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1Week KC 2014 Begins

June 9th – June 15th, Various Locations in the Kansas City Metro

Attention, innovators, thinkers, purveyors of aspiration and creators of what’s next! From Monday, June 9, through Sunday, June 15, locals come together for Kansas City’s annual 1Week KC, a week filled with entrepreneurial empowerment. Get inspired, share ideas, celebrate and connect with this week’s lineup of exciting events.

 

Monday
Startup Games, powered by Google Fiber
6-8 p.m. @ Google Fiber Space Lounge

Make some real connections without the business cards and stiff-collar shirts. Challenge, compete and connect to win prizes and bragging rights while team building with entrepreneurs and startups.

Tuesday
Tailgate at The K, sponsored by Kauffman Foundation and Sprint
4-7 p.m. @ Kauffman Stadium (Lot N)

Get your tailgate on and enjoy free food, drinks and beer from six local breweries while connecting with Kansas City entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Entrepreneur Day at The K
7-10 p.m. @ Kauffman Stadium

Stay for the game with 2,000 of your entrepreneur friends to watch the Royals take on the Cleveland Indians. Buy tickets for the 7:10 p.m. game for $15 via the Royals Website.

Wednesday
1 Million Cups
9-10 a.m. @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Watch two local startups present their companies and field questions and advice at this weekly gathering to learn more about and connect with Kansas City’s startup scene.

Digital Sandbox KC Innovation Showcase
4:30-7 p.m. @ Hallmark Cards Corporate Headquarters

Let your inner techie out by checking out the latest apps and test driving Kansas City’s newest products. The event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP here.

Thursday
Sprint Techstars Demo Day
4:30-7 p.m. @ Kauffman Performing Arts Center

See 10 innovative companies from the only accelerator focused exclusively on mobile health at this event for the inaugural class of the Sprint Accelerator powered by Allstars. These teams have been growing their businesses in the three-month Techstars program, fueling the mobile health revolution.

Silicon Prairie News Pub Quiz
7-10 p.m. @ 2000 Grand

Put your useless knowledge to good use at this random-fact trivia night hosted by Silicon Prairie News! Win prizes (mostly beer) by answering questions about current events, pop culture, music, startups and more.

Friday
Startup Waffles, sponsored by Microsoft Ventures and Think Big Partners
7:30-9:30 a.m. @ Think Big Partners

Start your final day of the week off right with some tasty waffles, pancakes, sausage and eggs provided by Chris Cakes, served with bottomless Roasterie coffee. Connect with entrepreneurs while watching a screening of Microsoft Ventures’ documentary on their global startup accelerator network.

Startup Party
9 p.m.-2 a.m. @ Mosaic Nightclub Patio

Finish the day with a party! Hosted by Adam Coomes, party with KC entrepreneurs and big thinkers while celebrating the 1,000-member milestone for the Startup KC Facebook group. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Weekend
Startup Weekend
6 p.m. Friday-6 p.m. Sunday @ Center for Advanced Professional Studies

Developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together for a 54-hour event to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

Boulevardia
5 p.m. Friday-6 p.m. Sunday @ West Bottoms

Experience KC’s newest beer, food and music festival and get your beer on in the West Bottoms!

Keep up with and participate in the week of innovation by using hashtag #1WKC, liking 1 Week KC on Facebook and following @1WeekKC on twitter. For more information, visit www.1weekkc.com. Let the celebration begin!

Nicolette Martin