACT SCTS@thinkbigpartners.com for information.
Attendees will include:
- City Leaders
- Smart City Project Leaders
- Public Venue Operators
- High Profile Companies with Security Concerns
- Public Safety Experts
- Civic Thought Leaders
- Law Enforcement Officials
- Government Officials
- Schools and Universities
- Established Public Safety Technology Providers
- Emerging Companies and Startups with Innovative New Public Safety Technologies
- Other Citizens from Around the World Who Are Concerned About Public Safety
Enterprise University: Create and Implement a Healthy Financial Plan Taught by Chris Torres:
When: Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Training Umbrella
Find out where you stand in relationship to your wealth accumulation, retirement funding, estate planning and financial goals.
- Key Takeaways:
- Keys to financial planning
- Risk, Tax & money management
- Retirement & Estate planning
Intentional Collisions – Digital Transformation
When: Oct. 17, 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sprint Accelerator
It’s time for another session of Intentional Collisions at the Sprint Accelerator and this time we’ll be diving into Digital Transformation, with our theme champion, Sprint!
Intentional Collisions is an ongoing program, where Sprint Accelerator organizes a themed & condensed coworking day; bringing together thought leaders and people interested in similar subjects and/or working to solve common challenges. When we share knowledge and collaborate, we can problem-solve together more rapidly!
It’s no secret that today’s world is changing at an intense pace. Digital Transformation is the profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society in a strategic and prioritized way, with present and future shifts in mind.
Become exposed to individuals who are focused on creating digital transformations within their domain. Hear from speakers who have deep expertise within digital transformation. We’ll be surrounded by thought leaders, corporate innovators, entrepreneurs and the generally curious.
Join us for the conversation!
The event runs from 1 PM to 5:30 PM, kicked off with a talk by our partner, Sprint, relating to specific challenges around Digital Transformation. We’ll then hear from other speakers who bring different experience and viewpoints into the realm.
Sprint has generously offered to provide snacks and a happy hour for those in attendance, so be sure to thank them and definitely RSVP so we have an accurate headcount!
October Inventor Meet-Up
When: Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Union Station
Join us for our October meet-up and put your ideas and abilities in motion for your product invention! Our meet-up will feature inspiring and insightful presentations from creative inventors making their way along the new product pathway. Share with and meet other inventors that can help find the resources you need to bring your invention to life!