What you're doing
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
Check-in to the summit, grab your name tags, and head to the event room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Announcing the Upcoming Pitch Competition
A sneak peak at what we have planned for the coming year and announcing the next HERImpact Pitch Competition.
Event Wrap-up & Reception
Drinks and networking with the local Kansas network of entrepreneurs, investors & other ecosystem-builders in attendance.
Local Investor Access
Access to local investors.
Local Network Access
Access to local partners.
Food will be provided.
Drinks will be provided.