Time: August 5, 2011 from 7:30am to 9am
Location: Kansas City Cafe
Street: 1532 Grand Blvd.
City/Town: Kansas City
Website or Map: http://www.kansascitycafe.net/
Event Type: social, media, breakfast
Organized By: Joe Cox
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2011
Come join us at our monthly social media breakfast at the Kansas City Cafe. Networking begins at 7:30am.
This month we'll be talking with Katie Petersen with The Kauffman Foundation about iStart and Jeff Chambers with Alterra Bank and the Alterra Alliance Project.
iStart.org is a single resource that allows student entrepreneurs to share ideas and gain access to an international network of competitions and mentors. For administrators, the platform helps with complex tasks, including managing and monitoring applicant entries, establishing judging criteria and conducting online judging.
Since its launch in 2010, the website, hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, has gathered more than 1,200 businesses ideas from 44 countries, including Albania, Kenya, Afghanistan, Israel and Ukraine. Business idea categories include Internet (websites), Information Technology, Life Sciences, Social Entrepreneurship, Services, Green, Materials, Consumer Goods and Energy.
We'll also get a chance to chat with Jeff Chambers with Alterra bank. The bank is preparing to utilize the iStart tool with the Alterra Alliance Project, where 1 lucky KC business will get a $10k grant amongst other prizes.
Find more about iStart here.
and more information about Alterra and the Alterra Alliance Project here.