Speaking Startup: CBD in Missouri; an innovation district in KC



Missouri Business Alert’s Speaking Startup podcast explores news and issues important to Missouri entrepreneurs.

This week, we check in with Kevin McGinnis. A former Sprint executive, McGinnis is now working to build the Keystone Innovation District, which he envisions as a central hub for entrepreneurship in Kansas City.

We also chat with Kristen Williams, the CEO and creative director of a Columbia startup called Hempsley. Williams is part of a wave of entrepreneurs trying to build businesses in Missouri’s burgeoning CBD industry.

Here’s the full rundown of the show:

  • 1:12 – Headlines from the week in Missouri startups
  • 2:23 – Kevin McGinnis of the Keystone Innovation District
  • 9:50 – Kristen Williams of Hempsley
  • 15:44 – Noteworthy numbers and a quote for the road

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