What: Startup Weekend KC - a 54-hour sprint to introduce ideas, form teams, create business plans, build prototypes and launch companies
Where: bizperc/Think Big Partners, 1800 Baltimore, KC, MO
The first time Tony Conrad built a company, in 2005, he raised $3.5 million to create a “contextually relevant content engine” that would serve up content on websites in the way that Google serves up ads. After three years of hard work, the investment proved worthwhile when Conrad sold Sphere to AOL for $35 million.
To read more:
Think Big Partners presents the bizperc Launch & Learn: The Art and Science of Integrated Marketing (aka Getting 1000's of Visitors to Your Site) by Herb Sih
The audience includes venture capitalists, angel investors,
private equity investors and business development, financial
and legal professionals.
9:00am – 3:45pm Innovator of the Year Competition
4:00pm – 5:00pm National Expert Panel on Entrepreneurship and Investment
6:00pm Orange Carpet Time – Networking Reception for IOTY
7:30pm Innovator of the Year Awards and Dinner
JCCC (Capitol Federal Conference Center, inside Regnier Cent
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
Cool post, one sentence thoughts on innovation:
Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011
We are looking for women scientists and engineers with ideas to change the world.
To reach that goal, Litan said, the nation has to create “entrepreneurial ecosystems” — commercial-private accelerators that nurture promising new companies, specifically in the medical device and Web-based industries.