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Tech entrepreneurs compete for $500K in grants

Posted: 7:51 AM, Sep 15, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-15 12:51:58Z
Tech entrepreneurs compete for $500K in grants
Tech entrepreneurs compete for $500K in grants

Techweek is a week-long event that includes job fairs, energizing speakers, film screenings, “hack-a-thons” and so much more for thousands of participants. 

It first blossomed in Chicago back in 2011. Now, it is sprouting up in Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit and Kansas City.  

CEO Katy Lynch describes it as “curated serendipity.”

One of the most exciting parts of Techweek is LaunchKC. Kevin McGinnis of Sprint says that 20 tech entrepreneurs are in Kansas City competing for $500,000 in grants. The winners will be announced at the end of Techweek. 

Both Lynch and McGinnis say the seeds planted this week in KC could well bear fruit for the entire world in the years to come.

WATCH the videos above to learn more.

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Joel Nichols can be reached at joel.nichols@kclive.tv

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