The promise and potential of tech-related startup activity in the Kansas City area was on display Wednesday night with an event called the Pure Pitch Rally, sponsored by Techweek’s Tech Summit 2016.
In a fast-paced series of pitches hosted at the Crossroads offices of Helix Architecture + Design, eight local entreprenuers each gave quick descriptions of their young companies’ missions, along with a brief status report on how they were positioning themselves to take products to the market, or to scale up early rollouts. Those presentations attracted a crowd of venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as other aspiring start-up owners trying to learn more about the region’s entrepreneurial infrastructure. Making their cases were:
This is the second Techweek event to be held in Kansas City, with officials from the organization hoping to top last year’s estimated attendance of more than 5,000.