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foster connections. build networks.
develop intersections.

We believe all programming starts with education, then funnels through community and social impact. Ultimately leading to collisions, outcomes, engagement and so on, to create and improve opportunities in workforce development in the KC region and beyond. 

Via our programs, we will promote economic expansion and growth by:

  • Increasing startup activity - with focus on high-growth ventures

  • Increasing commercialization and regional capture of that commercialization

  • Improving talent attraction & retention

  • Stimulating job creation and growth

  • Strengthening regional institutions

In the book, The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson, the concept of innovation happening when disciplines and ideas intersect, is largely what drives our programming efforts. This video by NRG Digital summarizes it well. 

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