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Startland's Innovation Exchange: Building Innovation Hubs

Thursday, August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm • Organized By Startland News
1828 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64108


Centralized hubs of innovation are connecting key pillars of startup ecosystems across the country. But are they alive and well in Kansas City? What developments are on the horizon?

Join Startland News and presenting partner Husch Blackwell for an in-depth look at how innovation hubs are driving community growth, the new opportunities they present for ecosystem acceleration, and what community stakeholders need from them to succeed.

Fireside chat: Embracing innovation hubs

Moderator: Adam Arredondo, executive director, the Kansas City Startup Foundation

Special presentation: Developing an innovation hub

Ecosystem roundtable: Engaging innovation hubs

Moderator: Drew Solomon, senior vice president business and job development, EDCKC. 


Not All There — Ft. Jake Bjorseth, founder, TRNDSTTRS Media

Food & Drink:

Event Agenda:

  • 5:30 pm | Happy hour

  • 6:00 pm | Main program

  • 7:00 pm | Performance by Not All There, cocktails and networking

  • 8:00 pm | Innovation Exchange ends

Startland thanks Husch Blackwell for their support of Innovation Exchange!

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