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Keystone Sessions

Sessions is all about creating innovation intersections. Attend a session to gain valuable knowledge, connect with industry leaders, and elevate your skills.

Every Wednesday from 4:00-8:00pm at Keystone CoLAB

This Week Sessions!



Combating Burnout: Unraveling the Science and the CBT solution.

A software developer's story about overcoming burnout with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. J.D. explains how CBT helped him identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that were contributing to his burnout. Through therapy, he was able to develop healthy coping mechanisms and improve his mental well-being.

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Women Shaping Sustainability

As part of the InnovateHER series, focusing on women+ entrepreneur experiences, we will be talking to experts on sustainability in honor of Earth month. 

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Cannabis in the City: Access + Taxes

Recreational cannabis in Missouri has been legal for nearly 2 years, already generating millions of dollars. What will it take for Black entrepreneurs to further break into the industry & how do we ensure that the promised tax revenue is allocated to our communities?

Fueling Collaboration Between Entrepreneurs, Corporate Leaders and the Community. 

At Keystone Sessions, we're dedicated to facilitating connections across industries, interests, and talents. We provide a unique gathering space where individuals interested in new ideas can come together in a casual yet inspiring environment. Each Wednesday, we present three 45-minute sessions, on unique topics, in formats ranging from panels to featured speakers. This is designed to spark innovation by fostering collisions of ideas and enabling dynamic interactions.

Join us this Wednesday to expand your network, explore fresh perspectives, and contribute to a dynamic community shaping the future. Sessions located at Keystone CoLAB (800 E. 18th St.).

Session Series

Every month on specific Wednesdays, Community Partners host a recurring Sessions on showcasing Individuals, panels, and topics that ignite fresh ideas within a recurring thematic focus.

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KCWiT Series

These sessions focus on constantly updating technology and aim to educate the audience. They geared towards the curious and open-minded. 


Ingenuity Series

Rebuild Honestly

InnovateHER KC

Explores sustainability challenges and how local innovators and entrepreneurs can help solve them.

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

A focus on women+ entrepreneur experiences, navigating fundraising, network building and running businesses.

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Human-Robot Friendship

Venture Chats

Emerging Tech


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

Conversations with entrepreneurial community members with unique experiences and cool stories to tell.

Focused on providing valuable creative and marketing skills for startups and entrepreneurs. 

Join Herston Fails every month as he and others explore cutting-edge technologies and the captivating opportunities they present.

Upcoming Sessions


April 24th

Save Time, Energy & Money by Understanding Federal Regulations Impact

Join Darcella Craven's to learn about federal regulations!  Understanding how federal regulatory process works can save you time---energy---money that you can use elsewhere in your life. 


She will show us how federal regulations impact small businesses and how to amplify their small business voice to the White House, Congress and federal entities. And we have fun doing it!


Designed for small businesses already in business as it will show them how to utilize the Office now; People considering small business as they will learn how to build in time to impact regulations. ESO as they will learn how to educate their clients in the beginning and beyond.

Introducing: 2024 Social Venture Studio Cohort

Join us to hear about the incredible social ventures participating in this year's Social Venture Studio. We are super excited about all these organizations and we know you will be to. Come find out how we will be shaping social impact this year. 

Unlocking Opportunities: An In-Depth Look at Kansas City's Inaugural Black Entrepreneurship Week
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Unlocking Opportunities: An In-Depth Look at Kansas City's Inaugural Black Entrepreneurship Week

Immerse yourself in an enriching dialogue as Craig Moore converses with the visionary co-founders of Black Entrepreneurship Week in Kansas City, shedding light on the inception, execution, and forward-looking strategies of this seminal event. The thoughtful conversation extends a lens into the indomitable spirit of Black entrepreneurs and aims to amplify the vital conversations about fostering an inclusive, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kansas City. Key Highlights Include: The conceptualization and launch of Black Entrepreneurship Week. The week’s events, designed to uplift and champion Black entrepreneurs. Essential tools, strategies, and resources unveiled during the week. Visionary goals for establishing a nurturing platform for Black entrepreneurs. Future aspirations and plans to evolve and expand the event. About Black Entrepreneurship Week: Black Entrepreneurship Week is not merely an event; it's a movement set in motion to reshape the entrepreneurial landscape in Kansas City. Tailored to be a resource-rich platform, the week facilitates the cross-pollination of ideas, robust networking opportunities, and an avenue to access crucial resources, encapsulating a wholesome approach toward nurturing Black entrepreneurship. Delve into the detailed, behind-the-scenes perspectives and insights from the co-founders, as they navigate through the challenges and triumphs of organizing a week dedicated to Black entrepreneurship. Understand their motivations, the impact of the initiative, and the lasting change they envisage for the future of entrepreneurship in the community. Join Craig and the co-founders in this insightful discussion to explore the ways Black Entrepreneurship Week is shaping a more equitable, prosperous future for all. For further updates and more details on Black Entrepreneurship Week, search "Black Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City" on your preferred search engine or visit the official website.

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