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IXKC: Pet Innovation Unleashed in support of The Porter House KC

Tuesday, October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Organized By Kansas City Startup Foundation
501 Berkley, Kansas City, MO 64120


Startup life isn’t all four-legged sales calls and (wet) noses to the grindstone. For a few tail-wagging entrepreneurs, innovation has gone to the dogs. Some of Kansas City’s newest, most novel and successful concepts are targeting an increasingly startup-friendly pet market.

Join Startland News at the new Bar K Dog Bar — along with your favorite pooch (yep, you can bring your dog) — for a closer look at three pet-centric companies that call Kansas City home. In support of The Porter House KC, presented by iWerx and the KC Animal Health Corridor and hosted by Bar K Dog Bar, the latest edition of the Innovation Exchange will take attendees on a walk through the emerging world of #pawtrepreneurs!

We hope you will join us for an evening of food, drinks, music, networking, and time well spent with exceptional entrepreneurs and canine companions.


Musical Entertainment

  • Emily Dix Collective

Event Agenda

  • Gates open at 5:00 PM with drinks, food, music & networking
  • Main program from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Networking and doggie playtime continues until 7:00 PM

A huge thank you to Bar K Dog Bar, iWerx, and KC Animal Health Corridor for their support of this program!

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Bar K Dog Bar
501 Berkley
Kansas City, MO 64120
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