Global Entrepreneurship Week: Raising Capital and Much More
We love Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) here in Kansas City. In fact, we love this week so much that we bust out the ordinary week into a full 13 days of inspiration, connections, celebrations and education.
Quick backstory: #GEW started in KC nine years ago and now spans the globe, with nearly 20,000 partner organizations planning more than 35,000 activities that directly engage more than 10 million people. KC hosts one of the biggest celebrations. Now you know.
There is so much to celebrate in Kansas City around entrepreneurship this year, including the remarkable growth of the area’s funding ecosystem. On our Entrepreneur Dashboard we keep track of all the latest news, including which companies got funding each month.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kansas City’s capital scene, or are looking for an investment, be sure to make the most of everything Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City has to offer. Go to gewkc.org now to build your own #GEWKC calendar and check out these events you don’t want to miss:
If you want to meet some folk . . .
GEWKC is rather famous for its networking opportunities. Click “Networking” on the GEWKC calendar and be sure to put these events on your radar:
On Nov. 11 - GEW Second Fridays: Kansas City Startup Village
On Nov. 14 - Multicultural Business Happy Hour: Grand Street Cafe
On Nov. 15 - GEW Venture Lounge: Lead Bank
If you want to get inspired . . .
Hear inspiring stories from KC entrepreneurs all week. Just hit the filter for “Panels & Talks” on the GEWKC calendar and check out these awesome events:
On Nov. 16 - Startup to Success: Kauffman Foundation
On Nov. 16 - Eat & Educate: Funding Options for Your New Business: Platte Valley Bank
On Nov. 16 - Corporate Engagement: Essential for the Startup Ecosystem: Sprint Accelerator
If you want to get your learn on. . .
Throughout GEW, KC entrepreneurs and organizations share lessons on cash flow, market research, budgeting, certification and government contracts and more. Here’s a small sampling of events to move your business forward:
On Nov. 14 - iWerx Intensive: Funding for Startups: iWerx
On Nov. 17 - 2017 Economic Forecast: US Economy After the Election: American Century Investments
On Nov. 16 - The Capital Series: Raising a Round of Funding - Where and How to Start: Sprint Accelerator
If you want to win sweet prizes . . .
Enter to win one of six remaining #ShopLocalKC gift baskets when you take the #GEWKCgo challenge. Each basket features $100 worth of KC-made goods. How do you win? Check out the challenges (here or via KCSourceLink’s tweets), post the pic and hashtag it with #GEWKCgo and #GEWKC.
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