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Thursday, September 17 • 11:40am - 12:00pm
Emerging City: Next Generation Ecosystems

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From being the first to adopt Google Fiber to the latest Cisco smart city contract, the tech industry has long supported KC in its resurgence as an economic and cultural center for the region. This Summit will explore what this innovation has meant for Kansas City and how other emerging cities can take note.

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Blake Miller

Partner, Think Big Partners
Blake Miller is a Partner at Think Big Partners where he focuses on helping entrepreneurs build, launch, and grow their company. Working closely with Cisco and the City of KCMO, Blake is developing the KC Living Lab, a Smart and Connected City Platform. He specializes in User Experience... Read More →

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Kari Keefe

Executive Director, Think Big Foundation
Kari is the founding Executive Director of the Think Big Foundation, private foundation of Think Big Partners, whose mission is to connect people to new futures through social innovation. Think Big Foundation is an organizing partner in the Kansas City Education Innovation Cluster... Read More →
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Maria Meyers

Director & Founder, UMKC Innovation Center & U.S.SourceLink
As Network Builder for U.S.SourceLink, Maria Meyers is passionate about helping communities build environments that create entrepreneurs. She helps regions identify assets, create collaborative resource networks, find and fill resource gaps and measure the impact of active entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Neela Mollgaard

Executive Director, Red Wing Ignite
Red Wing Ignite, is a non profit located in Red Wing Minnesota. We advance innovation, technology and entrepreneurs by bringing together like-minded individuals to create a unique ecosystem. We provides resources, networks and needed expertise for students, startups and businesses... Read More →
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Glenn Ricart

CTO, US Ignite
Glenn Ricart is founder and CTO of US Ignite, a nonprofit creating an ecosystem of innovative applications and services in smart gigabit communities enabled by software-driven infrastructure. US Ignite brings together corporations, cities and regions, government, nonprofits, and academic... Read More →

Thursday September 17, 2015 11:40am - 12:00pm CDT
Sprint Stage 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO
  Conference & Expo

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