Startup Grind Kansas City Hosts Maria Meyers - Director, UMKC Innovation Center
What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Daniel Linhart, Director of Startup Grind Kansas City
Daniel is a small business owner in Kansas City, Missouri. He co-owns and operates Cremalab, a web and mobile development company that works alongside startups and entrepreneurs to build online products. He joined in 2010 as Partner and COO, overseeing all of the firm’s day-to-day operations, business strategy, and general management. His previous experience in account management, entrepreneurial spirit, and educational background brought fresh insight, organization, and direction to the company. Since joining in 2010, Daniel has been a key catalyst in the growth, efficiency, and sustainability of the company, leading to year-over-year growth and profitability. Daniel’s key responsibilities include operations, administration, business strategy, and organizational leadership.
Maria Meyers, Director, UMKC Innovation Center
As network builder for both U.S.SourceLink and KCSourceLink, Maria established a resource network that connects entrepreneurs with more than 140 business-building organizations throughout the bistate, 18-county Kansas City region. The model is now being used in regions and states nationwide as part of the larger U.S.SourceLink network. Maria, like the network she leads, is entrepreneurial about being entrepreneurial. She has more than 20 years of experience in creating successful companies in the high technology, biotechnology, manufacturing and museum industries.
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