Accelerate the Heartland by Wichita Technology Corporation

Accelerate the HeartlandThe first annual Accelerate the Heartland will bring together entrepreneurs, service providers, government, universities, mentors, innovators, and investors in a collision packed day of interaction and collaboration to accelerate the economy of the Heartland.

If you are passionate about YOUR role in building and supporting the entrepreneurial eco-system, please join us for Accelerate the Heartland.

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 6:00 – Innovation Showcase

Whether you are cultivating an idea, or an established business selling a product, the Innovation Showcase allows for various stage companies to “showcase” their latest and greatest to Accelerate the Heartland participants.

8:30 – 9:00 – Networking and Coffee

Visit the Innovation Showcase and meet the entrepreneurs building innovative world-class companies in Wichita.

9:00 – 10:00  –  1 Million Cups Wichita

1 Million Cups is FREE and open to the public.

10:30 – 11:45 –  “Opening the Kimono” Investor Discussion

Join us for an open conversation about what venture investors are really looking for and how to get them interested in your project.  Included on the panel will be representatives from Royal Street Ventures, BCBS of Kansas New Ventures, and the Midwest Venture Alliance.

12:00 – 1:45 – Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Victor W. Hwang, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation

The first 300 registered attendees will receive a copy of the book “The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley” by Victor W. Hwang and Greg Horowitt, compliments of the Wichita Community Foundation.

2:00 – 3:30 – Venture Pitch 

Six companies looking to expand markets and add strategic partners will make their case.

3:45 – 5:15 – e2e Accelerator Demo Day

e2e’s inaugural class will present and showcase the culmination of their 12 week program.

5:15 – 6:45 – Reception and Networking (Hors D’oeuvres and Drinks)

Presenting Sponsor:

Martin Pringle

Locations & Map

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  • : 9100 East Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS, United States