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Friday, September 15 • 8:00am - 1:00pm
LaunchKC Competition

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LaunchKC, a grants competition for tech startup firms, will feature another $500,000 grant pool that will be awarded in September at Techweek Kansas City on Friday, September 15th – join us at the Gallery at 8:30AM for our keynote speaker, Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of the Muse, sitting opposite Leslie Collins from the Kansas City Business Journal, followed by the 20 finalists and their 5 minute pitches to see who will be the next LaunchKC Class of 2017 - 2018!

The finalists will be announced and awarded that evening at the Awards banquet.

Entrepreneurs will be seeking eight $50,000 grants and one $100,000 grand prize grant.

About Kathryn Minshew's talk:
The Future of Work: Turning Transactions into Human Connections
The world of work has long been seen as uncertain, impersonal, and even chaotic. But things are rapidly changing, and today’s job seekers are playing by a whole new set of rules. That means businesses have to adapt if they want to compete for qualified talent and secure their company’s future. In this fireside chat, Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of The Muse, will share her thoughts on the modern workplace (where it stands and where it’s going), why creating human connections is the key to success, and share insights from her journey scaling The Muse from nothing to over 50 million users per year, including lessons learned in scaling product, team, and culture.

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Kathryn Minshew

Founder & CEO, The Muse
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder ofTheMuse.com, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of "The New Rules of Work," a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner at... Read More →

Friday September 15, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT
The Gallery at KC Power & Light