Techweek, held in Kansas City for the first time in 2015, will return this year the week of Sept. 12.
Techweek, which draws established companies and encourages entrepreneurs, said it would add Toronto and Dallas this year to the six cities it visited last year. Besides Kansas City, those were Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
Last year’s event in Kansas City drew thousands as the city’s largest single tech gathering. It also was a way to showcase the area’s use of Google Fiber, its embrace of “Smart Cities” technologies and its Big Data Summit.
It was based at Union Station but also branched out to the Sprint Accelerator in the Crossroads Arts District, to KC Live in the Power & Light District, to Wheeler Downtown Airport and to other venues. And at the end of the week, LaunchKC awarded grants of $50,000 each to 10 startups.