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The Entrepreneurial Community in Kansas City From Fragmented to Collaborative

11/14/2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“The Entrepreneurial Community in Kansas City:

From Fragmented to Collaborative?”

GEW-KC Luncheon featuring Heike Mayer

Wednesday, November 14

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Town Square

4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Join Heike Mayer, professor of economic geography at the University of Bern, Switzerland, as she shares the findings of her recent research to assess the entrepreneurial community surrounding the technology and life sciences sectors in metropolitan Kansas City. Based on interviews she conducted with regional experts, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs in summer 2012, Mayer concludes that Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is fragmented, and the role of large firms as incubators has diminished during the past six years. At the same time, however, she finds collective efforts to improve the local entrepreneurial community have improved, and several effective mentoring and networking groups have emerged.

Lunch is provided by the Kauffman Foundation.

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