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#GEWKC: Entrepreneurship changes everything

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City is taking over the city Nov. 12-16, and with more than 170 events, there's something for everyone. This is the biggest week in KC for innovators, doers, dreamers, makers, risk-takers, social entrepreneurs and growth-minded pioneers. Learn more about #GEWKC and craft your customized schedule. Plus, see how you can give back by volunteering or sponsoring.

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Looking to take the next (or first) big step toward your entrepreneurial dreams? Ready for a change? Can’t stop talking about that nonprofit idea? Want to meet the right people who can help transform your business?

We totally get it. And we got you😄

We’ve hand-picked some of our most inspiring stories in recent memory to give you that extra push to pursue your goals or overcome those business hurdles because entrepreneurs like you inspire big change in Kansas City.
Looking for more inspiration? Read all about KC's Entrepreneurs in Action. 
"If you don't live your truth, you stop others from living theirs." #GEWKC changed one attendee's outlook on her business. See how it transformed this truth-teller's passion.
Your family moves to KC for your dream business, but it quickly becomes about survival. Do you fold? Or press on? "In the beginning, it's hard because no one believes in you but you." Where 14 years of persistence gets you.
A company offers you a $15 million contract. What do you do? "It was one of those things where 'no' became a huge win." How "no thanks" can sometimes open doors.
It's 2008. You lose your job. So you build a community. "It makes a serious difference in your work when you fail. That's the only time you improve." When life gives you lemons, craft your own career.
Tell us what you need for your business or nonprofit.

> > > 💰 💰 💰  Each month, we highlight the businesses in KC that are receiving funding and making the right moves to grow. Find out which companies got funding

Inspired yet? Get out and meet the #startupkc community IRL.

Need help getting your startup ready for seeking a round of angel investments? Enterprise Center in Johnson County’s PitchPerfect eight-week boot camp might be the ticket. Hurry and apply. The deadline is approaching.

Ever wish you could tour Kansas City’s startup community in one evening? On Oct. 5 from 5-8:30 p.m., you can. Eat, drink, network and be merry during First Friday with Startup Crawl KC. Deets here.

Techweek Kansas City is programmed just for you. Check out the competitions, demo days and a whole lot more from Oct. 8-12. Enter code “KCSOURCELINK” for a 20 percent discount on an executive ticket.

Speaking of Techweek, Think Big Partners is hosting a Smart City Innovation Workshop starting at noon Oct. 8, where you can tell regional entrepreneurs and tech companies about the problems you face. Who knows? Your ideas could lead to big solutions.

If you're an urban entrepreneur in Kansas City, Kansas, who's looking to start or grow your business, Create Campaign is hosting workshops, panels and speakers Oct. 20 at Kansas City Kansas Community College to help you reach the next level. Sign up here.


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