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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Small Business Celebration Virtual Candidates' Showcase Day I

Wednesday, August 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By KCK Chamber of Commerce
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Join the KCK Chamber of Commerce for a fast-paced, Shark Tank- style virtual event. Candidates will have five minutes to present their business and take questions from our anonymous judges while viewers across the Greater Kansas City region watch on. Tune in to support local small businesses as they begin the process to compete for the 2020 Mr. K Award and receive the title of 2020 Small Business of the Year!

Thank you to all our 2020 Small Business Celebration Sponsors!

Overall 2020 Small Business Programming Presented By Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City(link is external) and Evergy(link is external)
Our CEO Level Sponsor is Honeywell(link is external). Candidates’ Showcase Presenting Sponsor is American Century Investments(link is external). Top 10 CEO Panel Reception Presenting Sponsor is Bank Midwest(link is external). Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor is Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation(link is external). Partner Level Sponsors are Google Fiber(link is external)H&R Block(link is external)SS&C(link is external)UMB(link is external), and Union Station.(link is external) Associate Level Sponsors are Bank of Blue Valley(link is external)CBIZ/MHM(link is external)Country Club Bank,(link is external) Enterprise Bank & Trust(link is external)Lead Bank(link is external)Mazuma Credit Union(link is external)Menlo(link is external)Staples(link is external) and US Bank.
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