Big Kansas City Pop Up Event: The Big Happy

Big Kansas City and Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest will join forces Thursday, October 9, giving the community and its business leaders an unforgettable afternoon. After a fireside chat with the AOL co-founder, a group of pre-selected startups will have the opportunity to pitch their company to Case for a $100,000 investment. Directly following

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Big HappyBig Kansas City and Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest will join forces Thursday, October 9, giving the community and its business leaders an unforgettable afternoon. After a fireside chat with the AOL co-founder, a group of pre-selected startups will have the opportunity to pitch their company to Case for a $100,000 investment.

Directly following that pitch, KCnext and KCADC, in partnership with Rise of the Rest, will host a happy hour at 5 p.m. at The Guild to showcase KC’s creatives and culture.

The Big Happy will feature food from Patrick Ryan’s Port Fonda and cocktails created by world-renowned bartender and Manifesto founder Ryan Maybee. Further, Hint brainchild Teri Rogers and music by the duo Victor & Penny will create an atmosphere leading up to Steve Case’s announcement of the Rise of the Rest pitch competition winner at 6:30 p.m.

Interact up close and personal with the creative people putting Kansas City on the map and see the check presentation right before the Big Kansas City Middle Party, just a few blocks away at The Bauer.

To get your spot at The Big Happy, make sure to RSVP here. Attending Rise of the Rest and want to get the full experience? You can purchase your Big Kansas City ticket here.

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