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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.

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We Picked These KC Business Classes, Events Just for You


The KCSourceLink calendar is chock-full of classes and events you can attend to learn how to start and scale your business. Chanté Keller, Network Navigator extraordinaire, is here with a few of the highlights. Grab your calendar, and let's get to work.

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Does your business need a freelancer? Come meet them and see which talented solopreneur fits your needs and personality best at the FX of KC Annual Portfolio Showcase from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 12 with The Freelance Exchange of KC.

See if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and apply for Entrepreneurial Mindset Training with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC. The nine-week program starts Sept. 18 and runs from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Scholarships available.

Learn about techniques you can use right now to be a more effective speaker at the September Membership Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 with the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
 
Create a working startup, collaborate with technical and non-technical entrepreneurs and hear from industry leaders at Techstars Startup Weekend Kansas City. The weekendlong event starts 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
 
Apply to present and showcase your technology to tech scouts and the public at Encountering Innovation Week 2019 from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 23 with the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College.

See how your business can connect with one of the fastest-growing demographics in the U.S. at Building Relationships with Kansas City's Hispanic Community from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 24 with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City.

Don't miss your chance to have a booth and connect with KC's emerging growth companies over drinks, food and music at the 5th annual Startup Crawl KC from 5 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 with the Kansas City Startup Foundation.


Want more events? Check out the KC metro’s most comprehensive business calendar.

KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established small businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate. Give us a call (816-235-6500) or tell us who you are, and we’ll help you find your path to business success.

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