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Facilitating connection across industries, interests and talents.

Keystone Sessions is where those interested in new ideas can gather in a casual setting to listen to speakers, engage with panels, and meet one-on-one with leaders in the community.

Every Wednesday, Keystone Sessions will feature three 45-minute “sessions” on a wide range of topics that are not specifically related to each other. This is designed to create a collision of ideas – which is often how innovation is sparked.


 Join us every Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pm at the Keystone CoLAB (800 E. 18th St.). Food and drinks will be provided by a variety of local purveyors each week.  

Speaker line-up



  • 5-6pm: Digital Health KC: A Cluster Hidden in Plain Sight., Featuring: Dick Flanigan, FACHE - CEO of Digital Health KC and Maria Flynn - Advisory Board Chair of Digital Health KC.

  • 6๏ปฟ-7pm: Venture Chats Presents: Developing Today's Workforce, Featuring : Pan Leung - Community Engagement - Launch Code and Joy Vann-Hamilton - CEO - RW2 Career & Technical Education.

  • 7๏ปฟ-8pm: Uniting the Hearts through Creative Design
    A fireside chat with Gregory Stutzer, co-founder of The.WAV & Afrohaus.  


may 17


  • TBD

MAY 10


  • TBD


may 24


  • TBD


Each week we have three unique session topics that will range in format from panel discussion to featured speakers. 


See the calendar to learn more and register. 


Has your organization ever asked:

"How can we make a more meaningful local impact?" or "Where can we find a forum of diverse perspectives for outside input?


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If you can't make it each week, don't worry, we'll capture and share the sessions virtually. 


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Three community partners host a reoccurring Keystone Session, featuring a person, panel or topic that will spark new ideas.


Have ideas for other Community Partnerships? Email us at:

founders stories 

A focus on individual entrepreneur's experiences navigating fundraising, network building and running businesses. Led by:

rebuild honestly 

Deep dives into societal challenges and and a look at innovative solutions, organizations and people who are forging new paths. Led by:

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vfa chats 

Conversations with VFA Fellows across a range of topics related to business building, personal growth and economic opportunity. Led by:

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