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Grasping VC in KC - A Double Panel Event

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am • Organized By Kansas City Business Journal
12600 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213


Join KCBJ as our panelists educate entrepreneurs and prospective investors about how VC professionals vet companies and how companies can best position themselves to attract capital. We will feature two 90-minute panels.


  • Darcy Howe | KC Rise Fund
  • Laura Brady | Royal Street Ventures
  • Brendan Fallis | Leawood Ventures


  • Chris Costello | Blooom
  • Alan Fairless | SpiderOak
  • John Thomson | PayIt
  • Scott Ford | Pepper
Katie Bean
Kansas City Business Journal
(816) 777-2207
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