Make a Knight of It

2014 Knight News Challenge, August 25-27, Kauffman Center, Knight News Challenge Summer

The Knight Foundation, which helps foster engaged and informed communities through entrepreneurship, innovation and the arts, has selected KC to be the host of its annual Knight News Challenge Summer event.

On Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., Mayor Sly James will kick-off the event at the Kauffman Center, along with Asim Pasha, co-founder and co-CEO of Sporting Innovations.

The event will bring together entrepreneurs from across the KC region as well as the 2014 winners of the Knight News Challenge, which were awarded over $3 million for ideas that would strengthen the Internet in areas such as access, transparency and safety.

After the reception, the main event will take place on Aug. 26 and 27. Previous challenge winners and local entrepreneurs will network and participate in workshops on such topics as building business and entrepreneurial skills, branding, marketing and sales.


For more information about The Knight Foundation and its mission, visit

- Kathryn Greene