70 days ago, we welcomed 10 companies to Kansas City. As a group, there were 43 of them and they came from all over the World (Chicago, Salt Lake City, Boston, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, LA, San Francisco and Seattle. Italy, Australia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Spain and Argentina).
I’ve been surrounded by remarkable people…a physician who put her medical residency at a Boston Hospital on hold, a former attorney who left his job on Wall Street, a founder who turned down a Fulbright Scholarship to med school, a mobile developer who starred on “The Amazing Race”…twice, former Google, Intel, Microsoft engineers, and more accomplishments than I have time to list here.
Each company formed around a problem they had personally encountered related to healthcare. Relatives struggling with diabetes, a grandparent who had suffered a traumatic fall, a parent sifting through mounds of paperwork through treatment of a chronic illness and a desire to better understand how a beloved pet was feeling just to name a few.
They came in various stages, some with just 3D drawings or prototypes, others with customers and growing monthly revenues. During their time in KC, they all had a mission to accelerate the growth of their startup companies, cramming about a year’s worth of work into 3 months with access to experts in health, tech, business and each-other in the collaborative Sprint Accelerator facility.
According to the “you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” rule, my average has shot through the roof. I feel like a pretty lucky guy.
I’m looking forward to sharing these companies with the world… On June 12th, the 10 CEO’s will stand on stage to talk about their business and the progress they’ve made over the 90 day program. This is your opportunity to get a sneak peek into what progress looks like in a changing healthcare industry. The event is free and open to the public…all you need to do is RSVP now.
In addition to you, we’re looking for interested investors, media, business leaders, government officials, healthcare workers, university students/faculty, entrepreneurs and community members here in KC who want to learn more about the 10 companies. With 1,700 seats available in the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, we will nearly triple the audience size of an average Techstars Demo Day, truly showing off our supportive Kansas City community.
Sold? Go RSVP for the show!!
After that, share the link with your friends, post it to your social sites and bring the rest of KC out for an evening that will be one to remember.