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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.

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Building Entrepreneurship Through Community

Tuesday, April 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am • Organized By Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO


Join us for a discussion about how you can partner with the Kauffman Foundation in connecting aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs to the information, frameworks, and resources needed to start and grow businesses in your community.

The event will feature a panel of current FastTrac affiliates and entrepreneur graduates of FastTrac to share their experience engaging with the FastTrac curriculum, as well as more information about how Kauffman’s other resources can help you better support the entrepreneurs you serve every day.

As a FastTrac affiliate, you can help entrepreneurs in your community by facilitating an entrepreneurial education program in English or Spanish.

1 Million Cups offers an opportunity to create peer-to-peer connections and bring together local business owners. It also previews resources available in the larger ecosystem.

The Start Us Up Coalition is a diverse coalition of organizations that use America’s New Business Plan to advocate for leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs in America.

*Participants who express interest or attend the breakfast and complete the FastTrac affiliate application will have their $250 application fee waived.*


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome, breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel discussion with FastTrac graduates and affiliates

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Questions, meet and greet

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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
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