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Starty Pants Live: A Discussion of Diversity, Entrepreneurship & Economy

Tuesday, May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm • Organized By Sharice for Congress
8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS 66204


Sharice Davids, Congressional candidate and creator of the popular Starty Pants video podcast, will host a lively roundtable discussion with a diverse panel of local innovators who are breaking the mold of who an entrepreneur is and what they look like.

Entrepreneurship is key to a thriving economy. Yet minority and female entrepreneurs often face unique and additional obstacles to get their work off the ground. This conversation will explore that dynamic and what can be done to encourage innovators from all backgrounds.

Discussion panelists include:

·       Carlaanda McKinney of Raaxo

·       Bek Abdullayev of Super Dispatch

·       Dan Smith of Porter House KC

·       Katherine Kelly of Cultivate KC


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Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
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