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Thank you for a great GEWKC 2017! Check back next year to see a great lineup of events and activities for your business.

NOVELDAY 2017 is for the creative class of entrepreneurs, innovators, consultants and professionals looking for growth opportunities. The agenda features big brands and C-Suite execs such as COO of Virgin Mobile Doug Smith. Attendees will be energized and inspired by emcee Jairek Robbins, who is a world class motivational speaker.

Hear insights from Anita Darden-Gardyne, the 2017 Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield runner-up and CEO of Oneva, and her brother Christopher Darden, prosecuting attorney in the OJ Simpson trial. This will be an intriguing panel discussion on how diversity drives innovation and market leadership.

Don't miss the Real News, Fake News or Novel News media panel to learn media industry trends from journalists, media insiders and execs such as Kevin D. Johnson, author of The Entrepreneur Mind and CEO of Johnson Media. Johnson, who as a startup landed multi-million dollar contracts with brands such as Microsoft, Sony, Mercedes Benz and more.

Witness niche pitch competitions in media, fashion, tech and social impact with high caliber judges such as Atlanta-based Mimi J Online, who has worked with VH1, Love and Hip-Hop, Real Housewives of Atlanta and is a reality show star on Aspire TV's The Graduate.

Learn how to innovate in the simplest form to make big impacts from Black & Veatch! Get a first-hand look at how artificial intelligence is being used as a entrepreneurial resource as well as a powerful investment platform for funding seekers as we showcase "Hello Alice" and SeedInvest!

Featured is keynote speaker Ramsey Mohsen, CEO of Everhance and known to be Kansas City's most influential digital consultant, speaker and video blogger.

11:00 – 12:00 – Registration

12:00 –12:15 – Welcome + Speaker Introduction – Master of Ceremony – Jairek Robbins

12:15 – 12:45 – Novel Talk - Expanding Peak Performance Zone – Jairek Robbins

12:45 – 1:15 – Novel Block - Interactive Consultative Innovation with Black & Veatch - Ed Croteau

1:15 – 1:35 – EEMS Hip Hop/Ballet Mixed Media Fusion Presentation

1:35 – 1:45 – Break/Networking

1:45 – 2:25 – Media Trends Panel – CEO of Johnson Media Kevin D. Johnson, Carrie Stapleton, Philips-West, Bobby Burch, Startland News, KC BizJournal, Associated Press

2:25 – 2:55 – Novel Talk Keynote – “Are you Really Ready to Grow? – COO of Virgin Mobile – Doug Smith

2:55 – 3:25 – Novel Talk - Becoming Invincible – CEO of Wellshift – Melanie Weinberger

3:25 – 3:40 – Pitch Competition – Media+Fashion – (Featuring Mimi J CEO The Glamatory as a judge)

3:40 – 4:30 – Leveraging Diversity for Market Leadership Panel – Cici Rojas- Tico Productions Exec, Anita Darden Gardyne-CEO Oneva, Attorney Christopher Darden, Lesa Mitchell-Techstars, Moderated by Ken Cheadle

4:30 – 4:40 – Pitch Competition – Inventors/ Products / Services

4:40 – 4:55 – Pitch Competition - Social Entrepreneurship

4:55 – 5:30 – Hors d’ oeuvres & Music

5:30 – 6:10 – Corporate Innovation Showcase – Anna Pickren (Hello Alice) & Alexandra Tynion (SeedInvest)

6:10 – 7:10 – Novel Talk - How to Quickly Cultivate a Very Loyal Following – Ramsey Mohsen CEO Everhance

7:10 – 7:40 – Crowd Accelerator sponsored by Barcelona, Spain-based Telanto (KC Incubator Challenge)

7:40 – 8:00 – NOVELCITY Awards and Closing Remarks

Want to ease the entrepreneurial stress? Melanie Weinberger, CEO of Wellshift and expert on corporate wellness, will share best practices.

NOVELDAY 2017 is a must attend event. It not only address various issues and barriers that entrepreneurs face but will include an element of entertainment and creative flavor, such as the novel EEMS & Hip-Hop & Ballet Fusion performance. You don't want to miss NOVELDAY!


Friday, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Plexpod Westport Commons
300 E 39th St
Medallion Theater
Kansas City, MO 64111


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