Kansas City to host sixth Startup Weekend event Nov. 16-18
About 100 participants turned out for the last Startup Weekend Kansas City, which took place in April.
The return of Startup Weekend Kansas City is less than a month away.
Kansas City's sixth Startup Weekend event will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Ewing Kauffman Foundation (4801 Rockhill Road), providing participants the experience of launching a business over the course of one weekend.
As at other Startup Weekend events, things in Kansas City kick off on Friday evening, when participants deliver one-minute pitches for their company ideas. Teams then devote Saturday and Sunday to building a handful of those ideas. Teams present the fruits of their weekend labors to a panel of judges Sunday night at a closing session that's open to the public.
Tickets for participants cost $80 ($49 for students) and are available for purchase online. Spectator tickets for Friday night's pitch session or Sunday night presentations cost $15.
TutHopper (now Prodigy Arcade) took first place at the last Startup Weekend Kansas City in April with its idea for teaching kids how to program using web-based games. Also of note from April's event: Divshot, an interface builder for web applications, was born. The startup went on to win the Crowdstart LA pitch contest in July and entered Launchpad LA, a Los Angeles accelerator, in September.
For more on Startup Weekend Kansas City, see the video below from April's event.
Credits: Photo by Michael Stacy. Video from the Kauffman Foundation on YouTube.