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Access to Money 2024

May 31 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT


Ready to seek a loan or investment into your new or existing business? SCORE’s Access to Money will answer a lot of your questions and introduce you to resources in the KC Metro. If you are early in the process, exploring options or ready to seek substantial funds for your business, this event is for you.

You will be inspired by 3 Keynote Speakers, 9 panel discussions and 6 interactive workshops facilitated by more than 20 experts in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Top notch Keynote Speakers will inspire you.

** US Representative Sharice Davids, opening Keynote Speaker, will talk about
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) from a personal and
congressional perspective.

** Market President of CrossFirst Bank Matt Meyer, second Keynote Speaker, will
share what banks want from small business loan applicants.

** Michael Carmona, Senior Director of Regional Ecosystem Development at the UMKC Innovation Center, our Closing Keynote Speaker, will recap the many resources available in the community for established and aspiring entrepreneurs and how to use them.

** Lauren Conaway returns as the host for Acce$$ to Money.

Following the keynote speakers and panel discussions, attendees will choose interactive events for a deeper dive into critical topics based on where they are in their exploration of funding.

Check out the Pitch Competition in one of 3 categories: Elevator Pitch, New Business, Established Business.
(Must be registered for the event to enter.)

SCORE is joined by many Entrepreneurial Service Organizations including the CDFI coalition and members, the Women’s Business Center, the Capital Access Center; KC SourceLink, the Small Business Administration, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, KCBizCare, VetBiz, KIVA of KCMO, Pathway Financial, Enterprise Center of Johnson County, the SBDC of Kansas and the SBDC of Missouri. Participating and supporting financial institutions include CrossFirst Bank, Sunflower Bank, AltCap, the Central Bank of Kansas City, Mazuma Credit Union. Private sector participants include InnovateHerKC, Accelefund and Startup Hustle.

Register now.

$39 fee includes breakfast and lunch as well as all speakers and activities. No refunds.

Join us on Friday, May 31 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, starting with breakfast at 8:30am, opening Keynote Speaker at 9:15, second Keynote Speaker at 10:40, panel discussions and workshops followed by a hot lunch at 12:30pm. Pitch Competitions, feedback, and announcement of winners will be followed by the Closing Keynote Speaker, event ending at 4pm.



May 31
8:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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