Kansas City is gearing up for the 10th anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week. More than 70 events have been submitted for consideration for the Kansas City celebration, and four high-caliber headline events were recently announced.
The annual event, which celebrates entrepreneurship worldwide, is being held from November 13-17. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has now expanded to more than 170 countries. Last year the events in Kansas City drew more than 12,000 attendees.
The first four headline events in Kansas City include:
- Verne Harnish, Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It . . . and Why the Rest Don’t // Harnish is the author of “Scaling Up” and the founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), which has more than 12,000 members worldwide. He is also the founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with more than 180 partners on six continents.
- David Meerman Scott, Real-Time Marketing // David Meerman Scott is a sales and marketing strategist, entrepreneur and the author of 10 books. He is best known for “The New Rules of Marketing & PR,” which is in its sixth edition. Scott presents “New Marketing Mastery” at Tony Robbins Business Mastery events worldwide.
- AltCap Your Business Competition // The competition creates more awareness about local technical assistance resources, peer-to-peer business development advising and access to capital. Three finalists from among the pitch competitors will be awarded scholarships toward AltCap’s Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) 16-week workshop and cash prize. The first place winner will also receive office/coworking or retail space and free business consulting services. The competition is open to any for-profit business owner or entrepreneur who lives in or does business in Kansas City, Missouri, who is ready to start operations within six months and have annual revenues of $20,000 or less. Applications open on August 18, 2017.
- #GEWKC Tenth Anniversary Celebration // GEW started in Kansas City 10 years ago. This celebration will recognize entrepreneurs and service organizations that have advanced entrepreneurship in Kansas City during the past 10 years.
Organizers are continuing to consider events for GEWKC’s four tracks—youth entrepreneurship, business services, business growth and makers/creators. If you are interested in submitting an event, visit www.gewkc.org by August 18.