Training and Events Calendar

Aug
27
Tue
Social Media Road Map for Business
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is for companies who are new to social media or are winging it and need a plan of action!

Topics covered:
• Social media clarity! What really matters for business?
• Minimum investment required to manage social media
• How to create a weekly social media management plan
• What, when, how often your company should be posting
• What to do about ugly comments and bad reviews
• Most important things to track each month
• Examples and ideas
• Action plan

This class is taught by Anne Cull, President of ThinkViral.

 

Available scholarships:




Sep
3
Tue
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements – It’s All About the Benjamins!
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. Learn to calculate ratios and understand what it means in terms of business productivity and success.

 

 

Available scholarships:

Sep
11
Wed
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. SBIR enables small businesses to explore technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Kansas City area companies have successfully funded their research with SBIR/STTR grants that can total up to $1.5 million for each business. Learn how your business could qualify.  Lunch is included for in-person attendees. The course is available to those outside our area through distance learning options.


Lunch option


Sep
18
Wed
ELEVATIONLAB™ TECH VENTURE
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This class meets for 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm; Attendance at all 9 sessions is highly encouraged.

You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is buzzing and moving faster than ever before. You want to be part of it, but you need help with the details, including funding and intellectual property protection. Designed specifically by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, this program is an intensive eight-session course designed to give technology and science based entrepreneurs a proven framework and network of connections to help grow a great idea into the next viable innovation.

Experienced business coaches and successful entrepreneurs work together to facilitate critical teachings, guide lively small group sessions, and share practical experiences to enhance your business. Participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete.

Scholarships may be available to dislocated workers and those that own a business or reside within Kansas City, MO.

Oct
23
Wed
Pitching to Investors
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about what investors need to know and want to see before making an investment in a start-up. Presented by Michele Weigand, Managing Partner of Focused Perspective with over 27 years of Finance and Business Development experience. Michele was the former Chief Investment Officer for KTEC and managed investments for GE Mortgage and GE Reinsurance.




Nov
5
Tue
Social Media Road Map for Business
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is for companies who are new to social media or are winging it and need a plan of action!

Topics covered:
• Social media clarity! What really matters for business?
• Minimum investment required to manage social media
• How to create a weekly social media management plan
• What, when, how often your company should be posting
• What to do about ugly comments and bad reviews
• Most important things to track each month
• Examples and ideas
• Action plan

This class is taught by Anne Cull, President of ThinkViral.

 

Available scholarships:

Nov
12
Tue
Reading and Understanding Financial Statements – It’s All About the Benjamins!
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Designed for business owners, managers, accountants, bankers and consultants who need to know how to turn financial statements into useful management tools, this course will teach you to identify key business information that is captured on the income statement and balance sheet. Learn to calculate ratios and understand what it means in terms of business productivity and success.

 

 

Available scholarships:

Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop
Nov 12 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. SBIR enables small businesses to explore technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Kansas City area companies have successfully funded their research with SBIR/STTR grants that can total up to $1.5 million for each business. Learn how your business could qualify.  Lunch is included.


Lunch option



Feb
6
Thu
Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. SBIR enables small businesses to explore technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Kansas City area companies have successfully funded their research with SBIR/STTR grants that can total up to $1.5 million for each business. Learn how your business could qualify.  Lunch is included.


Lunch option



Feb
19
Wed
ELEVATIONLAB™ TECH VENTURE
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This class meets for 9 weeks on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm; Attendance at all 9 sessions is highly encouraged.

You’re on the cusp of developing a cutting-edge technology or science-based business while Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community is buzzing and moving faster than ever before. You want to be part of it, but you need help with the details, including funding and intellectual property protection. Designed specifically by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, this program is an intensive eight-session course designed to give technology and science based entrepreneurs a proven framework and network of connections to help grow a great idea into the next viable innovation.

Experienced business coaches and successful entrepreneurs work together to facilitate critical teachings, guide lively small group sessions, and share practical experiences to enhance your business. Participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete.

Scholarships may be available to dislocated workers and those that own a business or reside within Kansas City, MO.