The Distinction Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs

At KC Hub, we've made it our mission to focus on innovators as opposed to entrepreneurs.  Here's why that distinction is important.

The Gigabit Challenge

"The Gigabit Challenge is focused on unique applications that are enabled by Google's first-in-the-nation 1 Gigabit Fiber network. It is a business plan competition looking for the brightest, hungriest and most passionate entrepreneur superstars who are looking to think big...with a gig."

The winners receive a 6-figure investment, tons of exposure and a vote of confidence from the likes of Google execs, VCs, successful entrepreneurs and MIT professors.

Check it out!

Kansas City Public Library (Plaza Branch)

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Date and Time: 
Wed, 01/18/2012 (All day)

Why It Makes Sense to Start Your Company Outside of the Valley


Neight Allen posted this a few days ago over on the Startup KC Facebook group.  Cool article on why even the Valley, in its infinite wisdom, falls victim to group think, and why creating a startup outside that region may actually help you break that...and succeed at the same time.

First Friday: Hello Art Lounge & Trolley Tour


Date and Time: 
Fri, 03/04/2011 (All day)

Kansas Pipeline - Innovator of the Year

General Agenda
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

Date and Time: 
Thu, 01/27/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

Kauffman Lab's Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition

Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011




"Kauffman Lab's Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition


We are looking for women scientists and engineers with ideas to change the world.