If you’re from KC, chances are, you’ve driven around downtown Kansas City and have noticed a bright orange and white building with a TWA rocket positioned for lift-off on its roof. This is the Barkley building, and it is now the home of LaunchKC’s first-ever press conference.
LaunchKC is Kansas City, Missouri’s strategic initiative designed to attract and develop information technology entrepreneurs and professionals in the emerging digital communities within the Crossroads Arts District and throughout Greater Downtown Kansas City. In other words, LaunchKC is to be the place where IT startups take off.
You can learn more about LaunchKC at a press conference this afternoon, September 10, at 3:00pm on the Barkley rooftop. With appearances from Mayor Sly James, Peter Fullerton, Ron Coker, Mike Burke and Paul Vlahos, the press conference will provide more information about what LaunchKC is and what it aims to do.