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Innovators: Pipeline Entrepreneur Awards

Thursday, January 25 @ 6:00 pm - Friday, January 26 @ 12:00 am • Organized By Pipeline Entrepreneurs
1228 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64105


On January 26, 2017 in Kansas City, Pipeline will hold its renowned and energetic celebration of entrepreneurial contributions to Pipeline and our region.  Recipients of Pipeline’s awards will each receive a “Leap of Faith”—Pipeline’s iconic bronze. After a decade, it’s exciting to see our evolution of our celebration to better highlight the many “performers” who make this work worth it—shining the light one night on so much work and effort by so many!


Pipeline is about the many entrepreneurs within it—both working hard to individually to succeed in building a high impact company, while simultaneously aspiring to help each other and Pipeline as we strive to be more successful and supportive as a group. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by a Pipeline Member to the organization and the many peers within it.


Pipeline Members continue to work with the Pipeline organization, and each other, as they grow and scale their businesses. This award recognizes a Pipeline Member for a particularly strong demonstration of growth, be it revenue, capital raised, creation of high-salaried jobs, new ventures or innovation


The Pipeline Innovator of the Year award is the one award that only current Pipeline Fellows compete for and is based on three components—performance during the Pipeline year, scores from their retooled business plans post Pipeline impact and presentations given during the Innovator of the Year daytime competition event in January.


In order for Pipeline entrepreneurs to succeed—and for Pipeline to thrive as a tool for that success—we need the involvement of leaders who contribute in a very meaningful way. Such contributions may be through consistent mentoring, strategic investment, or working to expand the impact of our program for the greater entrepreneurial region.

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Midland Theatre
1228 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
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