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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Entrepreneurial City Report

It's All about You: Kansas City's Entrepreneurial City Report

Join us for the unveiling of KC's Entrepreneurial City Report

Artists and innovators, bakers and makers, startups and spinoffs--you are the reason Kansas City is an awesome place to live, work, eat and play--and on Aug. 21, we're going to celebrate it.

If you have a startup, have an idea that could be one, have a business that has survived and thrived, if you work with entrepreneurs or just love knowing what they are up to, join us at 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Union Station when we unveil and launch Kansas City's first Entrepreneurial City Report.

(Hang out after iKC: The Unconference or jump in before you head to the Silicon Prairie Awards, the big reveal is free. Just let us know you're coming here. Psst, we have t-shirts!)

What is the Entrepreneurial City Report?

As part of KCSourceLink’s EDA grant and the Big 5 initiative, we’re using this report to celebrate entrepreneurs like you who create jobs, businesses and our city’s character.

This is our first annual report on entrepreneurship and from here, it will help KC benchmark our entrepreneurial ecosystem across the six imperatives and track our progress toward become America's most entrepreneurial city.

Why should you go?

Because we're celebrating you, and we just hate talking behind your back. (But we will.)

We'll also talk about Kansas City's progress toward becoming America's most entrepreneurial city and what we need to do next to claim that title. From entrepreneurial resources to idea pipeline to talent pool to telling our story to capital to corporate engagement, we've done a lot of good work to advance entrepreneurship in Kansas City, but we still have more to do.

How can you be a part of the e-city report?

Well now, you'll just have to come on Aug. 21 to find out, won't you?

How can you let people know?

So glad you asked--and so glad to have you on board. We'll launch the official hashtag at the event, but in the meantime, let people know you're going by:

  • Sharing the link to the event: Let us know you're coming 
  • Sharing it on your socials: Got a tweet ready for you > What (& who) is making #KC America's most entrepreneurial city? Find out Aug. 21. (Hint: starts w/ Y & ends w/ U.) 


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