The June meeting of the KC Coalition for Digital Inclusion will be devoted to a workshop on the innovations that emerged in response to Covid-19 that addressed needs for digital access and equity. We need your input — those of you working in the field at the edge of the pandemic — to help us identify new entrepreneurs and sustainable business opportunities and support KC’s economic recovery as we begin to emerge from the pandemic. The Comeback KC Ventures program, supported by an EDA SPRINT grant, allows us to provide unique and tailored support to help these innovations grow and scale.
Mike Brown and Emma Alvarez Gibson of The Brainzooming Group will facilitate an interactive, online session to help us frame the scale and scope of Kansas City-based pandemic-related innovation in areas like
- network and service delivery innovation
- teaching and instruction in digital skills
- digital access for education
- community engagement
- and much more
Session participants will interact with other thought leaders in the space and receive an organized and detailed follow-up report of the information generated in the session. Participants will receive a pre-event survey on Monday, July 12 to help prepare for the session.
The Comeback KC Ventures program, jointly managed by UMKC’s Innovation Center and KC Digital Drive, is designed to help KC’s economic recovery by supporting innovators and entrepreneurs build and grow pandemic response solutions into sustainable businesses.