Clay County Site to Host Global Entrepreneurship Event

iWerx in North Kansas City will be the base camp for Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City 2022, Nov. 14-20.

Greater Kansas City’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship, GEWKC is a weeklong event that draws thousands to network, learn and grow. 

KCSourceLink organizes GEWKC each year, with input from the community and sessions crowdsourced from entrepreneurs, service providers, policymakers and champions of entrepreneurship.

The North Kansas City iWerx will be home to GEWKC’s main sessions. North Kansas City’s first business incubator, iWerx is home to startups and post-revenue small businesses. It offers space for coworking and events. Its sister locations include similar space for makers in both North Kansas City and Gladstone. The Gladstone iWerx is home to the EDC offices.

iWerx founding partner Bob Martin said anticipation is already building for the event. “The iWerx team is excited to be the base camp for GEWKC 2022,” he said. “As a business with a mission to edify and assist entrepreneurs and their endeavors every day, we relish the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since our inception seven years ago, we have been an active supporter and contributor to this worldwide event. We look forward to welcoming the Kansas City entrepreneurial community to iWerx in November.”

In North Kansas City, other locations near iWerx will also participate in the week’s events, including Restless Spirits, Cinder Block Brewery and Chicken N Pickle. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the dreamers, innovators and job creators who launch startups, bring ideas to life and advance entrepreneurship. Founded in Kansas City by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2008, the event has since expanded to more than 170 countries. Organized each year by KCSourceLink, the event is driven by the input of the community and features crowdsourced sessions from entrepreneurs, policymakers, small-business advocates and anyone else who is interested in entrepreneurship.

GEWKC sessions will fit into five tracks, created by the planning committee in response to past attendee requests:

  • Makers, artists and creators
  • Startups
  • Scalers
  • Inclusive community builders
  • Youthpreneurs

More information is available here.

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