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Civic Innovation in COVID-19 to Support KC Small and Minority Owned Businesses

Monday, March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Organized By KCBizCare
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Civic Innovation in COVID-19 to Support KC Small and Minority Owned Businesses presented by City of Kansas City-KC BizCare Office with The Porter House KC. This demo day event will feature new technology and research the City of Kansas City is using in its efforts to remove barriers for starting and growing a business in KCMO and doing business with the City of Kansas City. Featuring the City Innovate STiR program that helps cut through much red tape using a Challenge-Based Approach to procurement. This demo day event will highlight two startups in residence (STiR) cohort participants Qwally and Emgage;


  • “Positioning the City at the Center of the Small Business Eco-System”-The New KC BizCare Virtual One Stop Shop with gov-tech developer Qwally in partnership with the Office of City Managers- The KC BizCare Office. Qwally is a user-friendly web platform that helps cities provide effective, integrated, and scalable support to local small businesses. By making information and support more accessible, Qwally empowers cities to make their communities more inclusive and their economies more resilient.


  • “Inclusive Procurement”-Leveraging the City’s buying power to grow its small and minority owned businesses with gov-tech developer Emgage in partnership with the Human Relations Department, Finance/Procurement Department with the City of Kansas City. Gov CRM is Emgage's flexible and mobile Constituent Relationship Management solution for cities and agencies of tomorrow. With Gov CRM, you will engage your citizens and businesses with powerful event and appointment management, omnichannel communications, permit administration, vendor signup and contracting, and much more. With Emgage Gov CRM, you will reduce costs and drastically improve services for your constituents."

You can view the event live online through The Porter House KC Facebook page.

Angelene Grady
(816) 513-2492
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