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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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How to Get Funded in Kansas City

Thursday, November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Organized By KCSourceLink
300 E 39th St, Room 1-L, Kansas City, MO 64111


Is there a secret to getting funded in Kansas City? You bet there is! About 80 percent of the companies that got equity funding worked with an entrepreneurial support organization, and 100 percent of those getting microlending got help.

Hear from veterans of the funding wars and their clients about who to approach, when and how.

Panel includes:
Ruben Alonso, AltCap
Tyler Enders, 509 East LLC and Made in KC
Pedro Zamora, Hispanic Economic Development Corp.
Jessica Piedra, Law Office of Jessica Piedra
Jeff Shackelford, Digital Sandbox KC
Stuart Ludlow, RFP365
Sally Williams, SBIR/STTR grants and UMKC Small Business and Technology Development Center
Dave Alburty, InnovaPrep
Jill Meyer, UMKC Small Business and Technology Development Center
Laura Steward, VideoFizz

Kate Hodel
(816) 235-6500
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Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E 39th St
Room 1-L
Kansas City, MO 64111
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