Celebrating Kansas City’s growing tech and entrepreneurial community, 1WeekKC will offer events that aim to connect innovators in the area. 1WeekKC will be June 9-15.
This is the event’s third year. Adam Arredondo, one of the week’s organizers, said he has seen startups and entrepreneurship grow over the last couple of years, and he thinks those businesses can especially thrive in Kansas City.
“Kansas City has seen a real explosion of an organized startup community,” Arredondo said. “There has been a real concerted effort to really push this community forward.”
1WeekKC’s events are sponsored by Sprint Corp., the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, UMB Financial Corp., Garmin, KCSourceLink and the Kansas City Economic Development Corp. Reservations are required for most events and can be made at 1weekkc.com.
Startup Games: 6 p.m. at the Google Fiber Space Lounge. Networking opportunities through team building exercises between entrepreneurs and startups. Free food and drinks.
Tailgate @ The K: 4 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium, Lot N. Free food and local beer.
Entrepreneur Day @ The K: 7 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium. Tickets are $15 for the Royals game against the Cleveland Indians.
1 Million Cups: 9 a.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Local startups will present their companies for feedback and advice.
Digital Sandbox KC Innovation Showcase: 4:30 p.m. at Hallmark Cards corporate headquarters. Try out Kansas City’s newest products and apps. Requires a reservation.
Sprint Techstars Demo Day: 4:30 p.m. at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center. Ten mobile health companies, at the end of the Techstars accelerator program, present their companies.
Silicon Prairie News Pub Quiz: 7 p.m. at 2000 Grand Blvd.
Startup Waffles: 7:30 a.m. at Think Big Partners. Free all-you-can-eat waffles, pancakes, sausage and eggs.
Startup Party: 9 p.m. at Mosaic Nightclub. Must be 21 to attend.
Startup Weekend: Friday night to Sunday night at the Center for Advanced Professional Studies. Developers, designers, marketers and product managers have 54 hours to develop and launch products and startups. Registration is $60.
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