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Accessing Capital in Kansas City
June 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am CDT
Join Kelly Sievers, Managing Director of Women’s Capital Connection and Brande Stitt. Program Director for the Women’s Business Center, as they walk us through where entrepreneurs get their money in Kansas City. Learn what types of businesses are launched in KC, and how they were funded.
You will learn to ask yourself these important questions: How much money do I need? What type of business do I have? What type of capital is most appropriate? You will learn how to prepare to raise debt (borrow money) or equity capital (give up a share of your business.)
Kelly Sievers, Managing Director of the Women’s Capital Connection, spent 18 years in the trenches of retail entrepreneurship. She has purchased, grown and sold four different retail businesses, including Scandia Down on the Country Club Plaza. Kelly serves as the Managing Director of the Women’s Capital Connection, an angel investment group of more than 40 women who invest in women-led companies. Kelly has a BS degree in Communications and Business from Iowa State University. She was awarded the Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year in 2007 and made the Kansas City Techweek 100 list in 2015 & 2016.
Brande Stitt currently serves as Program Director for the Women’s Business Center in Fairway, Kansas. The WBC helps develop, mentor and fund women led businesses. She previously served as the Network Builder for KCSourceLink and Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurship for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Brande received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Drury University in Springfield, Mo., and a Masters of Education in community/agency counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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