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Techweek KC schedule: Kauffman CEO and streetcar photo scavenger hunt

Last year’s Techweek expo at Union Station included a giant joystick game at the Garmin booth.
Last year’s Techweek expo at Union Station included a giant joystick game at the Garmin booth. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

Techweek Kansas City starts Sept. 12 with an evening kickoff party at Up-Down KC on Southwest Boulevard, the freshly posted online schedule shows.

A round of presentations Sept. 15 starts with Wendy Guillies, chief executive of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.

The weeklong event for all things tech includes stops at KC Startup Village, The Nerdery, Kansas City Live, Think Big Coworking, VML headquarters, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, the Sprint Accelerator and Union Station.

Its expo will pack the big hall at Union Station with startups and other technological sights.

Union Station is where LaunchKC will reveal the 10 tech startups that each will win a $50,000 grant in the national competition. Last year’s LaunchKC included a People’s Choice winner, Kansas City-based PopBookings.

The Big Data Summit is back, along with a hiring fair and hackathon. New this year: a photo scavenger hunt along the Kansas City streetcar route.

Three types of tickets are available, each providing different levels of access to the scheduled events.

Mark Davis: 816-234-4372, @mdkcstar

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