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gew_nodate_rgb_lowThanks to Kansas City's entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs for yet another successful Global Entrepreneurship Week. During the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, Kansas City joined communities in more than 140 countries to host activities that help entrepreneurs explore their potential. 

GEW is the city’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators with 114 events from Excelsior Springs through Lenexa and 13,806 attendees (includes online attendance) in 2015.

Events focused on wide ranging topics: Multicultural Business Owner Happy Hour and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day brought an introduction of entrepreneurial resources to diver’s audiences; Capital Kansas City Style gave an update on the progress toward filling the gaps in early-stage business funding and discussed obtaining capital in the KC metro; One in a Million brought 1 Million Cups presenters from across the nation to Kansas City to compete for a $10,000 cash prize – Blooom, a local fintech company brought home the cash; and the publication of the Resource Rail – a detailed map of the entrepreneurial resources in Kansas City that are ready to take businesses from inception to exit.

Check back here for details on how Kansas City celebrated. In the meantime, check out blog for pictures from hot GEWKC events and for ways you can stay involved in KC entrepreneurship

Founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Kansas City consistently has been among the leading cities for GEW events.

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