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My First Experience in Kansas City! Recapping Techweek…

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FIND YOUR VOICE WITH TECHNOLOGY: LAS VEGAS

A MULTI-CITY TOUR TO INSPIRE NEW THOUGHT LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY 

September 17, 2015 

Thursday, September 17th I arrived at the Union Station in Kansas City for Techweek to network and speak on the “Wearables and Beyond” panel. When thinking of a city with a growing tech scene Kansas City was the last place I thought of visiting. I was pleasantly surprised the many amazing companies in the city and had the opportunity to meet with most of them. Through initiatives like LaunchKC downtown Kansas City is transforming into a creative and emerging entrepreneurial community.

LaunchKC launched a National competition earlier in the year to attract tech entrepreneurs to Kansas City. During Techweek, attendees had the opportunity to view the 20 finalists pitch and watch the 10 awardees win $100,000 towards their growing companies.

First stop, picking of my VIP Black Pass

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Always great to see your name and company in lights

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Enjoyed the VIP room in Union Station 

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Styled by: Jewelz

Blouse: Express

Pants: Zara

Shoes: Issue

September 18, 2015 Day of my “Wearables & Beyond” Panel

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Styled by: Jewelz

Blouse: H&M

Skirt: Maeva

Shoes: Nine West

Our panel opened the morning on the Sprint Stage

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Our session: (Fashion Tech) Wearables and Beyond: The wearable market has upgraded the look to match the functions. In particular the corporate, sports, and fashion industries are now benefiting from the integration of style and technology. Join us for our interactive panel discussion to explore “Wearable Technology & Beyond”.

SPEAKERS:

Tiffanie Stanard

Founder & CEO, We are MENT™

Tiffanie Stanard is a technology influencer, speaker, and serial entrepreneur, named by Femme and Fortune Magazine as one of the 30 Under 30 Inspiring Women in Philadelphia.

Susan Lyman – Moderator

Director of Marketing, Garmin International

Director of Marketing – responsible for global marketing of consumer marine, automotive, outdoor, fitness and wellness markets. Susan works with Garmin associates around the world.

Christine Murray – Moderator

Director Policy and Programs, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Christine manages emerging business initiatives reinforcing the Chamber’s Big 5 to make “KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City” also active in numerous community organizations and held leadership positions with HelloArt and Athena League.

Claude Aldridge

CEO & Co-Founder, Trellie

Co-Founding Trellie in 2012, Claude helped establish the company as one of the prominent brands in the emerging smart jewelry space of wearable technology.

Bruce Ianni

Co-Founder & CEO, ShotTracker

Bruce Ianni, co-founder & CEO of ShotTracker, best described as “Fitbit for basketball” and founder & former CEO of Innovadex, best described as “Google for chemists.”

We enjoyed connecting and talking about our love of wearables to the audience

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After my panel, these lovely ladies came up to me for advice and a picture

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I Love You…Kansas City and cannot wait to visit again!

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