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A Startup Guide for KC Innovators


It’s a fast track to innovation: anyone who’s ever created a disruptive technology or service knows that all too well.

Redefining what it means to caffeinate, leading the raw food craze in the Midwest, creating the next breakthrough app, designing a medical device to test blood sugar—when you’re disrupting an entire industry you need to move fast, and you need business-building resources that can keep up.

That’s what this guide is about.

Disrupt & Conquer: The Startup Guide for KC Innovators connects you with the resources, the tools, the inspiration and the capital connections to take your innovation-led business from here to the stratosphere.

Download this 18-page guide and learn how to:

tick-inside-a-circle (2)   Connect with resources that specifically serve innovation-led businesses
tick-inside-a-circle (2)   Find funding sources to accelerate your innovation-led business, from grants to debt to equity
tick-inside-a-circle (2)   Start, fund and grow an innovation-led business in Kansas City from local entrepreneurs who have found success

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