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Kansas City's Front Door To Innovation 

Why Keystone?

We believe the next industrial revolution must include equity and access for all.

Our region is uniquely positioned to lead the world in groundbreaking innovations 
By working together, we believe we can come up with the solutions the world is waiting for to address both 

Defining the future of innovation is not a solo act

The obstacles are massive

No one company or institution can address this level of complexity

Yet all of the challenges are interconnected

And all of the problems are solvable

We need a sustainable means of collaborating and to create new pathways to bring together experts and innovators.  The latest in science, the most intriguing startups, neighborhoods, schools, investors, and established brands, all of whom have real problems to solve.

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Social Venture Studio

A four-month program custom designed for social entrepreneurs to grow their business and increase their community impact. Uniquely designed to meet each entrepreneurs at their individual stage of growth.

Join Our Community

Sessions

Facilitating connections across industries, interest and talents. Sessions is where those interested in new ideas can gather to learn, engage, and collaborate with key players within the Kansas City Community

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KC Collective

Started by founders for founders, KC Collective is a group of founders working together to share resources, networks, and education to help build KC's startup ecosystem. 

Keystone Angels

Introducing an expanding community of investors equipped with specialized education, focused on empowering individuals to invest in startups through a carefully curated program that prioritizes safety and control.

Keystone Labs

Connecting corporations and university researchers for research commercialization and collaboration,  strengthens connections, advancing research, and driving regional innovation economies.

Ideas Taking Shape

For more than a century, the KC region has been a leader in global design and innovation. From architecture and engineering to technology and product development, KC-based innovators have revolutionized industries.

 

Through collaboration with industry, education, and non-profit partners, we cultivate training and programming to empower a skilled workforce for industry success.

Come See Us

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Keystone's CoLAB space (800 E 18th Street) is designed to serve as a collision platform for Kansas City’s innovation community.

 

Our collaborative, innovative event venue, public workspace, and programming hub is designed to bring people together at every level. 

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WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS

Keystone wouldn't be possible without each and every partner who believes, like we do, that by reaching collaborative scale, big things are possible. 

LEADING PARTNER

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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The challenges and opportunities that stand before us now, regionally, nationally, and globally, require that varied expertise works together. There’s no movement forward unless there’s collective movement forward.

Andrea Ellis

Director, Strategic Collaboration and Civic Impact, Kansas City Action Fund

Keystone History / Status /Phase

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District Benefits

Walkability

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Free Wifi

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Programming Hub

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Regular Meetups

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Urban Core Proximity

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Accessibility

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This Week's Line Up

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5:00-6:00pm: Web3 Panel

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6:00-7:00pm: Founder Stories

7:00-8:00pm: Rebuild Honestly

Discussing the not so complicated truth about how companies are utilizing the block chain, NFTs and other Web3 tools for leverage and utility. The panel aims at discussing the real use cases of Web3 in common business and entrepreneurship and consists of individuals who represent different areas of this new and emerging business sector.

Meet Bryan Shannon - investor and board member. Hear and learn from his vast experiences navigating fundraising, network building and running businesses.

Take a deep dive into societal challenges and a look at innovative solutions, organizations and people who are forging new paths around theses challenges.

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