S.Storytelling brings communities together, said Austin Barnes. Nearly 200 of the region’s business, small business and startup leaders gathered for Startland News’ Kansas City Startups to Watch 2023 reception and awards presentation.
“Startups to Watch is an opportunity for Startland News to do what it does best: expand entrepreneurship stories and connect startups to valuable resources in our community,” said executive editor of Startland News. Barnes said. “Our newsroom is an exemplar of quality journalism and we are about to double down on our commitment to providing our readers with the means to connect with the people we cover. We firmly believe in and this event is our way of creating that opportunity for Kansas citizens.”
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The event was held on Tuesday Maid Mob — One of the 2023 Winners and Startups to Watch — Inside the apparel brand’s store in the Crossroads Arts District.
MADE MOBB co-founder Vu Radley said during the event: “…meeting other startups was so dope [To Watch founders] And see our similarities and differences. I met some people at this event that I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to connect with, and 2023 is all about connecting, reconnecting, and taking those relationships deeper.
One Startup to Watch founder is already making headlines in the first month of 2023.
Randy Wasinger, Founder and CEO of crypto slamannounced the merger of CryptoSlam and Forkast.News earlier this month. The deal will create a first-of-its-kind Web3-focused data intelligence and media platform. Forecast Institute.
“I’m excited to show the world how we’re taking this and the products that emerge when we merge data with media components,” Wassinger said. We were able to bring clarity and look forward to sharing some more exciting announcements in the future.”
click here Read more about the merger of CryptoSlam and Forkast.News here.
Attendees at Tuesday’s event came together to network, celebrate, and watch the premiere of a series of video interviews with the founders of Startups to Watch.The video feature was created in partnership with social apex media.
“Personally, I really enjoyed listening to all the other founders,” Wassinger said. “When you’re in the trenches and you’re going through a lot of ups and downs, there’s not much networking.
Check out one of the 10 video interviews screened at Tuesday’s reception below, then read on.
The video interview highlighted at the reception was filmed at: Spark Kansas Cityis a coworking space in the Power and Light District and home to Startland News’ non-profit newsroom. Spark has been a partner of Startland News since 2021, and the two organizations share a mission to create a strong ecosystem for Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community, said Spark’s community. Manager Lindsay Knetter said.
“Community is everything, especially in our space. When the Startland News team hosts interviews, events and shoots with Spark, we become a small part of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Knetter. said. “We are thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to supporting KC as a catalyst for innovation through our creative spaces, networks and communities and his members.”
Other supporters of the Startups to Watch in 2023 reception include: Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, bank of americaWhen Morgan Stanleywith resource partners Cruz KC.
click here See Startland News’ complete list of Kansas City Startups to watch in 2023.
Kansas City startups to watch in 2023