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From the Front Lines of Small Business Relief in KC

Friday, April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Startland
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Please Join for a timely, one-hour conversation and Q&A with the organizations leading the small business COVID-19 relief efforts in Kansas City.

12:00 - Explanation of efforts being spearheaded by each organization:

  • Kauffman Foundation - Melissa Roberts
  • KCSourceLink - Maria Meyers
  • AltCap - Ruben Alonso
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) @ UMKC - Carmen DeHart
  • Moderator: Adam Arredondo, STARTLAND

12:30 - Q&A

Overview of each organizations efforts:

Kauffman Foundation - $2.8M of support across multiple efforts

KCSourceLink - Small business resources page and support hotline

AltCap - $5M COVID relief loan fund (seeing unmeetable demand)

SBDC - Small business support to access SBA relief dollars

Lunch Note: All attendees are encouraged to order lunch from a local restaurant. Check out our for options.#ShopLocal


Maria Miller
(913) 221-6077
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