Event Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Location: Virtual on Zoom: register on Eventbrite here or below

Admission: Free

Are you looking for a civic side hustle – are you an innovator, entrepreneur, hacker, doer, or maker? Help us take great ideas from the brainstorm to the Business Canvas, and jumpstart a new project or company based off of some of the most promising concepts.

Select project teams may be eligible for further support through the Comeback KC Ventures Fellows program. 

Last year, KC Digital Drive and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center hosted (4) discovery workshops to help identify early stage companies and/or ideas that could be developed into businesses as to help Kansas City respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KC Digital Drive has been working with several of these companies to help scale their project/business to become a permanent part of the Kansas City economy. But we don’t want to leave good ideas on the table. So, this workshop aims to highlight many more formative ideas that emerged from prior discovery sessions hosted in 2021, and is designed to help advance these concepts from Brief to Canvas to further spur local innovation deployment.

You can help. You can join. You can lead. You can innovate.


  • 9:30 – 9:40 Introductions and Overview
  • 9:40 – 10:00 Business Canvas Review
  • 10:00 – 11:20 Breakout Groups
    • Session 1 – Create Canvases 45 Minutes
      • Business Brief Review – 2 per team
      • Brainstorm Business Canvas Content – idea 1
      • Brainstorm Business Canvas Content – idea 2
    • Break – 5 minutes
    • Session 2 – Review Canvases – 30 minutes
      • Review/add/critique Business Canvas from other team – idea 1
      • Review/add/critique Business Canvas from other team – idea
  • 11:20 – 11:30 Wrap-up
    • Feedback
    • Continuation
    • Thank you

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