What we're about

The mission of KC Collective is to help entrepreneurs achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas, education and capital. If you're a founder looking to connect with other founders grinding it out in and around the KC region, this is the group for you. We meet monthly and work hard to help each other scale and grow together.

We firmly believe that there's strength in numbers. By leveraging the entrepreneurial community's collective network and resources, we have the opportunity to build an amazing ecosystem led and managed by the entrepreneurs that make it all possible.

As a founder-focused group, we research and distribute valuable information to help your company get to the next level (ie, angel investors, early stage/late stage VCs, pitch competitions, accelerators, incubators, classes, conferences, and much more). With each new member added, our network exponentially increases.

Upcoming events (5+)

Elevator Pitch Practice

WeWork Corrigan Station

An elevator pitch is the first step of explaining your business and by far is the least practiced thing by entrepreneurs. Our Pitch Practice class will help you develop a succint 15-sec and 30-sec pitch. KC Startup Chowdown starts immediately after Pitch Practice the last Thursday of each month. Feel free to join us.

KC Collective Info Meeting

WeWork Corrigan Station

This meeting is open to the entire entrepreneur ecosystem of Kansas City. Our Collective is a ground started for and by entrepreneurs just like you - working hard to reach goals. We'll discuss the format of KC Collective, what's expected of members, perks available to members, and much more. Come and network with like-minded peers all focused on working together to make KC an entrepreneur powerhouse!

Elevator Pitch Practice

WeWork Corrigan Station

An elevator pitch is the first step of explaining your business and by far is the least practiced thing by entrepreneurs. Our Pitch Practice class will help you develop a succint 15-sec and 30-sec pitch. KC Startup Chowdown starts immediately after Pitch Practice the last Thursday of each month. Feel free to join us.

KC Startup Chowdown

WeWork Corrigan Station

The last Thursday of each month, we hold KC's only founder-led networking meetup. You don’t have to be a KC Collective member to share a meal with fellow innovators, entrepreneurs, and other cool people doing cool things. 3 companies pitch + you connect/network/hangout + and as a community, we do all we can for 30-days to help those companies get to the next level. We grow as a community by giving back - one founder at a time! This event is free for KC Collective members. Not a KC Collective member? We would love to have you! You can purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Tickets are only $10! Please note: we do NOT accept cash. Want to be a part of KC Collective? Here’s what you need to know: 1. KC Collective was created by startups and for startups. To join, you'll need to be an entrepreneur (tech, non-tech, come one-come all) or the team member of an existing member. 2. To advance the community, we ask each member to offer their skills to help other members. This is how we all win. 3. We ask each member be committed to their startup and the community we're building.

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