On February 8, 2013, Startup Crawl will hit the streets of Kansas City for the first time ever and Think Big Partners is honored to be featured along the way!
First things first: What exactly is Startup Crawl?
Startup Crawl is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and organizations within Kansas City’s ever-growing startup-sphere to showcase what they are building via interactive demos and networking. Shuttles will be transporting crawl participants to locations in the Crossroads, Plaza and Westwood areas of Kansas City.
The idea of Startup Crawl began as a joint venture between Venture Fridays, a product of Red Nova Labs, and the Kansas City Startup Village. The goal of the event is to increase the visibility of the Kansas City startup scene and show how accessible it is to locals who have hopes of breaking in as well as to those looking to benefit from the resources Kansas City has to offer.
In addition to Red Nova Labs and Kansas City Startup Village, more stops along the way include The Kauffman Foundation, OfficePort, BetaBlox and Think Big Partners. Shuttles will be running on a loop from these locations picking up and dropping off participants. The four shuttles will run from 4:30pm to 10:00pm on February 8, 2013.
Highlights include a live prairie bluegrass jam provided by Leap2 at the Startup Village. In addition, OfficePort will be hosting a reduced version of their Whiskey Friday Tradition, an event in its 3rd year. A full list of over 30 participating startups is available here (located at the bottom of the page).
Startup Crawl is designed as pub crawl, but instead of hopping from bar to bar, attendees will hop from startup to startup. Startup Crawl is a platform for entrepreneurs to tell their stories and extend a branch of hospitality to the Kansas City community as a whole.
The event is free but participants have the option to donate to the event to cover transportation and beverage costs if they would like. Register here: http://kcstartupcrawl.eventbrite.com/.
We can’t wait to showcase what our hard working entrepreneurs have built so far and what the future holds for the Kansas City startup scene as a whole at Startup Crawl!