Though we won’t be at South by Southwest Interactive (above), we’ll have another big event on the horizon, Startup Weekend Kansas City, to bring about plenty of dicsussion.
Silicon Prairie News will pair up with Startup Weekend Kansas City for the first SPN Meetup on April 12 in Kansas City. We’re inviting those in the startup community to join us for drink and an opportunity to meet face-to-face to discuss the happenings on The Prairie. The Cashew, located in the Crossroads Arts District, will lend itself as a great host to the event and with fingers crossed, we’ll enjoy some spring weather in their relaxed outdoor patio setting.
With Startup Weekend Kansas City kicking off the following day (April 13-15), the meetup will allow attendees a chance to mix and mingle but also become acquainted with others who they may be pitching their ideas and building a buisness with over the 54-hour event. Learn more about Startup Weekend Kansas City below and hear from its organizers at the upcoming meetup.
Where: The Cashew (2000 Grand Boulevard)
When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 12
RSVP: Recommended but not required, visit splashthat.com
The first Startup Weekend Kansas City of the year will officially kick off on April 13 at Union Station. The 54 hour event pairs invididuals into teams to build a web or mobile application that could form the basis of a credible business. Participants come together and introduce ideas and then spend Saturday and Sunday working to bring to build upon those initial ideas. The event will conclude Sunday night, when teams pitch their ideas.
Guest speakers to include U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Danny O’Neill of The Roasterie, and the notable panel of judges includes Evan Conway of OneLouder Apps, Joni Cobb of Pipeline and Thad Langford of OpenAir Equity Partners.
Tickets for Startup Weekend cost $80 per participant and are available through April 13 on the event’s registration page. Tickets for the Sunday night pitches and dinner can be purchased for $15.
Credit: Photo by Otto Helweg