Firebrand Ventures founder John Fein, who previously ran Techstars’ Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City, will provide programming at the Plexpod Westport Commons coworking space.
Plexpod Westport Commons is expected to open in January with 160,000 square feet of space and is accepting applications for access. Its ambition is to become a hub for entrepreneurial activity in the Kansas City area.
Fein’s role will be to develop workshops, presentations and other programming aimed at raising capital, hiring, building teams, sales, marketing, product development and other issues.
Firebrand, an investment fund targeting early-stage startups, will be based at the Westport site and will evaluate startups at the co-working space for possible investment.
The idea behind co-working space is to encourage collaboration among startups, entrepreneurs and others.
Read more: Kansas City Star