Thursday, June 14, 2012

Are You Fired Up!? iKC Unveils Fire Up Presenters

iKC is hosting Kansas City’s first Fearless Innovators and Ruthless Entrepreneurs’ Unconventional Pitch (Fire Up) on June 20, 2012.  This month, the conference sought out 11 knockout presenters to participate in Fire Up.  And now, we have the names:

Fire Up Topic #1: What’s the Next Disruptive Innovation?
  • Kevin Payne— Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Lives
  • Joel Stephens— Augmented Reality Mirror: Next Time, “Test Drive” Your New Hairstyle First!
  • Adam Coomes— Non-Sexy: The Next Disruption
  • Doug Richards— Gamification: The Way We Work, Learn and Play
  • Christian Braddock— Slurpees, Big Gulps and the Gross Profit Split: The Revolution of the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
Fire Up Topic #2: Answers to Questions You Didn’t Know You Had  
  • Tim Sylvester— How can Modern Infrastructure Make KC the Most Entrepreneurial City in the World?
  • Herb Sih— How to get S%&^ Done Fast
  • Shaun Williams— How to Maximize ROI in a Mobile World
  • Eze Redwood—Innovative Platforms Bring Collaboration: How Unique Virtual Spaces can Unite Groups
  • Bryan Richard— Why Software Development is Hard: 5 Tips for Managing Developers, Shipping Software, and Staying Sane
Presenters only have 5 minutes (20 slides, 15 seconds per slide) to convey a particular message.  Wish these Fire Up presenters good luck on June 20—they’ll need it.  This will be the most intense pitch series KC has ever seen!  Are you ready? 

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