Event Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Location: https://15797111.xleap.net/comebackkcventures
Admission: Free

This Discovery Workshop will be devoted to a the innovations that emerged in response to Covid-19 that addressed needs for education and training solutions, including K-12, higher ed, workforce development, or other learning experiences outside the traditional education system. We need your input — those of you working in the field at the edge of the pandemic — to help us identify new entrepreneurs and sustainable business opportunities and support KC’s economic recovery as we begin to emerge from the pandemic. The Comeback KC Ventures program, supported by an EDA SPRINT grant, allows us to provide unique and tailored support to help these innovations grow and scale.

Mike Brown and Emma Alvarez Gibson of The Brainzooming Group will facilitate an interactive, online session to help us frame the scale and scope of Kansas City-based pandemic-related innovation in areas like

  • remote learning tools and platforms
  • engagement and classroom management
  • assessment tools
  • ed tech
  • digital access for education
  • virtual experiences
  • and much more

Session participants will interact with other thought leaders in the space and receive an organized and detailed follow-up report of the information generated in the session. Participants will receive a pre-event survey to help prepare for the session.

The Comeback KC Ventures program, jointly managed by UMKC’s Innovation Center and KC Digital Drive, is designed to help KC’s economic recovery by supporting innovators and entrepreneurs build and grow pandemic response solutions into sustainable businesses.

Note that this is an audio and web interactive platform, but there is minimal video function. Here is a brief overview on how the software works and what to expect from the facilitation: https://info.brainzooming.com/blast