Saturday, April 16, 2011

So...What's Going On at Startup Weekend Kansas City?

I'm so glad you asked...

At 5:00 last night, the 4th floor of bizperc was calm.  Tenants were leaving their desks.  Clients were wrapping up their meetings for the week.  The coffee had stopped brewing.

The 6th floor, however, was a different story.  That's because Kansas City Startup Weekend was being set up.  And right now, SWKC is in full swing at bizperc.  I will be the first to tell you that there is some major inspiration, creativity and innovation going on. 

The moment I walked into bizperc this morning at 10:30, I could feel the energy overtaking the 6th floor space.  Groups of visionaires, tech guys, marketing gurus, entrepreneurs, and business leaders were crowding around desks, posting sheets of paper to the windows, chugging Coke, and typing furiously on laptops.  With just one glance at the activity going on at Startup Weekend Kansas City, I could tell that this event was going to be a huge success.

So what's going on at Startup Weekend Kansas City at this very moment?  I'm so glad you asked.  From the development of a convenient conference call app (created by one of my friends, Mike Gelphman of KCITP), to the creation of a one-button app that reports potholes and other city issues (The business's tagline? It Takes a Village to Run a City), there are some amazing innovations at SWKC.

Some pics: 

Did you is the color for creativity and innovation?

Startup Weekend at about 10:30AM on Saturday at bizperc.

This group may have the best view of all!  Inspired yet?

Adam Coomes and Steven Chau - the masterminds behind Startup Weekend Kansas City.

Collaboration at its finest.

8 teams are competing at the 2011 Kansas City Startup Weekend.

Food, glorious food!  Lunch is served.

Hard at work.

Loving every minute of Startup Weekend!

Window writing: a startup must.

A huge thanks to the sponsors of Startup Weekend Kansas City!

Like what you see?  Be sure to sign up for next year's Kansas City Startup Weekend and make your dream a reality.  With the event as successful as it is right now, I'm sure it will be back for a 3rd year- and bigger than ever before!

Written by Allison Way.

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