How can we become America’s most entrepreneurial city? As part of the Chamber’s Big 5 initiative, eight public forums are underway to get your views. We checked in on one of them this week at the Kauffman Foundation.
There are four more sessions just like this one going on in the metro. They are all free, but registration each session is limited to 50 people. For more information and to register, go to kauffman.org/big5conversation. By the way, we will check in with Pete deSilva, the head of UMB Bank who is leading the Chamber’s entrepreneurial Big 5 initiative, to see what they learned once they have them all wrapped up.
The Chamber’s Big 5 initiatives were announced last fall – each designed to create jobs and to raise “Big KC” to the next level. The entrepreneurship initiative is championed by Peter deSilva, chairman and CEO of UMB Bank.
The schedule for next week’s meetings:
Sprint Campus – 6300 building, Overland Park (Park in Lot P)
Monday, Feb. 20 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kauffman Foundation – Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Cerner – Vision Center, 2850 Rock Creek Parkway, KCMO
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Metropolitan Community College – Mel Aytes Education Center, 500 SW Longview Road, Lee’s Summit
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.