Ford Motor Company Fund
HERImpact Summit 22
HERImpact Summit 22

HERImpact Kansas City Entrepreneurship Summit

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Open to all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, the HERImpact Summit is a day of empowerment replete with technical assistance, mentorship, and business development resources to encourage creatives, startup and small business owners to accelerate and enrich their communities. Attracting diverse leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals from across the region, the summit provides an opportunity to connect with emerging founders and learn about the fundamentals of building a business and fundraising, among other workshop topics. Participants will leave with a better understanding of their enterprise and how to scale their operations. Following the summit in 2023 will be the HERImpact Kansas City Pitch Competition, reserved for women social entrepreneurs to apply for various cash prizes.

Where you'll be

Bloch Executive Hall Room 218 5108 Cherry St, Kansas City MO 64110

Run of Show

Registration
Sign In
Check-in to the summit, grab your name tags, and head to the event room.
9:30 am
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10:00 am
Welcome
Welcome & Overview
A warm welcome from the Ford Motor Company Fund & committee members, giving us updates on why we're all gathered here, as well as giving us a breakdown of the day's events.
10:00 am
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10:30 am
Panel 1
Growing and Starting a Business
Hear from Karis Harrington (Chief of Business Development at Kansas City G.I.F.T) & Charlotte Clark (Co-Founder & CTO Base Ventures, Inc), on how to START a business efficiently.
10:30 am
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11:00 am
Panel 2
Building a Business
Hear from Melissa Roberts (Associate Director for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Federation of American Scientists) & Kira Cheree (CEO, Founder at Entrepreneur Business Basics) about how to GROW & SCALE a business for the long-term.
11:30 am
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12:30 pm
Break
Lunch & Networking
A quick break to dig into the delicious food provided and network with some of the amazing people who are attending the event.
12:30 pm
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1:30 pm
Panel 3
Fundraising & Financing Strategies
Meet the panel of entrepreneurs and investors such as David Gordon (Program Officer Hall Family Foundation) discussing the various funding options available to social entrepreneurs.
1:45 pm
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2:45 pm
Panel 4
HERImpact Former Winners
Check-in with former HERImpact KC winners will share what they have been up to since last year and how the financing was useful.
2:45 pm
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3:45 pm
Special Announcement
Announcing the Upcoming Pitch Competition
A sneak peak at what we have planned for the coming year and announcing the next HERImpact Pitch Competition.
3:45 pm
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4:00 pm
Reception
Event Wrap-up & Reception
Drinks and networking with the local Kansas network of entrepreneurs, investors & other ecosystem-builders in attendance.
4:00 pm
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5:00 pm
FREE
November 11, 2022 10:00 AM
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What's included
Local Investor Access
Access to local investors.
Local Network Access
Access to local partners.
Food
Food will be provided.
Drinks
Drinks will be provided.
FREE
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