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Rewriting Zero-Sum: Strengthening Entrepreneurship in America

Tuesday, October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm • Organized By Kansas City Business Journal
Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110


With initiatives being piloted in Kansas City, we are learning that when we break down barriers to entry for new and small business owners, we unleash innovation, creativity and growth that stimulates the entire economy.

Hear from three entrepreneurs, a mission-driven community development financial institution, and Kansas City’s business advocacy and licensing office as they explore what it looks like to rewrite the zero-sum to discuss:

  • The promising ideas underrepresented entrepreneurs are working to bring to fruition and the obstacles they face starting and growing their businesses
  • Promising trends in finance and what we have learned after an intense experience in the past two years piloting methods of increasing access to capital for all entrepreneurs
  • How Kansas City is working to become a national model for entrepreneurship-focused economic development and how federal funding streams are helping to expedite this work

Agenda for the event:

  • 4:30, happy hour and networking
  • 5:20, panel discussion
  • 6:20, Q/A
  • 6:30, event ends


The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center parking lot is located adjacent to the building. When you pull into the complex, the parking lot is on your left and the Conference Center entrance is the first entrance on your right. Parking is free.

Kansas City Business Journal
Kansas City Business Journal
(816) 421-5900
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Kauffman Foundation
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4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
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