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Kelly Sievers

Women's Capital Connection
Managing Director

Kelly Sievers, Managing Director of the Women’s Capital Connection, spent 18 years in the trenches of retail entrepreneurship.  She has purchased, grown and sold four different retail businesses.  She was owner and CEO of Scandia Down on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, a business she sold in 2003.

Kelly then spent five years as the Client Services Manager of the Women’s Business Center, where she consulted with entrepreneurs and helped develop programming.  In January of 2009, she began her current role as the Managing Director of the Women’s Capital Connection, an angel investment group of more than 40 women who invest in women-led companies.  Kelly is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the angel network including managing deal flow, application screening and presentations, due diligence, investment coordination and post-investment management and reporting.  In 2010 and 2011, she also acted as Managing Director of The Show Me Angels, a group of accredited investors that invest in companies in the Eastern Jackson County area of Kansas City.

In the past, Kelly has served on the local board of directors for the National Association of Women Business Owners, The Board of Directors of Ten Thousand Villages, was Grants Chairperson of The Pembroke Hill School Arts Council, and was also an executive committee member of the Plaza Merchants Association.  Kelly has a BS degree in Communications and Business from Iowa State University.  She was awarded the Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year in 2007 and made the Kansas City Techweek 100 list in 2015 & 2016.

Currently, Kelly serves as a network mentor for Pipeline Entrepreneurs, is a certified Kauffman FastTrac facilitator, is a St. Louis Prosper Startup Accelerator Advisor, and is a mentor for the Sprint Accelerator.  She also assists Digital Sandbox in company selection and advises students involved in the Blue Valley School CAPS program.

My Moderators Sessions

Thursday, September 14
 

8:00am