Thursday, March 8, 2012

Announcing IgniteKC: The 2012 Kansas City Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The contest is over and the ballots are in!

Think Big Partners and Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce have chosen “IgniteKC” as the winner of the naming contest for the 2012 Kansas City conference on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Earlier this year, Think Big Partners and the Kansas City Chamber opened up the naming contest to spark community involvement amongst Kansas City innovators, entrepreneurs and creative minds. From their ideas and suggestions emerged IgniteKC, the new official name of the conference, selected by a committee made up of members from the Chamber of Commerce and Think Big Partners.

“This conference is a step in the right direction for Kansas City,” said managing partner and co-founder of Think Big Partners, Herb Sih. “We hope that the event ignites a collaborative spark between entrepreneurial organizations, large Kansas-City based corporations, small businesses and creative individuals alike.”

IgniteKC is the culmination of the Chamber’s Innovation Conference and Think Big Partners’ Think Big Kansas City with the goal of building Kansas City into America’s most entrepreneurial city. The jam-packed, all-day conference will be hosted by H&R Block and will take place on June 20th, 2012, at the H&R Block Corporate headquarters building in downtown Kansas City. The conference is dedicated to educating and motivating innovators, entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals by giving them an arena to learn, grow and connect.

IgniteKC is looking for leaders in the Kansas City business community and beyond to get involved through sponsorship and speaker opportunities. To learn more about getting involved, please visit (site subject to change) or call (816) 842.5244.

Stay tuned! The IgniteKC website will launch soon with information about tickets, event schedule and more opportunities.

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  1. You guys realize that this might be confused for a different event, right?

  2. Yup! We are aware of the Ignite event that came to Kansas City in 2009. But this name was the winner! We are going to create our own unique brand around innovation and entrepreneurship and are really looking forward to it. Hope you are too!