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Engage student groups at UMKC, Rockhurst, Avila & Park University, Nate Olson can assist, KCBizCare has relationship with Rockhurst &.UMKC (SBTDC)
Use Kauffman Labs metrics to measure success of businesses licensed by City or clients of Justine Petersen in partnership with KC BizCare
Underlying message to Cities: Take risks and embrace change agents within city government 
David Sandel on STL streetcar line economic development initiatives, venture capital fund and KC partnership.
Engage KCMO Business Process Management Team
Create environment of predictability and certainty regarding incentives and City services - Ford Rep
Resources for hardware Startups, see NYC initiatives.
Discussed with Mayor: technology adoption is 90% social engineering and 10% technology. Digital literacy and business culture change within City Hall is critical.
Office Hours -at KC BizCare, we have started spending a couple of hours at coworking spaces around the city to provide easy access to city services to entrepreneurs. We could expand on this idea to include EDC staff and others. Individual entrepreneurs could do the same on an informal basis.

 

Best Practice Review - What are other cities up to?:

Startup Seattle

 

 

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