2014 Kansas Innovation Summit

The goal of the 2014 Kansas Innovation Summit (formerly known as the SEK Innovation Summit) is to bring together those that can inspire all of us to think about innovation and what it would mean to our regional and Kansas economy if innovation and entrepreneurship were part of the culture in our businesses and schools.

The 2014 Summit will be held Friday, April 25th from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Independence Community College West Campus (2615 West Main in Independence, KS).

Speakers Scheduled to Present 

Keynote Speaker: Todd Gentry, President  of Inno Labs, Arkansas City. As a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Pipeline Program, Todd has successfully grown his company through numerous marketplace  innovations.  Todd will share his insights and experience with regard to being an innovation leader and his inspiring entrepreneurial journey.

Kathy Ankerson, Department Head of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University. Kathy will talk of the intersection between creativity, design, and collaboration in generating competitive advantage. She will also share how she and her colleagues are cultivating this skills intersection in tomorrow’s designers.

Nathan Pritchett, Fab Lab Tulsa and  John Davolt, inventor of Magmodzwill share perspectives on rapid prototyping options that are available to help inventors and entrepreneurs accelerate their innovation process.

Jonathan Robinson, Manager in Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. Jonathan will share what the Kauffman Foundation is doing to connect founders to financial, human, intellectual, and social capital through a number of innovative programs and initiatives.

Trish Brasted, CEO Wichita Technology Corporation. Trish will speak to the importance of creating and cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems to help both new and existing entrepreneurs accelerate company growth.

Mark Remmert, CEO, Green Dot Holdings LLC, named by Bloomberg Business Week as one of America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2012 (bio-degradable plastic).

Bret Chilcott, inventor of the AgEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Bret will speak to the ideas of global collaboration and open innovation.

and a special video presentation by Donna Deeds, head of the CAPS Program in the Blue Valley School System of the Kansas City region. Donna will share an innovative model for education and how we can inspire the next generation of innovators.

*Event fees include catered hot lunch

Registration Cost: * $59 Early Registration * $69 General * $29 Students/Faculty/Staff
Proceeds benefit the region’s entrepreneurs via IBRC.

Click here to register now

For more information about the event please visit the event web page at www.innovatekansas.org/summit

For questions feel free to contact Jim Correll at jcorrell@indycc.edu or 620-332-5470.