30th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Kansas City Convention Center
Coffee with Danny O'Neill, 2015 Regional Entrepreneur of the Year
Bloch Executive Hall 330 and 331
Enjoy a cup coffee and listen to this year's Regional Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient, Danny O'Neill, tell his story on how he turned his passion for good coffee into a must-have addiction.
Fearless Founders Under 40
Co sponsored by Twenty30 CEO
Bloch Executive Hall 331
Mike Wilson,MBA '06 Co-Founder/CEO Niall
Brittain Kovac, EScholar '14 Chief Nomad Hostel KC
Grant Gooding, BBA '05, MBA '06 Brand Strategist and CEO Proof Positioning
Meet the 20 and 30 something entrepreneurs that are leaving their mark and continuing our city's great tradition of innovation and leadership. This networking reception will introduce a handful of local entrepreneurs under 40, and highlight a specific instance where they had to be fearless. Come learn more about the struggles (and triumphs) of well-known companies as well as meet rising stars and potential partners at this informal reception. This evening is designed for young professionals, but guests of all ages are welcome.
Women in Entrepreneurship Panel
Bloch Executive Hall 218
Jill Minton - founder, tLoft Café
Diana Hess - co founder, EnduraLock
Kelly Sievers Pruneau - Women's Capital Connection
Joni Cobb (moderator) - Pipeline Entrepreneurs
Kansas City is experiencing unbelievable momentum in the entrepreneurship, startup and innovation space. Please join us for a panel discussion featuring highly accomplished female entrepreneurs representing diverse industries who call Kansas City home! Whether you own your own business, are thinking of venturing out on your own or just want to hear stories from the trenches from other successful women, you won't want to miss this exciting panel! Stay for a networking reception afterwards.
Arts and Entrepreneurship Showcase
Bloch Executive Hall
The Arts & Entrepreneurship Showcase will give local Kansas City artists the chance to advance their career. Led by UMKC's Enactus team, Bloch Executive Hall will be transformed into an art gallery displaying the work of young artists from our community. The work will be up for the entirety of Global Entrepreneurship Week but will culminate in the Friday night showcase where participating teams will display works designed as gifts for those visiting Kansas City.