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Meet the Organizers

Charlotte Tritch @charlottetritch

Charlotte is a lecturer and the Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Kansas.


University of Kansas

Joe Jarvis @tallgrasslegal

Joe is the founder of Tallgrass Legal, a boutique law practice focused on startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.


Tallgrass Legal LLC

Kirsten Flory @ksgal

Kirsten is a Commercial Real Estate Agent for Colliers International by day, and Author and Blogger in her spare time. Her first book "Golfing In Heels" was published in April 2013. www.kirstenflory.com


Kristin Eldridge @SnappyKristin

Owner of Snap Promotions, a promotional marketing company, specializing in promotional products, corporate gifts and corporate apparel. Promote Big Time. Make it Snap.


Suman Saripalli


Will Katz


Jay Wachs @jayfox1968

Jay Wachs is the President & CEO of The BriarCliff Group, a Lawrence based public relations, advertising and marketing firm that specializes in the development and profitability of small, locally owned businesses and start-ups.

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Kids Calendar

www.lawrencekids.net/

Your handy one-stop local resource for kids and families.

KU Innovation & Collaboration

kuic.dept.ku.edu/

University of Kansas Innovation and Collaboration (KUIC) is a 501(c)(3) with a thirteen-member Board chaired by the Provost and Executive Chancellor of the University of Kansas with the purpose of partnering with corporations and bringing KU innovation to the marketplace.

Mon$tarz

We created a concept for a photo based reminder app that is targeted towards high school and college students to keep track of their homework and assignments.

Project 17 Overview Origins of Project 17- 1. Project 17 started when State Senators from the region approached Governor Brownback about doing something to improve Southeast Kansas. The Governor agreed and was excited to help. 2. After this conversation, a local summit was held with over 300 people from the region coming together and Project 17 was created. 3. Project 17 serves the following counties: (Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson.) 4. At the summit citizens recognized that the region was not performing as well as anyone would hope economically, ranked poorly in health outcomes, and needed to increase the pool of civic leaders. Project 17 Mission and Principles- 1. Mission: o To improve the economic opportunities and quality of life of those who live, work, and play in the 17 counties that compose the Project 17 region. 2. Guiding Principles: o Project 17 is an economic development initiative with all activities aligned to improve regional economic prosperity. o Project 17 employs a network-based approach as its structure and insures the voices of everyday citizens from within the region are heard. o The purpose of the organization structure is to ensure the network’s work is coordinated. 2. After this conversation, a local summit was held with over 300 people from the region coming together and Project 17 was created. 3. Project 17 serves the following counties: (Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson.) 4. At the summit citizens recognized that the region was not performing as well as anyone would hope economically, ranked poorly in health outcomes, and needed to increase the pool of civic leaders. Project 17 Mission and Principles- 1. Mission: o To improve the economic opportunities and quality of life of those who live, work, and play in the 17 counties that compose the Project 17 region. 2. Guiding Principles: o Project 17 is an economic development initiative with all activities aligned to improve regional economic prosperity. o Project 17 employs a network-based approach as its structure and insures the voices of everyday citizens from within the region are heard. o The purpose of the organization structure is to ensure the network’s work is coordinated. Citizen Involvement- 1. Anyone can become involved in Project 17 at any time. 2. Currently, over 450 citizens from the Project 17 region are engaged and working to improve the economic vitality of the region. 3. A Core Group/Advisory Board serves as the project’s “Board of Directors”. o The Core Group/Advisory Board represents the “Voice of the Citizens” and ensures the needs and concerns of the region in regard to the region’s economic vitality are addressed. The Core Group/Advisory Board provides organizational policy guidance and direction to Project 17. o The initial slots on the Core Group/Advisory Board were open for anyone in the region to be nominated as a member. It is made up of 10 members from designated sectors in the community in addition to three at-large members. The Project 17 Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Core Group /Advisory Board. o Project 17 Core Group/Advisory Board • Jerry Atkinson- Spears Manufacturing- Manufacturing • Carmen Coleman- Economy Manufacturing • Debbie Bearden- Allen County Farm Bureau- Agribuisness • Robert Uhler- Southwestern Association- Services (Law, Insurance, Ect) • Bruce Fairbank- Labette Bank- Capital Community (Bankers/Investors) • David Whetstone- Westar- Utilities/Energy • Mary Beth Warren- KU Med Center- Hospitals/Health Care • Randy Corns- Eureka Public Schools USD 389- K-12 Education • George Knox- Labette Community College- Higher Education • Darron Hall- Pittsburg City Manager- Public Sector (City/County Management) • Jim Correll- Independence CC Entrepreneurship Program- Ambassador (At-Large) 1 • Dick Horton- SEK-Cap- Ambassador (At-Large) 2 • Kari West- City of Parsons Economic Development/PIO- Ambassador (At-Large) 3 Project 17 Areas of Focus- 1. Economic Development 2. Health 3. Leadership 4. Workforce/Education Current Work- Coordination of Work- 1. Project 17’s structure is a network based approach. The Project 17 Executive Director is responsible for coordination of all work related to Project 17 and for ensuring Project 17 initiatives are aligned with one of the four priority areas and are in accordance with any applicable funding requirements. 2. Groups who are working on similar initiatives will be strongly encouraged to join together to link and leverage talent and resources. Project 17 Funding- 1. A mix of state and federal grant funding in addition to private foundation and organization grants with specific objectives and deliverables. Grant Primary Deliverables- 1. Federal/State Grants o Operational funding of Project 17 Executive Director and support function through August 2015 o Online dynamic asset map identifying economic development, innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce education assets throughout the region. Includes summary of region’s key industries, clusters and other relevant regional analysis information. o Promotion program to promote the region internal and external to the region to attract businesses to the region and promote business development within the region. o Technology infrastructure planning to increase broadband connectivity throughout the region and increase online commerce. o Deployment of Workforce Re-Engagement Networks to assist unemployed and under-employed within the region. o Regional skillshed analysis to be used for business recruitment and future workforce development. o Access to technology development and business planning assistance resources. o Development support for entrepreneurial network throughout the region. o Development support for innovation-based initiatives throughout the region (Workshops, Summits,and Networks). 2. Private/NonProfit Grants o A comprehensive action plan to impact policy changes with improved health outcomes for the 17 counties in Southeast Kansas. The health outcomes focus on addressing increased access to healthy foods, easily accessible opportunities for increased physical activity and move forward with tobacco control policies. o Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) will provide leadership training valued at up to $1 million. KLC will provide immersion-style, leadership training for up to four years – at no cost to participants. Participants will be placed in a team to work with a team coach to identify, plan and implement a strategy to make progress on the economy or quality of life. o Increasing parent’s ability to protect and provide for their children, thereby reducing the number of children who enter the child welfare system. o Increasing the region’s knowledge of protective factors that help ensure strong families. o Increasing the region’s knowledge about how trauma impacts families abilities to provide care for their children. For more information and to become involved in Project 17 contact Heather Morgan at hmorgan@twsproject17.org.

Lucky Orange LLC

www.luckyorange.com

Website Usability and Customer Support Suite

Tutorious

tutorious.org/

Tutorious is a KC based nonprofit tutoring organization that focuses on ACT preparation. It is our mission to democratize tutoring by providing all students with access to high quality, individualized tutoring services. In order to help students take the next step in continuing their education, our ACT tutoring is innovative and affordable.

Panda Laundry Factory

pandalaundry.com

Panda Laundry is the next revolution in wash-and-fold technology. Panda utilizes computer technology and custom mechanical automation to expedite the wash-and-fold process. Panda's system will deliver higher volume output of variegated customer laundry while drastically dropping unit costs.

Home Connect Health Services

www.homeconnecthealth.com

We are a home health care agency that provides in-home nursing care to seniors. Our Nurse Ambassador Program is designed for individuals who want to remain living safely at home for as long as possible at an affordable cost.

Leap2

leap.it

At its core, Leap2 set out to reinvent search by focusing on a core value statement that “Every user deserves the whole answer.” Leap2's newest product, Leap.it, a social search engine, is revolutionizing search as we know it. By combining web artifacts, social context and curated content, Leap.it gives users the ability to view, gather, share and really use what they find, in a more visual and engaging way.

Mission of our nonprofit company is to promote and produce more opportunities for performers from every artform to work on the street. We also seek to enhance and educate the general public on the value of street performers, otherwise known as "buskers".

H&S Quality Foods LLC

In production

H&S Quality Foods LLC is a vertically structured food company that will package and sell frozen vegetables and frozen fruits in the Heart and Soul label. As other opportunities present themselves, we would sell and market those products that can be packaged with the existing manufacturing process. Examples could be certian types of nuts, sunflower seeds, etc. H&S would also co-pack for other frozen food companies that would not represent a competitive conflict.

Foster Care Technologies, LLC

fostercaretech.com

Foster Care Technologies, LLC (FCT) is an innovative company that employs cutting edge technologies to improve outcomes for child welfare organizations. ECAP, the company’s primary product, is a web application that offers foster care agencies a KU research-backed process for improving placement stability and permanency for foster children in non-relative placements.

The Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival is a five-day celebration of film, music, art and ideas! The Free State Film Festival begins Wednesday, June 25, 2014! Plan to enjoy new independent films, innovative outdoor art installations and performance events, live music, and thought-provoking discussions about art, film, technology and politics throughout downtown and along the 9th Street Corridor in the Lawrence Cultural District.

NeuCare

neucare.net

NeuCare is a Direct Primary Care medical practice. We work directly for our members to provide high-tech, yet old school, health care for a simple, flat membership fee.

Grapevine Events seeks to connect consumer goods companies with Homeowner's Associations through neighborhood parties and community gatherings. We provide free event planning to the HOAs utilizing their existing budget, great product take home bags that help companies test their products in the home, and provide valuable product feedback via our Cents for Schools program that also contributes financial support to a local school of the neighborhood's choosing.

Dynamic Athletics Research Institute

www.darisports.com

Dynamic Athletics is the most advanced data management company for human movement in the world. We are the leader in the application of 3D motion capture in human performance and musculoskeletal health. The overriding concept behind Dynamic Athletics is efficiency and precision lead to better performance, better information leads to better decisions.

Cambrian Tech

cambriantech.com

Company specializing in machine vision applications for mobile devices, with an emphasis on the home improvement and augmented reality sectors. We design an SDK for the mobile space that will allow for users to visualize, in real time and in OpenGL, a modified version of their home. This currently includes paint colors but will allow for any surface including floors, walls, countertops and eventually objects to be substituted realistically.

RG Fiber

rgfiber.com

Gigabit Internet for the rest of us. Free State Fiber was created when Reflective Group, a software development firm in Baldwin City, outgrew the internet. After being dismissed by the incumbent internet service providers, these entrepreneurs were faced with a choice: give up on growth or give up on your hometown. They chose instead to build the internet they needed.

notes to self, llc

www.notestoself.com

Our mission is to improve people's lives thru the use of the positive affirmations on our products...the first being notes to self® socks. These socks, which have positive affirmations like 'I am confident' on the toes and the main word on the bottom, help people re-program their minds to create better thoughts about themselves. The result is that the wearers will hopefully have more confidence, happiness, and joy in their lives. Our socks are also Made in the USA.

Symbiotic Behavioral Treatment Center

symbioticbtc.org

Our mission is to enhance the mental health and well-being of people through evidenced-based treatment and to aide in the physical and psychological recovery of abused and traumatized dogs with interactive training and the application of the human-canine bond in a therapeutic environment. People in our programs work through our licensed social workers and our behavior team works with the dogs to enhance their bond with people. We also have two registered therapy dogs who visit the VA hospital in Topeka.

Lend A Hand Family DBA (H3 Healthy Hip Hop)

www.H3TV.com

At Lend A Hand Family, Inc., we strive towards reaching youth and strengthening our community. We have branded "Healthy Hip Hop" music which impresses a mentality of overall positive living. Our exemplary music influences listeners to increase physical activity, value education and to work hard at reaching goals. We focus on creating products and services that will stimulate, motivate, and educate our youth.

LigoSphere LLC

www.getligo.com

LigoSphere LLC is a technology company. Our flagship product is Ligo, a mobile app for college campuses. Our goal is to make it easier and faster for students on campus to connect with each other, and for local businesses to connect with students on campus. Ligo can help whenever someone needs to involve other students to get something done on campus.

OJOS Eyewear

www.ojoseyewear.com

OJOS Eyewear is a premium, fashionable eyewear brand comprised of global citizens with a mantra to “Go, Be, Do. Go explore the globe, Be the change you want to see in this world, Do something extraordinary. We are 1% for the Planet Members, plant 10 trees for every pair of eyewear sold, fair trade micro-financed partnership for our protective pouches production, and 5 eco-certifications for business practices.

Network Kansas

www.networkkansas.com

NetWork Kansas is growing an entrepreneurial environment in Kansas by cultivating resources to start and grow small businesses. We are a statewide network of non-profit business-building resources that help entrepreneurs and small business owners startup and grow successful businesses.

Ulterius Technologies, LLC

www.ulteriustech.com

Increasing demands for Internet bandwidth and better security, created the need. Ulterius has designed a more secure, faster, single device containing a firewall, router, modem, switch, and wifi access. It is scalable, remotely monitored and protected by 17 patents pending and multiple trade secrets. One box to manage, one company to call - providing faster, more secure connections to your network and the cloud: SOX and HIPAA compliant.

Painted Kanvas

www.paintedkanvas.com

We have hired talented, local artists who will show you brushstroke by brushstroke how to re-create their one-of-a-kind paintings in a group setting. You don’t need any prior experience in painting, either! We have a full-service bar, and can accommodate most anything you could possibly need to make your event a success. We provide the paint, the canvas, and the brushes - you provide the talent and the fun!

Flint Hills Holdings Company

www.landmarkigllc.com

Flint Hills Holdings is an umbrella organization overseeing real estate investments, development and management.

Knoda

Knoda.com

Knoda organizes the world's predictions to create a fun game for predictors and valuable information for content producers.

Healthy Sprouts was conceived in 2011 when DCCDA recognized an opportunity to address growing health disparities by reaching children in their formative years, in child care settings, with activities that would also strengthen the local food system. Beginning with the assumption that relationships are the context in which systems change, the program puts early educators and families in a position to lead efforts toward a new generation of healthy eaters and consumers in our community.

Hilary's Eat Well

www.hilaryseatwell.com

Hello my name is Hilary Brown, Founder and CEO of Drink Eat Well. Drink Eat Well markets, manufactures and distributes Hilary’s Eat Well brand food products for national distribution at our production facility in Lawrence, Kansas. The Hilary’s Eat Well brand is dedicated to creating real food products that are free from common allergens and support healthy thriving systems.

CRMPoint.NET

www.crmpoint.net

CRMPoint.NET provides a one-stop technology platform called Business-In-A-Box that is directly targeted at small businesses and start ups. This platform offers businesses a way to handle customer relations, marketing, sales, email, web, inbound and outbound calling and accounting from the same centralized piece of software. Even better, this solution is not one-size-fits-all. It can be enhanced to work with specific verticals and organizations at a price point that's friendly to smaller businesses.

My Soul Seat

www.mysoulseat.com

The Soul Seat family of products and methedology give modern knowledge workers a better, more healthy relationship to gravity all day.

1 Million Cups

www.1millioncups.com

Developed in Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation, and continually refined by a dedicated community of entrepreneurs across the United States, we have created an educational program that holds the promise to revitalize, empower, grow, and activate your city’s community of entrepreneurs through online curriculum, coaching and experiential learning.

Purkd is a social rewards company that changes the value of every transaction. We help retail stores and service providers get customers, identify your true social influencers, reward your best tribes instead of just an individual, provide customer feedback and integrate with local non-profits as marketing partners.

Kline Technologies

klinetechnologies.com

We are a company that intends to revolutionize the warehousing and distribution industry by producing applications and technologies that make it easy to use. Our proprietary technology uses an IR LED to track pallets in a warehouse and in conjunction, a mobile warehousing system. The warehousing system is viewable from iOS, Android, Mac, PC devices as well as through our website.

101st Earthborn Environmental Technologies, LP

www.earthbornclean.com

101st Earthborn Environmental Technologies manufactures a line of unique fluid replacements that are safe, non-toxic and earth friendly. These cutting edge solutions replace highly toxic and dangerous products that are used in a variety of applications.

StopGap Inc. is a Lawrence, grassroots non-profit organization working for youth that age-out of foster care and other at-risk youth.

Sunlite Science and Technology, Inc

www.sunlitest.com

Sunlite is an LED fixture manufacturer. Founded as an LED chip company, Sunlite fabricated chips for LED assembly companies for fixtures. Sunlite discovered that because traditional methods are widespread and each step is performed by a different company that the final fixtures fell short of the original potential. Realizing this Sunlite decided to make lighting products using vertical integration, so all aspects of production and design are in house - providing the freedom of innovation in many markets.

SafeDefend, LLC

safedefend.com/

SafeDefend provides schools, corporations, municipalities, etc. with an effective deterrent and response solution to an active shooter or intruder event. SafeDefend was created by an elementary administrator to address the ineffectiveness of current approaches to school and corporate safety.

Iron Mountain Products LLC

www.ironmountainproducts.com/

The company has developed and is marketing the GameVector Deer Recovery System. Our system is a revolutionary new product designed to aid the bow hunter in locating mortally wounded game when traditional tracking techniques fail. It consists of a miniature, microelectronics transmitter and a state-of-the-art digital receiver capable of receiving the signal up to a mile away.

Rexroad Foods - Love Grub Dog Food.

www.mylovegrub.com/

Rexroad Foods / Love Grub Small Batch Dog Food exists to be a choice for pet owners who care about the quality of food their pet receives, who appreciate a good value, and who seek both quality and value above convenience.

FanAddict

www.fanaddict.com

FanAddict is a multi-dimensional music events listings application, allowing fans to track their favorite bands across the globe and relieve their memories. Fans can easily track their bands, discover new music and save their photos and notes.

Pawsh Wash and Pet Health Market

www.pawshwash.net/

Pawsh Wash is Lawrence's premier dog and cat grooming salon offering VERY professional grooming and an impressive self serve pet wash facility. Our mission is to make our community the very best place to enjoy being a pet owner. Our customers experience a fun, clean, healthy and safe environment every time they come and visit our shop. Our staff is impeccably selected and trained to deliver superior service and knowledge. We are in our 8th year and just opened our second location.

Sound Innovations

SILawrence.com

Sound Innovations sells mobile electronics, car audio-video, marine audio-video, motorcycle audio, power sports audio, remote vehicle starters, car alarms and bluetooth integration. We install the following brands: JL Audio, Kicker, Alpine, JVC, Clarion, Sony, Stinger, Metra and Kinetik.

VolunteerMark

volunteermark.com

We are a volunteer management solution for nonprofit organizations. Our affordable software helps nonprofits recruit, retain, and recognize their volunteers to grow their volunteer programs.

New Frontiers

GiftProfessor.com

Gift Professor helps you quickly find relevant gift ideas for your situation from thousands of merchants "best products" when you don't know what you are looking for. Instead of search, it is discovery.

U-Hoops

U-Hoops.com

U-hoops.com is a networking website where basketball players, agents, scouts, team representatives, coaches and trainers from the U.S. and internationally can directly connect and help each other in career pursuits. In an ever-expanding basketball world, where the overseas basketball scene has grown at an accelerated rate, there are more and more opportunities for players to compete professionally.

Ian Taylor Trekking LLC

IanTaylorTrekking.com

We specialize in running hiking trips around the world on 5 continents. Ian is an International professional speaker, speaking about his climb to the summit of Everest, Business management and speaking about vision, belief and passion.

Instin

Instin.com

An education company that makes myHomework and Teachers.io - Popular apps for organizing students and teachers

RedTire

redtire.org

RedTire is a business owner successor program to sustain the economic well being of rural Kansas. RedTire acts as a matchmaker between rural business owners looking to exit and either highly qualified graduates from Kansas universities who have the expertise and ambition to run those businesses or experienced business managers looking to buy and run their own business.

Whobaloo

whobaloo.com

Whobaloo is a custom built, online design platform that allows people to create and send cards whether through traditional mail or email.

Mobile Innovations LLC - dba "MessageQube"

messageQube.com

The MessageQube is a cellular printer originally designed to enhance communication with older adults who do not use SMS or email. It's use has expanded to include application solutions for public safety and healthcare. The company sells the MessageQube device along with a monthly or annual subscription fee for the service.

Origem Network - Capitalism 2.5

www.capitalismo2ponto5.com.br

Nobel laureate Prof. Yunus says that the current model of capitalism is not enough to fulfill us, and that money-making is too petty of a mission for human beings. We agree with him, and created the project Capitalism 2.5 to help solve this problem. Origem Network, through the project Capitalism 2.5, is helping entrepreneurs create organizations that lie in the intercession between for-profit companies (2nd sector) and NGOs (the 3rd sector). We believe in organizations with financial+social impact.

Mass Metal, LLC

silversaver.com

SilverSaver democratized the ownership of metals by creating a way for anyone to save in physical gold and silver in large or small amounts (as little as $25 per month). In the past year, SilverSaver launched a new employee benefit, the SilverSaver Precious Metal Account (PMA). SilverSaver PMA is an after-tax employee benefit that give employees a way to save in physical gold and silver through voluntary payroll deductions.

Lawrence Sign Up

lawrencesignup.co

Full service sign company. Specializing in vehicle wraps, wall wraps, home decor and furniture wraps, and other specialty wrap applications.

Wicked Broadband

wickedfiber.com

Lawrence's only locally owned and operated ISP. Bringing fiber-optic network connectivity to Lawrence at speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps (100x faster than cable or DSL). Fast and reliable Internet delivered by flocking monkeys.

KLC Associates

klc-associates.com

KLC Associates offers non-profit and small business services in organizational analysis, fundraising, branding, programming and marketing strategies when organizational needs are outstepping the time and talents of board members, volunteers, friends and family.

Pal's House, LLC DBA LED Source

www.ledsourcelawrence.com

Understanding how LED lighting truly works and knowing the differences between LED lighting products, can be a daunting task. At LED Source®, our LED lighting experts separate fact from fiction and help to lessen the confusion surrounding LED lighting. We are pioneers in the LED lighting industry and have the vast knowledge to answer questions surrounding LED lighting.

Lawrence Hits.com

www.lawrencehits.com

Local internet radio station providing music, news, weather, sports and information specific to and for Douglas County, Kansas

Rainbow International Restoration

rainbowintl.com/lawrence

We are a 24/7 emergency services company that specializes in water, fire, smoke, mold, trauma scene remediation and restoration. We have a licensed General Building Contractor on staff that allows us to complete the reconstruction portion of a project if necessary. For more information including Before and After photos please visit our website at RainbowIntl.com/Lawrence.

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The organizers are independent licensees of the 1 Million Cups trade name and are not affiliated with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (“Kauffman”) or Kauffman Laboratories for Enterprise Creation, Inc. (“Kauffman Labs”). All information, views, opinions and commentaries presented herein are those of the organizers and not those of Kauffman or Kauffman Labs.