Speaking Startup: Assessing the state of VC in KC



From high schoolers making scrunchies to high-growth startups raising hundreds of millions of dollars, this week’s episode of Speaking Startup really runs the gamut.

First, we look at a maker fair that was hosted by The Loop in Columbia and focused on small-scale entrepreneurship.

Then, we interview Adam Arredondo, executive director of the Kansas City Startup Foundation, about a recent report his organization backed that details the venture funding scene in Kansas City.

The rundown:

  • 2:03 – The latest headlines in startup and entrepreneurship news
  • 4:32 – Audio postcard from The Loop Maker Fair in Columbia
  • 9:31 – Interview with Adam Arredondo, executive director of the Kansas City Startup Foundation
  • 16:07 – The numbers that matter in entrepreneurial news and a quote for the road

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