Visionaries, influencers and thought leaders unite for the third year in a row at Techweek in Kansas City from Sept. 11 to 15. The weeklong celebration of technology gives attendees an extensive lineup of events and an opportunity to network with top industry leaders and local businesses.
With a focus on high-growth companies and goal of helping local tech startups grow, Techweek targets everyone from entrepreneurs to those just interested in learning and exploring new technologies. We selected the seven events you must see in Kansas City’s 2017 Techweek.
Techweek Kansas City Kick-Off Party
Don’t miss the commencement of this year’s Techweek at Boulevard Beer Hall on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary food and beer and mingle with other tech enthusiasts and attendees.
Barrels and Brushes
Bond with other Techweek attendees over signature cocktails and photobooth fun.
Attendees are given the opportunity to listen and learn from some of the most innovative CEOs and tech leaders on Thursday, Sept. 14. This unique gathering provides investors with a comprehensive look into rising companies and a chance to make connections and network.
Why attend LaunchKC? Because it’s the place to see exciting new companies pitch their startup and compete for the title of Launch National Champion. Nine lucky finalists will be awarded grants — eight $50,000 grants and one grand prize of $100,000 and serious bragging rights. Join keynote speaker, Kathryn Minshew and the top 20 finalists on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the Gallery.
And speaking of Kathryn Minshew…
Kathryn Minshew is The Muse’s CEO and keynote speaker at this year’s Techweek in Kansas City. The young entrepreneur was named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 and in Inc.’s 15 Women to Watch in Tech after launching her career development platform. The Muse is utilized by over 50 million millennials and by hundreds of firms seeking new great talent.
Blockchain Learning Track
Blockchain, a digital ledger of bitcoin transactions, is revolutionizing the business process. This learning track will teach attendees the basics of this technology. Topics include: what Blockchain is and why it’s so revolutionary, what companies like Microsoft are providing to enable Blockchain Solution development and how analytics can help focus Blockchain initiatives to deliver value. Join a panel of five industry leaders on Monday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Sprint Accelerator to learn all about this game changing tech.
Pets and Tech
Join a panel with representatives from KC Animal Health Corridor, Likarda, Fitbark and some adorable pups from Unleashed to discuss tech innovation and disruption in the Animal Health Corridor on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 1p.m. The event will be held at Travois, 310 W. 19th Terr.
For tickets and a complete schedule of events, visit techweek.com/kansas-city.