The Kansas City Startup Foundation believes in the power of connection and we would love to see you at one (or all) of our Kansas City community events. Collide and collaborate with the Foundation!

MECA Challenge is a one-day innovation competition. Geared toward students, educators and corporate team building, MECA Challenge allows participants to solve a real-world problem with the guidance of a mentor from the entrepreneurial community. Not just for business students, teams have the opportunity to develop creative thinking and resourcefulness in a guided exercise that fundamentally changes the way they view entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.

Click here to visit MECA Challenge website!

Innovation Exchange is a collaboration between Startland News and Think Big Partners. This monthly panel discussion invites Kansas City area thought leaders and ecosystem stakeholders to speak on issues facing Kansas Citians from entrepreneurship to city infrastructure to business strategy and everything in between.

Click here to visit Startland News Events page!

Second Fridays is a fun, free community event with a beer swap, games and the opportunity to connect and have fun with entrepreneurs and community members in the heart of the Kansas City Startup Village.

Click here to visit Village Square Facebook Events page!

1Week KC is a week-long celebration of all things startup. A series of curated experiences, each day features events centered around connecting the startup community and giving us the chance to have a little fun!

Click here to visit 1Week KC website!

Startup Crawl KC is a fantastic, one-night tour of Kansas City's awesome startup community. Attendees visit innovation hubs in the Crossroads District while eating, drinking, networking and having fun. Discover and learn about KC, meet the founders, ask them questions, and get inspired!

Visit Startup Crawl KC website!


Find the Kansas City Startup Foundation at events around Kansas City!