Missouri Business Events: April 27-May 3



Missouri Business Events provides a weekly look at conferences, classes, networking events and more for professionals across the state. All descriptions below are courtesy of the events’ organizers. Check Missouri Business Alert’s event page for a calendar of events beyond this week, and contact us if you would like to add an event to the schedule.


Monday

SBTDC Succession Planning

1 p.m.-3 p.m. at UCM Summit Center (850 NW. Chipman Road, Lee’s Summit)

Come and learn how to plan for succession as an ongoing business so you don’t suffer a serious financial hit. Learn more

Tuesday

EPIC: Lunching Outside the Box – ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dulany Hall Banquet Room- Columbia College Campus (600 N. 8th St., Columbia)

Columbia Chamber’s Personal Growth luncheon will focus on the future, and prioritizing your life. Collin Bunch with the University of Missouri’s Extension Office, who has also been instrumental in helping Columbia’s entrepreneurial climate, will be the presenter. Learn more

Support Kansas City’s 5th Annual Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Awards

4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

This award helps identify and honor those effective nonprofit organizations with strong leadership on both a staff and board level. Join some of the great private, public and government leaders in Kansas City and learn how cross-sector collaboration has contributed to their success. Learn more

Transit Oriented Drinks: Streetcar Edition

5 p.m.-7 p.m. at The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange (1924 Main St., Kansas City)

Join the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance for happy hour at The Rieger, a longtime streetcar supporter. Tracks are complete in front of the restaurant, so take a look and have a drink! Learn more

Money Smart for Small Businesses

6 p.m.-9 p.m. at SEED$ (5 Municipal Drive, Park Hills)

Money Smart curriculum was developed jointly by the FDIC and SBA for new and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics to organizing and managing a business. In addition to grounding participants in the basics, the curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced training and technical assistance. Learn more

Startup Next St. Louis

6 p.m.-8 p.m. at T-REX (911 Washington Ave., St. Louis)

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, this hands-on mentorship program and our network of accelerators and investors can help you get there. Learn more

Wednesday

Grandview Chamber’s Joint Network Meeting

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at 1-49 Fun Center (17217 S. Outer Road, Belton)

This event will have open networking at the beginning of the event, but be prepared to: 1) provide a 20-second commercial about your business; 2) relate an issue or need for your business. Learn more

KC SmartPort’s 2015 Annual Industry Briefing

7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at Bartle Hall Ballroom 2103 (Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 1502 Wyandotte St., Kansas City)

KC SmartPort will host its fourth annual industry briefing, KC Velocity, highlighting opportunities and trends within the automotive supply chain. Birgit Behrendt, vice president of global programs and purchasing operations for Ford Motor Company, will deliver the keynote presentation. Learn more

North Kansas City Business Council Coffee Connect

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. at Armour Loft Event Space (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

Join us for a Livestream of the Kauffman Foundation’s 1 Million Cups Program and additional presentations from local Northland businesses. This networking event is for anyone interested in starting or supporting entrepreneurial ventures in the Kansas City area. Learn more

1 Million Cups Kansas City

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups Cape Girardeau

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Codefi (339 Broadway St. #124, Cape Girardeau)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups Columbia

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at REDI (500 E. Walnut St., Columbia)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups Springfield

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson, Springfield)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

1 Million Cups St. Louis

9 a.m.-10 a.m. at KETC (3655 Olive St., St. Louis)

Every week, two entrepreneurs present their ventures and ask advice and assistance from the community. All are welcome to come see some of the newest ventures getting started around town and join in the lively discussions and networking to follow. Learn more

Public Policy Up Close Speaker Series with Gov. John Hickenlooper

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City)

Join the KC Chamber for an inspiring look at the economic development success in our neighbor to the west and collaborative growth strategies with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who served as mayor of Denver from 2003-2011. Learn more

Thursday

Operation JumpStart

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBTDC at Southeast Missouri State University (920 Broadway St., Cape Girardeau)

Operation JumpStart is a nationally recognized, highly successful training model for individuals considering starting or expanding a business. Participants will learn essential business planning and preparation skills such as product pricing, legal structure, competition marketing and cash flow management. Learn more

The Venture Café

3 p.m.-8 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Ave., St. Louis

The weekly gathering of innovators and startups. A place for serendipitous collisions to occur. Each week, there are roundtable discussions, information tables, office hours with thought leaders and guest speakers relevant to the ecosystem. Learn more

Northwest Chamber’s Networking Happy Hour

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Lehmann’s Landing (12314 Natural Bridge Road, Bridgeton)

This is a great way for you and your company to build your network inside and outside of the Northwest Chamber. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. Learn more

Excelsior Springs Chamber’s 88th Annual Awards Dinner

6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Elms Hotel & Spa (401 Regent St., Excelsior Springs)

The annual awards will include: Citizen of the Years, Citizen of the Year Chamber Member of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Special Recognition. Learn more

Friday

SMCKC’s May Breakfast: Pizza Hut’s Secret Ingredient

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Grand Street Cafe (4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City)

Pizza Hut has become one of the most engaged brands in the digital sphere. Attendees will learn how the world’s largest pizza company uses branded and co-created content across a range of emerging channels to shift the conversation, boost brand affinity and build a powerful relationship with a new generation. Learn more

SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Road Tour

8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites-Columbia (1225 Fellows Place, Columbia)

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher or small technology firm, take advantage of this opportunity to hear directly from federal agency program managers, and meet with program decision makers. Learn more

Olathe Chamber’s Business Lunch Series

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Olathe Community Center (1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kan.)

Each year more than 22.3 million people visit the Kansas City region, adding more than $4.6 billion to the local economy and supporting 1 in 19 jobs. Learn about the future developments in Kansas City’s travel and tourism market and discover ways you can build partnerships to get your business a piece of the pie! Learn more

ArtsKC Block Party

3 p.m.-10 p.m. at Baltimore Ave. between 19th and 20th St., Kansas City

ArtsKC is excited to announce its first-ever, free, community ArtsKC Fund Week Block Party. This event will be showcasing the outstanding artists, arts organizations and arts programs that benefit from the ArtsKC Fund, promote awareness, and build the ArtsKC Fund. Learn more

BTBC Networking Event

4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at Bioscience & Technology Business Center (University of Kansas, 2029 Becker Drive, Lawrence, Kan.)

Network with local entrepreneurs, service providers, KU researchers and other members of the local business community at the Bioscience & Technology Business Center. Learn more

Friday-Sunday

GigHacks

Three day event at Google Fiber Space (1814 Westport Road, Kansas City)

It’s time to set Kansas City’s gigabit network ablaze! Join us for a weekend of futuristic fun and a chance to build the gigabit apps of tomorrow. You’ll have the opportunity to team up with talented startups and tech companies, developers and designers, students and entrepreneurs, thinkers and doers. Learn more

Saturday-Sunday

Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge

Two day event at KCPT (125 E. 31st St, Kansas City)

At this overnight challenge, a few hundred web pros (nerds) will spend 24 hours – in a row – helping nonprofits create websites they couldn’t otherwise afford, all pro bono. Learn more

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