Now the Real Fun Begins!
Nominations are now closed for KCSourceLink's 2016 Battle of the Brands. Stay tuned for the beginning of the Battle.
Our nomination pool is bursting with KC startups, small businesses and brand icons, all itchin' to rumble. On Feb. 22, you’ll have a chance to vote in your favorites and decide which Kansas City companies will enter the battle royale.
For the fifth year running, KCSourceLink hosts its Battle of Brands, amonth-long, bracket-style competition between 64 of Kansas City’s innovators, Main Streeters, second stage companies and microenterprises. Why? Because we love KC entrepreneurs and look for every opportunity to share their stories and successes.
Nada. The Battle is free and all the contenders are self-nominated, meaning that they purposely and intentionally chose this dance. To get into the brackets, though, they need your vote and they must have:
Want to know more? Read the Call to Battle here.
You're a member of the start-up group. Brand new to the entrepreneurial world, your ideas and energy will take you far. Welcome to the family.
You're a member of the microenterprise group. Your small business is not only your dream job, but also gives you the flexibility to do things on your time.
You're a member of the main street group. Your entrepreneurial spirit brings people together, providing your customers with a more personalized service.
You're a member of the innovation-led group. You make the revolutionary ideas that will break through the ceiling. Let our resources get you there.
You're a member of the second stage group. Faster than a speeding bullet, your business is taking off. We have the resources to help your growth and expansion.
You're a member of the eco-devs group. You're the support system of the economic, small business and community rooted in getting things started. Let's connect.