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The Lean Lab's Launch[ED] Day: Futureland

Thursday, November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm • Organized By The Lean Lab
1621 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64108


Discover the future of Kansas City education at this exclusive pitch event!

Listen to the latest innovations in education entrepreneurship impacting our city.

Learn our city’s leaders vision for the future.

The evening of November 16, The Lean Lab will be celebrating the culmination of the 4th cohort of our Incubator Fellowship Program. Join us for a toast under the chandelier, as we give away $50,000.00 to accelerate education innovation in celebration.

Limited space is available for this incendiary event.

VIP Speakers:

Dr. Mark T. Bedell is one of the top young educational leaders in the United States. His personal, educational and career experiences make him uniquely suited to serve as Superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools in Kansas City, MO. He is a talented, caring teacher and administrator who is doing the hard, systematic work necessary to ensure that every child and every family has an equitable opportunity of making their dreams a reality.

Aaron North is the vice president of Education at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he serves as a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team and leads a team of program officers who are funding or researching programs designed to ensure more Kansas City students have access to high-quality education options and opportunities preparing them for life and education after high school.


Our Ventures:

Diversity Talks - Student-led professional development grounded in the cultural competencies of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Explorable Places - A platform that makes it easy for teachers to find and book field trips.

Healthy Hip Hop - Learning through music, movement and a message.

Transportant - Connectivity and communication to improve bussing ecosystems.

ViTAL - ViTAL’s software creates multimodal, accessible learning content, increasing inclusion of special education students in general classrooms.

Katie Boody
The Lean Lab
(720) 234-6407
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