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Innovation Exchange: Why KC?

Monday, May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm • Organized By Startland News
8320 Ward Parkway Plz, Kansas City, MO 64114


The coasts are coming for Kansas City.

With the metro's profile on the rise faster than KC's skyline adds new shapes, hungry investors, companies and head hunters are taking notice.

Join Startland News and presenting partner nbkc bank as we dig deeper into the drawing power of Kansas City! We'll explore real-world examples of recent investments, relocation, acquisitions and hires that are putting the middle of the map in the news.

Why do investors find value in the Midwest? Why do companies shift operations to Kansas City from other startup hubs? Why do companies choose to build in the metro? Why KC?

Better yet, why not KC?

Panelists and featured guests:

Musical entertainment:

  • TBD

Event Agenda

  • 5:30 pm — Doors open, followed by drinks, food, music and networking

  • 6 pm — Program (including panel discussion)

  • 7 pm — Networking and libations resume

  • 7:30 pm — Innovation Exchange wraps

We'd like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our partners at nbkc bank for their support of Innovation Exchange!

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