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The founder of Walz Tetrick Advertising accepts the Mr. K Award.

Walz Tetrick Advertising Wins 2024 Mr. K Award

Kansas City-based advertising agency Walz Tetrick Advertising has been crowned the Mr. K Award winner for 2024. Named after the legendary Kansas City entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Kauffman, the Mr. K Award is bestowed upon companies that show business growth or sustainability, excel in employee relations, engage in community service...

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Patty Gentrup of KCSourceLink speaks at the Forging the Future of Entrepreneurship event

What’s in Store for the Future of Kansas City Entrepreneurship?

What will the future of entrepreneurship in Kansas City look like? What’s needed to make sure small businesses in our region have what they need to be successful?  On April 2, 2024, nearly 150 individuals – existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, organizations that help entrepreneurs, and other community leaders – came together...

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Regnier Venture Creation Challenge 2023 winner

Pitches, Career Fair, Workshops Part of First Regnier Student Founders Summit

Are you a student with a passion for innovation? Are you dreaming of turning your ideas into impactful ventures? Look no further! The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting its first-ever Regnier Student Founders Summit on Friday, April 12, which includes seminars, keynotes, workshops, a career fair...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City 2023 panelists and attendees pose for a picture

See How You Can Keep the GEWKC Magic Going Into 2024 and Beyond

As Global Entrepreneurship Week - KC comes to a close, here's how you can keep the inspiration, expert advice and networking going into 2021 and beyond.

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GEWKC attendees mingle after a session.

10 Reasons You’ve Gotta Attend Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City

It’s the same old question: What’s in it for me? With Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City, the answer is: PLENTY! If you’re wondering why you should go to GEWKC Nov. 13-19 (in-person base camp is Nov. 15-17), we compiled a list of some pretty great reasons, and we bet by...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City 2023

GEWKC: Build Your Agenda from 100+ Sessions for Nov. 13-19

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City, the metro’s largest annual, multiday educational event for aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners, kicks off Nov. 13-19, and attendees can now sign up to attend no-cost virtual and in-person sessions throughout the week that will supercharge their business or business idea. To attend...

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Vine Street Brewing Co., Years in the Making, Is about More Than Serving Suds

The much-anticipated Vine Street Brewing Co. opened its doors in June 2023, becoming the first Black-owned brewery in the state of Missouri, but co-owners Kemet Coleman, Elliott Ivory and Woodie Bonds Jr. have dedicated their efforts to realizing this dream since 2020.  Coleman, the brewery’s director of marketing and experiences,...

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Presenters on a stage at Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City

We Want Your Ideas: Lead a Session at Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City 2023

Kansas City’s business community is invited to lead and submit sessions for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City (Nov. 15-17, 2023), a three-day interactive educational experience driven by community members. The community is invited to submit session ideas through Friday, Aug. 25 at gewkc.com. “Global Entrepreneurship Week -...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City participants pose for a photo

See Where Base Camp Is for Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City 2023

KCSourceLink has announced that Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City, the metro’s largest educational entrepreneurship event, has a new base camp for its 16th year. The multiday event that draws thousands to network, learn and grow will have its main sessions at Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City, Missouri,...

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Kansas City, Missouri, at night

How KCSourceLink and Its Resource Partners Are Moving the Needle on Economic Development

Economic development is a vital ingredient to move every community and region forward, and often the catalyst to spark economic growth comes from institutions within the community, like universities. The Economic Development Administration’s University Center program enables organizations within universities, like the University of Missouri - Kansas City Innovation Center,...

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