Yesterday Kansas City entrepreneurs and innovators, thinkers and creators, mavericks and magnates kicked off One Week KC, a week of entrepreneurial wonder so awesome and epic that it couldn't possibly be contained in a mere seven days.
In fact, One Week KC is a full nine (count 'em, nine!) days of entrepreneurial empowerment, from June 18 to June 26.
Yesterday's events--including the Kauffman Foundation's Demo Day and the Big Idea Exchange (our own Maria Meyers shared the panel with the Big Thinkers around the KC Chamber's Big 5 Initiative) gave KC entrepreneurs just a taste of what's to come this week and the big things that are in store for KC's future.
Today's events are no slouch either.
Maybe you hit already hit the Google for Small Businesses 101 this morning? Or maybe you're getting ready to crowd the room for Crowdfunding Your Business at the Tech Entrepreneur Speakers Program this evening?
Maybe you'll join Kansas City area developers and hackers at the Python KC Meetup. Or perhaps you'd like to mix a little trivia into your tech-a-tetes with the Silicon Prairie News Pub Quiz at the Beacon.
Here's the deal: during One Week KC, you’ll find entrepreneurial empowerment all around the Kansas City metro area. It’s our chance to share ideas with great thinkers, to get inspired, to learn and connect, to make things happen and to help pave KC’s way to becoming America’s most entrepreneurial city.
Ready. Set. Mark Your Calendars.
Here are just a few of the events scheduled for One Week KC. For a full slate of One Week KC events this week, check the KCSourceLink Calendar
or the One Week KC website
. Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Technology Entrepreneur Speakers Program
Rachael Qualls of Angel Capital Group will talk about crowd sourcing and its impact on entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. iKC
iKC is Kansas City’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference that will set your creativity, your motivation and your entrepreneurial thinking ablaze. And it’s also an opportunity for entrepreneurs, innovators, small businesses and creative people everywhere to network with 500+ other like-minded individuals about their ideas, dreams and startups. Check the iKC website
to learn more about iKC’s exhibitor booths or to buy tickets.
Thursday, June 21, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Digital Storytelling
Story writers, videographers, software and web designers, join KCSourceLink for a look at the present and future of the digital storytelling industry. Welcome our special keynote speaker, Frank Rose of Wired Magazine
, as he explains the capabilities of digital storytelling. Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. Entrepreneur Day at the K
(Only a few tickets left!)
One Week KC will culminate in an entrepreneurial celebration, KC-style. Support our Kansas City Royals as we rally back and try to clinch the division. Reserve your tickets today
and join our Entrepreneurial All Stars as we listen to a very special announcement by local mayors. Tickets are $13 for lower level seats, my friend. My calculator says that's a savings of more than 20 bucks, never mind the value of hobnobbing with 1K+ entrepreneurs!
Don't Be Shy, Share!
Tell us what's on your agenda during One Week KC. Or better yet, post your favorite sessions, pics and insights on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kcsourcelink
. If the Twitterverse is more habitable to your social leanings, be sure to include the One Week KC hashtag: #1WKC.