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Innovation Exchange: Hustle in the Making

Tuesday, November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm • Organized By Kansas City Startup Foundation
300 E 39th Street, Medallion Theater, Kansas City, MO 64111


Kansas City’s maker scene runs the spectrum from entrepreneurs producing tech devices and designers fashioning apparel to creatives reshaping innovation through hands-on production. They scale concepts from a mere idea to physical reality — all while facing typical startup challenges, as well as struggles unique to makers.
Join Startland News — a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to elevating KC's entrepreneur community of startups, creatives and risk-takers — in the gorgeous Medallion Theater at Plexpod Westport Commons during Global Entrepreneurship Week for a conversation with leading and emerging makers. We'll discuss the highs and lows associated with designing, marketing, funding, producing, selling and distributing physical products.
The event — presented by Plexpod and Polsinelli — will also explore what drives such makers to take the entrepreneurial leap. (Spoiler: It isn’t always money!)
It’s an evening of food, drinks, music, networking, and a peek behind the curtain of maker life.
Musical Entertainment
  • TBD
Event Agenda
  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with drinks, food, music and networking
  • Main program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Networking continues until 7:30 p.m.
A huge thank you to Plexpod and Polsinelli for their support of this program!
Matthew Marcus
Kansas City Startup Foundation
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Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E 39th Street
Medallion Theater
Kansas City, MO 64111
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