Velocity Lee’s Summit, a local, entrepreneurial organization, is joining KC Source Link to host a series of events the week of Nov. 12, which is celebrated as Global Entrepreneurship Week.
More than 170 events will take place from Kansas City to Lee’s Summit next week, featuring speakers and panels that will appeal to business owners, entrepreneurs and startups.
#GEWKC kicks off Monday, Nov. 12 with “The Art of the Solo Entrepreneur,” 8 a.m. at SymbioBiz, 1121 SW Hook Road in Lee’s Summit. Onsite child care will be provided for this event.
Also Nov. 12 will be “Strategically Driving Innovation,” 9 a.m.-noon at the new Lee’s Summit co-working spot, Bridge Space, 210 SW Market St.
Makers will have a unique opportunity to hear from Dave Eames, owner of Fossil Forge Design, 317 SE Main St., for “Scaling as a Maker,” an inspirational look at this burgeoning business at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Entrepreneurs looking to make a social or environmental impact will want to attend “Social Entrepreneurism,” 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Bridge Space. Panelists will discuss building a business while following your passion to make an impact.
“Lee’s Summit will have an important place at the table during Global Entrepreneurship Week,” Velocity Lee’s Summit Board Chair Jon Cundiff said. “Partnering with KC Source Link and others, we are excited to get startups and small business owners to these sessions as we continue to build up our entrepreneurial spirit in the Kansas City and Lee’s Summit areas. For those who have ever thought of being an entrepreneur and being their own boss, or currently living the entrepreneur lifestyle and want to learn more, next week is their week.”
VLS was formed to create economic growth through innovation by providing resources, education, and a place to foster entrepreneurship in the City of Lee’s Summit while fostering a business environment that enables high paying job through successful development of ideas into marketable products and services.