The second annual Accelerate the Heartland will bring together entrepreneurs, service providers, government, universities, mentors, innovators, and investors in a collision packed week of interaction and collaboration to accelerate the economy of the Heartland and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week.

If you are passionate about YOUR role in building and supporting the entrepreneurial eco-system, please join us for Accelerate the Heartland.



NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Partner Event – Rotary Club of Wichita Luncheon
Featuring 3 local entrepreneurs

4:30-6 p.m.

The Power of Mentoring
A mixer, testimonials, and announcement

Hosted by the Kansas Leadership Center 

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

3:30-5 p.m.

What Makes a Startup Investible?
A panel discussion

Hosted by the Kansas Small Business Development Center

5-6:30 p.m.

Partner Event – Jenny Dawn Cellars Launch Party
A LaunchPrep cohort event

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

9 a.m.

Partner Event – 1 Million Cups with Special Guest Panel

6-7:30 p.m.

Celebrating our Entrepreneurial Community
Dinner and open mic

Hosted by Cowtown

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Partner Event – Rotary Club of Wichita’s Oliver Elliot Series
Verne Harnish, Speaker

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pitch Parade

Hosted by Building Controls and Services

4 p.m.

Partner Event – Tech and Startup Connect