Thursday, May 19
Google Fiber Space
1814 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
In this VOX event, we’ll be featuring Maria Meyers, Executive Director of KCSourceLink as she discusses the state of entrepreneurship and the funding landscape in Kansas City. Come hear about the realities of the current state of entrepreneurship–what we can prepare for, what we need to overcome, and what’s looking really good.
Maria Meyers is director of the UMKC Innovation Center and founder of KCSourceLink. Maria started KCSourceLink in 2003, linking together more than 240 nonprofit business–building organizations to increase their visibility, value and impact for Kansas City’s startups and small businesses. In the last few years, she has taken an active role in identifying and filling the gaps in Kansas City’s funding landscape.
Maria leads a team that works with economic development organizations across the United States to turn fragmented small business resources into a cohesive and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that attracts startups, accelerates businesses and creates jobs. The model developed here in Kansas City is being used in regions and states nationwide, from Seattle to San Juan.