Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Register Now for KCKCC’s 2015 Innovation Summit

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Attention inventors, entrepreneurs or anyone who has a creative idea. There is still time to register to pitch your idea at Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 2015 Innovation Summit.

The 4th annual Innovation Summit is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at KCKCC’s Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, 6565 State Ave.

At the Pitch Competition, entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas in front of judges including venture capitalists, investors, other entrepreneurs, business leaders and the community.

Participants will compete in one of two divisions - Concept/Idea and Revenue Generating. Additionally, this year, the competition will have a national platform.

Friends, family and investors from around the nation can view a video of the pitch and cast their votes online. This provides a wider viewing audience for the product or service participants are presenting at the competition.

Those attending the event and listening to the pitches will each receive the same amount of Innovation Summit Currency to give to their favorite ideas.

Attendees will have 90 minutes to tour the room and visit with each pitch person/entrepreneur in order to learn any additional information to make their Innovation Summit Currency investment.

At the end of the event, organizers will count the Innovation Summit Currency for each entrepreneur, which will play a part in determining who moves onto the final round to pitch in front of the judges. Participants are competing for a chance to win a share of $10,000.

Once registration is complete, staff at KCKCC’s Center of Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship will help participants in preparing their pitch. Submissions for entry into the Pitch Competition must be received by Sept. 13.

To register for the 2015 Innovation Summit or for more information, visit the Innovation Summit’s website at Information is also available by contacting Alicia Hooks at 913-288-7388 or by email at