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Thursday, September 22
 

4:00pm CDT

Startup Mashup Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup. Mashup. Meet up.

Join Wichita Startup Week, Startup Grind, and the Wichita Independent Business Association for a teaser of what to expect the week of Oct. 10.

Janice Perkins will coach you how to make your first impression count either for yourself or your business. But pay attention, there will be a quiz. If feeling brave, participants will have the opportunity to give their pitch to a trained pannel for the chance of some sweet WIBA member prizes!

Come for the education but stay for the toast to a successful 2022 Wichita Startup Week.
 

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Thursday September 22, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
The Ruffin Building 100 N. Broadway #L105
 
Monday, October 10
 

8:30am CDT

Startup Week Kickoff
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear from the event organizers and Wichita Mayor Bradon Whipple to kickoff the official start of Wichita Startup Week!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Brandon Whipple

Dr. Brandon Whipple

Mayor, City of Wichita


Monday October 10, 2022 8:30am - 9:00am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

9:00am CDT

Established Track Keynote: Jon Rolph
Limited Capacity filling up

Hear from serial entrepreneur Jon Rolph on his views about what makes successful entrepreneurs and what he’s looking for in his next venture.

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Monday October 10, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

10:00am CDT

Diving Into Successful Kansas Entreprenurial Communities
Limited Capacity filling up

The Kansas Leadership Center recently did a deep dive into successful entreprenrueral communities across rural Kansas. What did those communities have and what can we learn from them?
Hear from Shaun Rojas on the findings of Kansas Leadership Center.

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Monday October 10, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

11:00am CDT

Ruthless Simplicity
Limited Capacity seats available

Simplicity is a universally beneficial characteristic. We often take complexity for granted, but we can do better with understanding, intention, and diligence.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Etter

Seth Etter

Senior Engineer, Zapier


Monday October 10, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

1:00pm CDT

Bending the Rules of Traditional Retail  
Limited Capacity seats available

The Garages are a rotating line-up of the city’s up-and-coming retail concepts. We provide the space, mentorship, and dedicated resources; you provide the must-see qualities that will grow your idea into a thriving street-level business. 

Monday October 10, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

2:00pm CDT

Inclusivity by Design: What Story Does Your Space Tell?
Limited Capacity seats available

Tara is the principal and founder of Mountain Lily Studios, a commercial interior design firm in Denver, Colorado. As an accomplished and award-winning designer, Tara brings a unique and holistic approach to how our environments can support the well-being of the inhabitants. Her passion for designing creative and functional spaces that positively impact people and the environment, drives her to help companies build strong communities and create positive change.

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Monday October 10, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

5:00pm CDT

The Cargill Kickoff Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s toast to another successful Wichita Startup Week powered by Koch Industries. Join us to meet other people in the space and to take time to appreciate the finer things.
The first 150 guests will get two drink tickets.

Monday October 10, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Brickyard 129 N. ROCK ISLAND ROAD, WICHITA, KS 67202
 
Tuesday, October 11
 

9:00am CDT

Innovation Track Keynote: From Haysville to Silicon Valley
Limited Capacity seats available

From Finance to Tech Mogul. Innovating with the tech boom!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Darbyshire

Jon Darbyshire

Co-Founder, SmartSuite



Tuesday October 11, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

10:00am CDT

No English. No Service.
Limited Capacity seats available

Claudia Yaujar-Amaro owner of AB&C BilingualResources, LLC a bilingual marketing company and founder of Planeta VenusOnline a Spanish Media website that includes radio, newspaper and digital content.

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Tuesday October 11, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

11:00am CDT

Startup Week Headline: A Fireside Chat with Rob DeSantis
Limited Capacity seats available

Rob DeSantis cofounded Ariba (which went public and was acquired by SAP) as well as seed stage company, Arkestro (which KDT is currently invested in). He was also an early angel investor in LinkedIn, and has invested, founded and advised many other companies as well.

Rob's dynamic experience spans every stage from founder to investor to mentor, now back to seed-stage founder again. He will engage the audience and has made himself available to answer a wide range of situational questions.

About Rob
Rob co-founded Ariba, Inc. and led its field sales and operations team, helping the company expand from zero to $250 million in four years with positive cash flow after eight months of operation. Eventually, Ariba became the fastest growing software company in the history of the software industry. In 1999, while Rob lived in Holland setting up international operations and customers, Ariba went public and was cited as one of the top 10 IPO’s of all time reaching a $42 billion market cap nine months after the IPO. Rob retired from Ariba as the EVP and CMO in late 2000 where he architected key relationships with companies like Dell, Microsoft, Bank of America and American Express.

Since 2001, he has developed a portfolio of companies primarily in the world of technology and has helped several to achieve billion-dollar outcomes. In 2003, Rob invested alongside Sequoia Capital in LinkedIn and was an early board member. In 2007 he became one of the largest personal investors in Bloom Energy and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the CEO and his team. Additional companies he has participated in include Sugar Publishing, Hiq Labs, Aeye Inc. and Agiloft Software where he is also a Senior Advisor to the CEO and management team.

Rob obtained a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Rhode Island.


Tuesday October 11, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

1:00pm CDT

Don't Get Stuck: Convince Your Lead to Sell on Your Behalf
Limited Capacity seats available

Cutting-edge innovations are half the equation. What's missing? Getting others onboard. Here's how to motivate your leads to join your endeavor and sell on your behalf.

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Tuesday October 11, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

2:00pm CDT

Design as a differentiator
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
KT

Keaton Taylor

senior product designer, Discord


Tuesday October 11, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

3:00pm CDT

How NFT's will change the world. Welcome to web3!
Limited Capacity seats available

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Tuesday October 11, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

4:00pm CDT

Think and Lead Digital
Limited Capacity seats available

How developing a digital mindset can increase efficiency, enhance the customer experience,
and improve decision making to help de-risk and scale your business.

Thinking digital means you are always on the lookout for ways to improve your business with
digital tools. Leading Digital moves your organization to strategically using data and technology
to grow your bottom line. But don’t be misled, thinking and leading digital both are about
talent first, technology second.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Stucky

Doug Stucky

Director of Curriculum and Program Development, Wichita State University College of Innovation and Design
avatar for TROY ELZA TABOR, II

TROY ELZA TABOR, II

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship Wichita State University



Tuesday October 11, 2022 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
 
Wednesday, October 12
 

10:00am CDT

Marketing Outside The Lines
Ti’Juana Hardwell is the owner of Mamarazzi Communications, a strategic marketing and communications company. In 2020 she was named one of the “Women Who Lead in Marketing & Communications” by the Wichita Business Journal.




Wednesday October 12, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

11:00am CDT

Sparking Success for Urban Entreprenuers
Alejo is a community advancement advocate.
Spark Community Business Academy is a member of the Rising Tide Capital Program network.
It is a 12-week program led by Create Campaign to provide diverse entrepreneurs with access to Spark’s curriculum and Rising Tide Capital’s national mentorship program.
Alejo will speak to the program, Martin Pringle’s sponsorship, and have a few graduates join a mini panel.

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Wednesday October 12, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

12:00pm CDT

Startup Tour: Ringorang
See one of Wichita’s hottest startups — Ringorang. The team will open their doors over the lunch hour for the community to see what working at a startup is like.

Wednesday October 12, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Ringorang 220 W. Douglas Ave., Ste 400, Wichita, KS

1:00pm CDT

Calling all newcomers: Start Your Fire with Campfire
Limited Capacity seats available

Campfire is a 12-week tech startup course based on the Y Combinator Startup Course at Stanford University. The course is held weekly at Groover Labs with experienced mentors at your side helping guide the way.

Speakers

Wednesday October 12, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

3:00pm CDT

Changing the tires while driving: evaluating and executing technical changes
Limited Capacity seats available

What got you here won't get you there. But how can teams balance between delivering impactful products and making necessary technical changes?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Neth

Michael Neth

Staff Software Engineer, Lattice


Wednesday October 12, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

4:00pm CDT

NXTUS Startup - Enterprise Summit
Limited Capacity filling up

Please join us for a flagship event during Wichita Startup Week to celebrate the first-ever cohort and enterprise partners for the NXTSTAGE Enterprise Engagement Series!

This program bridges the knowledge and access gaps between early-stage businesses around Kansas and the larger organizations they want to collaborate with and sell to, as part of NXTUS’s overall effort to connect entrepreneurs with customers to help them grow companies of significance.

We will enjoy food and drink on Cargill’s beautiful patio and celebrate the 20  growth-minded Kansas startups and nine community-minded enterprise partners who led the way during this program, which was launched this year as part of the ICT Entrepreneurship Coalition, alongside Wichita State University and supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

2022 NXSTAGE Enterprise Engagement Series Participants: 2UAuto, Air Capital Press, Fair Market Health, HyperBorean, MatchSavings, InnovaPrep, Ringorang, Legacy of Negasi, More than a Meal, Nomad Laser Cleaning, PlantTea Therapy, PLOT, Quicc, Soya, Spyder, The Tee Box Group, The Thread: Women’s Leadership Collective, True Compass, Viaanix, Wichita Shredding.



Wednesday October 12, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Cargill Protein Headquarters 825 E Douglas Ave
 
Thursday, October 13
 

9:00am CDT

Newcomer Keynote: U.S. Small Business Administration Resources for New Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about all the ways the SBA can get your business off the ground

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Thursday October 13, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

10:00am CDT

Four Things to Tattoo on Your Arm About Building a Product
Limited Capacity seats available

Great companies are built from great products, and these four truths will keep you focused on what makes a product great.

Speakers
avatar for Kenton Hansen

Kenton Hansen

Product Director, Roll20


Thursday October 13, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

11:00am CDT

Innovation aids tech workforce: Leveraging the SnapIT's innovative business model SPRNTTM to help communities, corporations and ecosystem.
Limited Capacity seats available

Neelima Parasker, Founder and CEO of SnapIT Solutions shares how an innovative, regenerative IT workforce development model has helped fill hi-tech workforce gaps and solve challenges for companies seeking IT talent across the heartland and rapidly growing throughout the US.

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Thursday October 13, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

1:00pm CDT

Startup. Start right
Limited Capacity filling up

Ten simple steps for anyone who has wanted to start their own business but is overwhelmed by how to make it happen.

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Thursday October 13, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

1:00pm CDT

Startup Week Trade Show
Learn about and support Wichita startup companies who will be displaying their products through the afternoon of Day 4. 

Thursday October 13, 2022 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Groover Labs

2:00pm CDT

Three Phases of Marketing Every Startup Founder Needs to Know
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Thursday October 13, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

3:00pm CDT

DEI Keynote: How About I Begin with Self with LaShonda Garnes
Limited Capacity seats available

LaShonda is a passionate leader focused on inclusivity and equity in communities and organizations.
LaShonda often hears people say they don’t know where to start when it comes to the topics of inclusion, equity, and diversity. She will discuss the importance of starting with ourselves and leaning into the discomfort, vulnerabilities, and curiosity.
Inclusive practices for leaders in early stages or mature roles in their career.

Speakers


Thursday October 13, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

4:00pm CDT

Product Development Keynote: How to avoid epic product failure by knowing your customers
Limited Capacity seats available

Corinne Mayans walks us through the trials and tribulations of knowing customers and how that knowledge can be used as a superpower.

Speakers
avatar for Corinne Mayans

Corinne Mayans

Head of Product Design, PixieBrix


Thursday October 13, 2022 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

5:30pm CDT

The Cox Business $5,000 Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

Submit your company for a chance to compete in the Wichita Startup Week Pitch Competition! Finalists will get 1:1 pitch help from local investors/mentors and get the opportunity to pitch at our live event.

To apply for the pitch competition, fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/221210868280148

Thursday October 13, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202
 
Friday, October 14
 

9:00am CDT

Entrepreneurial Action with a Strategic Perspective: How to Align Entrepreneurial Efforts for Economic Development
Dr. Eric C. Mota, faculty in entrepreneurship at Wichita State University and former Deloitte Senior Executive, shares how innovative countries, regions and cities use entrepreneurship and brand strategies to leverage investments, tourism and talent.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Eric C. Mota

Dr. Eric C. Mota

WSU Barton School of Business



Friday October 14, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

10:00am CDT

A Founder's Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all founders. Get with other founders in the community who are rolling up their sleeves and moving Wichita's economy forward. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce new founders to existing quarterly ecosystem sessions that will take place after Startup Week.

Friday October 14, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Groover Event Space 343 St Francis Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

11:30am CDT

Martin Pringle #WichitaWins Celebration
Limited Capacity full

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Friday October 14, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
Wichita Petroleum Club 100 N Broadway #900, Wichita, KS 67202
 
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