Missouri Business Events: August 18-24

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.


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Tuesday

FastTrac NewVenture

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBTDC – UMKC (4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City)

In FastTrac NewVenture, a program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City and brought to you by the UMKC SBTDC and University of Missouri Extension, you will look at all aspects of your proposed company, exploring the feasibility of your business concept and learning how to develop a viable business plan. Participants will learn about startup issues and learn to address the competition, legal matters, marketing and financial management aspects. FastTrac participants don’t just learn about business, they work on their own business endeavors throughout the course. This program is fast-paced and energizing, using guest speakers and lots of group breakout activities.

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Human Resources Roundtable

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olathe Chamber of Commerce (18001 West 106th St., Suite 160, Olathe, Kan.)

These lunches offer human resource practitioners of member organizations a forum to discuss best practices, trends and issues.

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Culture at Work

6-8:30 p.m. at Cremalab (1815 Central St., Kansas City)

When it comes to attracting top talent and winning the hearts of your team, few things are as powerful as office culture. Great culture allows you to be authentic, have fun, create freely and collaborate in a safe environment. Not surprisingly, none of these things happen without great spaces to support them.

If you’ve been wondering how to foster vibrant office culture in your company, this Small Talks will equip you to give your team something to cheer about. Join us for a frank discussion on culture challenges and opportunities, and leave with next steps for your office.

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Wednesday

Sprint Accelerator – Coworking Wednesdays

8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sprint Accelerator (210 West 19th Terrace, Kansas City)

You’re probably already out (attending 1 Million Cups)-why go back to your usual office?

Spend the day with your extended network and work from the Sprint Accelerator. Keep the conversations going and get your work done in the process!

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1 Million Cups Columbia

9-10 a.m. at REDI (500 East Walnut, 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.

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1 Million Cups Kansas City

9-10 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.

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1 Million Cups Springfield

9-10 a.m. at The eFactory (405 North 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.

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1 Million Cups St. Louis

9-10 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.

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Northland 1 Million Cups Live Stream

9-10 a.m. at Armour Loft (406 Armour Road, North Kansas City)

There is a convenient location for Northlanders to watch a live-stream video link from the Kauffman Foundation event which also provides networking opportunities with others in the Northland.

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Google Apps Workshop

11 a.m.-noon at SBTDC – UMKC (4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City)

Over 4 million businesses use Google Apps – should your company be one of them? In this workshop you’ll find out how your business can take advantage of the free tools and how much it might cost to implement Google Apps across your entire enterprise. We’ll compare Apps to Microsoft’s product suite and you’ll be able to better decide if your company could join thousands of others who’ve made the switch to Google Apps (or stay with the thousands who didn’t). While the focus of this workshop will be Google Apps for Business, we will also compare Google’s offerings for Government, Education and the Non-profit sector. This workshop will be taught by Doug Allen, President of Allen’s Consulting. Lunch will be provided.

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Thursday

iKC: The Unconference 2014

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City)

iKC: The Unconference returns in 2014 with the unique open-format to facilitate conversations and collaboration. Attend the only conference in Kansas City where the agenda, format and topics are completely directed by you. When you make the agenda, every session pertains to you. iKC is about taking action – geared to serious entrepreneurs and innovators ready to build and grow their business. Anticipate the unexpected. Speak the unscripted.

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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.

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SBA Webinar 7(j) Lunch-n-Learn Series

Noon-4 p.m. at SBTDC – UMKC (4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City)

This is the discounted registration for the 7-webinar series for the SBA 7(j) program for businesses. Topics include government contracting and construction business management. Hosted by the UMKC SBTDC and MO PTAC, this lunch-and-learn federal contracting series will have SBA staff on site to assist and answer questions. All webinars in this series are provided by the SBA at no cost to the participant. Any fees incurred are for meals and administrative costs provided by the UMKC SBTDC and MO PTAC.

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Missouri Networking

Noon-1 p.m. at Old Spaghetti Factory (17384 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield)

Bring 30-40 business cards and buy your own lunch. Speakers sign up from within the group.

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Silicon Prairie Awards

6-10 p.m. at the Midland Theatre (1228 Main St., Kansas City)

The Silicon Prairie Awards is a startup community celebration like none other. Held to honor companies and individuals for their outstanding products, strong leadership and noteworthy contributions to the community, all—from startup founder to startup enthusiast—are invited to attend.

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